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Tour de France bikes: Greg Van Avermaet's custom-painted BMC Teammachine – Gallery

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Greg Van Avermaet's cutom painted BMC Teammachine SLR01

Greg Van Avermaet's cutom painted BMC Teammachine SLR01 (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Van Avermaet keeps his special edition Fizik Antares saddle, which commemorates the Olympic champion's road race title

Van Avermaet keeps his special edition Fizik Antares saddle, which commemorates the Olympic champion's road race title (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Alongside the frameset, Elite have provided Van Avermaet with matching bottle cages and bidons to celebrate Van Avermaet's yellow jersey

Alongside the frameset, Elite have provided Van Avermaet with matching bottle cages and bidons to celebrate Van Avermaet's yellow jersey (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The yellow bike is fitted with the usual Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 drivetrain

The yellow bike is fitted with the usual Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 drivetrain (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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All of the Tour de France riders' bikes are fitted with timing chips

All of the Tour de France riders' bikes are fitted with timing chips (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The rear of the seat stays remain black with yellow detailing

The rear of the seat stays remain black with yellow detailing (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Van Avermaet runs a K-Edge out front computer mount for his Garmin Edge 820 computer

Van Avermaet runs a K-Edge out front computer mount for his Garmin Edge 820 computer (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Vlack decals on the down tube stand out against the yellow base coat

Vlack decals on the down tube stand out against the yellow base coat (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A look at Van Avermaet's cockpit

A look at Van Avermaet's cockpit (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The top tube retains the black, grey and red detailing seen on a standard team-issue frameset

The top tube retains the black, grey and red detailing seen on a standard team-issue frameset (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The frame retains the regular decals and finishing touched as a regular team issue bike

The frame retains the regular decals and finishing touched as a regular team issue bike (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The bike also has the usal pairing of Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 wheels and Vittoria Corsa tubular tyres

The bike also has the usal pairing of Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 wheels and Vittoria Corsa tubular tyres (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Race leader Greg Van Avermaet adjusts his special yellow BMC

Race leader Greg Van Avermaet adjusts his special yellow BMC (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France overall leader Greg Van Avermaet lines up for the start of stage 4

Tour de France overall leader Greg Van Avermaet lines up for the start of stage 4 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

BMC presented Greg Van Avermaet with a custom-painted BMC Teammachine SLR01 to celebrate the Belgian taking the Tour de France yellow jersey after BMC Racing's team time trial victory on stage three of the race.

Van Avermaet's frameset has been given an eye-catching all-yellow design, with contrasting black BMC decals on the down tube and head tube of the frameset.

Equipped with the usual full Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupset and wheels, Van Avermaet's bike has also been paired with matching yellow bottle cages and bidons from Italian components and accessories specialists Elite.

The BMC Teammachine SLR01 features a proprietary stem, dubbed BMC ICS, as well as the expected frame-specific seatpost, which is topped with Van Avermaet's custom gold and black Fizik Antares saddle from his usual race bike.

Since the spring, the one-day racing specialist has been racing aboard a grey and gold BMC Teammachine – in both rim brake and disc brake versions – to celebrate his Olympic road race title from 2016.

Barring any crashes for the remainder of the opening week of the Tour, Van Avermaet may fancy himself to hold onto the yellow leader's jersey, and custom frameset, through to the first rest day depending on how the racing unfolds on some of the hillier stages as the race travels through Normandy.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Van Avermaet's special yellow frameset.

Frame: BMC Teammachine SLR01 in a custom yellow finish to celebrate Greg Van Avermaet's yellow jersey at the Tour de France
Fork: BMC Teammachine SLR01
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P
Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, C60
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
Handlebars: 3T Ergonova
Stem: BMC Teammachine ICS
Tape/grips: 3T
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Saddle: Fizik Antares in custom colours for Olympic champion
Seatpost: BMC Teammachine
Bottle cages: Elite Custom Race Plus in custom colours for Tour de France yellow jersey wearer
Computer: Garmin Edge 820
Other accessories: K-Edge out front computer mount