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Gallery: MTN-Qhubeka unveil new bike for Tour de France

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The new paint-job for the Cervélo S5

The new paint-job for the Cervélo S5 (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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The bikes have new custom coloured KMC frictionless chains

The bikes have new custom coloured KMC frictionless chains (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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The words move forward are across the top tub of the S5

The words move forward are across the top tub of the S5 (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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The S5 has been given a silver and yellow paint job

The S5 has been given a silver and yellow paint job (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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The MTN Qhubeka team use 3T components

The MTN Qhubeka team use 3T components (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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Even the chain has some yellow

Even the chain has some yellow (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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The colours of the African flag can be seen on the underside of the seat stays

The colours of the African flag can be seen on the underside of the seat stays (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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The Cervélo R5

The Cervélo R5 (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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MTN-Qhubeka's Cervélo R5

MTN-Qhubeka's Cervélo R5 (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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The team has ensured that the Qhubeka foundation is there for all the riders to see

The team has ensured that the Qhubeka foundation is there for all the riders to see (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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The front end of the R5

The front end of the R5 (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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All of the bikes are equipped with Enve wheels

All of the bikes are equipped with Enve wheels (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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The P5 time trial bike has been given a make over

The P5 time trial bike has been given a make over (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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The seatpost, seat stays, chainstays and break leavers have all been given yellow accents

The seatpost, seat stays, chainstays and break leavers have all been given yellow accents (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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The front end of the Cervélo P5

The front end of the Cervélo P5 (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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The riders will be using limited edition ROTOR Q-Rings

The riders will be using limited edition ROTOR Q-Rings (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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The P5 has the word progress written across the top tube

The P5 has the word progress written across the top tube (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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Progress, the team has made a lot of that in recent years

Progress, the team has made a lot of that in recent years (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)
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A look from behind of the Cervélo S5

A look from behind of the Cervélo S5 (Image credit: Cervélo/Jens Herrndorff)

MTN-Qhubeka have released a new paint-job for all of their bikes for the Tour de France. The team’s Cervélo R5, S5 and P5 time trial bike have all been given a makeover for their first appearance at the Grand Tour.

Changing from the standard black design that they have been using so far this season, the team have opted for a much more visible colour scheme with a predominantly chrome frame. The forks, stays and top tub have all been given yellow accents as has the seat post of the P5.

"We chose to use chrome on the bikes so that everyone could see themselves as part of the Qhubeka foundation and as part of the team itself. So no matter which bike you're looking at, it all comes back to Qhubeka itself," explained Tom Briggs, Senior Graphic Designer at Cervélo.

Across the top tube of each model is a slogan related to the Qhubeka charity, with the words 'Move Forward' on the S5, 'Carry On' on the R5 and 'Progress' on the P5.

The R5, P5 and S5 models all feature the colours of the South African flag, blue, green, yellow, red and black. The colours have been placed on the underneath of the seat stays on the R5, while they are underneath the bottom tube on the S5.

All the bikes also have special edition ROTOR Q-Rings for Qhubeka and custom coloured KMC frictionless chains.

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