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Israel Cycling Academy's team issue De Rosa Protos - Gallery

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Israel Cycling Academy's De Rosa Protos

Israel Cycling Academy's De Rosa Protos (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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This particular bike belongs to sprinter Mihkel Raim

This particular bike belongs to sprinter Mihkel Raim (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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The black paint job has a glittering finish that sparkles in the sun

The black paint job has a glittering finish that sparkles in the sun (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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(Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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The bike uses an integrated handlebar and stem from Vision Metron

The bike uses an integrated handlebar and stem from Vision Metron (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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A front look at the Vision Metron cockpit

A front look at the Vision Metron cockpit (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers control the shifting and braking

Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers control the shifting and braking (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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The red heart of the De Rosa logo on the head tube

The red heart of the De Rosa logo on the head tube (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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A close look at the front end of the bike

A close look at the front end of the bike (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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The team uses Selle Italia saddles

The team uses Selle Italia saddles (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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The De Rosa Protos has a frame specific seat post

The De Rosa Protos has a frame specific seat post (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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The bike is equipped with a FSA Powerbox Carbon crankset, which integrates a Power2Max power meter

The bike is equipped with a FSA Powerbox Carbon crankset, which integrates a Power2Max power meter (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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Israel Cycling Academy use Speedplay pedals

Israel Cycling Academy use Speedplay pedals (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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Shifting is provided by Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 electronic derailleurs

Shifting is provided by Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 electronic derailleurs (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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The team uses KMC chains

The team uses KMC chains (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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The drivetrain is a full Shimano Dura Ace 9150 set-up

The drivetrain is a full Shimano Dura Ace 9150 set-up (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 direct mount brakes feature front and rear

Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 direct mount brakes feature front and rear (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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The team will use Vision Metron wheels with Schwalbe tyres

The team will use Vision Metron wheels with Schwalbe tyres (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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The metallic black paint contrasts with matt blue detailing

The metallic black paint contrasts with matt blue detailing (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)
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The team uses Elite bottle cages

The team uses Elite bottle cages (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea/Cyclingnews)

Israel Cycling Academy unveiled their new bikes for the forthcoming season at a recent bonding camp in their home country. Their new De Rosa bikes were pride of place during their official team presentation at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem and again the following day at a press conference at the Peres Centre for Peace in Tel Aviv.

The Israel Cycling Academy has been using Cannondale bikes since the team's inception in 2014, due to their initial links to Peter Sagan, but they approached De Rosa over the summer about a potential switch. The De Rosa Protos will be one of three models that the team will use, with a time trial bike and the aero SK Pininfarina the other two.

The Protos is the lightest bike on offer for the team and will be the favoured one for racing. It is decked out in a black paintjob with embedded glitter. Where the SK is a full-on blue paintjob, the Protos has just a few blue accents as a nod to the Israeli flag.

The bike is kitted out with FSA components, a FSA Powerbox power meter crankset, and a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 drivetrain. Vision provide the wheels and, on this frame, an integrated Metron stem and handlebar system. Schwalbe provide the tyres, while KMC chains, Speedplay pedals and Selle Italia saddles complete the build.

Click or swipe through the gallery above to take a closer look at the Israel Cycling Academy's De Rosa Protos.