Velonews: Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet’s Podium Bmc Granfondo Rbx



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    Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Granfondo RBX
    Greg Van Avermaet rode this BMC Granfondo RBX to third place in Sunday's Paris-Roubaix. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Granfondo RBX
    Van Avermaet rode a Roubaix version of the team's usual Gran Fondo frame. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Granfondo RBX
    BMC is proud of its in-house prototyping capabilities. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Granfondo RBX
    A trimmed-down number plate and sleek carrier was custom-built by the BMC mechanics. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Granfondo RBX
    Van Avermaet had long stem, extra shifters, and an extra rear brake lever. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Granfondo RBX
    The in-line rear brake lever allows for more control while riding in the tops. It's surprisingly difficult to simply move one's hands from the tops to the hoods while on the pavé, and this setup means that Van Avermaet never has to. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Granfondo RBX
    The Di2 climbing shifter allows for rear shifting from the tops. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Granfondo RBX
    Grip tape is stuck onto the bottle cage for extra security. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Granfondo RBX
    Bottles are labelled so each rider gets the nutrition and hydration he needs. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Granfondo RBX
    A non-series Shimano brake offered a bit of extra tire clearance. The team ran 28mm Continental tubulars. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Granfondo RBX
    BMC rides Shimano drivetrains, and most riders have an SRM power meter. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Granfondo RBX
    Van Avermaet rode a 53/44 chainring combination. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's BMC Granfondo RBX
    Markings on the saddle allow for easy replication of Van Avermaet's position between bikes. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com

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