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Mathieu van der Poel’s Canyon Aeroad CFR bike: custom frame with tribute to Raymond Poulidor

Having stormed to victory on stage two of the 2021 Tour de France, taking the yellow jersey in the process, Mathieu van der Poel has received a custom-painted yellow Canyon Aeroad CFR to mark his achievement.

Yellow bikes have become something of a tradition at the Tour with the overall champion often riding a custom steed into Paris on the final stage (here’s Tadej Pogačar’s yellow Colnago V3Rs from the finale of the 2020 Tour.

However, we don’t always see a custom-painted bike being ridden by the race leader during the race itself, so van der Poel’s bike getting the

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