Gallery: Up close with Pogačar’s two prototype Colnagos

by Ronan Mc Laughlin

photography by Ronan Mc Laughlin

Tadej Pogačar looks set to finish second in the 2022 Tour de France. That said, the same could have been said during stage 20 of his debut Tour in 2020. Nothing is certain until the Tour finishes in Paris.

Regardless of Pogačar’s final podium position this year, two out of three isn’t a bad record for a 22-year-old yet to finish off the podium in a Grand Tour. The young Slovenian’s performances over the past two years have delivered Colnago its first-ever Tour de France GC win and seemingly driven the iconic Italian brand to redevelop its race-specific bikes.

Pogačar entered this year’s Tour with two brand new bikes in the shape of the TT1 time trial bike announced back in May and the Prototipo road race rig announced in June.

Technically, both bikes are still prototypes so exact details are thin on the ground, but we got a chance to check out both bikes up close to bring you this gallery.

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