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Alexander Kristoff's Colnago Concept – Gallery

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Alexander Kristoff's custom European champion Colnago Concept

Alexander Kristoff's custom European champion Colnago Concept
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Measurements on the seat post allow for ease of setup

Measurements on the seat post allow for ease of setup
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Direct mount brakes allow for greater tyre clearance than traditional rim brakes

Direct mount brakes allow for greater tyre clearance than traditional rim brakes
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Kristoff's cassette and electronic Campagnolo rear derailleur

Kristoff's cassette and electronic Campagnolo rear derailleur
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Kristoff opts for a Prologo Nago Evo PAS Tirox saddle in matching colours

Kristoff opts for a Prologo Nago Evo PAS Tirox saddle in matching colours
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The aero focused frame features common design features of lowered seat stays and internal cable routing

The aero focused frame features common design features of lowered seat stays and internal cable routing
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The mainly white frame is adorned with the European colours and a few flashes of red

The mainly white frame is adorned with the European colours and a few flashes of red
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A look at the hubs on the Campagnolo Bora wheels

A look at the hubs on the Campagnolo Bora wheels
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A close look at the carbon cranks

A close look at the carbon cranks
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The Campagnolo crankset is paired with a Power2Max power meter

The Campagnolo crankset is paired with a Power2Max power meter
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Kristoff's bottle cages are Elite Vico Carbon

Kristoff's bottle cages are Elite Vico Carbon
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The Colnago Concept features direct mount brakes

The Colnago Concept features direct mount brakes
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A red band on the top tube highlights the title sponsor of Kristoff's team

A red band on the top tube highlights the title sponsor of Kristoff's team
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The white theme continues with fresh handlebar tape for Kristoff

The white theme continues with fresh handlebar tape for Kristoff
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The Colnago is paired with an alloy Deda Super Zero stem and cockpit

The Colnago is paired with an alloy Deda Super Zero stem and cockpit
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Had it not been for a well-timed bike throw from Peter Sagan in Bergen, Norway, last September, Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) could have been riding Colnago's aero offering in rainbow colours. Instead, Kristoff will race as European champion for the 2018 season, a title the Norwegian won in Denmark a month before the world championships.

Like Kristoff's kit, the Colnago Concept is decorated in a predominantly white finish and adorned with the blue and gold colours of the European flag. Flashes of red from the team's title sponsor and groupset provider Campagnolo add contrast to the overall build.

The Colnago Concept is the first production, aero-specific frameset from the iconic Italian frame builder. Common aero bike features such as truncated tubing, direct-mount brakes and lowered seat stays all feature on Kristoff's machine.

Following six seasons with Katusha-Alpecin, Kristoff switches from SRAM drivetrains to Campagnolo. UAE Team Emirates choose to run full Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupsets and Campagnolo Bora Ultra wheels paired with Vittoria tubular tyres.

The Italian theme continues with a saddle from Prologo and an alloy cockpit from Deda's Super Zero line of components.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Alexander Kristoff's 2018 race machine.

Frame: Colnago Concept in custom colours for European champion
Fork Colnago Concept monocoque

Front brake: Campagnolo Record direct mount
Rear brake: Campagnolo Record direct mount
Brake/shift levers: Campagnolo Super Record EPS Ergopower
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record with Power2Max power meter, 53/39
Bottom bracket: Colnago ThreadFit 82.5
Wheels: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
Handlebars: Deda Super Zero
Stem: Deda Super Zero
Pedals: Look Keo Carbon Blade
Saddle: Prologo Nago Evo Pas Tirox
Seatpost: Colnago Concept
Bottle cages: Elite Vico Carbon
Other accessories: K-Edge out front computer mount