Canyon releases Mathieu van der Poel’s Aeroad CFR Tour de France bike

Special-edition bike has custom white colourway and unique decals

Clock09:00, Sunday 9th July 2023
Ride the same bike as Mathieu van der Poel.

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Ride the same bike as Mathieu van der Poel.

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) hasn’t won any stages at the 2023 Tour de France just yet but he has produced some impressive leadouts for teammate Jasper Philipsen who bagged two early stage wins.

Those leadouts were carried out on a special-edition Aeroad CFR MVDP which Canyon has now officially released to the public. While you may not be able to emulate the flying Dutchman’s Tour de France performances, you can now own the same bike as the one he’ll ride throughout the 2023 Tour de France.

In a nice touch, the bike’s 9 July official launch is on the same day that the Tour de France starts in Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat, the hometown of van der Poel’s grandfather and former pro cyclist Raymond Poulidor.

Poulidor still holds the record for the most podium finishes at the Tour de France, finishing in the top-three eight times between 1962 and 1976.

It’s the second Mathieu van der Poel-inspired bike the German brand has released this year following the limited-edition Aeroad CFR Disc back in May. That bike was produced to celebrate his “all-action style” following two Monument victories at Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix and came with some unique decals including a 3D MVDP logo.

The logo makes a return for the Aeroad CFR MVDP, located on the front of the head tube, but the overall design is revamped with a new, sleek white custom colourway.

Beyond the design, the Aeroad CFR is Canyon’s premier aero road bike and the German brand says that every aspect of it has been “optimised for all-out performance”.

Van der Poel himself describes the CFR as “the fastest bike I’ve ever ridden – simply sensational in every way”.

That performance is provided by a combination of pro-level components, starting with Shimano’s Dura-Ace 12-Speed Power Meter Chainset, specced with a 52/36-tooth crankset. This differs from the regular higher-end model of the bike which combines a Dura-Ace derailleur with a Rotor ALDHU24 power meter crankset.

The wheels are also Shimano’s Dura-Ace with a 60mm depth which is slightly shallower than the 62mm DT Swiss ARC 1100 Dicut wheels that are specced on the regular edition of the bike.

Canyon’s own-brand components complete much of the build, including the Pro Sport Cockpit which is combined with the SP0066 aero seatpost.

Van der Poel’s special-edition Selle Italia Flite Boost Kit Carbonio Superflow MVDP saddle completes the build.

As you may expect, a World Tour-level bike isn’t cheap and it’ll set you back €9,999. Check out the bike on Canyon’s website.

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