Adam Yates has taken to life in the WorldTour peloton like a duck to water.
Yates, who signed a neo-pro contract with Orica-GreenEDGE after a stellar 2013 which saw him finish second at the Tour de l’Avenir, won the best young rider classification at the Tour de San Luis in January, his first race for the Australian team, and has made his WorldTour bow at this week’s Volta a Catalunya.
This is the 21-year-old’s team issue Scott Foil. The machine utilises Scott’s F01 Aero Technology, with tube profiles that adopt a partial airfoil shape to produce the same aerodynamic advantage as a traditional airfoil, but without the trailing edge to save weight and remain in line with the UCI’s 3:1 regulation, which stipulates a bicycle part can’t be three times longer than it is wide.
Yates’ bike is equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, with the Japanese component manufacturer also supplying the Dura-Ace C50 wheels, though Yates will have a range of depths to choose from depending on a race’s terrain and conditions. Those wheels are wrapped in Continental Pro Limited tubular tyres, while PRO provide the handlebar and stem, and Prologo the saddle.
Let’s take a closer look at Yates’ machine.
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