Are you 1m77 tall and wondering what is Alejandro Valverde’s 2022 bike size?
If you are as flexible and skilled as La Bala or simply a curious bike nerd interested in knowing the professional cyclist bike size, you will find what you are looking for by reading further.
But first, a quick presentation of Alejandro Valverde.
Pogacar was 5 when Valverde won his first Vuelta stage
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Valverde is one of the greatest professional cyclists with a career starting in 2002.
Yes, that’s 20 years of road bike competition at the highest level.
At the time when Pogacar was 5 years old and Vingegaard was 7 years old, Valverde won his first Grand Tour stage in 2003 on La Vuelta a Espana.
From then on throughout his 20 years career, Valverde won the Vuelta a Espana General Classification, five Fleche Wallone, four Liege-Bastogne-Liege, and several stages on the Vuelta a Espana and the Tour de France.
Valverde also won the Road Race World Championship in 2018, entitling him to wear the rainbow colors on his road cycling jersey.
Not many riders are leaving the pro peloton at 42 years old and still winning general classification races and finishing on the podium of some monuments like the Fleche Wallone.
What an amazing career!
While talking about Valverde’s career, it is interesting to note he spent his 20 years of professional cycling career with two Spanish teams. The first three years with Kelme, then the remaining 17 years with the Movistar team.
Now that the presentation is done, let’s dive into the nerdy content of Alejandro Valverde’s 2022 bike size.
Valverde’s Bike Size
2022 is the last season of Alejandro Valverde, and so the bike he is racing on the Vuelta a Espana with the Team Movistar is a custom Sage color Canyon Aeroad CFR.
Alejandro Valverde is 1m77 tall and rides the Canyon Aeroad CFR 2023 size S.
The Canyon Aeroad 2023 Size S corresponds to a frame size of 55cm.
On its website, Canyon recommends the Aeroad CFR Size S. to riders from 1m72 to 1m78.
Valverde is a climber type of rider, he weights 61kg at peak performance period. His bike fitting is rather aggressive in terms of position.
He has his Fizik Antares saddle at 755mm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the saddle.
The saddle setback is 50mm, which gives an unusual look at the bike harmony due to the position far forward. Look at it on this photo from Getty Images: 46th La Route d’Occitanie – La Depeche du Midi 2022 – Stage 1
The Size S Aeroad frame has a 390mm reach. Valverde uses the 120mm Canyon SP0018 stem length and has a 410mm handlebars width.
As a sign Valverde is keeping up with the current trend in the peloton, his brake hoods are set inward too.
The distance between the front of the saddle and the handlebar reach is 565mm.
La Bala’s Bike Setup
Alejandro Valverde uses a 170mm Sram Red crankset and Look Keo2 Max or Keo carbon Blade Ceramic pedals.
As Sram is the sponsor of team Movistar, the groupset is the 12-speed Sram Red eTap AXS Disc type. The PowerMeter is the Quark integrated into the crankset.
The wheels are the Zipp, which comes from the catalog of the Sram group.
Valverde rides mainly with the Zipp 303 wheels with Continental Competition Pro Ltd tubulars tires in mountain stages. On rolling stages, he uses the Zipp 454.
Alejandro Valverde wears an Abus AirBreaker helmet, La Passione Movistar jersey, bib-shorts, 100% sunglasses, Fizik Vento Infinito Carbon 2 in white color with the Look Delta red cleats.
To keep up with his body temperature on his Garmin Edge GPS cycling computer, Alejandro uses the Core sensor clipped on his Garmin heart rate monitor’s belt. The Quark PowerMeter also transmit live data on Valverde’s Garmin GSP screen.
Alejandro Valverde’s Canyon Aeroad CFR road bike cost approximately US$ 12,000.
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