Young GC hopeful Esteban Chaves rides an aerodynamic Scott Foil for the early stages of the Tour de France.

Esteban Chavez's Scott Foil
Esteban Chaves has been quiet in his Tour de France debut so far, but the race has yet to wind its way into the mountains for any sustained period of time. Chaves has been riding his Scott Foil in the early, rolling stages. France Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Esteban Chavez's Scott Foil
The Foil combines aero elements with all-around characteristics like light weight and snappy steering. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Esteban Chavez's Scott Foil
The Esteban Chaves foundation helps engage kids aged 18 and younger in cycling by supporting growth and training. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Esteban Chavez's Scott Foil
Some of the finer aero elements of the Foil include the down tube/fork junction, which features an integrated shape to decrease drag. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Esteban Chavez's Scott Foil
Cables disappear into a port on the down tube for a sleek, internally routed look. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Esteban Chavez's Scott Foil
It’s good to know where to be and when to be there. A course outline gets taped to Chaves’s top tube so he can plan for what comes next in a long stage. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Esteban Chavez's Scott Foil
The white marking indicates Chaves’s seatpost height. There’s also a piece of a electrical tape on the post, which usually indicates seatpost height as well; it’s unclear what this particular piece of tape might indicate. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Esteban Chavez's Scott Foil
Riders are often particular about saddles and aren’t shy about swapping out a sponsor’s saddle for something else he might prefer. In this case, however, Chaves has stuck with Scott’s in-house brand, Syncros. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Esteban Chavez's Scott Foil
Chaves is running a 53/39 gear combination up front on a new Dura-Ace crank. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Esteban Chavez's Scott Foil
While there were a few Dura-Ace power meters kicking around the team paddocks, Chaves was not running one. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Esteban Chavez's Scott Foil
11-28 gearing has been the order of the day for most riders on the Tour’s early rolling stages. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com