Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-MOD

For the opening ceremony, each rider on the squad had a custom paintjob unveiled.

There were eight animal-themed bikes featuring native American art along the top tubes, while Sagan went with a Wolverine paintjob.

Finished in a matt colour option, the striking designs certainly make the Tour machines stand out.

But what wasn’t clear was whether or not the names had any relevance to the riders’ characters — the fox, the bison and the wolf? It all sounds a bit Aesop’s Fables to us…

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