New Cervélo R5 finally launches after a stellar season in the WorldTour

The bike that Roglic and Van Aert have ridden to some of 2021's most spectacular wins is officially unveiled

Cervelo R5
(Image credit: Cervelo)

It’s rare that a bike is launched after it’s spent a whole season in the pro peloton and won Grand Tour stages, but that’s exactly what Cervélo has done with the new R5.

This is the bike Primoz Roglic has been riding since it was first spotted at Fleche Wallonne in April, and that Wout Van Aert and the rest of the Jumbo-Visma team have been riding from the Tour de France onwards alongside the Cervélo S5 aero bike. It’s the one Roglic held up in the air after winning his third Vuelta

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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.