Race tech: More time trial bikes from the Giro d'Italia
Acqua e Sapone used these time trial bikes from team sponsors Bottechia at the Giro d'Italia prologue James Huang
Saturday's Giro d'Italia prologue on the streets of Amsterdam yielded some exciting racing but also a wealth of tech goodies to whet your appetites.
With the second time trial stage taking place today, here's a round-up of photographs taken as the teams prepared their aero machines for competition.
And don't worry – we still have plenty more in-depth features to come. Check out the Related Articles on the right for our Giro race and tech coverage so far.
Acqua e Sapone's Bottechia bikes
Ag2R's Kuota's Kueen-Ks
Colnago provided BBox-Bouygues Telecom riders with their aero Flight model
BBox-Bouygues Telecom rider William Bonnet used his usual Campag Ergopower levers
The dropouts on BBox-Bouygues Telecom's Colnago Flight frames include built-in adjusters
Cervelo's P4 continues to be one of the most striking-looking bikes in the peloton
Cervélo TestTeam mechanics look to have taken care of their P4 bottle issues once and for all with a dedicated adapter plate in between the frame and bottle cage
Rotor Q-Rings and 3D crankarms are bolted to this Cervélo TestTeam P4
The Cervelo P4 down tube closely follows the curve of the fork crown for smoother airflow
3T have revised the moulds on their aero bars to make them UCI-compliant
Carlos Sastre finished 25 seconds back but he has bigger goals in mind
Sastre's Fizik Aliante saddle sports a textured applique for better grip in the aero position
Garmin mechanics continue to surprise us with new ways to attach the team's computers
Katusha rider Mikhail Ignatyev had this unnamed Ridley time trial bike in reserve
Mikhail Ignatyev's (Katusha) unnamed Ridley time trial bike looked to be either a work in progress or something that was roughly gathered up judging by the combination telescoping/integrated seatpost setup
There are sharp points on both the chainstays and seatstays of Ignatyev's spare Ridley
Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) rocketed around the streets of Amsterdam on this Ridley Dean
This Lampre-Farnese Vini has a stem from sponsors Ritchey's off-road arm, Syncros
The alloy block on this Lampre-Farnese Vini front derailleur mount looks somewhat out of place but is apparently required to achieve the proper position
The Ritchey head on Lampre-Farnese's time trial bikes offers up a lot of fore-aft adjustment
This Lampre-Farnese Vini time trial framesets isn't found anywhere in the Wilier catalogue so it's either an upcoming model or something provided just for the team – given UCI technical rules, it's more likely the former.
Liquigas-Doimo are using their familiar Cannondale Slice bikes for this year's Giro
The rear brake housing is fed over and around the seat tube
Milram mechanics added a zip-tie to keep the team's Garmin Edge 500s from ejecting
Milram are again using the Walser-designed Focus Izalco Chrono
Milram's Focus Izalco Chronos features some of the sharpest stay edges around
Omega Pharma-Lotto's Sebastian Lang used SRAM shifters with his Campag derailleurs
Quick Step are using these Eddy Merckx ETT-1 time trial frames for this year's Giro d'Italia
Team Sky regularly recording the action for their own analysis with on-car cameras
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