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Pro bike: Jens Voigt's Trek Madone 7-Series H1

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Jens Voigt has been on the attack on this Madone 7-Series

Jens Voigt has been on the attack on this Madone 7-Series (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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The bike’s clean lines are complemented with a full Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 11-speed transmission and shifters

The bike’s clean lines are complemented with a full Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 11-speed transmission and shifters (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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Brakes should only slow the bike down when appropriate, so Trek’s quest for aerodynamic gain places the brake under the bottom bracket and anchors it in the substantial BB90 shell

Brakes should only slow the bike down when appropriate, so Trek’s quest for aerodynamic gain places the brake under the bottom bracket and anchors it in the substantial BB90 shell (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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Where most chain catchers are an appendage fixed under the front derailleur, the 7-Series version is integrated into the frame

Where most chain catchers are an appendage fixed under the front derailleur, the 7-Series version is integrated into the frame (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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The Project One paintwork creates a neat finish around the seatstay cluster

The Project One paintwork creates a neat finish around the seatstay cluster (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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Riders and mechanics alike have been complimenting the new Schwalbe One tyres released at the start of the Tour. RadioShack Leopard Trek were using 24mm-width versions

Riders and mechanics alike have been complimenting the new Schwalbe One tyres released at the start of the Tour. RadioShack Leopard Trek were using 24mm-width versions (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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Mechanics had done a tidy job of keeping the external Di2 cabling as neat as possible

Mechanics had done a tidy job of keeping the external Di2 cabling as neat as possible (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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Voigt’s bike was fitted with a standard 11-25 cassette and a Dura-Ace CN9000 chain

Voigt’s bike was fitted with a standard 11-25 cassette and a Dura-Ace CN9000 chain (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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RadioShack Leopard, as an SRM- and Shimano-sponsored squad, were using the new SRM 11-speed cranks that emerged at the 2013 Tour

RadioShack Leopard, as an SRM- and Shimano-sponsored squad, were using the new SRM 11-speed cranks that emerged at the 2013 Tour (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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Two Bontrager XXX bottle cages weighing 16g apiece

Two Bontrager XXX bottle cages weighing 16g apiece (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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A special detail of the RadioShack Leopard bikes is the elegant integrated number holder. This was attached before the frame was painted

A special detail of the RadioShack Leopard bikes is the elegant integrated number holder. This was attached before the frame was painted (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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The hub shells are a carbon/aluminum mix; spokes and hub internals are DT

The hub shells are a carbon/aluminum mix; spokes and hub internals are DT (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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Even the Bontrager Team Issue saddle’s rails had been given the painted treatment, with contrasts on the saddle and seatpost clamps

Even the Bontrager Team Issue saddle’s rails had been given the painted treatment, with contrasts on the saddle and seatpost clamps (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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The wheel choice is the versatile Bontrager Aeolus 5 – a 50mm carbon rim

The wheel choice is the versatile Bontrager Aeolus 5 – a 50mm carbon rim (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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The 7-Series brakes – both front and back - depart from tradition. The fork blades are flattened just below the crown to take a Shimano Dura-Ace Dual Mount brake

The 7-Series brakes – both front and back - depart from tradition. The fork blades are flattened just below the crown to take a Shimano Dura-Ace Dual Mount brake (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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The Trek 7-Series Madone takes electronic shifting and brake cables into the chunky down tube

The Trek 7-Series Madone takes electronic shifting and brake cables into the chunky down tube (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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There’s some space on the steerer to move up and down

There’s some space on the steerer to move up and down (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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Voigt’s handlebar is a Bontrager Race Light alloy model, 44cm centre-to-centre

Voigt’s handlebar is a Bontrager Race Light alloy model, 44cm centre-to-centre (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)
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Jens Voigt has been on the attack on this Trek Madone 7-Series

Jens Voigt has been on the attack on this Trek Madone 7-Series (Image credit: Laura Fletcher/Future Publishing)

This article originally published on BikeRadar

Jens Voigt (RadioShack Leopard) was an animating presence in Saturday's Tour de France stage 14 to Saint-Pourçain. Alas, 15km from the end, the popular veteran – who's taking part in his 16th Tour de France – was dropped from an 18-strong group and came in four minutes behind the winner.

"It was a good try – I just didn't have the legs to really go ‘til the end," said the two-time Tour individual stage winner. "Jan [Bakelants, Voigt's teammate] looked a lot better and stronger than me so I tried to set him up for an attack so he could go for the win himself."

For what could be his final Tour, Voigt is riding a stock Trek Madone 7-Series in H1 geometry – the bike that RadioShack are using for the 2013 Tour de France.

H1 geometry is a fit that allows flexible riders to get a lower and more aerodynamic position on the bike. In fact, aerodynamics are critical to the makeup of the 7-Series frame. It uses teardrop-shaped tubing to smooth airflow, the asymmetric fork is cut away for a Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount brake and the rear is fixed under the bottom bracket.

While the frame aims to harvest free watts wherever possible, power transmission is given ample consideration too. The bike uses a wide BB90 bottom bracket and the E2 head tube and fork configuration uses a standard taper width to keep the front rigid when pulling on the bars.

Of course, the talking point for the frame at the Tour start was the colour scheme. The standout turquoise with red accenting was a special Trek Project One paint scheme developed for the team to celebrate their participation in the 100th Tour de France.

See our image gallery, above right, for more photos of Jens Voigt's Trek Madone.

Where most chain catchers are an appendage fixed under the front derailleur, the 7-Series version is integrated into the frame

Complete bike specifications

Frame: Trek Madone 7 Series, 60cm H1 Project One
Fork: Trek Madone KVF full carbon
Headset: Cane Creek 110 integrated, 1 1/8in to 1 1/2in tapered
Stem: Bontrager Race XXX Lite, 120mm x -7 degrees
Handlebar: Bontrager Race Lite Anatomic, 44cm (c-c)
Tape: Bontrager cork
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount BR-9010
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount
Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-9070
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-9070
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-9070
Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-9070
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000, 11-25T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
Crankset: SRM Wireless PowerMeter DuraAce 9000, 177.5mm, 53/39T
Bottom bracket: BB90 stainless steel cartridge bearing
Pedals: Speedplay Nano
Wheelset: Bontrager Aeolus 5 tubular
Front tire: Schwalbe One 24mm
Rear tire: Schwalbe One 24mm
Saddle: Bontrager Team Issue
Seatpost: Bontrager Ride Tuned Carbon
Bottle cages: Bontrager XXX bottle cage (2)
Computer: SRM PowerControl 7 (not mounted)

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.9m (6ft 3in)
Rider's weight: 77kg (170lb)
Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 840mm
Saddle setback: 100mm
Seat tube length, c-c: 522mm
Tip of saddle nose to c of bar: 631mm
Saddle to bar drop (vertical): 138mm
Head tube length: 180mm
Top tube length: 591mm
Total bicycle weight: 7.04kg (15.52lb)