Jakob Fuglsang's custom-painted Argon 18 Gallium Pro Tricolor ParticuleR — gallery

Astana present Dane with special frameset ahead of Tour de France GC challenge

This article first appeared on Cyclingnews.

Astana Pro Team and Argon 18 have presented Jakob Fuglsang with a custom-painted Gallium Pro frameset for the Tour de Suisse ahead of the Dane's general classification attempt at the Tour de France.

Designed by Argon 18 and painted by Colourburn Studio, the frameset features multiple fades of red, black, silver and the blue of the Astana team. Argon 18 has dubbed the custom bike as the Tricolor Gallium Pro ParticuleR.

Astana says the design concept represents Fuglsang's past, present and future, as well as "showcasing a dynamic of Fuglsang's racing".

The front view of the bike appears to show a completely red bike, representing the national colours of Fuglsang's native Denmark, while the Argon 18 decals on the down tube are in the iconic colours of Astana.

The blue to red fade looks to represent his trade team Astana and his nation of Denmark
The blue to red fade looks to represent his trade team Astana and his nation of Denmark

Alongside the red and blue of the frameset, a black and silver design is presented in both a fade and sharp split in various areas of the bike.

On the central split design of the top tube, a stencil of Fuglsang's face is halved and paired with a similar stencil of the superhero Iron Man. At the base of the down tube, Jakob Fuglsang's name is presented in a typography design focusing on the Dane's initials.

The frameset is paired with Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 drivetrain components, while FSA provides the finishing kit and crankset, which is paired with a Power2Max power meter.

The bike is equipped with a combination of Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 and FSA K-Force Light components
The bike is equipped with a combination of Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 and FSA K-Force Light components

47mm carbon wheels from Corima are teamed with tubular tyres from German brand Wolfpack.

For the bike's contact points, Prologo provides the saddles and handlebar tape and the team opts for Look Keo Blade Carbon pedals.

Check out the gallery above to see the bike in detail.

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