Tour de France Time Trial Tech, part two

Team Sky’s outrageous F-Type TT team car, cooling vests and more

In part two of our huge Tour de France time trial tech gallery, we take a close look at Team Sky’s outrageous F-Type TT team car, new and old time trial bikes, external-internal batteries and yet more gear with someone else’s brand on it.

In our visits to each and every one of the teams at the race, we look at the bikes of upstart Kemo, the veteran (nearly 130 years old now) Bianchi, plus cooling vests, magic puree, saddle positions, custom modifications and more.

Oh, and that F-Type? Everyone walking past it, even the most traditional, dyed-in-the-wool cyclists, agreed that it sounded awesome just burbling at walking pace.

Elmiger's machine had a novel di2 control box placement, cable tied to the seat post, presumably for proximity to the internal battery: elmiger's machine had a novel di2 control box placement, cable tied to the seat post, presumably for proximity to the internal battery

Check out all the novel solutions like this one in the gallery above

Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK, Procycling Magazine
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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