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Valverde gets custom Canyon Aeroad for Olympic Games

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Canyon has created custom-painted designs for the Rio Olympics

Canyon has created custom-painted designs for the Rio Olympics (Image credit: Canyon)
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Canyon's Aeroad CF SLX will feature in road and triathlon races

Canyon's Aeroad CF SLX will feature in road and triathlon races (Image credit: Canyon)
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Pro cyclists riding them in Rio will include Alejandro Valverde (ESP) and Trixi Worrack (GER)

Pro cyclists riding them in Rio will include Alejandro Valverde (ESP) and Trixi Worrack (GER) (Image credit: Canyon)
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and there will also be a smattering of triathletes, like João Pereira (POR) and Anne Haug (GER)

and there will also be a smattering of triathletes, like João Pereira (POR) and Anne Haug (GER) (Image credit: Canyon)
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The design borrows heavily from the colours of the Brazilian flag: green and yellow

The design borrows heavily from the colours of the Brazilian flag: green and yellow (Image credit: Canyon)
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No mention of 'Ordem e Progresso' necessary

No mention of 'Ordem e Progresso' necessary (Image credit: Canyon)

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.com.

With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro just over a week away, Canyon has shown off the custom-painted Aeroad and Ultimate CF SLX frames that will be ridden at this year's Summer Olympic Games.

In all, there will be 20 international athletes from ten different nations riding Canyon bikes, including top-flight cyclists like Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Trixi Worrack (Canyon-SRAM), as well as triathletes like João Pereira and Anne Haug.

The new frame designs take inspiration from the Brazilian flag, so there's a lot of green and yellow. Brazil's national motto "Ordem e Progresso" ("Order and Progress") isn't emblazoned anywhere, but seeing as the bikes are designed and assembled in Koblenz, Germany, we reckon they’ll still evince this formula.