Can Alexey Lutsenko secure a top-10 place and save Astana's Tour de France?

The Kazakh GC rider heads into the final week looking for success aboard a Wilier 0 SLR

Alexey Lutsenko's Wilier O SLR is ready for action in the 2022 Tour de France
(Image credit: Dan Cavallari)

While Alexey Lutsenko rolled up to the presentation on his 0 SLR, most of his Astana teammates opted for Wilier’s aero bike, the Filante. It was not that surprising given how flat - and windy - the first several stages of the Tour were this year. 

However, heading into the final week of the 108th edition of the race, and with the Pyrenees now in clear view, Lutsenko's likely to log plenty of miles aboard the lightweight 0 SLR. 

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.

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