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Mikkel Bjerg's Colnago Concept - Gallery

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Mikkel Bjerg will be riding a Colnogo Concept at this year's Tour Down Under (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

It appears UAE has brought three bikes per rider (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

Bjerg uses a Prologo Dimension saddle (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

Bjerg's saddle is pointed down slightly (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

There is no shortage of carbon fibre on the Super Record EPS rear derellieur (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

The Colnogo concept uses direct mount brakes (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

The Danish rider uses a 140mm Deda Superzero stem (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

The mount for Bjerg's Stages Cycling Computer (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

Need to keep the sponsors happy (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

The Super Record crank looks pretty good in the sunlight (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

Direct mount brakes on the front (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

Italian rubber on the Italian bike, for the Danish rider, riding for a team from the UAE (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

Elite Vico Carbon cages keep Bjerg's bottles attached to the bike (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

Bjerg's cockpit is punctuated by the Super Record EPS ErgoPower levers (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

The fork crown is partially integrated into the down tube to help the bike slip through the wind (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

Bjerg is running a single side Stages Power Meter (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

Front on there is a bit going on, even with shrink wrapped cables (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

The there is able clearance for the Stages Powermeter Strain gauge (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

Bjerg is using Look Keo 2 Max pedals (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

Even the front derailleur cage is made from Carbon (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

While the Keo 2 Max pedals don't rely on a carbon leafspring, atleast the coil spring weights the bottom of the pedal (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

The rear tyre hugs the seat tube (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

Bjergs tops are only partially wrapped in bar tape (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

Bjerg is spinning 54/39 chainrings on the front (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

And a 12-speed 11-29 cassette at the back (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

The UAE Team-Emirates mechanics use stickers to mark saddle height (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

And more stickers to mark wheels (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

(Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under

Bjerg is rolling on Bora Ultra 50's from and rear (Image credit: Colin Levitch)

There aren't many more promising neo-professionals than 21-year-old Mikkel Bjerg. While U23 talents graduate to the WorldTour with varying success, Bjerg's trajectory looks to be aiming high, and the Danish time trial specialist has already been tipped for another attempt at the Hour Record

With three world under-23 time trial championship titles, there's no denying Bjerg's talents lie against the clock, but with an eighth place at the U23 World Road Race Championships in 2019, he has proven credentials across the varying disciplines of cycling. 

Following his success in Yorkshire, Bjerg signed a three-year deal with UAE Team Emirates. He, his team, and his new bike are in Adelaide for the Tour Down Under, where Cyclingnews spent some time with his bike. 

The Dane's bike of choice is the Colnago Concept, a rim braked aero road bike that tips the scales at 7.37kg. The Concept isn't a new bike to Colnago's range, and despite the Italian brand launching the V3Rs at the Tour de France last year, UAE Team Emirates riders have a choice of this Concept, or the C64. 

Shifting is provided by Campagnolo, with the Super Record EPS V3 groupset pairing a 54/39 chainset with an 11-29 12-speed cassette. Rolling stock also comes courtesy of Campagnolo, with the Bora Ultra 50 carbon wheels spinning on Cult ceramic bearings, and wearing Vittoria Corsa 25c tubular tyres

Data is collected by a Stages Campagnolo Super Record left-sided power meter and sent to Stages' own Dash GPS cycling computers (not pictured).  

Finishing kit comes courtesy of Deda. His Superzero handlebars are paired with a 140mm stem, and the proprietary Colnago seatpost holds the Dane's Prologo saddle at a height of 785mm.

Click through the gallery above for a closer look at Mikkel Bjerg's Colnago Concept.

Mikkel Bjerg's Colnago Concept full bike specifications

Frameset: Colnago Concept

Front brake: Campagnolo Super Record direct mount

Rear brake: Campagnolo Super Record direct mount

Brake/shift levers:  Campagnolo Ergopower Super Record EPS

Front derailleur:   Campagnolo Super Record EPS

Rear derailleur:  Campagnolo Super Record EPS

Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed 11-29

Chain:  Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed

Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 12x2, 54/39

Power Meter: Stages Campagnolo Super Record 172.5mm

Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Super Record

Wheelset:  Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 tubular

Tyres: Vittoria Corsa tubular

Handlebars: Deda Superzero

Handlebar tape: Colnago

Stem: Deda Superzero, 140mm

Pedals: Look Keo

Saddle: Prologo Dimension Nack

Seat post: Colnago

Bottle cages: Elite Vico Carbon

Computer: Stages Dash

Rider height: 191cm

Seat height (from bottom bracket at centre): 785mm

Saddle nose to handlebars (at stem): 650mm

Weight: 7.8kg