Skip to main content

Mark Cavendish's Cervelo S5 - Gallery

Image 1 of 11

Dimension Data's Mark Cavendish used his Cervelo S5 to grand effect, winning the opening stage of the 2016 Tour de France and taking the first yellow jersey of the race

Dimension Data's Mark Cavendish used his Cervelo S5 to grand effect, winning the opening stage of the 2016 Tour de France and taking the first yellow jersey of the race (Image credit: Nick Legan)
Image 2 of 11

Ceramicspeed provides bearings for Dimension Data, including those for the headset

Ceramicspeed provides bearings for Dimension Data, including those for the headset (Image credit: Nick Legan)
Image 3 of 11

Tacx bottles and cages help keep the sprinter hydrated

Tacx bottles and cages help keep the sprinter hydrated (Image credit: Nick Legan)
Image 4 of 11

Perhaps the most popular tire in the pro peloton, Cavendish rolls on Continental Competition Pro LTD tires in a 25mm width

Perhaps the most popular tire in the pro peloton, Cavendish rolls on Continental Competition Pro LTD tires in a 25mm width (Image credit: Nick Legan)
Image 5 of 11

A small printout taped to his stem kept Cavendish abreast of key stage features

A small printout taped to his stem kept Cavendish abreast of key stage features (Image credit: Nick Legan)
Image 6 of 11

A view of Cav's office. The Manxman uses 42cm bars and a 12cm stem from Enve. A sharp eye will pick out Di2 sprint shifters. His reach from the tip of his saddle to the center of his bar top is 53.7 centimeters

A view of Cav's office. The Manxman uses 42cm bars and a 12cm stem from Enve. A sharp eye will pick out Di2 sprint shifters. His reach from the tip of his saddle to the center of his bar top is 53.7 centimeters (Image credit: Nick Legan)
Image 7 of 11

What appear to be a set of brand new Speedplay Zero pedals with stainless steel spindles are used to transmit Cav's finishing kick to the drivetrain

What appear to be a set of brand new Speedplay Zero pedals with stainless steel spindles are used to transmit Cav's finishing kick to the drivetrain (Image credit: Nick Legan)
Image 8 of 11

In addition to the transmitter that all racers carry, Dimension Data mechanics placed his Shimano Di2 junction box/charging port under Cavendish's Fizik Arione saddle. Cavendish's seat height is 70.3 centimeters

In addition to the transmitter that all racers carry, Dimension Data mechanics placed his Shimano Di2 junction box/charging port under Cavendish's Fizik Arione saddle. Cavendish's seat height is 70.3 centimeters (Image credit: Nick Legan)
Image 9 of 11

Cav used an 11-28 cassette on today's stage, something many riders are doing for all stages. A gold KMC chain blings up his bike

Cav used an 11-28 cassette on today's stage, something many riders are doing for all stages. A gold KMC chain blings up his bike (Image credit: Nick Legan)
Image 10 of 11

The Manx Missile took another step closer towards Eddy Merckx's record of 34 stage wins at Tour de France when he won the first stage of the 2016 Tour de France

The Manx Missile took another step closer towards Eddy Merckx's record of 34 stage wins at Tour de France when he won the first stage of the 2016 Tour de France (Image credit: Nick Legan)
Image 11 of 11

Cav's 170mm crankarms also turn on Ceramicspeed bearings. Cav used 54/39 chainrings to power his way across the finish line in the premier position

Cav's 170mm crankarms also turn on Ceramicspeed bearings. Cav used 54/39 chainrings to power his way across the finish line in the premier position (Image credit: Nick Legan)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

It was only a matter of time. Mark Cavendish won yet another Tour de France stage today, but also managed to pull on the yellow leader’s jersey for the first time in his career.

He did it, of course, aboard his team issue Cervelo S5 aero road bike. The Manxman used a set of deep section Enve SES wheels rolling on Chris King hubs.

His Dura-Ace Di2 group shifted 54/39 chainrings and an 11-28 cassette, giving him all the top gear he needed to beat Marcel Kittel and Peter Sagan to the line.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Mark Cavendish's stage 1 winning bike.

More on this story

Video Highlights