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Luis Leon Sanchez's Argon 18 Gallium Pro — Gallery

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Luis Leon Sanchez's Argon 18 Gallium Pro

Luis Leon Sanchez's Argon 18 Gallium Pro
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Sanchez opts for a setback seatpost alongside a team issue custom Prologo saddle

Sanchez opts for a setback seatpost alongside a team issue custom Prologo saddle
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Tacx Ciro bottle cages are another simple and effective finishing component that is wide spread at the top of the sport

Tacx Ciro bottle cages are another simple and effective finishing component that is wide spread at the top of the sport
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K-Edge out front computer mounts have become wide spread within the WorldTour in recent years

K-Edge out front computer mounts have become wide spread within the WorldTour in recent years
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 single bolt brakes provide the stopping for Sanchez

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 single bolt brakes provide the stopping for Sanchez
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Corima adds some aesthetic to an often overlooked component

Corima adds some aesthetic to an often overlooked component
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FSA carbon cranks complement the black paint design

FSA carbon cranks complement the black paint design
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FSA provides the simple, all-black finishing kit for Sanchez's cockpit

FSA provides the simple, all-black finishing kit for Sanchez's cockpit
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The Wolfpack tubulars are paired with Corima 47 WS+ carbon wheels

The Wolfpack tubulars are paired with Corima 47 WS+ carbon wheels
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The Astana team uses Wolfpack Race Tubular tyres in a classic gum wall finish

The Astana team uses Wolfpack Race Tubular tyres in a classic gum wall finish
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Sanchez runs a 54-tooth outer chain ring on his Shimano Dura-Ace R9150/FSA hybrid drivetrain

Sanchez runs a 54-tooth outer chain ring on his Shimano Dura-Ace R9150/FSA hybrid drivetrain
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This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

Former Tour Down Under winner Luis Leon Sanchez enters his 16th season at the top of the sport and his fifth consecutive with Astana Pro Team.

The Kazakh-registered team stick with Canadian brand Argon 18 to provide framesets for the 2019 season and Sanchez opts for the all-round, simplistic Gallium Pro for the WorldTour opener in Australia over the more aero-focused Argon 18 Nitrogen Disc.

Astana also continues to stick with Corima wheels for 2019. Sanchez pairs the 47 WS+ carbon wheels from the French company with classic, gum-walled Wolfpack Race Tubulars.

The bikes use Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 drivetrain components with cranksets from FSA. Sanchez opts for a 54-tooth outer chainring on his race bike.

FSA also provides the team with finishing kit, including seatpost, handlebars and stem.

Click through the gallery above for a close look at Luis Leon Sanchez’s 2019 race machine.

Full specification

  • Frameset: Argon 18 Gallium Pro, size 56
  • 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 Ultegra, 11-28
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Crankset: FSA Powerbox Carbon with FSA TT chainrings 54/39, 175mm cranks
  • Wheels: Corima 47 WS+
  • Tyres: Wolfpack Race Tubular, 25mm
  • Stem: FSA OS-99, 130mm
  • Handlebars: FSA Energy, 400mm
  • Tape/grips: Prologo
  • Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max Carbon
  • Saddle: Prologo Scratch 2, Astana team issue
  • Seatpost: FSA K-Force Light
  • Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro
  • Computer mount: K-Edge

Critical measurements

  • Rider height: 1.86m
  • Seat height (from centre of bottom bracket): 800mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to handlebars (at centre): 615mm
  • Total bicycle weight: 7.12kg