Undoubtedly the most significant name in the history of cycle racing, the Tour de France first took place in 1903. 108 runnings later, Italian high-end road-racing bicycle manufacturer Colnago has just become the first to release an official Tour de France-licensed race bike.
For this particular Tour de France edition bike borrows the VR3’s frame, the brand’s ultra-light, aerodynamic halo model. The all-rounder frame weighs just 790 grams, and when built up using a matching SLR Boost carbon Superflow kit, an equally-special Selle Italia saddle, and Continental Grand Prix 5000 tyres, the result is an extremely capable road-going weapon. The overall integration of the cables also gives the bicycle a flawless look, while the unique black and yellow livery pays tribute to the jersey of 2020’s Tour de France champion Tadej Pogačar.
With just 108 examples available – referencing the history of Tour de France — the special edition Colnago V3Rs TdF bike is likely to be snapped up very quickly by discerning riders across the globe.