FDJ debuted the updated Aircode model last summer ahead of Arnaud Demare’s victory on stage 4 of the Tour de France. At the Tour Down Under the majority of the French WorldTour team have been riding the aero specific model from Lapierre.
FDJ pair their frames with components almost entirely from Shimano or their sister company PRO components. Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series wheels are complemented with Continental Competition ALX tubular tyres and the bike is equipped with a Dura-Ace R9150 electronic groupset.
At the 2016 Tour de France, FDJ were the first WorldTour team to trial Shimano’s power meter. Now commercially available, FDJ are one of six WorldTour teams with the Dura-Ace R9100-P power meter at their disposal.
PRO provides all Cimolai’s cockpit including the stem, handlebars and tape and the French team have partnered with Italian brand Prologo for their saddles in 2018.
As is common with sprint specialists, Cimolai opts to run satellite shifters on the drops of the handlebars for ease of shifting during a sprint finale.
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