New Pinarello Bolide TT bike to help Geraint Thomas chase a second Tour de France win

Geraint Thomas pilots the bike to success in the Tour de Suisse, with design changes ranging from disc brakes to new tubing profiles

Geraint Thomas of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers sprints during the 85th Tour de Suisse 2022 - Stage 8
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Geraint Thomas’ performance at the Tour de Suisse time trial was impressive. Second place on the day behind winner Remco Evenepoel, it secured the Welshman the overall title just two weeks out from the start of the Tour de France

But almost as eye-catching was the redesigned Pinarello Bolide TT bike he was aboard. Also ridden by fellow Ineos Grenadier Dani Martinez, the new Bolide was decked out in a black and white paint job made up of repeated ‘Bolide’ type, giving the impression that the bike was covered in wrapping paper.

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.