Bikes of the 2012 Tour de France - Part 1

From Ag2r to Liquigas

As the 2012 Tour de France heads to Paris for its finale, we'd like to show you the bikes that the pros have been racing around France for the last three weeks.

We've already shown you many of the time trial bikes - which will again be used in today's 19th stage - but most of the race is ridden on road bikes.

In the first part of this two part gallery, we'll run through Ag2r's Kuotas to Liquigas's Cannondales. Simply click on the gallery at right and let our eagle-eyed tech editor James Huang give you a real insight into the machinery underneath the riders at the Tour.

Orica-GreenEdge's Scott Foil aero road bike

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

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