This post is dedicated to one of the greatest professional cyclists, Annemiek Van Vleuten.
And more particularly, Annemiek Van Vleuten’s 2022 bike size as she won Le Tour de France Femmes Avec Zwift.
Annemiek Van Vleuten is racing the UCI World Tour Women (WTW) with the team Movistar.
She joined the team in 2021 and will retire from professional cycling at the end of the racing season’s 2023.
The Dutch rider is having a fantastic season 2022 winning the Liege-Bastogne-Liege Femmes, Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile, and Le Tour de France Femmes Avec Zwift.
But this short description is not doing justice to her immense talent.
The list of wins in her career is impressive, including two times Individual Time Trial World champion and one-time Olympic champion.
Annemiek Van Vleuten is considered one of the best climbers in the women’s peloton.
It is not surprising to know she won the women’s version of the Giro and Tour de France by winning mountain stages.
The Bike and its Size
Many people seem to assume the GC contenders of the team Movistar would race on the new version of the lightweight Canyon Ultimate.
However, like Alejandro Valverde, Annemiek Van Vleuten is racing on the Canyon Aeroad CFS.
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Annemiek Van Vleuten is 1m68 and she is racing on the Canyon Aeroad CFR size XS.
Canyon does recommend the Aeroad Size XS to people from 1m66 to 1m72.
Van Vleuten’s Bike Setup
Unfortunately, I do now know the saddle position of Annemiek Van Vleuten. It is extremely difficult to get information from the women riders.
I guess they don’t feel comfortable when a guy asks them for their sizes, or they are not used to Nerdy questions related to their bikes. Who knows?
While I hope to receive a reply from Annemiek or her surrounding, this doesn’t stop my nerdy will to review her remaining bike’s size and fitting.
Van Vleuten uses the short-nosed Fizik Vento Argo 00 with a zero millimeter setback Canyon seat post.
The cockpit is the Canyon SP0018 with an 80mm stem length, and Annemiek has set the width of the handle at 380mm.
Annemiek Van Vleuten rides with 170mm Sram Red cranks length with Quark PowerMeter integrated. Her chainrings are 52/39 teeth on the Super Planche des Belles Filles.
Her third contact point is the Look Keo 2 Max Carbon pedals.
Van Vleuten’s Aeroad CFR was custom painted in yellow color on the eve of the final stage. The Movistar’s Canyon bike rolls with Sram Red eTap AXS 12-speed groupset and 160mm disk brake type.
The wheels are the Zipp 303 fitted with Continental competition tubulars in 25mm of section.
Why not 140mm front Disc?
Like all the Movistar bikes, the build-up is clean and as “per the manual”. Everything is well set and assembled, with no fancy components nor inward brake hoods. Simplicity and efficiency is the way of the team Movistar mechanics.
Unlike some teams racing with Shimano gears and using 140mm front disc rotor on lightweight rider’s bikes, I have not seen any road bikes with Sram gears doing the same.
Annemiek Van Vleuten wears an Abus helmet, 100% sunglasses, La Passione team jersey, bib shorts, gloves, and socks.
One of Van Vleuten’s trademarks is the use of super nice custom color Fizik PowerStrap R2 Aeroweave cycling shoes since her Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medal.
In case you are looking for which Look Delta cleats the great dutch rider is using, it is the grey color Look Keo Delta cleats.
Like the rest of the team at Movistar, Annemiek Van Vleuten uses a Garmin Edge GPS cycling computer to monitor her data feeding live from her Quark PowerMeter, and body temperature via her Core sensor clipped on her Hear Rate Belt.
Annemiek Van Vleuten’s Canyon Aeroad CFR road bike cost approximately US$ 12,000.
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