On this page, I discuss Gianni Vermeersch’s 2023 bike size.
The Belgian professional cyclist races the UCI World Tour with the Team Alpecin-Deceuninck.
But first, here are a few words about Vermeersch to introduce the rider.
Like Mathieu Van Der Poel, his teammate, Gianni Vermeersch is talented in multiple cycling categories.
Vermeersch is one of the World’s top Cyclocross riders regularly finishing on the podium.
On the road, Gianni is neither a pure sprinter nor a climber, but his cyclocross skills make him fast enough to win on rolling hills.
Road, Cyclocross, and Gravel
Gianni finished second on the Antwerp Port Epic / Sels Trophy, and the Dwars door het Hageland.
The third podium finish of Vermeersch’s road racing season is his third place on stage 19 of La Vuelta a Espana, behind Mads Pederson (Trek – Segafredo) and Fred Wright (Bahrain – Victorious).
Of course, Gianni’s road season is more than those three results. Vermeersch road season is a cumulation of 70 days of racing that started on the UAE Tour in February and ended on Binche – Chimay – Binche in Belgium in October. A total of 11,890km of road racing.
Canyon Ultimate’s Versatility
Besides being a top road racer and cyclocross man, Gianni Vermeersch is also the first Gravel World champion in history.
His World Title comes with another fact that will last for some time in the marketing meetings.
Vermeersch won the UCI Gravel World Championships on a road bike.
Singlehandedly destroying the current marketing boom of Gravel biking as the ultimate form of cycling on loose tracks.
The third man on the podium is Mathieu Van Der Poel, also on a road bike.
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So let’s dive into Gianni Vermeersch’s 2023 bike size.
Riding the Recommended Size
Gianni Vermeersch is 1m73 and rides the Canyon Ultimate CFR size S.
On its website, Canyon recommends the Ultimate size S to riders from 1m72 to 1m78 tall.
Although Gianni has been racing mostly on the Canyon Aeroad model throughout the 2022 season, he is expecting to be seen on the Ultimate CFR during the 2023’s road racing season.
Unfortunately, at the time of writing this page, I am still missing the exact position of Gianni’s Selle Italia Flite Superflow.
The stem/handlebar combo is the Canyon Aerocockpit CP0015 with a 110mm stem length and an adjustable width set at 390mm.
The Shimano Dura-Ace crank’s length is 170mm, and the pedals are the Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL, even on the Gravel World championships race!
Huge Tire Clearance
On road races, Gianni uses Vittoria Corsa Graphene 2.0 tubeless tires of 26mm section.
On the Gravel event, Vermeersch’s Canyon Ultimate bike was fitted with the Vittoria Terrain Dry tubeless, 33 millimeters wide at the front, and 35 millimeters wide at the rear.
The tires clearing space on the Canyon Ultimate is amazing when you consider the fact it is a lightweight road bike designed for climbers.
Another interesting fact about Vermeersch road bike set-up is the 140mm disc brakes in front and rear. I have seen a few other riders riding with the 140mm disc rotor for the front instead of the 160mm.
Gianni monitors the data from his Shimano Power-Meter and the WHOOP sensor, Vermeersch’s Canyon handlebar is fitted with a Wahoo Elemnt GPS cycling computer. Get your Wahoo Elemnt directly from Wahoo linked here.
Gianni Vermeersch wears Shimano S-Phyre cycling shoes with blue Shimano cleats which have 2 degrees of float. Get them here if you need some.
Gianni Vermeersch’s 2023 Canyon Ultimate CFR cost approximately 15,000 USD.
What do you think about Gianni Vermeersch’s bike size? Are you also riding the size S?
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