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Giro d'Italia tech: Cadel Evans on unnamed BMC road frame

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Cadel Evans's unamed BMC road bike

Cadel Evans's unamed BMC road bike (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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The frame features very shallow rear dropouts

The frame features very shallow rear dropouts (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Internal cabling enters just off centre of the headtube

Internal cabling enters just off centre of the headtube (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Internal cabling enters just off centre of the headtube

Internal cabling enters just off centre of the headtube (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Testing the Future - BMC continues its design mantra

Testing the Future - BMC continues its design mantra (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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The seatstays, like many BMC frames have a very acute angle and connect almost halfway down the seat tube

The seatstays, like many BMC frames have a very acute angle and connect almost halfway down the seat tube (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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New seat tube profile at the point where it meets the bottom bracket

New seat tube profile at the point where it meets the bottom bracket (Image credit: Sam Dansie)

This article was originally published on Bikeradar

Swiss bike maker BMC appear to be trialling a new bike at the Giro d'Italia under Cadel Evans which could be unveiled before the Tour de France.

A blacked out and as yet unnamed frame was on show at the first stage of the Giro d’Italia in Naples today.

A second bike will also be on in competition use at the Tour of California, starting later this month under Tejay van Garderen, BikeRadar learned.

A BMC Racing directeur sportif told BikeRadar the frame was extremely light.

On the trial model, the seat tube joins the BB in a broad, flat rectangular profile, which is a sharp departure from the profile on the current range topping Impec.

The frame has internal routing for electronic transmission and the rear gear cable, and the seat clamp has been reversed so that the bolt fastens over the top tube.

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Sam started as a trainee reporter on daily newspapers in the UK before moving to South Africa where he contributed to national cycling magazine Ride for three years. After moving back to the UK he joined Procycling as a staff writer in November 2010.