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It wasn’t long ago that some questioned whether Peter Stetina would return to the sport after shattering his kneecap at the 2015 Pais Vasco, but the Trek-Segafredo rider now has a shot at the Amgen Tour of California podium, thanks to some dedicated recovery with months of hard training, a new team, and a shiny new Trek Émonda that was specially painted just for this event. On Tuesday, Stetina rode this climbing machine to a second-place finish at the summit of Gibraltar Road.
Sun and surf
For the Amgen Tour of California, Trek surprised each Trek-Segafredo rider with an individually custom painted machine. Stetina hadn’t even seen his new bike himself when CyclingTips showed up at the team hotel for the photo shoot, just a couple of days before the race was set to kick off in San Diego.
Team marketing and communications manager Tim Vanderjeugd said the baby blue and yellow paint scheme was meant to represent the trademark “sun and surf” of the Golden State. As it turns out, however, those colors are also shared by the overall leader’s jersey for the Amgen Tour of California, and Stetina cautiously took that as a positive sign for the days ahead.
“I have a pair of Oakleys at home that are blue and yellow,” he told CyclingTips. “That’s always been my color combo, for like four or five years. I just love it. That just happened to be my bike for this year, and I’m taking it. I’m not a superstitious person, but there’s got to be something there.”
As for the bike itself, Stetina has decided to go with Trek’s lighter and stiffer Émonda model over the more aero-focused Madone that most of the rest of the Trek-Segafredo squad has chosen. Save for the stage 6 individual time trial in Folsom, Stetina will use this bike for the entire race.
“I’m a pure climber, so just give me the tool for my job, you know? I’m never rolling on the flats on the front, anyway. I’m either hiding in the peloton or going up a hill.”
Save for the custom paint, Stetina’s bike is about as straightforward as can be, with a complete Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 transmission and direct-mount rim brake calipers, an SRM power meter, and full finishing kit courtesy of Trek component subsidiary Bontrager.
Actual weight is just 6.81kg (15.01lb) without bottles or computer head — essentially right at the UCI minimum weight limit.
Complete bike specifications
- Frame: Trek Émonda SLR, size 56cm H1
- Fork: Trek Émonda SLR
- Headset: Cane Creek IS-8, 1 1/8-to-1 1/2in integrated
- Handlebar: Bontrager RL, 42cm (c-c)
- Handlebar tape: Bontrager cork
- Stem: Bontrager XXX, 120mm x -6°
- Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-9070 w/ SW-R600 climbing shifter
- Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-9070
- Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-9070
- Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount BR-9010 w/ SwissStop Black Prince carbon-specific pads
- Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount BR-9010 w/ SwissStop Black Prince carbon-specific pads
- Crankset: SRM Powermeter Shimano 11-Speed, 172.5mm, 53/39T
- Bottom bracket: Trek BB90 integrated
- Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000, 11-28T
- Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CH-HG900-11
- Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL PD-9000
- Wheelset: Bontrager Aeolus 3 D3 tubular
- Tires: Veloflex Roubaix tubular, 25mm
- Saddle: Bontrager Montrose Pro
- Seatpost: Bontrager SLR Ride Tuned Carbon Seatmast Cap, 20mm offset
- Accessories: SRM PC8 computer, Bontrager XXX bottle cages (2), number plate holder, Bontrager DuoTrap S speed/cadence sensor
- Rider height: 1.80m (5ft 11in)
- Rider weight: 63kg (139lb)
- Frame stack: 549mm
- Frame reach: 395mm
- Saddle height: 763mm
- Saddle setback: 80mm
- Saddle nose to handlebar center: 582mm
- Saddle-to-handlebar drop: 88mm
- Total bike weight: 6.81kg (15.01lb, without bottles or computer head)