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Tour de France bikes: Rigoberto Uran's Cannondale SuperSix Evo

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Rigoberto Uran's Cannondale Supersix Evo that was ridden to 7th place at this year's Tour de France

Rigoberto Uran's Cannondale Supersix Evo that was ridden to 7th place at this year's Tour de France
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Uran's FSA handlebars are pretty narrow at just 38cm wide

Uran's FSA handlebars are pretty narrow at just 38cm wide
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The Supersix Evo logo adorns the top tube in a subtle yet effective way

The Supersix Evo logo adorns the top tube in a subtle yet effective way
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Tacx Ciro cages have been neatly colour-matched to EF Education First's pink branding

Tacx Ciro cages have been neatly colour-matched to EF Education First's pink branding
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Shimano aren't a sponsor, but EF Education First's bikes are equipped with Dura-Ace Di2 components

Shimano aren't a sponsor, but EF Education First's bikes are equipped with Dura-Ace Di2 components
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Uran opts for rim brakes, even at the sacrifice of Cannondale's Hi-Mod carbon lay up. More on that below

Uran opts for rim brakes, even at the sacrifice of Cannondale's Hi-Mod carbon lay up. More on that below
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Although weight has clearly been a priority, Uran still chooses the large Garmin Edge 1030 computer

Although weight has clearly been a priority, Uran still chooses the large Garmin Edge 1030 computer
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The FSA handlebars are wrapped with Prologo tape, finished off with a sponsor-pleasing logo that serves no purpose other than TV exposure

The FSA handlebars are wrapped with Prologo tape, finished off with a sponsor-pleasing logo that serves no purpose other than TV exposure
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The Prologo Nago C3 CPC saddle features a wrath of textured finishing in order to prevent sliding back and forth

The Prologo Nago C3 CPC saddle features a wrath of textured finishing in order to prevent sliding back and forth
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Along with the bike's Vision Metron tubular wheels, Uran is running Vision specific brake pads in the Shimano R9100 calipers

Along with the bike's Vision Metron tubular wheels, Uran is running Vision specific brake pads in the Shimano R9100 calipers
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A simple addition to Uran's name tag differentiates his first and second choice bikes, and a simple marker pen simplifies the mechanic's job when setting saddle height

A simple addition to Uran's name tag differentiates his first and second choice bikes, and a simple marker pen simplifies the mechanic's job when setting saddle height
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Paired with the Vision tubulars, the team were running Vittoria's previous-generation Corsa G+ tubular tyres, rather than the Graphene 2.0 tyres launched last year

Paired with the Vision tubulars, the team were running Vittoria's previous-generation Corsa G+ tubular tyres, rather than the Graphene 2.0 tyres launched last year
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An 11-32 Ultegra cassette was fitted for Uran ahead of the second Pyrenean stage

An 11-32 Ultegra cassette was fitted for Uran ahead of the second Pyrenean stage
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While the disc brake bikes were treated to pink direct mount derailleur hangers, Uran had to make do with the stock two-part system

While the disc brake bikes were treated to pink direct mount derailleur hangers, Uran had to make do with the stock two-part system
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Rather than use FSA's own PowerBox powermeter, EF have gone straight to source with the Power2Max NG

Rather than use FSA's own PowerBox powermeter, EF have gone straight to source with the Power2Max NG
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Dura-Ace Di2 is paired with Cannondale's lightweight SISL2 crankset and 53/38 chainrings from FSA

Dura-Ace Di2 is paired with Cannondale's lightweight SISL2 crankset and 53/38 chainrings from FSA
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A lightweight carbon fibre plate is used to house the Di2 junction box in the down tube - a classy finishing touch

A lightweight carbon fibre plate is used to house the Di2 junction box in the down tube - a classy finishing touch
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Rigoberto Urán and a number of his EF Education First teammates were racing aboard the recently launched Cannondale SuperSix Evo at this year's Tour de France, a bike first seen at the Critérium du Dauphiné in June.

While some of his team opted for disc brakes, Urán’s first choice race bike is fitted with Dura-Ace direct mount rim brakes, despite claims that the new Hi-Mod disc frameset can be built very closely to the 6.8kg UCI minimum weight limit.

Interestingly, a rim-brake-equipped SuperSix Evo isn’t available in Cannondale’s range-topping Hi-Mod frame layup, meaning Urán’s frameset is the same ‘standard’ carbon frame you can buy as a complete build for around £2000 – albeit with considerably higher-spec components. It’s reassuring to know the apparent lesser quality frame can still perform to the standards of a WorldTour professional and can be ridden to a top-10 finish at the Tour de France.

Cannondale offer an aerodynamic integrated bar and stem combo for the SuperSix but the tight corners involved in internal routing can affect the light-action feel of mechanical brakes. As such, it’s little surprise to see Urán running a traditional FSA bar and stem combo, which measure 380mm and 120mm, respectively.

The EF Education First team were running Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 components paired with Cannondale’s own lightweight SISL2 crankset with 53/38 chainrings. While team sponsor FSA make their own PowerBox power meter, made in conjunction with Power2Max, EF Education First seem to have gone straight to source, by fitting Urán's bike with a Power2Max NG, which has claims of offering twice the accuracy.

Rigoberto Urán's Cannondale Supersix Evo full bike specifications

Frameset: Cannondale SuperSix EVO

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 Ultegra R8000, 11-30
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace HG901
Crankset: Cannondale Hollowgram SiSL2

Wheelset: Vision Metron tubular
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa G+, 25mm tubular

Handlebars: FSA
Handlebar tape: Prologo
Stem: FSA OS-99 hybrid
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Saddle: Prologo Nago C3 CPC
Seat post: Cannondale Hollowgram Knot27

Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro
Computer: Garmin Edge 1030

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