Mitchelton-Scott’s British rider Adam Yates looked a cert to pick up his first Tour de France stage victory yesterday, before hitting the deck on the final descent towards Bagnères-de-Luchon and eventually finishing third. Here’s a look at the Scott Addict and Foil RC Disc that the Mitchelton-Scott team are using.
The Addict is the lightweight road bike in Scott’s range while the Foil is designed to be more aerodynamically efficient. According to our measurements, 5ft 8in Yates is using a small/52cm frame.
Mitchelton-Scott uses Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets, including a chainset-based power meter.
The wheels are Shimano Dura-Ace too: C40s fitted with Pirelli tubular tyres.
The handlebar is a Syncros Creston 1.5, made from aluminium with a slight flare to the drops, while the RR1.5 stem is aluminium too.
Yates prefers to have the buttons of his Di2 satellite shifter facing forwards rather than back, operating them with his index finger rather than with his thumb.
The Scott Foil RC Disc, designed to be more aerodynamically efficient, comes with internal cable routing and12mm thru axles.
“The shape of the leading edge is optimised with additional carbon layers in order to be as aerodynamic as possible,” says Scott. “Furthermore, an aero profile ensures the perfect transition between the frame and the fork for maximum aerodynamic performance.”
The wheels are again Shimano Dura-Ace, but this time they’re C60s, meaning that the rims are 60mm deep.
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Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.