The 2014 Giro d’Italia has delivered despair for some, and triumph for others.
Nacer Bouhanni will count himself among the latter after winning stage four of the 97th corsa rosa – his first Grand Tour victory.
The former French champion, still only 23, had previously claimed stage wins in other WorldTour events, but his triumph at the Giro is his most prestigious to date.
Bouhanni rode to victory on Lapierre’s Aircode aero-road bike, unveiled in January, and the first of two new machines released already this year by the French firm.
Like the Pulsium, revealed in April ahead of the Paris-Roubaix, and the Xelius EFI also placed at the disposal of the FDJ.fr WorldTour team, the Aircode is the brainchild of designer, Remi Gribaudo.
There are many interesting details that make this particular Aircode unmistakably Bouhanni’s property. Let’s take a closer look.