BMC Racing Team unveiled newly painted bikes to race on during the 2016 Tour de France. Dubbed as ‘joint Team Leaders’ by BMC, Richie Porte and Tejay van Garderen are both GC hopefuls and Jim Ochowicz, BMC team manager, doesn’t hold back in claiming BMC are at the Tour de France to win it.
The matt white BMC Teammachine SLR01 features Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 gearing, Dura-Ace C35 wheels and 3T finishing kit. Porte, who is 172cm tall, opts for a 48cm frame combined with a 110mm stem and a colour coordinated Fizik Arione, with marks on the seat rails, to ensure a perfect fit.
The 53-39 crankset is equipped with a SRM powermeter and 170mm cranks. BMC uses SRM PC8 computers while 3T components’ ARX alloy stem and Ergonova carbon handlebars complete the cockpit of the Australian’s ride.
Richie Porte rolls on Shimano Dura-Ace C35 wheels, which are combined with Continental Competition Pro tubular tyres. The BMC frameset, optimised for ‘lightness and acceleration’, also features internal cable routing on the head tube, neatly exiting behind the seat stay. Protected internal cabling and the hollow carbon asymmetrical stays facilitate the routing.
A red finish on the inside of the rear stays and forks combined with black lettering and a matt black BMC seatpost complete a clean looking bike for the Tour hopeful.
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