Wilier’s new Astana team edition: the prettiest bikes in the 2023 peloton?

Sumptuous 'chrome-plated graphite' scheme for the bikes that Mark Cavendish may or may not be riding this year

Astana Wilier 2023 bike hero picture
(Image credit: Wilier)

Wilier has unveiled two stunning paint schemes that will adorn the Astana Qazaqstan team bikes this season.

The team - which is rumoured to include Mark Cavendish but this is still unconfirmed - will have the Italian brand’s two top race machines at their disposal: the Wilier 0 SLR lightweight all-rounder and the Wilier Filante SLR aero bike.

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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.