Edvald Boasson Hagen’s Cervelo R5 for the Tour of Flanders - Gallery

A detailed look at the Norwegian National Champion’s ride for De Ronde

Alongside the banks of the Schelde river in Antwerp, buses, team cars, fans and riders of the twenty-five teams lined up for the 101st edition of De Ronde. Amongst the organised chaos of the second Monument of the year, wetook a closer look at the Norwegian National Champion’s Cervelo R5 used in the cobbled Classic.

Usually riding an aero Cervelo S5, Boasson-Hagen had a similar setup to his more familiar race bike. The gearing consists of a ROTOR components 54 tooth outer chainring, combined with 175mm cranks and an 11-28 Shimano Ultegra cassette for the Norwegian sprinter. Shifting is provided by a Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 groupset, and while Boasson-Hagen’s teammates are usually known for utilising CeramicSpeed jockey wheels, Boasson-Hagen opts for a standard Shimano Dura-Ace rear derailleur.

Team Dimension Data’s bikes are paired with a combination of ENVE wheels and finishing kit, Fizik saddles, CeramicSpeed headset and bottom bracket and LizardSkins handlebar tape.

Full Specifications

  • Frame: Cervelo R5, size 54
  • Fork: Cervelo R5
  • Handlebar: ENVE SES Aero road handlebar, 40cm
  • Stem: ENVE carbon stem, 140mm
  • Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
  • Brake / shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-28T
  • Cranks: ROTOR 2inPower, 175mm
  • Outer chainring: ROTOR NoQ, 54T
  • Wheelset: ENVE SES
  • Tyres: Continental Competition ALX, 25mm tubular
  • Seatpost: Cervelo R5
  • Saddle: Fizik Antares V5
  • Bottle cages: Tacx Deva

Critical measurements

  • Rider's height: 1.85m
  • Rider's weight: 75kg
  • Saddle height from BB: 770mm
  • Centre of saddle to centre of bar: 680mm 

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