The incumbent Milan-San Remo-Winner Gerald Ciolek drives for the South African ProConti team MTN-Qhubeka again this year. As in 2013, the man from Pulheim can fall back on the top model from outfitter Trek. However, for the 2014 season fewer components from Trek subsidiary Bontrager are installed on the bike. This is because management managed to attract new outfitters to the team.
Ciolek's Trek Madone comes in frame size 54 and, like the commercial model, has the built-in strut duo trapsensor that records both cadence and speed and transmits it to the computer via ANT+. Because the brake is mounted behind the bottom bracket, there is no bridge between the support struts. It is exciting that Ciolek's bike has a Shimano Dura Ace 9000-Brake regulates the speed of the rear wheel. Apart from that, all other drive parts come from Sram. In addition to a current Red Level, MTN-Qhubeka also installs the Americans' wheels.
When we got the wheel in front of the lens, the front of Ciolek's wheel had 53 and 39 tooth blades. These were combined with an 11-speed cassette with a gradation from 11 to 25 teeth. Next to the new one Red Level-The rear derailleur is also coming Red Yaw- Front derailleur used, which should shift according to the optimal chain line.
The cockpit consists of a 42 cm wide FSA Energy-Handlebar, which is made of 7075 aluminum and has a compact shape, as well as a 120 mm long FSA SLK-Stem made of carbon.
The impellers are hand-made with Schwalbe Ultimate HT stocked, which enjoy great popularity in the professional peloton. The SLR-Saddle is from Selle Italia. Like his teammates, the Pulheim sprinter also drives on Speedplay ZeroTitanium-Pedals. Bottles and bottle holders are from Elite.