Michael Valgren's Argon 18 Gallium Pro - Gallery

Take a closer look at the Danish rider's race bike

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

With a victory at the Tour of Denmark and second at Amstel Gold in 2016, Michael Valgren finds himself on a new team for 2017. Trading the neon yellow of Tinkoff for the baby blue of Astana, Valgren now has the Classics and a third Tour de France in his sights this year.

Tackling the rough roads of Adelaide, the 24-year-old Dane opted for Argon 18's lightweight Gallium Pro frame in a size Medium. With Astana continuing its relationship with FSA, Valgren's bike was kitted head to toe with the component brand's bars, stem, cranks and brakes.

Noticeably missing was FSA's K-Force WE groupset, however, as we recently reported it's not quite ready for the rigours of WorldTour Racing just yet. Instead, Valgren is using Shimano's tried and true Dura-Ace 9070 Di2.

Valgren's bike was equipped with FSA K-Force Light cranks and 53-39t chainrings
Valgren's bike was equipped with FSA K-Force Light cranks and 53-39t chainrings

For the Santos Tour Down Under, Valgren was riding Vision's Merton 55 tubular wheelset, but Astana has just announced the team will continue its relationship with French wheel brand Corima for the 2017 season. Astana was also the only team running Schwalbe rubber and Valgren was rolling on 25c Pro One HT tubulars.

With an 11-28t Ultegra Cassette at the back, Valgren was riding 53-39t chainrings and 172.5 FSA K-Force Light cranks.

Full Specifications

Frame: Argon 18 Gallium Pro
Fork: Argon 18 Gallium Pro
Headset: FSA No 37
Stem: FSA OS series stem, 130mm, -17-degree
Handlebar: FSA Energy, 420mm
Front brake: FSA SLK Caliper
Rear brake: FSA SLK Caliper
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-28T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-speed
Crankset: FSA K-Force Light, 53-39
Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max Carbon
Wheelset: Vision Metron 40
Tyres: Schwalbe Pro One HT
Saddle: Prologo Nago Evo CPC Airing
Seatpost: FSA K-Force
Bottle cages: Tacx Deva

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.79m / 5ft 9in
Rider's weight: 71kg / 156lbs
Saddle height from bottom bracket: 765mm
Centre of saddle to centre of bar: 750mm

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