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Tour Pro Bike: Cadel Evans’ stage-winning BMC teammachine SLR01

  • By Nick Legan
  • Published Jul. 5, 2011

MUR-DE-BRETAGNE, France (VN) —Cadel Evans has been second in the Tour de France on two occasions. This year he comes to the race with fewer racing miles in his legs, but fresher than ever before. With a strong team that includes 16-time Tour de France participant George Hincapie, Evans has the support he’ll need in his search for the top step of the podium in Paris.

His BMC teammachine SLR01 is a fairly straightforward bicycle. No flash custom paint job. No custom geometry. The only slightly unique item on the bike is the Easton handlebar. It is a shallow drop, round bar that was previously made by Easton for the track. Team mechanics asked their sponsor to dig up several pair for Evans and Easton did so for the team’s best GC hope.

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Nick Legan

Nick Legan

After graduating from Indiana University with honors and a degree in French and journalism, Nick Legan jumped straight into wrenching at Pro Peloton bike shop in Boulder for a few years. Then, he began a seven-year stint in the professional ranks, most recently serving for RadioShack at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California. He also worked for Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto. Legan served as the VeloNews tech editor 2010-2012 before sliding across the line into public relations.

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