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
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

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 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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Nigel Wynn
Nigel Wynn

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.