Dan Evans (Cannondale UK – Team Elite) came second at the RTTC National Hill-Climb Championships on Sunday, astride a Cannondale bike topping the scales at less than 5kg.
Evans, the 2014 champion, was the favourite for the event, but he lost out on the Jackson Bridge course, near Holmfirth, to Richard Bussell by 4.9 seconds.
Welshman Evans had won eight events prior to the Nationals, but stripped back his bike for the big showdown in Yorkshire.
Cycling Weekly photographer Andy Jones captured Evans’ team specification Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod after the climb.
54″ frame Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD, weighing an accumulated 4.9kg.
Sella Italia SLR Tekno carbon saddle
RaceFace 40T Absoluteblack narrow chainring on Cannondale SISL2 spider.
Colour coordinated SRAM Red rear mech. Evans opted for a gearing set up of 11×28 on the rear.
SRAM Red Levers. “The groupset is the standard bike set-up. There was no need to change it.”
SRAM Red brakes
No cable required – Empty head tube cable guide. No stem cap, bar plugs or bar tape, all weight-saving measures. The cables used on the bike are Nokon cables, again to save weight.
Spada Spillo has super slim front hub and skewer release. Super-lightweight wheels, weighing 855 grams for the pair.
Tyres are Vittoria Crono CS Tubular weighing 170 grams each. “Some of the guys were on tyres weighing 120 grams but on a leafy, wet surface on a Yorkshire hill, I don’t see the point in taking that risk,” Evans said.
Colour co-ordinated FSA K-Force stem and bars. Evans used a Garmin Edge 520 to record his power from the Stages power meter.
Stages power meter. Look Keo Blade pedals.
Alf Jones Cycles, in Wrexham, supplied Evans’ bike