This article originally appeared on BikeRadar.
Richie Porte is one strong cog in the Team Sky's 2015 Tour de France machine, and he started this year's race aboard a custom-painted Pinarello Bolide in recognition of his Australian national time trial championship win.
Standing 172cm (5ft 8in), Porte rides a bike with extreme numbers. For instance, the cranks are a a short 167.5mm on his 45cm frame, but the chainrings are a hearty 56/44t combination. His Stages power meter can probably report some impressive numbers, too, but Team Sky isn't sharing those.
We weighed his bike at 8.39kg (18.5lb) — that does not count the rather sizable GPS transponder that riders are required to mount on their bikes this year.
The 2015 Tour started with a 13.8km time trial in Utrecht, Holland, where Porte didn't manage the top 10 ahead of three weeks serving as Chris Froome's super domestique.
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