With three Tour de France green jerseys and a huge list of wins to his name, Robbie McEwen is retiring Sunday after 17 years as a professional. His final race is on a Scott Foil (Ben Delaney/BikeRadar)

After 17 years of getting paid to race a bicycle,
Robbie McEwen will bow out Sunday at the conclusions of the Amgen Tour of
California. Here is a look at the set-up of his Scott Foil, which, like the man
himself, is fairly straightforward.

Scott first showed prototypes of the Foil in 2010
with HTC-Columbia at the Tour de France. It was dubbed ‘FO1’ at the team. Scott
continued to work with its sponsored athletes until 2011 to refine the design.

Today, there are seven Foil models, ranging from
$1,400 to $10,000. All feature tubes with a distinctive truncated airfoil shape
that Scott claims achieves the same aerodynamic benefit as a full airfoil
shape. The top three models feature a higher grade carbon fiber.

McEwen races a stock frame, with a Shimano Di2
electronic drivetrain, an aluminum PRO cockpit, Shimano C35 wheels and
Continental tubulars.

McEwen will remain with Orica-GreenEDGE going
forward, only now as a sprint coach for the team.

summed up his career well
, noting that he “took his wins the hard way, as a
scrappy, opportunistic sprinter who was as generous with his post-race analysis
as he was with his elbows in the final 200 meters of a sprint.”

Complete bike specifications

  •     Frame: Scott Foil
  •     Stem: Shimano PRO Vibe 7s,
    120mm -6°
  •     Handlebar: Shimano PRO Vibe 7s,
    42cm (c-c)
  •     Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace
  •     Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace
  •     Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace
    Di2 STI Dual Control ST-7970
  •     Front derailleur: Shimano
    Dura-Ace Di2 FD-7970
  •     Rear derailleur: Shimano
    Dura-Ace Di2 RD-7970
  •     Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace
    Di2 STI Dual Control ST-7970
  •     Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace
    CS-7900, 11-28T
  •     Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7900
  •     Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace,
    172.5mm, 53/39T (Dura-Ace with SRM on race bike)
  •     Bottom bracket: Shimano
  •     Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon
    Titanium (Shimano pedals are team spec)
  •     Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace C35
  •     Front tire: Continental
    Competition tubular, 22mm
  •     Rear tire: Continental
    Competition tubular, 22mm
  •     Saddle: Prologo Scratch Pro TR
  •     Seatpost: Scott Foil
  •     Bottle cages: Elite Custom
    Race (2)
  •     Computer: SRM

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