Tour Down Under 2013 - big gallery II

Behind the scenes with the race mechanics

Team mechanics are the unsung heroes of the cycling world, performing their arduous and numerous tasks quietly and with little fanfare – in fact, they're usually only noticed if things go wrong…

BikeRadar has been at the 2013 Tour Down Under in Adelaide, Australia, this week, and as well as shooting a massive tech gallery we've taken a peek behind the scenes at some of the bits and pieces the race mechanics use to make sure the pros can concentrate on riding.

Just click on the image gallery on the right and scroll through.

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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