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Greg Van Avermaet’s custom-painted Giant TCR – Gallery

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Greg Van Avermaet's custom-painted Giant TCR

Greg Van Avermaet's custom-painted Giant TCR
(Image credit: Josh Evans)
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"Unlike many of his peers, Greg Van Avermaet is sticking with rim brakes for the cobbled Classics"

"Unlike many of his peers, Greg Van Avermaet is sticking with rim brakes for the cobbled Classics"
(Image credit: Josh Evans)
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The iconic orange of the CCC Team colours feature on the team's bidons

The iconic orange of the CCC Team colours feature on the team's bidons
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Giant provide CCC Team with the majority of the finishing kit and accessories for their team bikes

Giant provide CCC Team with the majority of the finishing kit and accessories for their team bikes
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Van Avermaet ran 26mm Vittoria Corsa tubulars for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Van Avermaet ran 26mm Vittoria Corsa tubulars for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
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The Belgian's initials feature in gold decals at the top of the seat stays

The Belgian's initials feature in gold decals at the top of the seat stays
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The brake cable ends also receive a golden touch

The brake cable ends also receive a golden touch
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Van Avermaet opts for an integrated carbon Giant Contact SLR cockpit

Van Avermaet opts for an integrated carbon Giant Contact SLR cockpit
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"The down tube highlights Van Avermaet's victories at the Rio Olympics, Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Roubaix"

"The down tube highlights Van Avermaet's victories at the Rio Olympics, Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Roubaix"
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"The frame features a gold to black fade on the top and down tubes, celebrating Van Avermaet's 2016 Olympic Gold"

"The frame features a gold to black fade on the top and down tubes, celebrating Van Avermaet's 2016 Olympic Gold"
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"Like Van Avermaet's BMC from last season, this year's bike is equipped with a full Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupset"

"Like Van Avermaet's BMC from last season, this year's bike is equipped with a full Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupset"
(Image credit: Josh Evans)
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Ever wondered what tyre pressures a Paris-Roubaix winner runs when racing on cobbles?

Ever wondered what tyre pressures a Paris-Roubaix winner runs when racing on cobbles?
(Image credit: Josh Evans)

Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) kicked off his Classics season at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. The two-time winner was unable to join the club of riders with three victories at the race after a late attack from Decueninck-QuickStep’s Zdenek Stybar left Van Avermaet to battle for second place.

Racing on new bikes for 2019, CCC Team – formerly BMC Racing – switched to bikes from Giant as a number of WorldTour teams changed bike partners this season. Like last season’s BMC Teammachine SLR 01, Van Avermaet has been presented with a custom-painted frameset in an eye-catching gold design to celebrate the Belgian’s Olympic victory in 2016.

The down tube of the frame pays further tribute to the victory alongside other big wins from Van Avermaet’s palmares including the Tirreno-Adriatico overall and 2017’s Paris-Roubaix.

Like last season, Van Avermaet sticks with a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupset. However, wheels, finishing kit and accessories are all provided by Giant instead of the Shimano, 3T, Fizik and Elite accessories used by BMC Racing last year.

Click through the gallery above for a closer look at Greg Van Avermaet’s custom-painted race bike.

Frameset: Giant TCR Advanced SL in custom colours for Olympic champion

Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P

Wheelset: Giant SLR 0, 42mm tubular
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 26mm tubular

Handlebars/stem: Giant Contact SLR integrated carbon
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Saddle: Giant Contact SLR Carbon
Seat post: Giant TCR integrated

Bottle cages: Giant Airway Sport