EF Pro Cycling’s crazy Cannondales at the Giro d’Italia – Gallery

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EF Pro Cycling x Palace Skateboards Cannondale bike

Yes, that’s a duck on the seat tube… No, he’s not wearing trousers. (Image credit: Cannondale)
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EF Pro Cycling x Palace Skateboards Cannondale bike

The whole thing comes courtesy of collaboration with Palace Skateboards (Image credit: Cannondale)
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EF Pro Cycling x Palace Skateboards Cannondale bike

A look at the frame details of Tanel Kangert’s Cannondale SystemSix, with the Palace logo written in Rapha styling, a duck (of course), and a smattering of other logos sticker-bombed in place (Image credit: Cannondale)
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EF Pro Cycling x Palace Skateboards Cannondale bike

And here, the team’s lightweight Cannondale SuperSix has a similar theme (Image credit: Cannondale)
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EF Pro Cycling x Palace Skateboards Cannondale bike

The aero SystemSix in all its double-duck glory (Image credit: Cannondale)
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EF Pro Cycling x Palace Skateboards Cannondale bike

The same crazy design applies to the SuperSix (Image credit: Cannondale)
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EF Pro Cycling x Palace Skateboards Cannondale bike

It’s a polarising design for sure, and one that has ‘broken the internet’ – or at least, the small road cycling corner of it (Image credit: Cannondale)
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EF Pro Cycling x Palace Skateboards Cannondale bike

The hazard-like black and yellow design on the forks is replicated across the bonnet of the team’s cars (Image credit: Cannondale)
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EF Pro Cycling x Palace Skateboards Cannondale bike

In case you were wondering, that’s a pair of Vittoria Corsa tubular tyres, but that’s not why you’re here. You’re here for the ducks, aren’t you? (Image credit: Cannondale)
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EF Pro Cycling x Palace Skateboards Cannondale bike

The non-driveside of the SuperSix has a disappointingly low quantity of ducks (Image credit: Cannondale)
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EF Pro Cycling x Palace Skateboards Cannondale bike

The team has made very little by way of equipment change from the ‘normal’ bikes… just a bit of added duckpower (Image credit: Cannondale)
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EF Pro Cycling x Palace Skateboards Cannondale bike

Incredibly, despite the numerous collaborators, they managed to keep the design under wraps (Image credit: Cannondale)
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EF x Palace

And in case you somehow managed to miss it – not likely – the Rapha kit is pretty bonkers too (Image credit: Getty Images)

For this year’s Giro d’Italia, EF Pro Cycling decided to mix things up by ditching the team’s now-famous pink livery for something more disruptive, more street orientated – a move that got heads turning and opinions flaring. 

The idea came to fruition as the result of a collaboration between kit sponsor, Rapha, and skateboard firm, Palace – a brand known for its off-the-wall, polarising imagery and cartoon-style graphics. What initially started out as a radical kit reveal soon morphed into a break-the-internet-style moment when Sean Bennett rolled his Palace-adorned Cannondale SystemSix onto Giro d’Italia presentation stage in Sicily last week.