Pro Bike: Domenico Pozzovivo’s Focus Izalco Max (video)

We take a look at Domenico Pozzovivo's tiny Focus Izalco Max

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There are many extraordinary bikes being ridden in the pro peloton, but Domenico Pozzovivo’s steed really stands out from the crowd on account of how incredibly small it is. The Italian climber measures just 5′ 5″, so is riding an extra extra small 48cm Focus Izalco Max that looks like it should have really have 650c wheels and belong to one of the other rider’s children.

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The size of Pozzovivo’s bike poses a problem for the Ag2r-La Mondiale mechanics. The UCI has a minimum weight limit for bikes of 6.8kg, and although this is in the process of being reformed, the team still has to put lead weights in the seat tube in order to bring the the bike up to the weight limit.

Pozzovivo’s Focus Izalco Max also stands out by the fact that it is the only bike in the team truck that has been specifically for the SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset, with no sign of the external cable guides that still sit redundant on his teammates’ bikes.

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As a SRAM-sponsored team, all of Ag2r-La Mondiale’s are equipped with finishing kit from the American company’s in-house brands. That means that Pozzovivo is using Zipp 303 wheels, Zipp bars and stem, and a Quarq power meter. The only pieces of kit that don’t come out of the USA are the 25mm Continental Pro Ltd tyres and Fizik Arione saddle.