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Primoz Roglic's Bianchi Oltre XR4 - Gallery

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Primoz Roglic's Bianchi Oltre XR4

Primoz Roglic's Bianchi Oltre XR4 (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Black levers constrast with the celeste handlebar tape

Black levers constrast with the celeste handlebar tape (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Roglič has sprint shifters on the drops of his handlebars

Roglič has sprint shifters on the drops of his handlebars (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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25mm gumwall Vittoria tubular tyres for the whole Lotto-JumboNL team at Tour de Romandie

25mm gumwall Vittoria tubular tyres for the whole Lotto-JumboNL team at Tour de Romandie (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Only Primož Roglič and Robert Gesink had the latest Shimano wheels, while the rest of the team rode Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series wheelsets

Only Primož Roglič and Robert Gesink had the latest Shimano wheels, while the rest of the team rode Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series wheelsets (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Roglič rides 170mm cranks on his road and time trial bikes

Roglič rides 170mm cranks on his road and time trial bikes (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The Pioneer power meter from the non-drive side. A speed sensor is located on the chainstay

The Pioneer power meter from the non-drive side. A speed sensor is located on the chainstay (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Roglič's subtle celeste handlebar ends are different to the rest of the Lotto-JumboNL team

Roglič's subtle celeste handlebar ends are different to the rest of the Lotto-JumboNL team (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Primož Roglič is familiar with this view

Primož Roglič is familiar with this view (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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FSA components provide the headset, stem and handlebars

FSA components provide the headset, stem and handlebars (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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A closer look at the Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 hubs

A closer look at the Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 hubs (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The bladed tubing of the Oltre XR4 is most prominent around the seat cluster

The bladed tubing of the Oltre XR4 is most prominent around the seat cluster (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Roglič's Bianchi is equipped with a Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 groupset

Roglič's Bianchi is equipped with a Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 groupset (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The crankset is paired with a dual-side Pioneer power meter

The crankset is paired with a dual-side Pioneer power meter (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Roglič opts for standard 53/39 chainrings for regular racing, but has used a custom Shimano 58T outer chainring for time trials

Roglič opts for standard 53/39 chainrings for regular racing, but has used a custom Shimano 58T outer chainring for time trials (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Lotto-JumboNL uses the lightweight Tacx Uma Carbon bottle cages

Lotto-JumboNL uses the lightweight Tacx Uma Carbon bottle cages (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The fade-out black and silver design from the latest Shimano Dura-Ace groupset is most prominent on the rear derailleur and wheel hubs

The fade-out black and silver design from the latest Shimano Dura-Ace groupset is most prominent on the rear derailleur and wheel hubs (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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While some WorldTour riders opt for Shimano Ultegra chains and cassettes, Roglič has gone for Dura-Ace components

While some WorldTour riders opt for Shimano Ultegra chains and cassettes, Roglič has gone for Dura-Ace components (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The Oltre XR4 has direct-mount brakes

The Oltre XR4 has direct-mount brakes (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Roglič rode the 24mm rim depth Dura-Ace 9100 wheels for the majority of the Tour de Romandie

Roglič rode the 24mm rim depth Dura-Ace 9100 wheels for the majority of the Tour de Romandie (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Selle San Marco's Aspide saddle is colour coordinated with the famous Bianchi celeste

Selle San Marco's Aspide saddle is colour coordinated with the famous Bianchi celeste (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Shrinkwrap keeps the electronic Di2 cables in place

Shrinkwrap keeps the electronic Di2 cables in place (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Primož Roglič has placed in the top five on general classification in four of the five stage races he has raced so far this year, winning both the Volta ao Algarve and three separate stages on the way. The Slovenian is a former Junior World Champion ski jumper who has only been cycling full-time since the 2013 season. 

In his short stint as a professional cyclist, Roglič's career trajectory has been outstanding; missing out on a stint in the maglia rosa by one hundredth of a second during the 2016 Giro d'Italia opening stage and later taking stage 9 of the race, followed by him winning the Slovenian national time-trial championship and finishing with a top-ten at the Olympics time-trial in the same year.

As Roglič prepares for his debut Tour de France later this year, we take a look at the Slovenian's Bianchi Oltre XR4 that was raced during last month's Tour de Romandie. Bianchi's aero offering is in the iconic celeste colour, which has become synonymous with so many legendary cyclists over the years.

The Oltre XR4 is equipped with a full Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 groupset and the 24mm version of the Dura-Ace 9100 series wheels. Roglič also opts for sprint shifters on the handlebar drops, while the XR4 caters for the direct mount version of the Dura-Ace 9100 brakes.

Roglič's Selle San Marco saddle, handlebar tape and bar ends are all colour coordinated to the frameset, and the Italian theme continues with 25mm Vittoria gumwall tubular tyres.

Roglič's 170mm cranks are paired with a Pioneer power meter and he runs a standard gear combination of 53/39 chainrings and an 11-28 cassette.

Brake/gear levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-28T
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 with Pioneer power meter, 53/39T chainrings, 170mm crank length
Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 24mm rim depth
Tyres: Vittoria tubular, 25mm
Handlebars: FSA Extra Light, 400mm
Stem: FSA OS-99, 115mm
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Saddle: Selle San Marco

Critical measurements
Rider height: 1.77m / 5ft 8in
Rider weight: 65kg / 143lb
Saddle height, from bottom bracket (c-t): 735mm
Tip of saddle nose to centre of bars (at stem): 545mm