Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tour de France gallery: Time trial tech

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/tour-de-france-gallery-time-trial-tech-from-stage-11


  • Who else’s but Chris Froome’s (Sky) Pinarello Bolide
    Who else’s but Chris Froome’s (Sky) Pinarello Bolide
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Tony Martin’s (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) Specialized Shiv is a thoroughbred race winner – and it carried him to his second Tour de France TT win near Mont-Saint-Michel today
    Tony Martin’s (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) Specialized Shiv is a thoroughbred race winner – and it carried him to his second Tour de France TT win near Mont-Saint-Michel today
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Vittoria ‘Team Prototype’ tyres on the Felt DA
    Vittoria ‘Team Prototype’ tyres on the Felt DA
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • The yellow jersey accents – they were still drying when we visited
    The yellow jersey accents – they were still drying when we visited
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • A hastily modified rubberised Park Tools allen key holder is used as a catcher should the chain unship from his Osymetric rings
    A hastily modified rubberised Park Tools allen key holder is used as a catcher should the chain unship from his Osymetric rings
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Yesterday Focus launched its new Izalco Chrono frame and today it was in use by the AG2R-La Mondiale team
    Yesterday Focus launched its new Izalco Chrono frame and today it was in use by the AG2R-La Mondiale team
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Straight pull brakes are recessed into the front fork
    Straight pull brakes are recessed into the front fork
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Jean-Christophe Peraud’s (AG2R-La Mondiale) saddle is slammed right back
    Jean-Christophe Peraud’s (AG2R-La Mondiale) saddle is slammed right back
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • A specially-decaled Zipp disc - pink, yellow and red – mean it’s grand tour specialist Alberto Contador’s
    A specially-decaled Zipp disc - pink, yellow and red – mean it’s grand tour specialist Alberto Contador’s
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • A specially-decaled Zipp disc - pink, yellow and red – mean it’s grand tour specialist Alberto Contador’s
    A specially-decaled Zipp disc - pink, yellow and red – mean it’s grand tour specialist Alberto Contador’s
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  •  Jérôme Coppel’s (Cofidis) Look 596, fitted with off-spec Rotor QXL rings
    Jérôme Coppel’s (Cofidis) Look 596, fitted with off-spec Rotor QXL rings
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  •  Jérôme Coppel’s (Cofidis) Look 596, fitted with off-spec Rotor QXL rings
    Jérôme Coppel’s (Cofidis) Look 596, fitted with off-spec Rotor QXL rings
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  •  Roman Kreuziger’s SRM PowerControl7 is fitted with a machined aluminium mount
    Roman Kreuziger’s SRM PowerControl7 is fitted with a machined aluminium mount
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • The characteristic tread on the Mavic’s CX01 tyres
    The characteristic tread on the Mavic’s CX01 tyres
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Hesjedal’s jockey wheels have ceramic bearings – every little helps
    Hesjedal’s jockey wheels have ceramic bearings – every little helps
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Hesjedal’s jockey wheels have ceramic bearings – every little helps
    Hesjedal’s jockey wheels have ceramic bearings – every little helps
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Ryder Hesjedal’s P5 in all its glory
    Ryder Hesjedal’s P5 in all its glory
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • The Arundel Chrono bottle cages on Garmin-Sharp’s bikes get a little extra gripper help with self-adhesive foam padding
    The Arundel Chrono bottle cages on Garmin-Sharp’s bikes get a little extra gripper help with self-adhesive foam padding
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Shimano gave selected riders – including Dumoulin – special edition electric blue R320 road shoes
    Shimano gave selected riders – including Dumoulin – special edition electric blue R320 road shoes
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • The Felt DA’s integrated steering assembly is similar to the Look 596, used by Cofidis
    The Felt DA’s integrated steering assembly is similar to the Look 596, used by Cofidis
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • The Felt DA’s integrated steering assembly is similar to the Look 596, used by Cofidis
    The Felt DA’s integrated steering assembly is similar to the Look 596, used by Cofidis
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Martin pushed a massive 58T chainring on the flat Brittany course
    Martin pushed a massive 58T chainring on the flat Brittany course
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • A customised Specialized saddle gives Martin the grip he needs to keep putting the power down
    A customised Specialized saddle gives Martin the grip he needs to keep putting the power down
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Martin’s mechanical SRAM Red shifters provide predictable shifting
    Martin’s mechanical SRAM Red shifters provide predictable shifting
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • The Specialized Shiv frame tapers over the back wheel
    The Specialized Shiv frame tapers over the back wheel
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Katusha get around the UCI rule barring use of Mavic’s detachable fairings on CX01 wheel technology by filling the channel with a mastic paste bought from DIY shops
    Katusha get around the UCI rule barring use of Mavic’s detachable fairings on CX01 wheel technology by filling the channel with a mastic paste bought from DIY shops
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) wins the prize for lowest-slung extensions in the peloton – they’re fitted below the bars
    Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) wins the prize for lowest-slung extensions in the peloton – they’re fitted below the bars
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Rodriguez uses Selle Italia’s only current production triathlon-specific saddle – the SLR Tri
    Rodriguez uses Selle Italia’s only current production triathlon-specific saddle – the SLR Tri
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • The Canyon Speedmax CF Evo uses flattened seatstays to push air around the back wheel
    The Canyon Speedmax CF Evo uses flattened seatstays to push air around the back wheel
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Cadel Evans was using this un-branded monocoque disc. A Shimano rep told us it was an unbranded Pro Disc they gave some riders for the 2012 Olympics
    Cadel Evans was using this un-branded monocoque disc. A Shimano rep told us it was an unbranded Pro Disc they gave some riders for the 2012 Olympics
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • The Shimano DI2 battery is fixed to specially moulded mounts beneath the bottom bracket on Leopard Trek’s Trek Speed Concept bikes
    The Shimano DI2 battery is fixed to specially moulded mounts beneath the bottom bracket on Leopard Trek’s Trek Speed Concept bikes
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • It’s a tight fit for Markel Irizar’s (RadioShack) PowerControl7 between the extensions
    It’s a tight fit for Markel Irizar’s (RadioShack) PowerControl7 between the extensions
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Irizar’s new Prologo TT Zero saddle uses gripping material to keep the rider planted when riding on the nose
    Irizar’s new Prologo TT Zero saddle uses gripping material to keep the rider planted when riding on the nose
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • A fleet of new Lapierre Aerostorm has a number of innovations on the previous model…
    A fleet of new Lapierre Aerostorm has a number of innovations on the previous model…
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  •  Including the front brake integrated into the chunky front fork
    Including the front brake integrated into the chunky front fork
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • The fork and frame shape are continuous to smooth airflow
    The fork and frame shape are continuous to smooth airflow
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Holes in the stem are covered to reduce minute turbulence
    Holes in the stem are covered to reduce minute turbulence
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • The Felt DA’s integrated steering assembly is similar to the Look 596, used by Cofidis
    The Felt DA’s integrated steering assembly is similar to the Look 596, used by Cofidis
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie
  • Phil Gilbert (BMC) was using this plain white saddle. The Selle Italia shell looks modified and re-covered – probably an old Flite
    Phil Gilbert (BMC) was using this plain white saddle. The Selle Italia shell looks modified and re-covered – probably an old Flite
    Photo credit © Sam Dansie

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