Tech gallery: Tadej Pogačar’s Tour of Flanders Colnago V3Rs

by Ronan Mc Laughlin

photography by Ronan Mc Laughlin


After an awe-inspiring ride on Sunday, Tadej Pogačar somehow found himself off the podium after a performance that deserved so much more. Had it not been for a few costly mistakes in the sprint, things could have been oh-so-different. The young Slovenian is the kid who can seemingly do it all — Grand Tours, the biggest one-day races, and now cobbled monuments — and his bike is proving to be similarly versatile. From Tour de France wins to monument victories (and a few other wins along the way), Pogačar has raced on the Colnago V3Rs throughout, albeit both rim and disc brake versions. We got a chance to snap his 2022 bike ahead of last weekend’s Tour of Flanders, and while very little has changed since we last saw the bike at the Tour de France, there are still a few differences worth noting.

Bike weight:

7.45 kg

Saddle setup:

Centre of the bottom bracket to centre of the saddle: 73 cm.
Tip of the saddle behind the bottom bracket: 9 cm.

Handlebar setup:

Width at the drops: 38 cm
Width at the hoods: 38 cm
Tip of the saddle to centre of the handlebars: 58 cm
Tip of the saddle to the levers: 70.5 cm
Drop from top of the saddle to top of the handlebars: 10 cm

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