Model: C45 Rabobank
Frame material: Carbon fibre
Components: Shimano Dura Ace, Pro, Ritchey
Wheels: FIR rear carbon disc, HED tri spoke carbon front
Discipline: Time trial
Team: Rabobank pro
Reaults: Used in the Tour de France, a,d many other Pro races, 2004 and 2005
This bike belonged to the Rabobank professional cycling team, and was used through the years of 2004 and 2005. The bike was interesting in tha it was obviously a 2004 model/build, but features a 2005 spec 'Pro' branded cockpit. A message to Colnago in Italy, conformed this was a team bike, and that a number of bikes were used for more than one season, hence seeing the later 2005 cockpit on this bike. While Colnago kept serial number records of team bikes, they did not keep records of who within the team rode them, although clearly in 2005 this bike was used by a taller rider, there being a 150mm stem fixed to the bike. The bike features a Shimano 'pro' groupset, tri spoke front carbon wheel, FIR rear disc wheel, Pro handlebars/aerobars and a Selle San Marco saddle.