Professional Bicycle: Tejay Van Garderen and Neilson Powless’ EF Professional Cycling’s Cannondale SuperSix EVO

EF Pro Cycling’s Neilson Powless has now manufactured fairly the impression in his debut Tour de France.

The 24-12 months-previous American designed it into the breakaway on phase six, sooner or later finishing fourth. Two days later on, as the race strike the Pyrenees, he was concerned in the day’s crack again, this time recording fifth. The exposure Powless is getting has place his crew and their Cannondale machines firmly in the highlight.

The bicycle in concern is the revamped EF Pro Cycling Cannondale SuperSix EVO, ridden impressively by both Powless and veteran of nine and counting Excursions de France, Tejay Van Garderen.

As opposed to the prior edition’s muted colors, this year’s product is challenging to pass up. The blue and pink shade plan matches the team’s distinctive Rapha kit the surprising pink striped accents run together the prime, seat and head tube, accentuating the frame’s tubing. If you believe that the satan is in the facts, the personalized pink rear derailleur hangar is a wonderful addition, way too.

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EF Pro Cycling Cannondale SuperSix Evo

EF Professional Cycling’s Neilson Powless aboard his Cannondale SuperSix EVO during Stage 1 of the 107th Tour De France (Image by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

The body alone acquired some big updates in 2019. It is now stiffer, far more aerodynamic and lighter – 866g outlined bodyweight for a 55cm frame.

It also seems cleaner, aided immeasurably by the Eyesight Metron 5D handlebar and the deficiency of cables, which handily also boost its aero attributes. This built-in cockpit once again retains cables concealed and the staff favour it for its impressive rigidity. In former races Van Garderen has been recognised to use a additional traditional FSA K-drive bar and stem.

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Cannondale SuperSix EVO

Tejay Van Garderen and his SuperSix EVO direct Geoffrey Soupe up a climb all through Stage 8 of the 2020 Tour de France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Visuals)

Looking at Powless and Van Garderen you will also discover they are using disc versions of equally the SuperSix EVO and the SystemSix EF use Cannondale’s tremendous-aero design on the flatter stages.

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Interestingly the most up-to-date incarnation of the SuperSix EVO with its Hi-Mod carbon layup isn’t readily available as a rim-brake choice. When crew leader Rigoberto Uran opted for rim brakes throughout the 2019 year he experienced to use the regular carbon frame in its place. But with the disc brake model able to get close to the UCI’s 6.8kg pounds restrict, it’s turning out to be a moot issue.

Both Powless and Van Garderen are sturdy climbers. To support them up the steep things in this year’s Tour, they’re employing Cannondale’s featherweight SiSL2 crankset paired with FSA chainrings. Collectively it can make for an very light-weight sub-500g chainset. The groupset is rounded out utilizing Shimano’s experimented with-and-tested Dura Ace Di2.

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Other notably svelte factors incorporate Vision’s Metron wheels. The crew use the SL Disc TL hoops, which feature an aero-concentrated rim available in 30mm, 40mm, 51mm and 81mm depth. Eyesight claim that these up to date wheels with their wider rim profile are superior suited to today’s present day race tire measurements. In the circumstance of Powless and Van Garderen these tyres are Vittoria Corsa G2..