The time trial phases of the Grand Excursions are often a hotbed for the newest tech and innovation, and this 12 months’s Tour de France stage 5 didn’t disappoint. We introduced you a full video on time trial bikes of the Tour in anticipation of the principle occasion, and now we’ve got two large galleries of extra tech I noticed strolling the paddock earlier than the beginning.
On this first half, we’ll have a look at a number of the bikes and wheels. Half two will observe shortly and proceed with extra wheels and tyres, together with a have a look at handlebar setups, positions, and different fascinating bits of tech.
First up, let’s check out some TT bikes.
Alongside all these bikes, we noticed some unreleased, “prime secret” bikes on time trial day. We noticed each the Cannondale and Trek on the latest Critérium du Dauphiné, however the De Rosa is a brand new one for us.
Wheels and tyres
Aerodynamics take centre stage on time trial day, however lately groups have come to know the significance of lowering rolling resistance too. The wheels and tyres deliver aerodynamics and rolling resistance collectively, and an optimum setup can lead to large features.
Keep tuned for half two the place we’ll proceed our have a look at tyre selections, new wheels noticed, fascinating cockpits, and far far more.