As part of Europcar, Arashiro has a huge selection of bike models from which to choose. For most stages of the 2014 Tour, he has been on this M10
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National theme bike for Tour's lone Japanese rider
This article originally appeared on BikeRadar
Now in his sixth year on a major French pro team, Yukiya Arashiro is racing this year's Tour de France aboard a custom-painted M10 for Team Europcar. As the sole Japanese rider in this year's Tour, Arashiro has a white Colnago M10 with a few red sun discs from Japan's flag and the characters for Nippon (Japan).
Europcar has more varieties of road bikes to choose from than any other team at the Tour. While compatriot squad Ag2r-La Mondiale is racing all the road stages on one bike, the Focus Izalco Max, Europcar riders have five: the C59, C60, V1-r, CX Zero and the M10. Despite that, Europcar does not have a power-meter sponsor. A simple Sigma computer adorns Arashiro's integrated Deda Alanera bar/stem combo.
As a domestique at the Tour, Arashiro likely won't earn much TV time or any headlines, but the two-time Japanese national road champion did score a 10th place finish at the Amstel Gold this year. In 2012 he won the Tour du Limousin.
Earlier this year we profiled his Colnago C59 with a similar paint scheme.
Click through the gallery for a closer look at his Colnago M10.
Complete bike specifications
Frameset: Colnago M10, 49cm
Stem/handlebars: Deda Alanera, 42cm
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record RS
Shift/brake levers: Campagnolo Super Record RS
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record RS
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record RS
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record RS, 11-25t
Chain: Campagnolo R11
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record RS, 172.5mm
Power meter: N/A
Pedals: Look Keo
Wheels: Campagnolo Ultra 35
Tires: Hutchinson Pro Tour tubulars
Saddle: Selle Italia Team Edition SLR
Computer: Sigma ROX 6.0
Weight: 6.5kg / 14.66lb
Rider's height: 1.7m (5ft 7in)
Rider's weight: 64kg / 140lb
Reach, saddle tip to bar: 53cm
Drop, saddle top to handlebar top: 8cm
Saddle height: 70cm
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