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Pro Bike Gallery: Rohan Dennis’s BMC Timemachine

Australian TT champ Rohan Dennis rides to victory in the Giro's stage 16 time trial aboard BMC's aerodynamic machine.
Rohan Dennis's BMC Timemachine
Simon Yates kept his pink jersey, but Rohan Dennis won the day aboard his BMC Timemachine. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Rohan Dennis's BMC Timemachine
Dennis’s Timemachine was the only one with a black paint job. It’s adorned with details to honor his Australian national championship win. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Rohan Dennis's BMC Timemachine
The Timemachine features a pretty unique design start to finish, including the seatpost clamp. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Rohan Dennis's BMC Timemachine
That wacky stem serves two purposes: First, it hides the brake booster that increases braking performance; and second, it allows the cockpit to be fully disconnected when you need to pack up your bike and travel. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Rohan Dennis's BMC Timemachine
Dennis rides a size M/L. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Rohan Dennis's BMC Timemachine
Like other top competitors including Tom Dumoulin, Dennis ran a 56/44T chainring combo up front. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Rohan Dennis's BMC Timemachine
In the rear, Dennis ran an 11-28T cassette. That means his biggest push gear was 56-11. Yikes. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Rohan Dennis's BMC Timemachine
BMC mechanic Jurgen Landrie makes sure the Shimano Dura-Ace power meter is topped off in preparation for stage 16. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Rohan Dennis's BMC Timemachine
Apologies to stem slammers everywhere. On TT bikes, it’s all about proper body position, so Dennis runs his arm pads and extensions rather high. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Rohan Dennis's BMC Timemachine
A K-Edge Garmin mount allows Dennis to tuck his computer securely between the extensions. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Rohan Dennis's BMC Timemachine
It may look ugly, but a little bit of electrical tape and some grit tape tops off Dennis’s cockpit. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Rohan Dennis's BMC Timemachine
Some of that electrical tape secures a wedge in place to give Dennis a customized hand position. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Rohan Dennis's BMC Timemachine
Fizik underneath. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Rohan Dennis's BMC Timemachine
While some riders prefer clinchers for time trials, Dennis ran tubular tires. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com