Custom grips for sprint prowess: Matteo Trentin's Colnago V4Rs

Clever tech helps the Italian master the perfect hand position

Matteo Trentins Colnago V4rs side on
(Image credit: Future (Andy Jones))

Matteo Trentin was one of the strong classics riders that bolstered the Italian Cycling Team's line up for the 2023 World Championships - and he did so on an Italian race bike. Team-mates with Tadej Pogačar at Team UAE Emirates, Trentin's weapon of choice is also a blinged-out Colnago V4Rs.

Although the Italian classic rider's race ended in disaster after a crash saw him retire from the particularly technical course, we got a chance to look at his bike in detail, including some interesting personal touches to his race machine.

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Joe Baker
Tech Writer

Joe is Cycling Weekly's tech writer. He's always had a love for bikes, since first riding a two wheeled steed before the age of four. Years down the line, Joe began racing at 16, and enjoyed great experiences internationally, racing in Italy, Spain and Belgium to name a few locations. Always interested in tech, Joe even piloted his Frankenstein hill climb bike to a Junior National Title in 2018.  After taking a step back from elite level racing in April 2022, Joe joined our team as a freelancer, before becoming Tech Writer in May 2023.