The eagle eyed will have noticed Mathieu Van Der Poel was riding a special edition Stevens bike at Zilvermeer at the weekend. (The gallery from that race can be found HERE) CX Handbook swooped in for a closer look and got some detailed shots of what he’s running for the sandy technical sections, and very fast lake front and tarmac sections._jdc0201

The bike is an homage to BMW’s M Series of performance cars. Only in this instance the M stands for Mathieu, and not whatever the M stands for when it’s a car.
_jdc0188M Power BMW roundel on the forks. The tricolour of blue and red is BMW’s racing colours.
_jdc0222Shimano outfit Beobank-Corendon’s Stevens frames, including the Pro Stealth carbon bars and Dura Ace di2 shifters. _jdc0217

Shimano also provided Mathieu with some prototype pedals. Shhh…_jdc0213

Mol was pretty flat and fast with some long tarmac sections and a well compacted, partially frozen beach. So it’s a 46 – 39 up front.
_jdc0212And a 26-ish? 11 speed cassette. File treads are the only choice on a dry sandy course like Mol. _jdc0209




Those racing stripes look great on the skinny seatstays. Thanks Beobank-Corendon for letting me poke my nose in. See how this bike got on in the Mol race report COMING SOON.
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