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Bike at bedtime: Peter Sagan's Cannondale Supersix Evo 'Green Machine'

Tonight a bike that shimmered down the Champs Elysees and glimmered in the gloomy halls of Eurobike blazes forth from the archive in all its glittery greenness

Last week we we were back in 2014 stumbling upon a slice of Tour de France history in the halls of Eurobike in the shape of Lars Boom’s Bianchi Infinito CV, this week we’re going to do it again taking you back a few minutes earlier and our encounter with Peter Sagan’s Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi Mod ‘Green machine’ on which a few weeks before he’d snaffled up the win in the Tour de France points classification.

Now sometimes at shows you see a star’s bike, and you have to ask yourself ‘is it really the one he rode?’ They do have more than one, plus unused spares - all good for later marketing purposes. In this case the question didn’t need to be asked, because we’d already encountered the bike back in July in France… plus this one obviously looked ridden - down the Champs Elysees in fact as it was produced especially for the final stage.


Sagan, like a number of pros - Fabian Cancellara springs instantly to mind, didn’t (and I assume still doesn’t ride a stock bike) he had a custom one in fact he had a few. Not sure how that squares with the UCI rules on equipment availability but if the UCI aren’t going to push it… though surely having a longer lower position not available on a stock bike bestows an aero advantage… okay, I’ll leave it. Anyway Cannondale made a mould just for Sagan (they must’ve really liked him) to give him the super-aggressive position he liked, basically a 54cm bike head tube matched up to a 58cm bike top tube… rangy.

As you can see from the pics the bike was built up with SRAM Red (with green hoods), Vision Metron very deep section rims, carbon stem/alloy bar combo the pros seem to like plus a nice Fizik Aliante saddle. The photos don’t do it’s green sparkliness justice.

A few weeks after we saw the Green Machine at Eurobike Cannondale announced a limited edition of 100 Green Machine SuperSix Evo Hi Mod bikes built on stock geometry and with a stack of extras including a very nice bike box.

A few weeks after that Sagan made his debut for Saxo Tinkoff riding his new Specialized Venge.

(To be fair, as he’d signed for Tinkoff in August it wasn’t as if Cannondale didn’t know it was coming. Wonder what they did with the mould?)'s founder and first editor, nowadays to be found riding a spreadsheet. Tony's journey in cycling media started in 1997 as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning - finally handing on the reins in 2021 to Jack Sexty. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes, though he'd like to own a carbon bike one day.

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ktache | 5 years ago

I am very much enjoying the bike at bedtime feature.

Keep it going.

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