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Pro Bike: Alison Powers’ Wilier Cento 1 SR

Custom American-themed paint work for the only rider to ever hold all three national titles at the same time
Pro Bike: Alison Powers' Wilier Cento 1 SR
Alison Powers is one of pro racing’s best all-rounders, and the first cyclist to ever hold all three U.S. national titles — from the road race, criterium, and time trial — at the same time. In honor of her road race/TT double earlier this year, UnitedHealthcare’s Italian bike sponsor Wilier painted up a star spangled, bald-eagled Cento 1 SR. UHC rides on Shimano components with a Ritchey cockpit and Fizik saddle and bar tape. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Alison Powers' Wilier Cento 1 SR
Powers is at it again in Utah this week, winning the Cedar City Grand Prix in a sprint. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Alison Powers' Wilier Cento 1 SR
An American icon for the national champion. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Alison Powers' Wilier Cento 1 SR
The Cento 1 SR is Wilier’s stiff, top of the line race bike. It features a few aerodynamic tweaks as well, including a truncated airfoil on the down tube. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Alison Powers' Wilier Cento 1 SR
Powers rides with ergo-bend bars from Ritchey. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Alison Powers' Wilier Cento 1 SR
Most pros still use aluminum bars. K-Edge provides a number of small components, including this mount for the team’s Pioneer power meter computers. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Alison Powers' Wilier Cento 1 SR
K-Edge also provides small number plate holders. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Alison Powers' Wilier Cento 1 SR
K-Edge also provides its signature product, a chain catcher. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Alison Powers' Wilier Cento 1 SR
A seat mast may be a pain to travel with, but it allows Wilier to fine-tune ride quality. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Alison Powers' Wilier Cento 1 SR
Pioneer provides power meters for UHC. The meters measure left and right power by detecting flex in the crank arms, similar to Stages Power meters. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Alison Powers' Wilier Cento 1 SR
The Pioneer head unit provides an incredible amount of data, including a very interesting spin-scan feature that shows exactly where power is being applied around the pedal stroke. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com