The 40-year old Basque climber heads to his final race, the Clasica San Sebastian, this weekend and will pin on the number one dossard following teammate Bauke Mollema’s victory in 2016 and as a nod to his impending retirement.
Finished in a dark grey with black decals, the stealthy design of the Madone is finished with coloured metallic decals commemorating Zubeldia’s 16 Tours de France, 12 Vueltas a Espana, one Giro d’Italia and 20 seasons as a professional.
A metallic ‘HZ’ of Zubeldia’s initials also appears on the seat tube, as well as a Basque flag and name decal on the top tube.
For the final stage in Paris, Zubeldia ran aero Bontrager Aeolus 5 wheels, a Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupset, a SRM Shimano crankset and the proprietary Madone brakes.
Zubeldia began his career at the Basque Euskatel-Euskadi team before switching to Astana for the 2009 season and has subsequently ridden for the various guises of the RadioShack and Trek teams since 2010, playing a key domestique role for Alberto Contador.
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