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Dumoulin's Giro d'Italia bike gets pink makeover

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The pink bar tape

The pink bar tape
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Tom Dumoulin emerges from the Giant-Alpecin bus decked out in pink

Tom Dumoulin emerges from the Giant-Alpecin bus decked out in pink
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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A pink computer for Dumoulin

A pink computer for Dumoulin
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Pink bar tape

Pink bar tape
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Pink bar tape

Pink bar tape
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Pink power metre behind the left crank

Pink power metre behind the left crank
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Pink notes on the bottle cages

Pink notes on the bottle cages
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Dumoulin's tyres for the opening two road stages

Dumoulin's tyres for the opening two road stages
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Shimano DuraAce electronic shifting

Shimano DuraAce electronic shifting
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Dumoulin's seatpost and race number

Dumoulin's seatpost and race number
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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The pink front end

The pink front end
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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The top tube bears the Giant-Alpecin motto: Keep Challenging

The top tube bears the Giant-Alpecin motto: Keep Challenging
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Dumoulin's pink-themed bike

Dumoulin's pink-themed bike
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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The frame also contains Dumoulin's name with the Dutch flag

The frame also contains Dumoulin's name with the Dutch flag
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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The pink bottle cages

The pink bottle cages
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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The pink power metre on the chainring

The pink power metre on the chainring
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)
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Tom Dumoulin in pink at the start of stage 2 of the Giro d'Italia

Tom Dumoulin in pink at the start of stage 2 of the Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Patrick Fletcher)

Tom Dumoulin's bike has been given a pink makeover in a celebration of his status of race leader in the 2016 Giro d'Italia

The Dutchman triumphed on home soil on the opening 9.8km time trial in Apeldoorn on Friday afternoon, the Giant-Alpecin mechanics were soon adding the pink accessories to go with his maglia rosa. 

Dumoulin has pink bar tape, and pink flashes on his two bottle cages. His power meter system has also been given the pink treatment, with pink on the chainring, the left crank, and his computer. He is also wearing a fully pink helmet. 

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The Giant-Alpecin mechanics explained to Cyclingnews that they order in such accessories in advance for every Grand Tour, should one of their riders take the lead. As well as the overall leader's colours, they also prepare for taking the lead in the other classifications, and Tobias Ludvigsson's bike was similarly kitted out in white to match his jersey as leader of the young riders' classification.

Flick through the gallery above to check out Dumoulin's bike. 

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