Vuelta a Espana

Primož Roglič to race gold Cervélo P5 to celebrate Olympics TT win

Primož Roglič will show off his new TT bike in the opening stage of the Vuelta a España.

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Primož Roglič has gone gold for the Vuelta a España.

The pre-race favorite sees a newly minted gold-paint scheme for his Cervélo P5 TT bike to celebrate his victory in the Olympic time trial last month.

After a premature end to his Tour de France campaign, Roglič came into the Tokyo Olympic Games with a fire in his belly.

Also read: Can Primož Roglič join an elite club of three-time Vuelta a España winners?

He stormed around the 44.1km course more than a minute quicker than anybody else to take a convincing victory at the Fuji International Speedway.

Primoz Roglic's bike features multiple linked circles as a nod to the Olympic rings
Primoz Roglic’s bike features multiple linked circles as a nod to the Olympic rings Photo: Jumbo-Visma

Bike specs for Roglic’s Vuelta TT bike

Here are the bike specs for Roglic’s new bike as provided by a Jumbo-Visma mechanic:

Cervélo P5
Frame size: 51
Custom made handlebar FSA-VISION
Handlebar width: 40
Group set Shimano Dura Ace 9100
Cranks length: 172.5
Vittoria Corsa Speed Tubeless tires
58-44 front; 11-30 back
Shimano wheels
Shimano pedals
Saddle: Fizik TT
Bottle cage: Cervélo

The paint job for the Cervélo P5 shies away from the all-over gold look, and relies on accents against the bike’s predominantly black look.

In addition to the gold on the fork, down tube, and seat tube, there is a nod to the Olympic rings with interlinked circles covering the bike from front to back. Meanwhile, the black paint is flecked with gold.

Also read: Richard Carapaz gets gold Pinarello Dogma

Roglič’s new bike could help deliver him to a third red jersey with the Vuelta a España set to be decided by a final-stage time trial in three weeks’ time.

He won’t have to wait that long to show it off and he will debut the new paint scheme in Saturday’s short opening chrono, where he is scheduled to set off last at 20:47 local time.

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