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Miguel Angel Lopez's custom painted Argon 18 Gallium Pro - Gallery

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Miguel Angel Lopez's Argon 18 Gallium Pro

Miguel Angel Lopez's Argon 18 Gallium Pro
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Neat Gallium Pro decals on the top tube

Neat Gallium Pro decals on the top tube
(Image credit: Stephen Farrand / Immediate Media)
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Lopez also has a custom design in the bottom bracket area

Lopez also has a custom design in the bottom bracket area
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Miguel Lopez' nickname is 'Superman'

Miguel Lopez' nickname is 'Superman'
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Argon 18 decals in silver contrast against the deep colours of the base design

Argon 18 decals in silver contrast against the deep colours of the base design
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Lopez runs an FSA OS99 stem

Lopez runs an FSA OS99 stem
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Astana are one of a few WorldTour teams to use Shimano Ultegra chains and cassettes

Astana are one of a few WorldTour teams to use Shimano Ultegra chains and cassettes
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Miguel Lopez is the team leader for Tour of the Alps

Miguel Lopez is the team leader for Tour of the Alps
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The frameset is a blue to red to gold fade

The frameset is a blue to red to gold fade
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Power2Max provides Astana with power meters

Power2Max provides Astana with power meters
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The Gallium Pro is Argon 18's climbing and all-rounder race bike

The Gallium Pro is Argon 18's climbing and all-rounder race bike
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The glitter flecks within the paint catch the light of the Alpine sunshine

The glitter flecks within the paint catch the light of the Alpine sunshine
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Miguel Angel Lopez and his Argon 18 Gallium Pro

Miguel Angel Lopez and his Argon 18 Gallium Pro
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FSA's K-Force Light cranks distribute the power

FSA's K-Force Light cranks distribute the power
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Lopez uses the Prologo saddle

Lopez uses the Prologo saddle
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'Super Lopez' gets custom graphics

'Super Lopez' gets custom graphics
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More custom graphics for Miguel Angel Lopez's Argon 18 Gallium Pro

More custom graphics for Miguel Angel Lopez's Argon 18 Gallium Pro
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Miguel Angel Lopez's Argon 18 Gallium Pro stands out from the Astana crowd

Miguel Angel Lopez's Argon 18 Gallium Pro stands out from the Astana crowd
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'Superman Lopez' is noted on the top tube of the Argon 18 Gallium Pro

'Superman Lopez' is noted on the top tube of the Argon 18 Gallium Pro
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Miguel Angel Lopez competes during stage 1 at Tour of the Alps

Miguel Angel Lopez competes during stage 1 at Tour of the Alps
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Ahead of the opening stage at Tour of the Alps, Astana Pro Team and Argon 18 unveiled a custom-finished Gallium Pro frameset for Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez.

The frameset design features a multi-coloured, glitter fade, alongside silver decals and personal touches for the Kazakh team's leader for the week-long stage race.

The dark blue fade to gold finish was designed in-house by Argon 18's Art Director Alexandre Saint-Jalm in collaboration with custom paintwork and design specialists Colourburn Studio, based in Bristol, England.

Miguel Lopez's nickname - 'Superman' - features prominently on the frameset, with a logo at the head of the top tube, another at the base of the down tube and the phrase 'Es un avion, es una ave, no es Superman Lopez' on the top tube next to the seat junction, alongside a small Colombian flag detail.

Shifting and braking come courtesy of Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 components, while FSA provides the K-Force Light crankset and finishing kit, including stem, handlebars and seat post.

French brands Corima and Look provide the wheels and pedals respectively.

As well as the custom frameset, Lopez races with a team issue Prologo Zero saddle with a flash of the Astana team colours.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a detailed look at Miguel 'Superman' Lopez's custom Argon 18 Gallium Pro.

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Frame: Argon 18 Gallium Pro in custom finish for Miguel Angel Lopez
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
Crankset: FSA K-Force Light with Power2Max power meter, 53/39 chainrings

Chain: Shimano Ultegra
Wheelset: Corima 32 WS+

Tyres: Wolfpack tubular
Handlebars: FSA K Force Light

Stem: FSA OS-99
Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon
Saddle: Prologo Zero Team Issue
Seat post: FSA K-Force Light
Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro