This post focus on Christophe Laporte’s 2022 Bike Size.
The French pro cyclist joined the team Jumbo-Visma in 2022 with two years contract.
What did happens to Christophe?
Since he joined the team Jumbo-Visma, he is starting the season stronger than ever.
According to Laporte, this year’s training camp has been beneficial to his great start to the season 2022.
Christophe Laporte is a sprinter type of rider. He used to be a team leader at Team Cofidis.
For sure the move to Jumbo-Visma and becoming team support for Wout Van Aert and Primoz Roglic is a change. But that’s very positive for Laporte’s results too.
Okay, now that I confirmed the fact that Christophe Laporte is a fast and powerful rider, let’s jump into the nerdy content regarding his bike size and setup.
So, what is Christophe Laporte’s 2022 Bike Size?
Christophe Laporte is 1m89 tall and weighs 76kg.
Cervelo being Team Jumbo-Visma sponsor, the whole team races on three models of Cervelo bikes: The Cervelo R5 for mountain type of races, the Cervelo S5 for sprinters, and fast-rolling hills races. Then the Cervelo P5 for Time Trial stages.
Christophe Laporte is racing on the Cervelo R5 Size 56cm.
His Fizi:k Antares saddle is set at 800mm high, measured from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the saddle.
The Cervelo seat-post has a 0mm setback. The distance between the front of the saddle to the handlebar axle is 609mm.
The Cervelo V-stem is 120mm, and the handlebar is 400mm in width.
Laporte uses 172.5mm crank arms-length, and like the rest of the team, the pedals are Shimano Dura-Ace PD-R9100.
Christophe Laporte races with Shimano S-Phyre RC902 shoes and Blue SPD cleats.
140mm Front Disc
Now that all the teams are on disc brakes, I noticed marginal gain strategy trending among Jumbo-Visma riders, but not only them.
Depending on races profiles, the front brake is either 140 or 160mm disc rotor size.
The smaller disc rotor choice is for stages that do not feature mountain descents.
The choice of a smaller disc rotor is not only for weight reduction, but it is also to eliminate the issue with the bigger disc rotor rattling with brake pads.
You may see Christophe on 140mm front rotor on the E3 Saxo Classic 2022 linked here.
Christophe Laporte races on the same bike size as Wout Van Aert.
This is very strategic for when a mechanical problem happens, as they can swap their bikes instead of waiting for the team car.
Laporte’s 2022 Cervelo S5 Specification
Frameset: All carbon Cervelo S5, Size 56mm
Fork: Tapered New S5 carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc, Rake 43mm
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-R9270-F, hydraulic disc with 140/160mm disc rotor depending on the race profile
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-R9270-R, hydraulic disc with 140mm disc rotor
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 12 speeds ST-R9270 Hydraulic Disc type
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-R9250, braze-on
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 RD-R9250 12-speeds
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-R9200 11-30T, 12-speed
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace Shimano XTR CN-M9100 12-speed
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace FC-R9200 172.5mm 54/42 with Shimano power meter
Bottom bracket: BBright CeramicSpeed 24
Wheels: Shimano Dura Ace C50
Axles: 12mm x 100mm front and 12mm x 142mm rear Thru axles
Tires: Vittoria Corsa 700×25 either tubular or tubeless depending of race profile and rider preferences.
Stem: Cervelo CS V-Stem 130mm length
Handlebar: Cervelo AB 400mm width
Bar tape: FSA
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace SPD-SL SP-R9100
Saddle: Fizik Antares Carbon rails
Seat post: Cervelo SP20 Carbon Aero, 0mm offset
Bottle cages: Tacx
Computer: Garmin GPS head units
Weight: Approximately 7.8kg