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Jakob Fuglsang's custom-painted Argon 18 Gallium Pro Tricolor ParticuleR - Gallery

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Jakob Fuglsang's custom Argon 18 Gallium Pro 'Tricolor ParticulR'

Jakob Fuglsang's custom Argon 18 Gallium Pro 'Tricolor ParticulR'
(Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The blue to red fade looks to represent his trade team Astana and his nation of Denmark

The blue to red fade looks to represent his trade team Astana and his nation of Denmark
(Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The bike is equipped with a combination of Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 and FSA K-Force Light components

The bike is equipped with a combination of Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 and FSA K-Force Light components
(Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Fuglsang's race wheels are labelled up with his name and the Danish flag

Fuglsang's race wheels are labelled up with his name and the Danish flag
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Fuglsang opts for Corima 47 WS+ wheels for the rolling cicuit stage in Frauenfeld

Fuglsang opts for Corima 47 WS+ wheels for the rolling cicuit stage in Frauenfeld
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The frameset is paired with an FSA K-Force Light seat post

The frameset is paired with an FSA K-Force Light seat post
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Fuglsang rides with a Prologo NDR Nack saddle

Fuglsang rides with a Prologo NDR Nack saddle
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The majority of the Astana team use Look Keo Carbon blade pedals

The majority of the Astana team use Look Keo Carbon blade pedals
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The top tube has a split colour design with flipped colour decals

The top tube has a split colour design with flipped colour decals
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Fuglsang's Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 rear derailleur has been modified with CeramicSpeed's OSPW system

Fuglsang's Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 rear derailleur has been modified with CeramicSpeed's OSPW system
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Astana are known to use Shimano Ultegra cassettes but ahead of the stage 2 start at Tour de Suisse, Fuglsang was running an 11-30 Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 cassette

Astana are known to use Shimano Ultegra cassettes but ahead of the stage 2 start at Tour de Suisse, Fuglsang was running an 11-30 Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 cassette
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The frameset features a variety of fades to represent Fuglsang's career

The frameset features a variety of fades to represent Fuglsang's career
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Jakob Fuglsang's name appears in a design at the base of the down tube

Jakob Fuglsang's name appears in a design at the base of the down tube
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On the chainstays you can see how the silver areas also include flecks of black paint

On the chainstays you can see how the silver areas also include flecks of black paint
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A closer look at the quick-release skewers from Corima and fork dropouts

A closer look at the quick-release skewers from Corima and fork dropouts
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From the front, the bike appears almost entirely red

From the front, the bike appears almost entirely red
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Fuglsang's face is split with an Iron Man design at the head of the top tube

Fuglsang's face is split with an Iron Man design at the head of the top tube
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Here you can see how the frontal area of red fades away from the front of the bike

Here you can see how the frontal area of red fades away from the front of the bike
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 brakes provide the stopping power for Fuglsang

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 brakes provide the stopping power for Fuglsang
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The design sees various fades of black to white to red to blue

The design sees various fades of black to white to red to blue
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The FSA cockpit is paired with Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers and Prologo handlebar tape

The FSA cockpit is paired with Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers and Prologo handlebar tape
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The out-front computer mount from K-Edge looks to match the custom deisgn of the bike perfectly

The out-front computer mount from K-Edge looks to match the custom deisgn of the bike perfectly
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Astana are using Wolfpack tubular tyres at the Tour de Suisse but have also been seen on Schwalbe, FMB and S-Works tyres this season

Astana are using Wolfpack tubular tyres at the Tour de Suisse but have also been seen on Schwalbe, FMB and S-Works tyres this season
(Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)

Astana Pro Team and Argon 18 have presented Jakob Fuglsang with a custom-painted Gallium Pro frameset for the Tour de Suisse ahead of the Dane's general classification attempt at the Tour de France.

Designed by Argon 18 and painted by Colourburn Studio, the frameset features multiple fades of red, black, silver and the blue of the Astana team. Argon 18 have dubbed the custom bike as the Tricolor Gallium Pro ParticuleR.

Astana says the design concept represents Fuglsang's past, present and future, as well as 'showcasing a dynamic of Fuglsang's racing'.

The frontal view of the bike appears to show a completely red bike, representing the national colours of Fuglsang's native Denmark while the Argon 18 decals on the down tube are in the iconic colours of Astana.

Alongside the red and blue of the frameset, a black and silver design is presented in both a fade and sharp split in various areas of the bike.

On the central split design of the top tube, a stencil of Fuglsang's face is halved and paired with a similar stencil of the superhero Iron Man. At the base of the down tube, Jakob Fuglsang's name is presented in a typography design focusing on the Dane's initials.

The frameset is paired with Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 drivetrain components and FSA provides the finishing kit and crankset, which is paired with a Power2Max power meter.

47mm carbon wheels from Corima are paired with tubular tyres from German brand Wolfpack.

For the bikes contact points, Prologo provides the saddles and handlebar tape for Astana and the team opt for Look Keo Blade Carbon pedals.

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Frame: Custom painted Argon 18 Gallium Pro
Fork: Custom painted Argon 18 Gallium Pro

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 with CeramicSpeed OSPW system
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Crankset: FSA K-Force Light with Power2Max power meter, 53/39 chainrings and 172.5mm cranks
Wheelset: Corima 47 WS+
Tyres: Wolfpack Race tubular
Handlebars: FSA SL-K Compact, 420mm
Stem: FSA OS-99, 125mm
Tape/grips: Prologo
Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon
Saddle: Prologo NDR Nack
Seat post: FSA K-Force Light
Bottle cages: Tacx Deva

Critical measurements

Rider height: 1.82 metres
Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 765mm
Tip of saddle nose to C of handlebars at stem: 615mm