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Diego Ulissi's Colnago V2-R – Gallery

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Diego Ulissi's 2018 Colnago V2-R

Diego Ulissi's 2018 Colnago V2-R
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Most teams utilise numbered stickers to signify each rider's first, second or third choice race bike

Most teams utilise numbered stickers to signify each rider's first, second or third choice race bike
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A look at the front end of Ulissi's cockpit

A look at the front end of Ulissi's cockpit
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UAE-Team Emirates opt for black, unbranded handlebar tape

UAE-Team Emirates opt for black, unbranded handlebar tape
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The full Campagnolo Super Record groupset is paired with Bora Ultra 50 wheels

The full Campagnolo Super Record groupset is paired with Bora Ultra 50 wheels
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Campagnolo's Super Record levers feature the famous curves and a clear lacquered carbon finish

Campagnolo's Super Record levers feature the famous curves and a clear lacquered carbon finish
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A look at the direct mount front brake

A look at the direct mount front brake
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New season, new Prologo Scratch saddle for Ulissi

New season, new Prologo Scratch saddle for Ulissi
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A port on the down tube allows internal cable routing if desired

A port on the down tube allows internal cable routing if desired
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The UCI approval sticker is strangely located at the head of the top tube

The UCI approval sticker is strangely located at the head of the top tube
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Bold V2-R decals adorn the seat tube

Bold V2-R decals adorn the seat tube
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The team run Elite Vico Carbon bottle cages

The team run Elite Vico Carbon bottle cages
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Ulissi's stem measured 135mm

Ulissi's stem measured 135mm
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The team are equipped with Garmin computers and mounts for the 2018 season

The team are equipped with Garmin computers and mounts for the 2018 season
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UAE-Team Emirates equip their Campagnolo Super Record cranksets with a Power2Max power meter

UAE-Team Emirates equip their Campagnolo Super Record cranksets with a Power2Max power meter
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A closer look at the Campagnolo Super Record EPS front derailleur

A closer look at the Campagnolo Super Record EPS front derailleur
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The electronic derailleurs from Campagnolo have a lacquered carbon finish

The electronic derailleurs from Campagnolo have a lacquered carbon finish
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The aero frameset has a frame specific seatpost in the common D profile

The aero frameset has a frame specific seatpost in the common D profile
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Ernesto Colnago puts his name on the majority of his frames

Ernesto Colnago puts his name on the majority of his frames
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The seat post is secured via a wedge system in the top tube of the frame

The seat post is secured via a wedge system in the top tube of the frame
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Each of the UAE-Team Emirates riders have their name and national flag on the seat stays

Each of the UAE-Team Emirates riders have their name and national flag on the seat stays
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The V2-R features direct mount Campagnolo Super Record brakes front and rear

The V2-R features direct mount Campagnolo Super Record brakes front and rear
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The majority of the components on the bike are Italian

The majority of the components on the bike are Italian
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Yellow tape signifies that this set of wheels are Ulissi's race wheels

Yellow tape signifies that this set of wheels are Ulissi's race wheels
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One of the few non-Italian components are the Look Keo Blade Carbon pedals

One of the few non-Italian components are the Look Keo Blade Carbon pedals
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The frameset is equipped with a chain catcher

The frameset is equipped with a chain catcher
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Diego Ulissi lined up at the Tour Down Under alongside former world champion Rui Costa as joint team leaders of UAE Team Emirates.

Built from the original Lampre-Merida set-up at the end of the 2016 season, UAE Team Emirates have one of the strongest Italian contingents in the peloton despite being registered in the United Arab Emirates.

The Italian connections continue with the team equipped with bikes from the legendary frame builders Colnago and have the choice of the C60, Concept or V2-R road models.

UAE Team Emirates pair their frames with Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupsets, Campagnolo Bora Ultra wheels, Vittoria tubular tyres, cockpits from Dedacciai, bottle cages from Elite and saddles from Prologo.

Look pedals, a Power2Max power meter and a Garmin computer mount, from France, Germany and the United States respectively, were the only components on the bike not from Italy.

Ulissi opts for the V2-R frameset from the Colnago line-up, which sports direct mount rim brakes and a semi-aero design. Launched last June, the bike also features a threaded bottom bracket and a proprietary D-profile seat post.

Frame: Colnago V2-R monocoque carbon fibre, size 48s

Fork: Colnago V2-R monocoque carbon fibre
Front brake: Campagnolo Super Record direct mount
Rear brake: Campagnolo Super Record direct mount
Brake/shift levers: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record, 11-29
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record with Power2Max crankset, 53/39, 172.5mm cranks
Wheels: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
Handlebars: Dedacciai Superleggero, 410mm
Stem: Dedacciai Superleggero, 135mm
Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon
Saddle: Prologo Scratch 2 CPC Airing Nack
Seat post: Colnago V2-R
Bottle cages: Elite Vico Carbon

Critical measurements

Rider’s height: 1.75m
Saddle height from BB (c-t): 720mm
Seat tube length (c-t): 480mm
Top tube length (c-c): 518mm
Tip of saddle nose to handlebars: 560mm
Total bicycle weight: 7.13kg