Colnago has introduced a limited edition variation of its V3Rs road bicycle to mark the 108th version of the Tour de France with an amazing £11,090 / $16,339 rate tag.
Designed in collaboration with race organisers ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation), the bicycle is explained to be the “first formal bicycle in the background of the Tour de France”.
The disc-outfitted Colnago V3Rs is constrained to just 108 bikes, a single for each and every Tour considering the fact that the race’s inception in 1903.
The bicycle pays tribute to the Tour de France with a color scheme that references the yellow of the race leader’s jersey but is for the most aspect black.
Graphics on the frame also mark this out as a Tour de France exclusive version. The race brand is printed on the fork and top tube, even though at the top of the rear triangle is an define of France with the words and phrases “V3Rs winner of the 2020 Tour de France” inside of – in honour of Tadej Pogačar’s victory at last year’s edition, in which UAE Team Emirates riders rode the Colnago V3Rs.
The greatest bike for the greatest race?
Laurent Lachaux, head of business at ASO, suggests that ASO is happy to have identified a licensee for an formal Tour de France bicycle in Colnago as the corporation is “part of the historical past of the Tour de France” as nicely as Colnago bikes being “universally regarded as amongst the most technological and properly-made in the world”.
The Colnago V3Rs was introduced in 2019 as a successor to Colnago’s V2-R. Claimed to be lighter and stiffer than the V2-R, the bike ticks all the modern-day superbike prerequisites: it is accessible in a disc-certain model, it can get wider 30mm tyres and it has concealed cables and hoses.
This confined-edition model is equipped with other Tour de France licensee models: Selle Italia and Continental. Selle Italia delivers the SLR Boost Carbon Superflow saddle and Continental offers the Grand Prix 5000 tyres.
The rest of the bike is decked out with Bora Extremely WTO DB wheels and a Deda Elementi Alanera DCR built-in monocoque carbon-fibre handlebar.
The groupset is Campagnolo’s 12-velocity Super History EPS Disc, with its appropriate lever in yellow to match the relaxation of the bicycle.
Will Colnago claim a different Tour de France gain with Tadej Pogačar?
The 2021 Tour de France commences in a make a difference of weeks on 26 June and, possessing snatched the 2020 edition of the race from Primož Roglič on the remaining time demo, Tadej Pogačar will return to the Tour de France to protect his title.
This year’s Tour de France route options plenty of climbing, together with a double ascent of Mont Ventoux, but it also functions 58km of time trials – the most the race has observed since 2013 – which could not favour Pogačar.