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Special edition Giant Defy for Teunissen at Paris-Roubaix

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The Giant Defy Advanced SL of Sunweb's Paris-Roubaix hope Mike Teunissen

The Giant Defy Advanced SL of Sunweb's Paris-Roubaix hope Mike Teunissen (Image credit: Courtesy Giant Bicycles)
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Giant SLR 42 Disc wheels

Giant SLR 42 Disc wheels (Image credit: Courtesy Giant Bicycles)
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Giant's integrated seatpost is designed for a little flex for comfort, as are the seatstays

Giant's integrated seatpost is designed for a little flex for comfort, as are the seatstays (Image credit: Courtesy Giant Bicycles)
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28mm Vittoria Corsa tubulars

28mm Vittoria Corsa tubulars (Image credit: Courtesy Giant Bicycles)
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Giant has a range of saddles. Teunissen goes with the Contact SL Forward

Giant has a range of saddles. Teunissen goes with the Contact SL Forward (Image credit: Courtesy Giant Bicycles)
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Bar tape? Yep, that would be a Giant product, too. For Roubaix, Teunissen uses Giant Contact cork tape

Bar tape? Yep, that would be a Giant product, too. For Roubaix, Teunissen uses Giant Contact cork tape (Image credit: Courtesy Giant Bicycles)
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Giant provides everything for the bike except the group, the computer and the tires. Here, Teunissen uses a 120mm Giant Contact SL stem and 42cm handlebar

Giant provides everything for the bike except the group, the computer and the tires. Here, Teunissen uses a 120mm Giant Contact SL stem and 42cm handlebar (Image credit: Courtesy Giant Bicycles)
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While some teams use grip tape to keep bottles secure over the cobbles, Teunissen and his team rely on Giant Airway Composite cages

While some teams use grip tape to keep bottles secure over the cobbles, Teunissen and his team rely on Giant Airway Composite cages (Image credit: Courtesy Giant Bicycles)

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

Team Sunweb rider Mike Teunissen has already won Paris-Roubaix once — in the under-23 category in 2014. This year, the 25-year-old Dutchman is gunning for victory in the elite men's race aboard a Giant Defy Advanced SL disc bike.

Teunissen recently took second at Dwars door Vlaanderen, one of the lead-up races to the cobbled classic Monuments of the Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris-Roubaix.

Teunissen also won the 2013 U23 cyclocross world championship, on a Giant no less, as a member of the Rabobank Development team.

For Paris-Roubaix, Teunissen and several of his Team Sunweb teammates will ride special team issue (read: shorter head-tube version) Defy Advanced SL bikes.

Just like the consumer option, the Defy bike is made with Giant's Advanced SL-grade composite, disc brakes, a D-shaped seatmast for compliance and plenty of clearance for high-volume tires.

 Frame: Defy Advanced SL, Size M/L
Fork: Advanced SL-grade composite with full composite OverDrive 2 steerer
Stem: Giant Contact SL, 120mm
Handlebar: Giant Contact SL, 42cm
Handlebar tape: Giant Contact cork
Front brake: Shimano BR 9170
Rear brake: Shimano BR 9170
Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Disc 9170
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150
Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9170
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 11-28t
Chain: Shimano CN 9011
Crankset: Shimano FC 9100 53/42, 175mm
Pedals: Shimano PD 9100
Front wheel: Giant SLR 42 Disc
Rear wheel: Giant SLR 42 Disc
Tires: Vittoria Corsa 28mm Team
Saddle: Giant Contact SL Forward
Seatpost: Giant Defy Advanced SL ISP
Bottle cages: Giant Airway Composite
Computer: Sigma ROX 11.0