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Pro Bike Gallery: Van Avermaet’s BMC Teammachine SLR01

BMC rolls out a special gold-accented Teammachine for the Olympic champion's cobblestone campaign.
Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Teammachine SLR01
Greg Van Avermaet’s BMC Teammachine SLR01 gets the got the gold treatment for its appearance at Gent-Wevelgem, in honor of his 2016 Olympic gold medal in Rio. Photo: Andrew Hood | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Teammachine SLR01
The gold touches include the down tube BMC logo and top tube. Photo: Andrew Hood | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Teammachine SLR01
To really make the gold pop, it is laid upon a slate gray instead of the typical BMC red. Photo: Andrew Hood | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Teammachine SLR01
Van Avermaet runs a full Shimano Dura-Ace drivetrain, including Shimano’s new power meter. Photo: Andrew Hood | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Teammachine SLR01
Even Van Avermaet’s Fizik Antares saddle gets the gold treatment. Photo: Andrew Hood | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Teammachine SLR01
For Gent-Wevelgem, Van Avermaet chose deep Shimano Dura-Ace tubular wheels wrapped in cotton-casing tires. Photo: Andrew Hood | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Teammachine SLR01
It’s unclear what brand of tires Van Avermaet is running here since there is no logo. The tread and color looks similar to a Vittoria Corsa G+ tubular though. Photo: Andrew Hood | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Teammachine SLR01
A timing chip gets taped to the fork blade, for extra security. Photo: Andrew Hood | VeloNews.com
Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Teammachine SLR01
While disc brakes have made appearances at the WorldTour, Van Avermaet stuck with rim brakes for the cobbles, as did his rivals. Photo: Andrew Hood | VeloNews.com