The mostly white frame has a few colorful highlights — hints of pink and splashes of green — which set it apart from the fleet of bikes used by his Alpecin-Fenix ProTour team, and also give it a different look from the other custom-painted bikes he’s raced earlier this season.
The dark color, which has been called verde comodoro, or “commodore green” in English, is a nod to a new product made by team sponsor Fenix.
VeloNews photojournalist James Startt was able to snap some phenomenal photos of this unique bike.
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Mathieu van der Poel’s Canyon Aeroad for the 2022 Giro d’Italia includes a full Shimano Dura-Ace 9250 group, and Shimano C60 wheels.
Alpecin-Fenix team mechanics did a nice job at camouflaging the timing chip that’s attached to the outside of the right fork blade.
A head-on view of the updated cockpit on the Canyon Aeroad.
The green paint is striking and certainly stands apart from other team Canyon bikes.
Another look at the headtube on Van der Poel’s Canyon Aeroad.
Van der Poel is one of the few riders in the pro peloton who’s been provided with a full Shimano Dura-Ace 9250 drivetrain, including the 12-speed power meter crank.
Vittoria Corsa Graphene 2.0 tubeless-ready 25mm tires are common in the pro ranks.
Pink highlights adorn the seat stays of this Giro debutante’s bike. Van der Poel raced a custom-painted Aeroad at the Dwars door Vlaanderen, and a different custom-painted Aeroad at this year’s Paris-Roubaix.
A Bianchi… number plate?
Van der Poel’s choice perch for most of the 3,479.9km grand tour.
Van der Poel’s bike is clearly labeled even though the custom paint makes it easily identifiable.