What a Tour de France it was this year! We have loved watching the yellow jersey win on a Colnago once again, and loved seeing so many of our favourite bikes out on the road. We take a look at the star bikes of the Tour de France from Colnago, Cervélo, Ridley & Factor.
UAE Emirates: Colnago Bikes
This year UAE Emiriates rode a combination of the Colnago V3Rs, Colnago Concepts, and the Colnago C64’s, built with Campagnolo Super Record EPS. Yellow jersey Tadej Pojacar rode a Colnago V3Rs, built with Campagnolo, Deda, and Prologo.
One of the great things about the Tour de France is that we often see new tech, and designs. Colnago released 108 limited editions of their V3Rs road bikes, we were fortunate to one which flew off the shop floor!
Jumbo-Visma: Cervélo Bikes
From 2021 Jumbo-Visma are sponsored by Cervelo bikes and rode a range of the Cervelo road bikes during the Tour de France, including the Cervelo R5, Cervelo S5, and Cervelo Caledonia, all built with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2.
Be it for sprinting, climbing, or a all-round classics bred build, Cervelo has a bike fit for any need. Wout Van Aert stunned fans with 3 epic wins with a mountain stage win on Mont Ventoux, a individual time-trial win, and the most coveted sprint of all in the Tour de France on the Champs Elyesee. Van Aert rides a Cervelo S5 for the sprint stages, and an R5 for the mountain stages, built with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2.
Not only are we a Cervelo dealer, we are also currently running an offer on a selected range of our Cervelo bikes! Check it out here.
Israel Start-Up Nation: Factor Bikes
We were thrilled to see that Factor are continuing their sponsorship of Israel Start-Up Nation for 2022! This year the team rode a combination of the Factor Ostro’s, and Factor VAM 02 rim brake edition, all built with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2.
We even saw Chris Froome riding a new time-trial bike named the Hanzo, we look forward to finding out more about! ISN star rider Micheal Woods rode into the Polka Dot jersey on stage 14 of the Tour de France on the Factor Ostro VAM, showing the versatility of the Ostro VAM as an aero climbing bike!
Israel Start-Up Nation coach, Ciarán O’Grady, recently bought a Factor Ostro from Eat Sleep Cycle, read his blog here. His partner, Rocket Rawrrs, also recently bought a Factor VAM 02, read her blog here.
We are an official Factor dealer & our mechanics are specialists in Factor builds. Browse our range of in-stock Factor bikes.
Lotto Soudal: Ridley Bikes
Lotto Soudal is a Belgian professional cycling team riding Ridley bikes which are made in Belgium. Lotto Soudal rode both the Ridley Helium, being the light weight climbing bike, and the Ridley Noah Fast which is a speed machine, built with Campagnolo Super Record EPS.
We sadly didn’t get to see much of Caleb Ewan on his Noah Fast after he crashed out on Stage 3 having fractured his right collarbone in four spots during a high-speed crash towards the finish line. However, we did see a number of strong rides from the team, including from 23 year old Brent Van Moer on Stage 4 where he was caught close to line by the sprint teams fighting for the win.
Not only do we stock a range of Ridley road bikes, including the Helium, Fenix SliC, and Noah Fast, we also stock Ridley gravel bikes such as the Kanzo Adventure and Kanzo Fast! See our Ridley bikes here.
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