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Tour de France bikes: Nairo Quintana's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX — Gallery

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Nairo Quintana's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX

Nairo Quintana's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Colour-coordinated handlebar tape from Lizard Skins matches the Movistar team colours on the front of the frame

Colour-coordinated handlebar tape from Lizard Skins matches the Movistar team colours on the front of the frame (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Despite his small stature, Quintana runs 172.5mm cranks

Despite his small stature, Quintana runs 172.5mm cranks (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Quintana runs 53/39 chainrings

Quintana runs 53/39 chainrings (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Movistar Team use Campagnolo Power2Max power meter-equipped cranksets

Movistar Team use Campagnolo Power2Max power meter-equipped cranksets (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Running a 50mm rear wheel, Quintana opts for a shallower 35mm front wheel while racing at Tour de Suisse

Running a 50mm rear wheel, Quintana opts for a shallower 35mm front wheel while racing at Tour de Suisse (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Quintana opts for an all-white Fizik Arione saddle

Quintana opts for an all-white Fizik Arione saddle (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Photographed during June's Tour de Suisse, the Canyon Ultimate has a simple and minimalist design aesthetic

Photographed during June's Tour de Suisse, the Canyon Ultimate has a simple and minimalist design aesthetic (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A look at the Campagnolo Super Record rear brake

A look at the Campagnolo Super Record rear brake (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Movistar are one of several WorldTour teams to use 25mm Continental Competition ALX tubular tyres

Movistar are one of several WorldTour teams to use 25mm Continental Competition ALX tubular tyres (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Movistar's Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 wheels have been given team issue blue decals to match the Canyon framesets

Movistar's Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 wheels have been given team issue blue decals to match the Canyon framesets (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Canyon's cockpit components are labelled up for easier identification

Canyon's cockpit components are labelled up for easier identification (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Movistar opt for the lightweight Elite Vico Carbon bottle cages

Movistar opt for the lightweight Elite Vico Carbon bottle cages (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The bulky bottome bracket area will improve power transfer for the Colombian

The bulky bottome bracket area will improve power transfer for the Colombian (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Quintana runs an integrated carbon cockpit from Canyon

Quintana runs an integrated carbon cockpit from Canyon (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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While Campagnolo recently released a 12-speed groupset, both Movistar and Lotto-Soudal have stuck with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 11-speed groupsets at recent races and the Tour de France

While Campagnolo recently released a 12-speed groupset, both Movistar and Lotto-Soudal have stuck with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 11-speed groupsets at recent races and the Tour de France (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)

This article first appeared on BikeRadar

Movistar arrived at the 2018 Tour de France with the option of three general classification contenders for the race. While Alejandro Valverde has dropped out of contention, working for his teammates, Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa remain in the top 10 after stage 14 of the race.

Colombian climber Nairo Quintana predominantly races aboard a Canyon Ultimate CF SLX frameset, and when photographed at the Tour de Suisse, which Quintana used as his final preparation race ahead of the Tour, Movistar had Quintana's bike set up with a Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 wheel to the rear of the bike and a lower profile Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 to the front.

Quintana ran this same setup for stage 1 of the Tour de France, and it has a similar depth combination to the ENVE 4.5 SES wheelset that's used by Team Dimension Data, which has slightly deeper rear wheels than its respective front pairing. 

Campagnolo's wheelsets are offered in uniform sizes for front and rear, and Movistar has bypassed this by simply running two different wheels on Quintana's bike.

Along with the Campagnolo wheels, Quintana's Canyon Ultimate runs a full Campagnolo Super Record EPS 11-speed groupset, with the crankset provided by Power2Max in blue Movistar colours.

Movistar use Campagnolo Power2Max power meter-equipped cranksets

Changing team colours for the 2018 season, Movistar's white-and-blue-fade team kit is replicated on the paint design of the Canyon framesets with matching Lizard Skins handlebar tape adding even more colour to the front end of the bike.

Campagnolo also join the blue party by supplying the team with wheels with custom matching decals, rather than the usual white-and-red finish on the consumer versions of the wheels.

The Canyon frameset includes a carbon Canyon seatpost and Quintana opts for an integrated carbon Canyon CP10 cockpit.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Nairo Quintana's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX.

Canyon Ultimate CF SLX full specification

Frameset: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
Front brake: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear brake: Campagnolo Super Record
Brake/shifter levers: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 11-speed
Chain: Campagnolo Record 11-speed
Crankset: Campagnolo Power2Max, 53/39 chainrings and 172.5mm cranks
Front wheel: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35
Rear wheel: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50
Tyres: Continental Competition ALX, 25mm tubular
Handlebars/stem: Canyon CP10, 390mm wide, 110 stem
Tape/grips: Lizard Skins
Pedals: Look Keo
Saddle: Fizik Arione
Bottle cages: Elite Vico Carbon
Seatpost: Canyon S13 VCLS CF