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Video: Michael Matthews' Giro d'Italia Scott race bike

By:
Cycling News
Published:
May 17, 2014, 0:35 BST,
Updated:
May 17, 2014, 1:32 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Saturday, May 17, 2014
Race:
Giro d'Italia
Michael Matthews has a special pink Scott for his stint in the maglia rosa

Michael Matthews has a special pink Scott for his stint in the maglia rosa

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Special edition Foil for maglia rosa

Australian Michael Matthews has been riding a "one of a kind" pink Scott Foil during the first week of the Giro d'Italia. His Orica-GreenEdge team arranged a bike for the maglia rosa as sports director Matt White was confident of victory in the team time trial in Belfast and persuaded Scott to build this special bike for Matthews. Thankfully for White, the team won and his decision to have a custom bike built was vindicated.

Cyclingnews caught up with Dan Jones, who produces the "Backstage Pass" videos for the team, to find out what the custom features of the bike are and how quickly the bike was made up for the team.

On the bike's top tube is a stage-by-stage break down of the race including the climbs encountered each day with "dots" representing climbs, a 2014 Giro d'Italia logo and a UCI approved logo. Watch the video below to find out more about the bike and what Matthews will have to do to keep after the race.

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