According to longtime US Postal Service staff mechanic Geoff Brown, Armstrong’s 1999 Trek OCLV road bike weighed about sixteen.5 kilos. Even in 2002, with lighter components and a new 5900 Superlight mannequin with a particular mix of carbon fiber, the bike barely approached 15 pounds. If there’s one thing racers hate, it’s carrying an ounce more weight than necessary. There has been fairly a chance on Vincenzo Nibali successful today’s Stage and it’s not difficult to see why. It has never really been out of his comfort zone in 17 Stages thus far and he’s the class act in this field.