Robert Gesink's Bianchi Oltre XR4 - Gallery

Check out the Dutchman's celeste race bike

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Dutchman Robert Gesink started his 2017 season in Australia, taking eighth in the GC at the Santos Tour Down Under and 11th place at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

Standing 6ft 2in / 1.89m tall, Gesink's Bianchi Oltre XR4 frame is size 59 and is painted in the brand's trademark celeste green. Part of a continued evolution, the Oltre frames are designed around aerodynamics and the XR4 features a recessed fork crown and oversized aero tube shapes.

LottoNL-Jumbo is the only team on the World Tour currently running Pioneer power meters. The system utilises strain gauges on both sides of the cranks and measures separate left and right force direction, recording power at 12 points every revolution or every 30 degrees. Even still, it appears Gesink runs a Garmin computer in lieu of the Pioneer headunit.

Despite the team's close relationship with Shimano, who provide them with kit, shoes and helmets (though Lazer), Gesink is still running the older Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 transmission, with a 53-39t front 11-28t rear gearing combo.

Claimed to be the stiffest and most aero handlebar and stem combo on the market, Gesink is also running the new Vision Metron 5D integrated bar with the celeste bar tape stopping just short of the tops.

Shimano also provides the rolling stock for the LottoNL-Jumbo team and Gesink opted for the C-50s with 25c Vittoria Corsa tubulars.

Full Specifications

Complete bike specifications
Frame: Bianchi Oltre XR4
Fork: Bianchi Full Carbon Aero
Headset: FSA
Stem: Vision Metron 5D Integrated Aero bar/stem, 130mm, -6 degrees
Handlebar: Vision Metron 5D Integrated Aero bar/stem, 420mm
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9010 direct mount
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9010 direct mount
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-28T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-speed
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace, 53-39
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Wheelset: Shimano C-50
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa Tubular 25c
Saddle: San Marco Aspide Carbon FX
Seatpost: Bianchi Oltre Full Carbon Aero
Bottle cages: Tacx Deva

Critical measurements
Rider's height: 1.89m / 6ft 2in
Rider's weight: 70kg
Saddle height from bottom bracket: 820mm
Centre of saddle to centre of bar: 765mm 

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