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.
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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