Svein Tuft road this team issue Scott Foil at the 2016 Canadian road nationals in Ottawa. The Langley, B.C. native was Canadian road champion in 2014 and has won the time trial national title nine times. He’s also worn the pink jersey at the Giro d’Italia and helped his Orica-GreenEdge team take team time trial victories at the Italian grand tour and the Tour de France. This bike was built up after he arrived back in Canada after racing the 2016 Giro. The frame he flew over with from Europe was cracked in transportation so it was a brand new, and last minute, build he raced at nationals.
The Foil received a radical makeover in 2016 with a more aerodynamic, vertically compliant and torsionally rigid. The frame has already won Paris-Roubaix under Matthew Hayman despite being the brands aero offering, not it’s endurance whip.
Tuft’s stem is slammed. Instead of a Syncros integrated handlebar he has a more traditional set up. Tape covers up the brand’s name likely because it was not sponsor friendly. Tuft has a noticeably aggressive position on the bike with lots of drop.
Tuft drops the hammer on the peloton during the Canadian national road race but he didn’t get much help chasing the breakaway so when the gap ballooned to over 11-minutes the entire peloton was pulled.