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Bianchi reveals the Belkin team issue Infinito CV bike

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The Belkin team issue Bianchi Infinito CV is black and celeste

The Belkin team issue Bianchi Infinito CV is black and celeste
(Image credit: Bianchi S.p.A.)
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The front end of the Bianchi Infinito CV

The front end of the Bianchi Infinito CV
(Image credit: Bianchi/Antton Miettinen & Sabine Jacob)
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The Belkin team issue Bianchi Infinito CV

The Belkin team issue Bianchi Infinito CV
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The resin prototype frame

The resin prototype frame
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A Bianchi designer with the resin prototype

A Bianchi designer with the resin prototype
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A front view of the Infinito CV prototype

A front view of the Infinito CV prototype
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The shape of the head tube can be seem in the resin prototype

The shape of the head tube can be seem in the resin prototype
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The 2014 Belkin team

The 2014 Belkin team
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(Image credit: Bianchi/Antton Miettinen & Sabine Jacob)
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(Image credit: Bianchi/Antton Miettinen & Sabine Jacob)
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(Image credit: Bianchi/Antton Miettinen & Sabine Jacob)
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The Belkin mechanics build-up the Bianchi Infinito CV

The Belkin mechanics build-up the Bianchi Infinito CV
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Sep Vanmarke (Belkin)

Sep Vanmarke (Belkin)
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Bianchi technicians visited Belkin at the training camp

Bianchi technicians visited Belkin at the training camp
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Vanmarcke tests Infinito CV at the team's Spanish training camp

Vanmarcke tests Infinito CV at the team's Spanish training camp
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Sep Vanmarcke gets out of the saddle

Sep Vanmarcke gets out of the saddle
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The head tube has a aero profile

The head tube has a aero profile
(Image credit: Bianchi/Antton Miettinen & Sabine Jacob)
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The top tube of the Infinito CV

The top tube of the Infinito CV
(Image credit: Bianchi/Antton Miettinen & Sabine Jacob)
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The Belkin team issue Infinito CV is black and celeste

The Belkin team issue Infinito CV is black and celeste
(Image credit: Bianchi/Antton Miettinen & Sabine Jacob)
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The Bianchi Infinito CV

The Bianchi Infinito CV
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A close-up of the seat stays with Countervail vibration-dampening technology

A close-up of the seat stays with Countervail vibration-dampening technology
(Image credit: Bianchi/Antton Miettinen & Sabine Jacob)
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The Belkin mechanic makes as final touch to the Bianchi Infinito CV

The Belkin mechanic makes as final touch to the Bianchi Infinito CV
(Image credit: Bianchi/Antton Miettinen & Sabine Jacob)
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Two Bianchi Infinito CV bikes

Two Bianchi Infinito CV bikes
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The bike build is underway

The bike build is underway
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The Bianchi Infinito CV

The Bianchi Infinito CV
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Vanmarcke checks his saddle position

Vanmarcke checks his saddle position
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Lars Boom watches as the mechanics build his Bianchi Infinito CV

Lars Boom watches as the mechanics build his Bianchi Infinito CV
(Image credit: Bianchi/Antton Miettinen & Sabine Jacob)
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The sun sets on the Bianchi Infinito CV

The sun sets on the Bianchi Infinito CV
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The Belkin mechanics and Bianchi technicians talk tech

The Belkin mechanics and Bianchi technicians talk tech
(Image credit: Bianchi/Antton Miettinen & Sabine Jacob)

Bianchi has released photos of the Belkin team issue Infinito CV bike that Sep Vanmarcke, Lars Boom will use in the cobbled Classics.

The Infinito CV frame includes Countervail, a patented material developed between Bianchi and US company Materials Science Corporation (MSC), and exclusively used for cycling applications by Bianchi. Termed ‘Vibration Canceling Composite Technology,’ the key feature is a viscoelastic carbon layer embedded between standard carbon layers at critical areas of the frame and fork.

Bianchi’s use of Countervail is designed to cancel vibration before it reaches the rider, not through a suspension movement, but by viscoelastic damping. This does not make the frame more flexible but reduces muscle fatigue and so increases energy savings, Bianchi claims.

The bike was first spotted at last year's Tour of Flanders and was officially presented before Paris-Roubaix. Bianchi has become the Belkin bike sponsor for 2014 and so Vanmarcke and Boom will get to ride the innovative bike and feel the benefits of the Countervail vibration damping technology. Vanmarcke finished second behind Fabian Cancellara at Paris-Roubaix despite suffering a knee injury at Tirreno-Adriatico.

The Belkin team issue Bianchi Infinito CV has a celeste and black colour scheme with touches of Belkin's green team colour. The bike is fitted with Shimano components and FSA seat posts, bars and stems.

Vanmarcke tested his bike at the team's recent pre-season training camp in Spain.

“I was really eager to test my Infinito CV after as I was impressed by the innovative technology developed by Bianchi and since my first ride I noticed the difference: you cycle smoother over any surface. It will be a great support for me and the team at the classics,” Vanmarcke said in a press release from Bianchi.

Click here to see the full photo gallery of the Bianchi Infinito CV.