Colnago's official Tour de France bike

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If you live for the Grand Tour, this is the bike to have (Photo: Colnago)
If you live for the Grand Tour, this is the bike to have (Photo: Colnago)
  • Colnago’s V3Rs becomes the first officially licenced Tour de France bicycle in 108 years
  • This special edition features a unique paint finish and is similar to the bike that won last year
  • With a price tag of R225 000 and only 108 units, it is aimed at serious collectors

On the eve of the Tour de France, Colnago have announced a special edition V3Rs based on the bicycle ridden by the 2020 winner.

In collaboration with the ASO, organisers of the Tour de France, this special edition model is the first officially licensed Tour de France bicycle ever produced. It will be limited to just 108 units, one for every year of the running of La Grande Boucle.

A livery and components dedicated to the Tour de France will ensure it takes pride of place in the collection of any serious cycling fanatic.

Iconic yellow touches adorn the right brake lever, top tube and fork of the otherwise black frame and Tour de France logos cement its official status. The head tube features the Colnago logo with the iris. A unique design representing the outline of France adorns the rear of the frame.

Tour de France
Limited production, should ensure future values (Photo: Colnago)

No cost spared, with this build

The Colnago V3Rs is an aerodynamic frameset suited to mixed routes and tips the scales at 790g for a size “50, disc brake ready. Complete integration of the cables, which are situated inside the stem and pivot of the fork ensure a clean look.

The V3Rs has been built up with a host of high end components including other Tour de France licensed products such as a special edition Selle Italia SLR Boost Carbon Superflow saddle with yellow touches and Continental Grand Prix 5000 tyres. A Deda Elementi Alanera DCR handlebar, with Deda internal cable routing, in carbon-fibre rounds off the cockpit.

A Campagnolo Super Record EPS Disc 12-speed groupset perfectly compliments the Bora Ultra WTO DB wheels with C-Lux finish.

Priced at approximately R225 000 this special Colnago V3Rs is for serious collectors only, but I am sure the 108 units will sell out quickly.

The 2021 edition of the Tour de France kicks off on the 26th of June.

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