Stijn Devolder’s Specialized Tarmac SL2 Classics bike has not been altered much for the Belgian Quick Step pro’s ride in the Tour de France. This is with the exception of Campagnolo?s new Super Record that has been fitted for the Tour by his mechanic.

The SL2 frame is the same as he has used all season and although it looks like the standard off-the-peg frame, it actually has up to three extra layers of carbon added in the lay-up process to give him the stiffness that he – and many of the Quick Step riders – demand from their bike supplier.

Devolder on stage one.

Stijn Devolder's Specialized SL2Click on the image to enlarge

Reliable aluminium set-up.

Devolder is using an all aluminium set-up up front with sponsor FSA?s 140 road stem with a carbon cap and a classic bend Energy bar. Branded as main bike sponsor’s tubular tyres, Specialized, they are actually produced by Vittoria. As with team-mate Tom Boonen, Devolder also seems to have an affection for older saddles and has had a classic saddle re-covered with a black cover, but its true colours are still apparent with the studs of the previous covering showing through.

Re-covered Selle San Marco Regal.

Another change is to his preferred choice of road race wheel, a deep 50mm section Roval produced by Specialized or that?s what they?d have you believe. The hubs are Roval design produced by DT, DT spoked and the rims are Fulcrum Racing Speed aka Campagnolo Bora Ultra stickered up in the Roval livery. Weight is a respectable 7.3kg as pictured but for the mountains a lighter set of wheels will be fitted, likely with a rim similar to a Racing Light if the current wheels are to be considered bringing the bikes weight down to around the 7kg mark.

Rebranded Campagnolo rims and Vittoria tyres.

Devolder’s personalised Polar CS600.