After yesterday’s professional team time trial victory for BMC, Greg Van Avermaet will take to stage four of the Tour de France draped in the yellow jersey of the race leader. He will also be riding atop this yellow beauty.
The Olympic road race champion will be swapping the classic red BMC Timemachine SLR01 paint job for this more eye-catching yellow after his team gave him the leadership, after being on the same time as colleague Tejay Van Garderen.
Today’s stage will see the Belgian and his teammates ride 195km on mostly flat terrain from La Baule to Sarzeau where he will be hoping he can hold onto the esteemed race leader’s jersey and matching bike.
Van Avermaet’s Teammachine is complete with full Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 get up, including Dura-Ace C60 tubular wheelset and direct mount calliper brakes.
The bike doesn’t go overboard with the yellow though utilising black accents and red typography, a nod back to BMC’s iconic team colours.
With a stage looking nearly as flat as a pancake Van Avermaet could become the latest person to win a stage while donning the maillot jaune.