Not my cup of tea. I'm generally not very picky about colors. My two favorite bike colors are 'understated' and 'not white'...
I'm afraid I would have to pass on that bike based on color alone. If it were given to me, and I decided to keep it, I'd spend some of the money I saved not buying getting it painted a more reasonable shade of Matte Gray.
He likes the Oltre? The geometry is the same on the two, so I guess he prefers the Oltre's aero efficiency to the slighly better road feel of the Specialissima. The Oltre is not a plank e.g. like the Ridley Noah, but quite rideable.
My theory is that Bianchi did not expect him to get a pink jersey and were caught off guard.
So...after he got his Maglia Rosa the mechanics ripped his bike apart, slapped on some pink, and put it together for the morning. Note the pink does not cover many decals. They just painted over the celeste areas.
Many teams with potential leaders have one-off frames ready in the truck. Bianchi did not.
It was a shame he didn't win, he was the best in the race.
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