Known for his climbing abilities and aggressive racing style, the Italian’s time trialling ability will also be put to the test on the stage 3 team time trial and the penultimate stage individual time trial.
Nibali’s Bahrain-Merida team uses Merida Warp time trial framesets, and unlike their road models — which feature a predominantly black paint scheme — the Warp retains the metallic-blue finish seen on the team’s 2017 framesets. It is expected the team will be on new time trial bikes for Tuesday’s Tour de France stage 3 team time trial.
The bike is paired with drivetrain components consisting of Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 shifters, while an SRM Origin crankset paired with Shimano 9000 series chainrings provide the drive.
For the rolling team time trial during last month’s Criterium du Dauphine, Nibali opted for 55/42 chainrings. Nibali’s Merida Warp uses a combination of brakes from TRP and Shimano. A TRP T860 front brake aims to improve aerodynamic performance at the front end, while the Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 rear brake is located under the bottom bracket to also reduce drag.
Fulcrum wheels are paired with 25mm Continental Grand Prix TT tyres and Nibali’s cockpit is made up of Vision components.
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Vincenzo Nibali’s Merida Warp TTJosh Evans/Immediate Media
Frame: Merida Warp TT
Fork: Merida Warp Aero profiled carbon fork
Front brake: TRP T860
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 with bottom-bracket mounting
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9180
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Crankset: SRM Origin with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 chainrings, 55/42