Katusha Team's Maglia Rosa Purito Rodriguez rides this Canyon Aeroad with special Corsa Rosa decals to match his pink tunic. Purito has a custom-made seatpost with Selle Italia's Monolink system and a SLR Friction Free saddle, Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheels and a Shimano Dura-Ace compact crankset for Alpe di Pampeago and Stelvio climbs; 52/36 up front with 11X27 rear cassette.
Maglia Rosa Purito Rodriguez has a chain catcher and his autograph on his special Corsa Rosa bike.
Ivan Basso is looking to win his third Giro d'Italia on this Cannondale SuperSix Evo, with a SRAM Red drivetrain, Fizik saddle, Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheels with FSA SLK bars, post & stem.
Basso uses special gearing for the mega-mountains, with compact gearing of 52X36 up front and 11X27 cassette. Tires are unlabeled Veloflex used by Mavic sponsored teams.
Long and wide - Basso runs with 46cm wide FSA SLK bars with Fizik tape and a 14cm stem.
Where better to check out a Pina but in the heart of Treviso, right around the corner from the Pinarello shop. At 37, Team Movistar rider Marzio Bruseghin is one of the old men of the gruppo who lives in the hills near Treviso. Bruseghin makes prosecco sparkling wine and raises donkeys for a hobby and he rolls with a Dogma 2, equipped with Campagnolo EPS electronic group and Campagnolo Bora wheels, Selle Italia SLR saddle and Pinarello's house brand MO.s.t integrated handlebars.
Road Bike Action photographer Luca Bettini (L) is a figlio d'arte; his father Roberto Bettini is Italy's top cycling photographer.
Mavic has supplied special super light R-SYS climbing wheels for their sponsored teams. Tires are unlabeled Veloflex supplied by Mavic.
Close-up of Mavic's super light R-SYS climbing wheels, used by Maglia Rosa Rodriguez's teammate Dani Moreno.
Katusha Team mechanics check every spare wheel that goes in the team car with a special tool that ensures the quick-release is set for quick wheel changes.