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Israel Cycling Academy's new De Rosa SK Pininfarina - Gallery

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Israel Cycling Academy's Blue De Rosa SK Pininfarina

Israel Cycling Academy's Blue De Rosa SK Pininfarina
(Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea)
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The team will use both clincher and tubular Schwalbe tyres

The team will use both clincher and tubular Schwalbe tyres
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The SK Pininfarina has direct mount front brakes

The SK Pininfarina has direct mount front brakes
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Black handlebar tape, combined with the FSA cockpit and Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers creates a neat front end

Black handlebar tape, combined with the FSA cockpit and Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers creates a neat front end
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The subtle De Rosa logo features on the headtube

The subtle De Rosa logo features on the headtube
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The team opts for Selle Italia SLR Team Edition Flow saddles

The team opts for Selle Italia SLR Team Edition Flow saddles
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The cockpit is also provided by FSA

The cockpit is also provided by FSA
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The team will use the full range of Vision Metron wheels to race on

The team will use the full range of Vision Metron wheels to race on
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The seatpost is frame specific

The seatpost is frame specific
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 brakes provide the stopping power

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 brakes provide the stopping power
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The aero seat tube of the SK Pininfarina blends seamlessly into the seatstays

The aero seat tube of the SK Pininfarina blends seamlessly into the seatstays
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The team opts for Shimano Dura-Ace cassettes

The team opts for Shimano Dura-Ace cassettes
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Shifting is provided via the Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 Di2 electronic groupset

Shifting is provided via the Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 Di2 electronic groupset
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Israel Cycling Academy uses KMC chains

Israel Cycling Academy uses KMC chains
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The crankset doesn't have the usual K-Force Light decals

The crankset doesn't have the usual K-Force Light decals
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Colour coordinated Speedplay pedals for the team

Colour coordinated Speedplay pedals for the team
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The bike is equipped with a FSA K-Force Light ABS BB386EVO crankset

The bike is equipped with a FSA K-Force Light ABS BB386EVO crankset
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Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages for the Pro Continental team

Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages for the Pro Continental team
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After years of racing on Cannondale bikes, the Israel Cycling Academy is set to switch to Italian manufacturer De Rosa for the 2018 season.

The team will use De Rosa's time trial frameset alongside the aero SK Pininfarina and all-rounder Protos.

Here we take a closer look at the stylish SK Pininfarina, the culmination of a project between De Rosa and the legendary Italian car design company Pininfarina. The bike belongs to one of the team’s sprinters, but we can’t reveal who until January.

The team has opted for a blue design to honour their Israeli roots, which also works as a nod to the Italian bike builder.

The frame will be equipped with FSA components, including stem, handlebars and crankset. The team will also use FSA’s Powerbox power meter. The groupset comes courtesy of Shimano with the Dura-Ace R9150. Vision Metron wheels will come in 50mm, 40mm and 30mm rim depths, and will be complemented by Schwalbe tyres. Completing the bike are Speedplay pedals, Sella Italia saddles and a KMC chain.

The Israel Cycling Academy started in 2015 as a Continental program and jumped to Professional Continental status this year. For 2018, the team have increased their roster from 18 riders to 24, adding WorldTour veterans like Ben Hermans from BMC, Kristian Sbaragli from Dimension Data and Ruben Plaza from Orica-Scott.

They seem set secure a wild card invitation to the 2018 Giro d'Italia that starts in Israel.

Click through the gallery above to take a closer look at the Israel Cycling Academy’s De Rosa SK Pininfarina.