Tech features Gallery: Vingegaard’s various S5 builds
A closer look at Vingegaard's Cervelo bikes and accessories plus a new cassette from SRAM.
Jonas Vingegaard starts the Tour de France as the favourite for overall victory. The 2022 winner was clearly above the competition in the recent Critérium du Dauphiné and in making the front split on the final climb of stage 1 he showed he has carried that form into the Tour.
Vingegaard’s sensational form aside, one of the big news stories from the Dauphiné was his decision to
race with a 1X chainring setup. Vingegaard started stage 1 of the Tour on a Cervelo S5 with a similar setup, where we got a closer look. Here’s what we found: Before we delve into Vingegaard’s stage one setup, let’s first take a quick look at his bike as photographed at Thursday’s presentation. At that time Jonas was riding an S5 with 2X setup and Reserve’s 52|63 tubeless wheelset. Vingegaard and the Jumbo-Visma squad have a new paint job on their Cervelo bikes for the Tour. From a distance it looks pretty similar to their standard black and yellow … But get a little closer, and the corny comes out. Now to Vingegaard’s stage one setup. Still on the S5, the defending champion has switched to 1X, tubulars, and a new, unidentified SRAM cassette. Vingegaard was back on the 1X; note the sticker covering the crank end bolt cover for all the aero gains. Vingegaard raced with a 50T 1X chainring on a Quarq Red AXS power meter. 172.5 mm cranks for Jonas, relatively long given his 1.75 m height. Jumbo-Visma are using the new Wolf Tooth LoneWolf aero chain guide specially adapted to integrate with the Cervelo frames. The non-drive side crank hole also gets a cover. Unsurprisingly, Vingegaard wasn’t racing with the XPLR gravel cassette as Roglic did in the Giro; today’s climbs were not that steep. Instead he had a new, unidentified SRAM cassette. We got a no comment from SRAM on this one, but they did tell us it is a 10-36. Which ties in with the 36T-compatible derailleur. It seems SRAM has reduced some of the surface area on the 36-tooth sprocket and so it seems logical that this is a lighter option. Unfortunately, we didn’t get an opportunity to check gear ratios. Jonas was on Reserve’s 37 mm-deep tubular rims with DT Swiss 180 hubs today. Jonas is using the Rival/Force-style shifters with the sponsored-pro chrome SRAM carbon brake lever. The Garmin Edge 130 presumably weighs a little less and, being smaller, perhaps has a little less drag. More stickers, more aero. The stickers also just protect the S5 stem bolts from the elements and sweat. Vingegaard and the Jumbo squad are racing with Nimbl shoes this season with Jonas on the Ultimates. The team has Tour de France-themed artwork on their shoes for Le Grand Boucle. Velodrome is a play on French and Dutch words – Velo being French for bike, and Drome the Dutch word from dream. Lazer provide the team with Vento KinetiCore road aero helmets. KinetiCore is an anti-concussion technology using crumple zones in the EPS foam to disperse impact energy. What did you think of this story?
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