This article originally appeared on Bikeradar.
And so far the British team is enjoying success by every measure in the weather-beaten race. With a dominating performance in the stage 3 time trial, Wiggins holds a commanding lead with three stages left to run – including today's summit finish at Haytor in Devon – and 26-year-old Stannard lies second, 37 seconds behind his leader.
Given today's tough finale – the first summit finish in the modern race's ten-year history – Stannard, a heavy rouleur more at home on the flatlands than the hills, will likely fall back, prioritising work for Wiggins over personal standing.
Standing well over six foot, Stannard rides a relatively small 56cm Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think 2 frame. He compensates with fairly long stem and a saddle set-back nudging on towards 9cm.
The bike, in Sky's characteristic way, is the epitome of team issue consistency - it's a luxury of being one of the most well-supplied squads in the peloton. The standout deviation is Stannard's pedal preference – the discontinued Dura-Ace 7810s.
Click on the gallery for a closer look at Stannard's bike.
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2 (56cm)
Fork: Pinarello Onda
Headset: Pinarello 1"1/8 to 1" 1/2 integral system
Stem: Pro Vibe 141mm (c-t-c)
Handlebars: Pro, with classic drop (42cm c-t-c)
Tape: Pro Smart Silicon
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000
Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace ST-9070
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-9070
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace RD-9070
Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace ST-9070
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Aca CS-9000 (11-28)
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
Crankset: SRM Powermeter Shimano 11-speed (53-39)
Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace BB-9000
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace PD7810
Wheelset: Shimano C50 tubular
Front tire: Veloflex Carbon 23mm
Rear tire: Veloflex Carbon 23mm
Saddle: fi'zi:k Antares VS carbon braided
Seat post: Pinarello Dogma 65.1
Bottle cages: Elite Custom Race
Computer: SRM PowerControl7 (not shownn)
Rider's height: 1.89m (6'2")
Rider's weight: 83kg (182lb)
Saddle height from BB (c-t): 821mm
Saddle setback: 87mm
Seat tube length, c-t: 575mm
Seat tube length, c-c: 560mm
Tip of saddle (nose to c of bar): 623mm
Head tube length: 165mm
Top tube length: 565mm
Total bicycle weight: 7.20kg (15.9lb) w/o computer