Bike partner Pinarello have provided Team Sky with race-winning bikes ever since their WorldTour debut in 2010.
The team and Pinarello have become synonymous since Team Sky debuted on the road, with every success in the years that followed coming aboard one of the famous Italian bikes.
The results have been extraordinary, with three Tour de France wins in six attempts - an achievement which has led Pinarello to the title of the most decorated bike manufacturer in Tour history, with an unprecedented 11 wins.
In the first six years of the partnership riders have raced six evolutions of DOGMA, from 60.1, to DOGMA 2 and DOGMA 65.1, up to the amazing DOGMA F8 and the Xlight version that helped propel Chris Froome to a third Tour de France victory. 2017 sees another huge step with the announcement of the F10.
In parallel with the DOGMA, Pinarello have developed three evolutions of bikes specifically for time trials, starting with Graal, passing to the BOLIDE, and up to the present BOLIDE TT that has played a starring role in a number of extraordinary Team Sky victories. The commitment to develop a total of nine different Pinarello models in six years, confirms the enormous effort put in by the family company based in the heart of Treviso in northern Italy.
Lighter, stiffer and more aerodynamic than the F8, the new bike will be phased in across the 2017 campaign and will sport a striking new design, utilising elements of the data pattern to match the team’s new Castelli kit.
It follows in the footsteps of the DOGMA 60.1, DOGMA 2, DOGMA 65.1, DOGMA F8, DOGMA K8-S and DOGMA F8 Xlight - all of which have powered Team Sky to major success, including all four of Team Sky’s Tour de France victories.
The F10 frame weighs 6.3% less than the F8 and is 7% stiffer, while the geometry remains the same - achieving all three major goals that Pinarello set out at the start of the development process.
The 2016 Tour de France marked the first time the full team used the new Bolide design. The benchmark for time trial bikes was improved further ahead of the Giro d'Italia last May, with Mikel Landa producing one of the best rides of his career aboard the new bike.
With a weight reduction of 350 grammes and further reductions in aerodynamic drag, the bike is a significant step on from the one that propelled Sir Bradley Wiggins and Vasil Kiryienka to two consecutive world time trial championship victories.
Made with exclusive Torayca T1100 1K carbon, the design blends functionality, aerodynamics, lightweight stiffness and aesthetics. It truly is a dream bike.
Sir Dave Brailsford
We’ve been working in partnership with Pinarello on this new model for a while now and so the whole team are really excited about the new F10.
The Pinarello story
While Pinarello prides itself on leading the pack in modern bike design, it has remained true to its family roots, and the story of the company known as 'Cicli Pinarello', stretching back to 1952, is synonymous with cycling history in the second half of the twentieth century. It is a story of humble origins and hard work; of romance and of glorious success.
Giovanni Pinarello was born, the eighth of 12 brothers, in Catena di Villorba in 1922. Like so many rural Italians, he developed a passion for cycling, began racing, and in 1947, aged 25 and after over 60 victories as an amateur, he turned professional, scoring five wins over the next seven years.
His career as a pro cyclist overlapped, however, with his new vocation - building bicycles. In fact, Giovanni took his first steps as a frame-builder when he was just fifteen, and helped in the Paglianti factory; but the Pinarello family's connections with the industry stretched back even further, to 1922, when Giovanni's cousin, Alessandro, made bikes from a small factory.
In 1952, as his professional career came to an end, Giovanni opened his own factory in Treviso, where Pinarello is still based to this day. But the opening of the factory owed rather a lot to a major disappointment. Giovanni was forced to give up his place in his country's national tour, the 1952 Giro d'Italia, for a promising young Italian rider, Pasqualino Fornara. His sponsor, Bottechia, offered him a small fortune, 100,000 Lire, to miss the race - a sum of money that was invested in the Treviso factory and store.
As he began building bikes, Giovanni Pinarello's connections with the world of professional cycling proved crucial; he knew that by working closely with the top cyclists and teams he would be able to develop race-winning bikes, and that the resulting publicity would cement his reputation as a leading frame-builder, and help his company to grow exponentially.
In 1957 the small la Padovani team raced on Pinarello bicycles, and in 1960 Pinarello took a step into the world of big-time professional racing with his sponsorship of the Mainetti team. Six years later came a first international win - Guido de Rosso's victory in the Tour de l'Avenir. And in 1975 came success in the big one as far as Italians are concerned - the Giro d'Italia, courtesy of Fausto Bertoglio.
In the 1980s Pinarello confirmed itself as one of the world's leading bike manufacturers by winning some of the top races, including the 1981 Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España; the 1984 Olympic road race in Los Angeles; and in 1988 the biggest of all bike races, the 1988 Tour de France, thanks to Pedro Delgado. Then, of course, came Indurain in the 1990s, who, as well as his five Tour victories, won the Giro on two occasions, the Olympic time trial, world time trial and claimed the hour record - all on Pinarello bikes.