Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-MOD
For the opening ceremony, each rider on the squad had a custom paintjob unveiled.
There were eight animal-themed bikes featuring native American art along the top tubes, while Sagan went with a Wolverine paintjob.
Finished in a matt colour option, the striking designs certainly make the Tour machines stand out.
But what wasn’t clear was whether or not the names had any relevance to the riders’ characters — the fox, the bison and the wolf? It all sounds a bit Aesop’s Fables to us…