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Richie Porte's BMC Teammachine SLR01 – Gallery

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Richie Porte's BMC Teammachine SLR01

Richie Porte's BMC Teammachine SLR01
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Shimano Dura-Ace levers

Shimano Dura-Ace levers
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Elite provide the bottle cages and bottles to BMC Racing Team

Elite provide the bottle cages and bottles to BMC Racing Team
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The Teammachine features a small, third triangle in the frame design to improve comfort

The Teammachine features a small, third triangle in the frame design to improve comfort
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Porte rides a size 48 frame

Porte rides a size 48 frame
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The Teammachine can host both electronic and mechanical components

The Teammachine can host both electronic and mechanical components
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A look at the toptube

A look at the toptube
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Porte's top cap

Porte's top cap
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The cockpit is predominantly 3T components

The cockpit is predominantly 3T components
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The pedals are also Shimano Dura-Ace

The pedals are also Shimano Dura-Ace
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A closer look at the tyre and rims

A closer look at the tyre and rims
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Porte rides standard 53-39 chainrings

Porte rides standard 53-39 chainrings
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The 3T stem has a -6 degree angle

The 3T stem has a -6 degree angle
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BMC run Vittoria tubular tyres

BMC run Vittoria tubular tyres
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BMC are still running Dura-Ace 9000 series groupsets

BMC are still running Dura-Ace 9000 series groupsets
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Shimano Dura-Ace crankset and a SRM powermeter

Shimano Dura-Ace crankset and a SRM powermeter
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Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 front derailleur

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 front derailleur
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The Australian's name adorns the toptube

The Australian's name adorns the toptube
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Fizik Arione saddle with marks on the carbon seat rails for setup

Fizik Arione saddle with marks on the carbon seat rails for setup
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The BMC seatpost has a rear offset

The BMC seatpost has a rear offset
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Ready for Porte's race number

Ready for Porte's race number
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Porte has a 110mm stem

Porte has a 110mm stem
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SRM PC-8 head unit in team colours

SRM PC-8 head unit in team colours
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Tidy cables ensure a better looking cockpit and helps the bike's aerodynamics

Tidy cables ensure a better looking cockpit and helps the bike's aerodynamics
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Shimano Dura-Ace C35 wheels

Shimano Dura-Ace C35 wheels
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Shimano Dura-Ace front brake

Shimano Dura-Ace front brake
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After an unlucky 2016 season, Richie Porte returns to racing at the Tour Down Under with five months of rest under his belt. Porte's last race was the Olympic road race in Rio, where the Australian crashed with 35 kilometres to go and fractured his right scapula, ruling him out of the time trial.

Porte in excellent shape for the Tour Down Under and, winning stage two on the Paracombe climb in Adelaide to take the overall race lead.

Porte rides a 48cm frame and the smaller sized components continue with 170mm Dura-Ace cranks and a 110mm 3T stem. The BMC team continue to use the Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series groupsets; including shifting, brakes, pedals and wheels. It is likely we will see the team update to the latest Dura-Ace Di2 9150 in the coming months.

Whilst Porte opts for shorter cranks than most riders, his BMC bike is equipped with a more common combination of 53-39 chainrings and an 11-28 cassette.

A compact cockpit consists of a 3T stem, 380mm wide handlebars and Corius Pro bar tape, all also supplied by the Italian brand. The Italian trend continues with a Fizik Arione saddle and 25mm Vittoria Corsa tubular tyres. 

Swipe or click through the gallery above to see more of Richie Porte's bike.

Full Specifications:
Complete bike specifications
Frame: BMC Teammachine SLR01, size 48
Fork: BMC Teammachine SLR
Stem: 3T ARX, 110mm, -6 degrees
Handlebar: 3T Rotundo Team, 380mm wide
Tape: 3T Corius Pro
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Brake/Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-28T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11 speed
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace, 170mm
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace C35
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa tubular, 25mm
Saddle: Fizik Arione
Seatpost: BMC Teammachine SLR01
Bottle cages: Elite Pase

Critical measurements
Rider's height: 1.72m
Rider's weight: 62kg
Saddle height from BB: 685mm
Centre of saddle to centre of bar: 650mm
Head tube length: 108mm
Top tube length (effective): 520mm
Total bicycle weight: 7.14kg