Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod team bike

We take a close look at Cannondale-Garmin pro Ryder Hesjedal's SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod team bike. Photos by Graham Watson

Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike
Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike
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At the end of the 2014 season, Cannondale relinquished its own WorldTour licence to take up the role as lead sponsor of the Cannondale-Garmin team.

The former Garmin-Sharp team, naturally, changed bike sponsor from Cervelo to Cannondale for 2015, and the squad's riders will be utilising the American bike manufacturer's SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod road machine.

We took a tour around Canadian Cannondale-Garmin pro Ryder Hesjedal's bike just prior to the Tour Down Under in Australia.

Hesjedal's bike is a mix of old and new tech. The super-light frame is adorned with mechanical, rather than electronic, Shimano Dura-Ace groupset. It also appears as though Hesjedal does not have a power meter aboard his bike, as it's fitted with Shimano pedals rather than Garmin's Vector units - for the early-season Tour Down Under, at least.

Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike

Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod team bike
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Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

A little bit of the team's trademark argyle accompanies Hesjedal's name on the top tube - along with his Canadian flag, of course
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Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

Cannondale SiSL2 crank
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Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

Mechanical Shimano Dura-Ace front mech
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Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

Carbon-fibre bodied hubs on the Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate deep-section wheels
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Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

Just in case the mechanic forgets what sort of bottom bracket is fitted, it's a BB30. Note the external cable routing on the Cannondale rather than internal. Sort that barcode sticker out, though!
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Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL pedals
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Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

White Fizik Arione saddle sits atop an FSA K-Force seat post
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Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

A Garmin Edge GPS computer sits aboard the FSA stem
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Ryder Hesjedal's Cannondale-Garmin team bike 2015

Cannondale's own SiSL2 lightweight crankset rather than Shimano Dura-Ace
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Ryder Hesjedal in the 2015 Peoples Choice Classic in Adelaide

Ryder Hesjedal in action during the 2015 Peoples Choice Classic in Adelaide
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