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Tour de France bikes: Sylvain Chavanel's Wilier Cento10 Pro — Gallery

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White decals on the down tube contrast against the Ramato paint scheme

White decals on the down tube contrast against the Ramato paint scheme (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Sylvain Chavanel's Wilier Cento10 Pro Ramato

Sylvain Chavanel's Wilier Cento10 Pro Ramato (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A close look at the head and top tubes junction

A close look at the head and top tubes junction (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Chavanel's bike uses Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers for braking and shifting

Chavanel's bike uses Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers for braking and shifting (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Personal chrome decals for Chavanel are overlaid onto the Ramato paint scheme

Personal chrome decals for Chavanel are overlaid onto the Ramato paint scheme (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Chavanel also has custom chrome decals on his wheels

Chavanel also has custom chrome decals on his wheels (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A white Wilier decal sits on the bottom of the down tube

A white Wilier decal sits on the bottom of the down tube (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The veteran French rider uses Look Keo Blade Carbon pedals

The veteran French rider uses Look Keo Blade Carbon pedals (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Astute also provides Direct Energie with handlebar tape

Astute also provides Direct Energie with handlebar tape (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Direct Energie use tyres from French manufacturer Hutchinson

Direct Energie use tyres from French manufacturer Hutchinson (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The front profile of the Wilier Cento10 Pro has an hour glass-shaped head tube like most modern aero framesets

The front profile of the Wilier Cento10 Pro has an hour glass-shaped head tube like most modern aero framesets (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Chavanel's cockpit uses a Bryton out-front computer mount

Chavanel's cockpit uses a Bryton out-front computer mount (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The Cento10 Pro forks have cable routing for the hydraulic brake hoses

The Cento10 Pro forks have cable routing for the hydraulic brake hoses (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Direct Energie and Dimension Data are two teams at the Tour de France to use Astute saddles

Direct Energie and Dimension Data are two teams at the Tour de France to use Astute saddles (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Chavanel's race number plate commemorates the three stage victories the Frenchman has had over his eighteen Tours de France

Chavanel's race number plate commemorates the three stage victories the Frenchman has had over his eighteen Tours de France (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The Ramato paint changes to chrome at the rear of the bike and is separated on the top tube by the Italian tricolore

The Ramato paint changes to chrome at the rear of the bike and is separated on the top tube by the Italian tricolore (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The aero frameset features truncated tubing profiles

The aero frameset features truncated tubing profiles (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Direct Energie use Tacx Deva bottle cages

Direct Energie use Tacx Deva bottle cages (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A look at the front FFWD D4D wheel

A look at the front FFWD D4D wheel (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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While Chavanel's teammates opt for an integrated cockpit system, Chavanel runs a traditional handlebar and stem combination

While Chavanel's teammates opt for an integrated cockpit system, Chavanel runs a traditional handlebar and stem combination (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Would a new bike be a new bike if it didn't have a #hashtag on it?

Would a new bike be a new bike if it didn't have a #hashtag on it? (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Chavanel, along with several riders who are using disc brakes during the Tour de France, has opted for 140mm rotors front and rear

Chavanel, along with several riders who are using disc brakes during the Tour de France, has opted for 140mm rotors front and rear (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The thru-axles are removed via a hex key, which may slow down wheel changes during a race scenario

The thru-axles are removed via a hex key, which may slow down wheel changes during a race scenario (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A look at Chavanel's Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 drivetrain

A look at Chavanel's Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 drivetrain (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The Frenchman opts for standard 53/39 chainrings

The Frenchman opts for standard 53/39 chainrings (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Chavanel runs FFWD F4D wheels with custom chrome decals

Chavanel runs FFWD F4D wheels with custom chrome decals (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Direct Energie upgrade their Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 rear derailleurs with CeramicSpeed's OSPW system

Direct Energie upgrade their Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 rear derailleurs with CeramicSpeed's OSPW system (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The frameset commemorates Chavanel's eighteenth Tour de France, a record for the race

The frameset commemorates Chavanel's eighteenth Tour de France, a record for the race (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Components specialists Ritchey worked in collaboration with Wilier to produce proprietary seat posts for the framesets

Components specialists Ritchey worked in collaboration with Wilier to produce proprietary seat posts for the framesets (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie) is racing a record-breaking eighteenth and final Tour de France this year aboard a specially painted and new frameset from Wilier.

Surpassing Stuart O’Grady’s and Jens Voigt’s record of seventeen Tours, the former French national champion has already spent several days in the break during this year’s race riding on the new Wilier Cento10 Pro Disc in Wilier’s iconic Ramato paint design, which is available to purchase for an extra €1,500 on top of the regular frameset price.

An update to the Wilier Cento10 Air, the new frameset has a claimed stiffness improvement of six percent.

Like several riders during this year’s Tour de France and the majority of the Direct Energie team, Chavanel runs a Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 disc brake groupset, with CeramicSpeed providing the French Pro Continental team with their OSPW rear-derailleur upgrade system.

In conjunction with the Ramato paint design from Wilier, Chavanel’s bike has custom details including an outline of France surrounding the number 18, as a nod to the Frenchman’s eighteenth Tour de France and Sylvain Chavanel’s Twitter name also adorning the top tube.

Matching the chrome decals and detailing on Chavanel’s frame, FFWD F4D wheels have also been given chrome decals, which complement the black-and-silver Shimano Dura-Ace disc rotors. Like several riders in the race, Chavanel chooses to run 140mm disc rotors front and rear.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Sylvain Chavanel’s Wilier Cento10 Pro.

Wilier Cento10 Pro full specification

Frameset: Wilier Cento10 Pro Disc with Ramato paint and custom details for Sylvain Chavanel
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9120, 140mm rotor
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9120, 140mm rotor
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 with CeramicSpeed OSPW system
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-28
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P, 53/39
Wheelset: FFWD F4D with custom decals for Sylvain Chavanel
Tyres: Hutchinson Racing Lab Pro Tour tubular
Handlebars: Wilier Barra
Stem: Wilier Stemma
Tape/grips: Astute
Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon
Saddle: Astute
Seatpost: Ritchey Wilier
Bottle cages: Tacx Deva