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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 130mm stem

Sanchez opts for a 130mm stem
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K-Edge have become the go-to computer mount brand in the WorldTour peloton

K-Edge have become the go-to computer mount brand in the WorldTour peloton
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A look at the front brake on the Gallium Pro

A look at the front brake on the Gallium Pro
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Sanchez runs an FSA K-Force seatpost with 32mm of setback

Sanchez runs an FSA K-Force seatpost with 32mm of setback
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Prologo provide Sanchez with their Zero 2 CPC Airing Nack saddle

Prologo provide Sanchez with their Zero 2 CPC Airing Nack saddle
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Blacked-out S-Works Turbo tyres for the Spaniard

Blacked-out S-Works Turbo tyres for the Spaniard
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Sanchez runs deep carbon Corima S+ 58 wheels

Sanchez runs deep carbon Corima S+ 58 wheels
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The Gallium Pro has internal cable routing through the top tube of the frame

The Gallium Pro has internal cable routing through the top tube of the frame
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Astana are using Garmin Edge 1030 computers with K-Edge mounts for the 2018 season

Astana are using Garmin Edge 1030 computers with K-Edge mounts for the 2018 season
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Perfectly taped handlebars are topped with Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 shifters

Perfectly taped handlebars are topped with Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 shifters
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Shifting is provided by Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers and derailleurs

Shifting is provided by Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers and derailleurs
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Astana run FSA K-Force Light cranksets fitted with a Power2Max power meter

Astana run FSA K-Force Light cranksets fitted with a Power2Max power meter
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Standard 53/39 gearing for Sanchez

Standard 53/39 gearing for Sanchez
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Astana were the only WorldTour team running Shimano Ultegra cassettes at the Tour Down Under

Astana were the only WorldTour team running Shimano Ultegra cassettes at the Tour Down Under
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Subtle, black Tacx Deva bottle cages for the Astana team

Subtle, black Tacx Deva bottle cages for the Astana team
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Identification stickers on the frame keeps things simple for mechanics

Identification stickers on the frame keeps things simple for mechanics
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series brakes front and rear for Sanchez

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series brakes front and rear for Sanchez
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Astana run Look Keo pedals

Astana run Look Keo pedals
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A look at the rear hub on Sanchez' Corima wheels

A look at the rear hub on Sanchez' Corima wheels
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For the second consecutive season, Astana Pro Team will race on Canadian brand Argon 18 framesets, following more than five seasons with Specialized.

The Kazakh-registered team have the choice of Nitrogen Pro aero specific frames, E-119 time trial frames and Gallium Pro all-round race frames, which Spanish veteran Luis Leon Sanchez opted to race on for the WorldTour opener at the Tour Down Under.

The 34-year-old Sanchez is spending his fourth season with the Astana team and his 15th as a professional in 2018.

Astana equip their Argon 18 frames with a mixed groupset including Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series and FSA K-Force Light components. FSA also provides the cockpit and seatpost for Sanchez's bike.

Sanchez pairs his Corima 58 S+ wheels with S-Works Turbo 26mm tubular tyres, which have been blacked-out with a marker pen to prevent any sponsorship issues.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Sanchez's Argon 18 Gallium Pro.

  • Frame: Argon 18 Gallium Pro, size M
  • Fork: 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
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-28
  • Crankset: FSA K-Force Light with Power2Max power meter, 53/39 chainrings, 175mm cranks
  • Wheels: Corima S+ 58
  • Tyres: S-Works Turbo, 26mm tubular
  • Handlebars: FSA Extra Light, 400mm
  • Stem: FSA OS-99, 130mm
  • Tape/grips: Prologo Onetouch
  • Pedals: Look Keo
  • Saddle: Prologo Zero 2 CPC Airing Nack
  • Seat post: FSA K-Force, 32mm setback
  • Bottle cages: Tacx Deva
  • Computer: Garmin Edge 1030
  • Other accessories: K-Edge out front mount

Critical measurements

  • Rider’s height: 1.87m
  • Saddle height from BB (c-t): 795mm
  • Seat tube length (c-t): 530mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to handlebars: 610mm
  • Top tube length (c-c): 559mm
  • Total bicycle weight: 7.21kg