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Pro bike: Jolien D'hoore's Colnago V1-r

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There’s no traditional lugged frame here, but the V1-r still has the pleasing aesthetic the Colnago brand is famous for

There’s no traditional lugged frame here, but the V1-r still has the pleasing aesthetic the Colnago brand is famous for
(Image credit: Jack Chevell)
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Campagnolo Bora Ultra Two 35mm wheels and 25mm Vittoria Corsa CX tubulars feature both back and front

Campagnolo Bora Ultra Two 35mm wheels and 25mm Vittoria Corsa CX tubulars feature both back and front
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The Deda steam and bar continue the Italian theme, as does the Fizik Superlight Soft Touch bar tape

The Deda steam and bar continue the Italian theme, as does the Fizik Superlight Soft Touch bar tape
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The crankset is SRM Campagnolo 11-speed

The crankset is SRM Campagnolo 11-speed
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The brakes are direct-mount, a first for Colnago, while the subtle Belgian Bullet decal adds a nice finishing touch

The brakes are direct-mount, a first for Colnago, while the subtle Belgian Bullet decal adds a nice finishing touch
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Like the frame, the fork blades have a truncated aero profile

Like the frame, the fork blades have a truncated aero profile
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The seatpost also has the airfoil shape and uses a forged alloy head. The saddle is a Fizik Arione CX Carbon

The seatpost also has the airfoil shape and uses a forged alloy head. The saddle is a Fizik Arione CX Carbon
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No expense has been spared on the transmission, which is provided by the high-end Campagnolo Super Record EPS

No expense has been spared on the transmission, which is provided by the high-end Campagnolo Super Record EPS
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This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

At the start of 2015, Belgian Jolien D'Hoore cited her Colnago V1-r as one of the things she was most excited about in her first season with Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling, and given the stellar year she's had it seems her enthusiasm for her new bike was well placed.

Her biggest results include first overall and the green jersey at the BeNe Ladies Tour, victories at one-day races Omloop van het Hageland, Ronde van Drenthe, the Flanders Diamond Tour, and the Open de Suède Vårgårda, and stage wins at the Holland Ladies Tour and the Women's Tour, as well as a successful defence of her Belgian National Road Race title.

Considered one of the best sprinters and most exciting young riders in the women's pro peloton, the Belgian Bullet will ride for Wiggle Honda again in 2016.

We got a close look at her bike at this year's La Course by Tour de France where she came second – although having crashed during the race it’s not the bike she actually finished it on…

Featherweight frame

A joint venture with that other iconic Italian brand Ferrari, the V1-r is the lightest frame Colnago has ever made, with D'Hoore's size 48 weighing a meagre 835g.

The Belgium Bullet decal leaves you in no doubt as to the owner of this bike

Specifications

Frame: Colnago V1-r – size 48cm
Fork: Colnago V1-r, 1 1/8in to 1 1/4in tapered
Headset: Colnago tapered sealed
Stem: Deda Zero100, 130mm x -8 degrees
Handlebar: Deda Zero100, 38cm (c-c)
Tape: Fizik Superlight Soft Touch
Front brake: Colnago Direct-Mount
Rear brake: Colnago Direct-Mount
Brake levers: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 11
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 11
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 11
Shift levers: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 11
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 11, 11-27T
Chain: Campagnolo Record 11
Crankset: SRM Campagnolo 11-speed, 172.5mm, 53/39T
Bottom bracket: Campagnolo BB86 press fit cups
Pedals: Look Keo Blade 2 Ti
Wheelset: Campagnolo Bora Ultra Two 35mm
Front tubular: Vittoria Corsa CX, 25mm
Rear tubular: Vittoria Corsa CX, 25mm
Saddle: Fizik Airone CX Carbon
Seatpost: Colnago V1-r carbon
Bottle cages: Tacx Uma Carbon (1)
Computer: SRM Power Control 7

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.73m (5ft 6in)
Rider's weight: 54kg (119lb)
Saddle height from BB, c-t: 725mm
Saddle setback: 45mm
Tip of saddle to midpoint of bar: 543mm
Saddle-to-bar drop: 90mm
Head tube length: 130mm
Top tube length (effective): 527mm
Total bicycle weight: 6.84kg (15.34lb), excluding SRM computer