Ahead of the Giro’s 18th stage, a 20.6 kilometre mountain time trial, Cyclingnews received the low down from Vacansoleil on their choice of bikes for the individual race against the clock.
Vacansoleil rider, Rob Ruijgh, like the majority of the riders in the peloton, decided on a standard road bike, in his case the Bianchi Oltre, with a FSA plasma handlebar set up. The current Oltre XR was launched last summer and weighs in at under 900g. The frame utilizes X-TEX is cross-weave carbon technology.
In this exclusive video a Vacansoleil mechanic runs through the bike’s set up.