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Thomas De Gendt's Ridley Dean Fast - Gallery

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Thomas De Gendt's Ridley Dean Fast

Thomas De Gendt's Ridley Dean Fast (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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De Gendt opted for 56/44T chainrings for the flt prologue course

De Gendt opted for 56/44T chainrings for the flt prologue course (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The bladed seat post offers a range of positions to fix the saddle

The bladed seat post offers a range of positions to fix the saddle (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The only HED branding on the front wheel is the skewer

The only HED branding on the front wheel is the skewer (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The 172.5mm cranks seem to be marked and could hit the rear brakes whilst pedaling

The 172.5mm cranks seem to be marked and could hit the rear brakes whilst pedaling (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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As with the front brake, the rear brake is located under the bottom bracket to reduce any drag

As with the front brake, the rear brake is located under the bottom bracket to reduce any drag (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The curved seat tube doesn't leave much room for clearances

The curved seat tube doesn't leave much room for clearances (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The wheels are paired with gumwall Vittoria tubular tyres

The wheels are paired with gumwall Vittoria tubular tyres (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The computer mount is located on the handlebar extensions for easy visibility when in a race position

The computer mount is located on the handlebar extensions for easy visibility when in a race position (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The bike was paired with blacked-out LizardSkins handlebar tape

The bike was paired with blacked-out LizardSkins handlebar tape (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Thick padding on the forearms keeps things comfortable

Thick padding on the forearms keeps things comfortable (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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Thomas De Gendt rode an 11-27 tooth cassette

Thomas De Gendt rode an 11-27 tooth cassette (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The Dean Fast features a long, bladed seat tube

The Dean Fast features a long, bladed seat tube (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The bike was equipped with Look Keo Blade pedals

The bike was equipped with Look Keo Blade pedals (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The Lotto-Soudal team are equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupsets

The Lotto-Soudal team are equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupsets (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The front brake sits behind the fork to reduce air turbulance

The front brake sits behind the fork to reduce air turbulance (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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De Gendt rode a de-stickered HED H3 front wheel

De Gendt rode a de-stickered HED H3 front wheel (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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The Ridley Dean Fast features a carbon cockpit that can be adjusted in width, stack and reach

The Ridley Dean Fast features a carbon cockpit that can be adjusted in width, stack and reach (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)
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A closer look at the stack under the handlebar extensions and the wider placement holes

A closer look at the stack under the handlebar extensions and the wider placement holes (Image credit: Josh Evans / Immediate Media)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Thomas De Gendt rode into an underwhelming 119th place (out of 152 riders) at the Tour de Romandie prologue last week. Despite the performance, we thought it rude not to take a closer look at the Lotto Soudal edition Ridley Dean Fast.

The Belgian, time trial specific frameset is equipped with a full Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupset. To complement the aero frame and Italian groupset, a full rear disc Campagnolo Bora Ultra wheel sits at the back of the bike, whilst a de-stickered HED H3 front wheel is at the front end.

Despite Campagnolo making an 80mm Bora Ultra front wheel, many riders opt to race non-sponsored wheels for time trials for that extra marginal gain. Four of the top-10 placed riders in the Tour de Romandie prologue raced on non-sponsored wheels, with most of them removing the stickers from the components to save their sponsor's blushes.

The flat prologue gave De Gendt the opportunity to ride a gear combination of 56/44 on the front and 11-27 on the rear. A low and flat cockpit setup was paired with all-black Lizard Skins handlebar tape.

Both the front and rear brake are positioned to stay out of the wind, to the rear of the forks and underneath the bottom bracket respectively.

The 172.5mm Campagnolo Super Record cranks are equipped with a SRM power meter and finished with a pair of Look Keo Blade pedals.

Critical measurements
- Rider height: 1.77m / 5ft 8in
- Rider weight: 69kg / 152lb
- Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 745mm
- Seat tube length (c-c): 516mm
- Tip of saddle nose to centre of bars (at stem): 575mm
- Head tube length: 97mm
- Top tube length: 511mm

Complete bike specifications
- Brake/gear levers: Campagnolo Super Record
- Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
- Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
- Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record, 11-27
- Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record with SRM power meter, 56/44T chainrings, 172.5mm crank length
- Rear wheel: Campagnolo Bora Ultra TT