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Greg Van Avermaet's Paris-Roubaix BMC Teammachine SLR01 - Gallery

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Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Teammachine SLR01 for Paris-Roubaix 2018

Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Teammachine SLR01 for Paris-Roubaix 2018
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The bike features a grey basecoat, highlighting the gold decals throughout the frameset

The bike features a grey basecoat, highlighting the gold decals throughout the frameset
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BMC designed the bike for Van Avermaet for the 2018 season

BMC designed the bike for Van Avermaet for the 2018 season
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Fizik provides Van Avermaet with a matching black and gold Antares saddle

Fizik provides Van Avermaet with a matching black and gold Antares saddle
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The BMC Teammachine SLR01 features direct mount brakes front and rear

The BMC Teammachine SLR01 features direct mount brakes front and rear
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Gold decals for the Olympic champion stood out in the sun at the race start in Compiegne

Gold decals for the Olympic champion stood out in the sun at the race start in Compiegne
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Van Avermaet also decided to run an additional brake lever on the handlebar tops, which worked in conjunction with the rear brake lever

Van Avermaet also decided to run an additional brake lever on the handlebar tops, which worked in conjunction with the rear brake lever
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Van Avermaet also ran satellite sprint shifters on the handlebar drops

Van Avermaet also ran satellite sprint shifters on the handlebar drops
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Double-wrapped handlebars for Van Avermaet reduce vibrations, while a climbing switch on the handlebar tops allowed for additional shifting options

Double-wrapped handlebars for Van Avermaet reduce vibrations, while a climbing switch on the handlebar tops allowed for additional shifting options
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As well as the chain, the derailleur jockey wheels were also lubricated

As well as the chain, the derailleur jockey wheels were also lubricated
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Unlike race winner Peter Sagan, Van Avermaet opted for electronic shifting on his BMC

Unlike race winner Peter Sagan, Van Avermaet opted for electronic shifting on his BMC
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Last minute chain-lubing for maximum drivetrain efficiency during the race

Last minute chain-lubing for maximum drivetrain efficiency during the race
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The winner of the 2017 edition of the race started the 2018 event with the race number 1

The winner of the 2017 edition of the race started the 2018 event with the race number 1
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28mm Vittoria Corsa Control tubular tyres for Van Avermaet

28mm Vittoria Corsa Control tubular tyres for Van Avermaet
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Van Avermaet opted for the 40mm versions of Shimano's Dura-Ace R9100 wheels

Van Avermaet opted for the 40mm versions of Shimano's Dura-Ace R9100 wheels
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Shifting and braking for Van Avermaet's BMC was provided by a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupset

Shifting and braking for Van Avermaet's BMC was provided by a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupset
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As with many riders for the race, Van Avermaet used 53/44 chainrings alongside a Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P crankset

As with many riders for the race, Van Avermaet used 53/44 chainrings alongside a Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P crankset
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Van Avermaet and his BMC Racing teammates run Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 pedals

Van Avermaet and his BMC Racing teammates run Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 pedals
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This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

The 2017 Paris-Roubaix winner lined up as one of the favourites for the 2018 edition of the race, however Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) was unable to match last year's stellar performance and settled for a respectable 4th place finish in Sunday's race.

For last year's race, Van Avermaet won the cobbled Monument aboard BMC's endurance focused Gran Fondo RBX, but for 2018 the Olympic champion raced aboard his custom finished BMC Teammachine SLR01, with a few added customisations to cope with the cobbles.

Alongside the commonplace double-wrapped handlebar tape and wider tyres to take some of the sting out of the cobbles, Van Avermaet also ran an additional brake lever on the handlebar tops in conjunction with the standard rear brake lever.

Van Avermaet also decided to run an additional brake lever on the handlebar tops, which worked in conjunction with the rear brake lever

A popular hand position while racing over the Paris-Roubaix is the handlebar tops, and alongside the additional brake lever, Van Avermaet also ran a Shimano Di2 climbing switch close to the stem.

This combination of the additional brake lever and gear switch adds extra control for Van Avermaet while racing on the tops, offering a safer and more comfortable position.

Double-wrapped handlebars for Van Avermaet reduced vibrations, while a climbing switch on the handlebar tops allowed for additional shifting options

The flat parcours of Paris-Roubaix often results in larger gearing than normal for riders. Van Avermaet ran his usual 53-tooth outer chainring and 11-28 cassette, but with a 44-tooth inner chainring for the Monument.

Shimano provided Van Avermaet with a full Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupset, including wheels and pedals, with last year's winner also running Shimano's new crank-based power meter.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Greg Van Avermaet's Paris-Roubaix BMC Teammachine SLR01.

BMC Teammachine SLR01 full specification

Frame: BMC Teammachine SLR01 in custom finish for Olympic champion
Fork: BMC Teammachine SLR01
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 direct mount
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 direct mount
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150, with additional lever for handlebar tops
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-28
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P, 172.5mm cranks, 53/44 chainrings
Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, C40
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa Control, 28mm tubular
Handlebars: 3T Ernova Stealth
Stem: BMC Teammachine ICS
Tape/grips: 3T, double wrapped
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Saddle: Fizik Antares in custom finish for Olympic champion
Seatpost: BMC Teammachine SLR01
Bottle cages: Elite Cannibal
Computer: Garmin Edge 520
Other accessories: Shimano Di2 climbing switch