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Tour de France bikes: Rigoberto Uran's Cannondale SystemSix — Gallery

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Rigoberto Uran's Cannondale SystemSix

Rigoberto Uran's Cannondale SystemSix
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Uran is one of several riders who runs a Vision Metron 5D integrated cockpit

Uran is one of several riders who runs a Vision Metron 5D integrated cockpit
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Uran abandoned the race following a crash on stage 9 and subsequently losing nearly half an hour on stage 11 of the race

Uran abandoned the race following a crash on stage 9 and subsequently losing nearly half an hour on stage 11 of the race
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A carbon-framed Di2 junction port sits on the down tube of the frameset

A carbon-framed Di2 junction port sits on the down tube of the frameset
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EF-Drapac use Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 pedals

EF-Drapac use Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 pedals
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Uran opts for a standard chainring combination of 53/39

Uran opts for a standard chainring combination of 53/39
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Cannondale have machined a proprietary direct mount hanger for the Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 rear derailleur. Not the fin on the top side of the part, which acts as a chain catcher for the cassette

Cannondale have machined a proprietary direct mount hanger for the Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 rear derailleur. Not the fin on the top side of the part, which acts as a chain catcher for the cassette
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A closer look at the colour-coordinated, machined part for the new aero frameset from Cannondale

A closer look at the colour-coordinated, machined part for the new aero frameset from Cannondale
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Uran was one of several GC contenders who look to be running 11-30 cassettes for this year's Tour de France as opposed to the more common 11-28 option

Uran was one of several GC contenders who look to be running 11-30 cassettes for this year's Tour de France as opposed to the more common 11-28 option
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For the opening stages of this year's Tour de France, the entire EF-Drapac team used the new Cannondale SystemSix before switching to Synapse frames for stage 9 and SuperSix frames for the Alps

For the opening stages of this year's Tour de France, the entire EF-Drapac team used the new Cannondale SystemSix before switching to Synapse frames for stage 9 and SuperSix frames for the Alps
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Shimano provides Uran with the majority of the drivetrain components, excluding the Cannondale SISL crankset

Shimano provides Uran with the majority of the drivetrain components, excluding the Cannondale SISL crankset
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Some riders using disc brakes at the Tour de France have opted for 140mm front disc rotors but the EF-Drapac riders stick to the more common 160mm

Some riders using disc brakes at the Tour de France have opted for 140mm front disc rotors but the EF-Drapac riders stick to the more common 160mm
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EF-Drapac riders have a choice of Prologo saddles

EF-Drapac riders have a choice of Prologo saddles
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Flashes of fluoro pink on the rear faces of the frameset tubing will make it easier to find a teammate's wheel in the bunch

Flashes of fluoro pink on the rear faces of the frameset tubing will make it easier to find a teammate's wheel in the bunch
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Truncated tubing and an integrated fork crown improves the overall aerodynamic performance of the frame

Truncated tubing and an integrated fork crown improves the overall aerodynamic performance of the frame
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The swoop design from the fork crown into the top of the down tube is a common design feature of modern aero framesets

The swoop design from the fork crown into the top of the down tube is a common design feature of modern aero framesets
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Internal cable routing enters the head tube at the front end of the bike

Internal cable routing enters the head tube at the front end of the bike
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The seat post is clamped vua a hex bolt on the inside of the seat cluster in the main frame triangle

The seat post is clamped vua a hex bolt on the inside of the seat cluster in the main frame triangle
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25mm Vittoria Corsa tubular tyres are a common tyre choice within the Tour de France peloton

25mm Vittoria Corsa tubular tyres are a common tyre choice within the Tour de France peloton
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Pink team bidons are paired with green Tacx Ciro bottle cages

Pink team bidons are paired with green Tacx Ciro bottle cages
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 levers do a good job of disguising any hydraulic functionality compared to the oversized levers of recent years

Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 levers do a good job of disguising any hydraulic functionality compared to the oversized levers of recent years
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A look at the front end of Uran's Cannondale

A look at the front end of Uran's Cannondale
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The front brake's hydraulic brake hose is routed internally through the left hand fork leg

The front brake's hydraulic brake hose is routed internally through the left hand fork leg
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Vision provides EF-Drapac with carbon, disc-specific wheels

Vision provides EF-Drapac with carbon, disc-specific wheels
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A look at the seat cluster on Uran's Cannondale SystemSix

A look at the seat cluster on Uran's Cannondale SystemSix
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Rigoberto Uran addresses the crowd during sign-on at the opening stage of the race

Rigoberto Uran addresses the crowd during sign-on at the opening stage of the race
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This article first appeared on BikeRadar

After a crash during stage nine of the Tour de France on the cobbles to Roubaix, Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First-Drapac) eventually succumbed to his injuries and abandoned the race ahead of stage 12 three days later.

The Colombian finished less than a minute behind Chris Froome (Team Sky) during last year's edition of the race, and the American-registered squad will look to change tack in the hope of finding stage wins for the remainder of the race.

For the opening stages of this year's Tour de France, the entire EF-Drapac team used the new Cannondale SystemSix before switching to Synapse frames for stage 9 and SuperSix frames for the Alps.

In the week building up to the race, Cannondale was one of several bike manufacturers to launch new aero framesets and for the opening stage in Noirmoutier-en-l'Île, the entire EF Education First-Drapac team raced aboard the new Cannondale SystemSix, which has been tested extensively in races since March of this year.

The final version of the bike is finished in the fluoro pink and green team colours of EF-Drapac and is paired with a full Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 groupset.

Components specialists Vision provides the team with wheels and finishing kit, with Uran opting for a Vision Metron 5D integrated carbon cockpit.

As with several of the recently released framesets from other manufacturers, Cannondale has produced a direct-mount rear derailleur hanger for the Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 rear derailleur. In an eye-catching and colour-coordinated pink finish, the component also doubles up as a chain catcher to prevent any throwing of the chain off the cassette.

EF Education First-Drapac is one of several WorldTour and Tour de France teams to run 25mm Vittoria Corsa tyres.

For stage nine of the race on the cobbles to Roubaix, EF Education First-Drapac switched from SystemSix framesets to the endurance-focused Synapse framesets, before switching to the lightweight SuperSix framesets as the race hit the Alps.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Rigoberto Uran's Cannondale SystemSix.

Cannondale SystemSix full specification

Frameset: Cannondale SystemSix
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9120
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9120
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 with custom hanger for Cannondale SystemSix
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-30
Crankset: Cannondale SISL, 53/39 FSA chainrings
Wheelset: Vision Metron 55 SL tubular
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
Handlebars/stem: Vision Metron 5D integrated, 400mm wide, 110mm stem
Tape/grips: Prologo
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Saddle: Prologo Scratch 2
Seat post: Cannondale SystemSix
Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro


Critical measurements

Rider height: 1.73m
Saddle height from bottom bracket (centre to top): 700mm
Saddle nose to handlebars at stem: 540mm