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Tejay van Garderen's BMC Teammachine SLR01 – Gallery

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Tejay Van Garderen's BMC Teammachine SLR01

Tejay Van Garderen's BMC Teammachine SLR01
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SRM's power meter is paired with the PC-8 head unit

SRM's power meter is paired with the PC-8 head unit
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Stem spacers and alloy components for the GC contender

Stem spacers and alloy components for the GC contender
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Component brand provide the cockpit and handlebar tape for the American rider

Component brand provide the cockpit and handlebar tape for the American rider
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A closer look at the brake/gear levers

A closer look at the brake/gear levers
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The latest Shimano Dura-Ace groupset is a predominantly black gloss affair

The latest Shimano Dura-Ace groupset is a predominantly black gloss affair
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A lack of fork rake contributes to the bike's front end responsiveness

A lack of fork rake contributes to the bike's front end responsiveness
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Elite Vico carbon bottle cages are paired with Elite bottles

Elite Vico carbon bottle cages are paired with Elite bottles
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American company Powerbar supply the team's nutrition

American company Powerbar supply the team's nutrition
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Van Garderen opts for a Fizik Aliante VSX saddle

Van Garderen opts for a Fizik Aliante VSX saddle
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The BMC Racing team's rider names and nation feature on each of the bike's top tubes

The BMC Racing team's rider names and nation feature on each of the bike's top tubes
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The triple-triangle seat cluster has become synonymous with BMC framesets

The triple-triangle seat cluster has become synonymous with BMC framesets
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The 25mm Vittoria Corsa tubular gumwall tyres are popular in the WorldTour peloton

The 25mm Vittoria Corsa tubular gumwall tyres are popular in the WorldTour peloton
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The entire BMC Racing team was running Dura-Ace 9100 series wheels at Romandie

The entire BMC Racing team was running Dura-Ace 9100 series wheels at Romandie
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The American opted for an 11-30T cassette

The American opted for an 11-30T cassette
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Van Garderen was running 175mm cranks

Van Garderen was running 175mm cranks
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Van Garderen's drive train is a mix of Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 and 9000 components

Van Garderen's drive train is a mix of Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 and 9000 components
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Despite the latest groupset, the team is still running 9000 series Dura-Ace pedals

Despite the latest groupset, the team is still running 9000 series Dura-Ace pedals
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Tejay van Garderen has made a promising start to his Giro d'Italia debut as he leads BMC Racing in the Italian Grand Tour. Ahead of the first major test on stage 4 he sits 27th on GC, 23 seconds of the maglia rosa.

Van Garderen's teammate and Tour de France hopeful, Richie Porte, took the overall victory at last month's Tour de Romandie and van Garderen rode in support of the Australian. Cyclingnews took the opportunity to take a closer look at van Garderen's bike during the weeklong Swiss stage race.

The BMC Teammachine SLR01 has remained unchanged for nearly four years and despite this, continues to perform at the highest level. BMC Racing Team's bike for the 2017 season sees an update in groupset and wheels only, with the latest electronic groupset from component giant Shimano.

The Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 groupset is complete all but for the crankset. SRM's power meter is yet to be paired with the latest Dura-Ace crankset and with this, Van Garderen is equipped with 9000 series Dura-Ace cranks. As well as the cranks, the bike is also equipped with Dura-Ace 9000 series pedals.

Van Garderen runs his 175mm cranks alongside 53/39 chainrings and an 11-30T Dura-Ace cassette.

A Fizik Aliante VSX saddle sits atop the Teammachine SLR01 'D' carbon seatpost, whilst 3T supply the cockpit and handlebar tape.

 Full specifications

Critical measurements
• Rider height: 1.86m
• Rider weight: 72kg
• Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 775mm
• Seat tube length (c-c): 555mm
• Tip of saddle nose to C of bars (at stem): 585mm
• Head tube length: 163mm
• Top tube length: 560mm
Complete bike specifications
• Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100
• Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100
• Brake/gear levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150
• Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150
• Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150
• Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 11-30T
• Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace
• Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 with SRM power meter, 53/36T chainrings, 175mm crank length
• Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace
• Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 24mm
• Tyres: Vittoria Corsa tubular, 25mm
• Handlebars: 3T Tornova Team
• Stem: 3T ARX
• Tape/grips: 3T
• Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
• Saddle: Fizik Aliante VSX
• Seat post: BMC Teammachine SLR01 'D'
• Bottle cages: Elite Vico Carbon
• Computer: SRM PC-8