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Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) took the...

Pro Bike Gallery: Fabian Cancellara’s yellow Trek Domane Team Issue

'Spartacus' started stage 3 on the yellow bike but his special Trek lived a short life, as a brutal crash took down the GC leader mid-race
Pro Bike: Fabian Cancellara's yellow Trek Domane
Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) took the yellow jersey, and with it came a custom yellow Trek Domane Team Issue. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews
Pro Bike: Fabian Cancellara's yellow Trek Domane
A gold accent adorns Cancellara’s stem. The superstitious Swiss rider was rumored to have seen the bike for the first time only when he left the team bus to check in before stage 3. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews
Pro Bike: Fabian Cancellara's yellow Trek Domane
The PC8 head unit wears yellow like its rider. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews
Pro Bike: Fabian Cancellara's yellow Trek Domane
Another gold accent is affixed to the top tube of Cancellara’s Domane as a quick reminder of whom the yellow jersey belongs to for stage 3. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews
Pro Bike: Fabian Cancellara's yellow Trek Domane
Trek’s IsoSpeed decoupler helps neutralize some of the rough pavement and brief cobbles riders encounter in stage 3. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews
Pro Bike: Fabian Cancellara's yellow Trek Domane
A simple ribbon of gold on the front hub accents the fully yellow bike, another homage to the little things a rider needs to do to take the GC lead. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews
Pro Bike: Fabian Cancellara's yellow Trek Domane
Cancellara would start stage 3 on the yellow Domane that sports a 53/39 gearing up front, but he would not finish the day on it as he went down in a crash. He continued the stage on his white Domane. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews
Pro Bike: Fabian Cancellara's yellow Trek Domane
In lieu of electronic shifting, Cancellara prefers Shimano’s mechanical Dura-Ace group. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews
Pro Bike: Fabian Cancellara's yellow Trek Domane
Elegant curves look almost regal on Spartacus’s bike. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews
Pro Bike: Fabian Cancellara's yellow Trek Domane
Shift cables are routed internally from just behind the head tube down to the chain stays for improved aerodynamics and a sleek look. Photo: | Caley Fretz | VeloNews
Pro Bike: Fabian Cancellara's yellow Trek Domane
Bontrager’s Aeolus 5 wheels feature deep rims for aerodynamics and stiffness when Cancellara’s out of the saddle. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews
Pro Bike: Fabian Cancellara's yellow Trek Domane
What yellow bike would be complete without all the other complementary accents? Cancellara’s Oakley glasses feature yellow frames to celebrate his GC pursuits. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews
Pro Bike: Fabian Cancellara's yellow Trek Domane
A team representative whisks Cancellara’s bike away so the GC leader can prepare for stage 3. Take a good look, because this is the last time you’ll see the bike undamaged; a brutal stage 3 crash forced Cancellara to abandon the yellow Domane halfway through the stage. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews