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Michael Valgren's Argon 18 Gallium Pro - Gallery

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Hailing from Denmark, Valgren won the 2016 edition of the Tour of Denmark

Hailing from Denmark, Valgren won the 2016 edition of the Tour of Denmark (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Valgren runs Look Keo 2 Max Carbon pedals

Valgren runs Look Keo 2 Max Carbon pedals (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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The FSA K-Force Light carbon crank arms look pretty flash against the frame's black paint

The FSA K-Force Light carbon crank arms look pretty flash against the frame's black paint (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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The Gallium Pro's fork is pretty straight

The Gallium Pro's fork is pretty straight (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Valgren's FSA seatpost has plenty of setback

Valgren's FSA seatpost has plenty of setback (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Valgren's Prologo Nago Evo CPC Airing is complete with the Connect Power Control (CPC) panels

Valgren's Prologo Nago Evo CPC Airing is complete with the Connect Power Control (CPC) panels (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Shimano's 9070 Di2 front derailleur provides for ultra reliable front shifting, even combined with FSA cranks

Shimano's 9070 Di2 front derailleur provides for ultra reliable front shifting, even combined with FSA cranks (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Valgren's drinks were held by Tacx Diva bottle cages

Valgren's drinks were held by Tacx Diva bottle cages (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Astana was the only team using Schwalbe tubulars

Astana was the only team using Schwalbe tubulars (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Like quite a few of the teams not sponsored by Shimano, Astana was running Ultegra cassettes

Like quite a few of the teams not sponsored by Shimano, Astana was running Ultegra cassettes (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Valgren must be pretty flexible with that 130mm -17-degree FSA OS series stem

Valgren must be pretty flexible with that 130mm -17-degree FSA OS series stem (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Valgren is running FSA's alloy Energy bars with a traditional bend. When we asked to photgraph his bike the mechanic took a moment to make sure the proper stickers were in place

Valgren is running FSA's alloy Energy bars with a traditional bend. When we asked to photgraph his bike the mechanic took a moment to make sure the proper stickers were in place (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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We're a bit surprised to not see Astana's bikes spec'd with the new K-Force Dual Pivot brakes

We're a bit surprised to not see Astana's bikes spec'd with the new K-Force Dual Pivot brakes (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Valgren's bike is equipped with FSA's SLK caliper brakes

Valgren's bike is equipped with FSA's SLK caliper brakes (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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We half expected to see at least one Astana rider testing FSA's new WE groupset, but all of the riders were on Dura-Ace 9070

We half expected to see at least one Astana rider testing FSA's new WE groupset, but all of the riders were on Dura-Ace 9070 (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Valgren's bike was equipped with FSA K-Force Light cranks and 53-39t chainrings

Valgren's bike was equipped with FSA K-Force Light cranks and 53-39t chainrings (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Michael Valgren opted for Argon 18's Gallium Pro instead of the aero focused Nitrogen Pro

Michael Valgren opted for Argon 18's Gallium Pro instead of the aero focused Nitrogen Pro (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Even the top cap is courtesy of FSA

Even the top cap is courtesy of FSA (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

With a victory at the Tour of Denmark and second at Amstel Gold in 2016, Michael Valgren finds himself on a new team for 2017. Trading the neon yellow of Tinkoff for the baby blue of Astana, Valgren now has the Classics and a third Tour de France in his sights this year.

Tackling the rough roads of Adelaide, the 24-year-old Dane opted for Argon 18's lightweight Gallium Pro frame in a size Medium. With Astana continuing its relationship with FSA, Valgren's bike was kitted head to toe with the component brand's bars, stem, cranks and brakes.

Noticeably missing was FSA's K-Force WE groupset, however, as we recently reported it's not quite ready for the rigours of WorldTour Racing just yet. Instead, Valgren is using Shimano's tried and true Dura-Ace 9070 Di2.

Valgren's bike was equipped with FSA K-Force Light cranks and 53-39t chainrings

For the Santos Tour Down Under, Valgren was riding Vision's Merton 55 tubular wheelset, but Astana has just announced the team will continue its relationship with French wheel brand Corima for the 2017 season. Astana was also the only team running Schwalbe rubber and Valgren was rolling on 25c Pro One HT tubulars.

With an 11-28t Ultegra Cassette at the back, Valgren was riding 53-39t chainrings and 172.5 FSA K-Force Light cranks.

Frame: Argon 18 Gallium Pro
Fork: Argon 18 Gallium Pro
Headset: FSA No 37
Stem: FSA OS series stem, 130mm, -17-degree
Handlebar: FSA Energy, 420mm
Front brake: FSA SLK Caliper
Rear brake: FSA SLK Caliper
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-28T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-speed
Crankset: FSA K-Force Light, 53-39
Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max Carbon
Wheelset: Vision Metron 40
Tyres: Schwalbe Pro One HT
Saddle: Prologo Nago Evo CPC Airing
Seatpost: FSA K-Force
Bottle cages: Tacx Deva

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.79m / 5ft 9in
Rider's weight: 71kg / 156lbs
Saddle height from bottom bracket: 765mm
Centre of saddle to centre of bar: 750mm