Tour Down Under 2014 - bike tech gallery I

Belkin's Bianchis, Giant-Shimano team bikes, POC Octal Aero helmet, new Bontrager shoes

The Santos Tour Down Under is the first major WorldTour race of the season and sees the world’s top teams meet in Adelaide, Australia to compete in the heat.

As we found last year, logistical challenges of racing in another continent means many teams travel light and some even bring along older equipment, leaving it behind once the race is over.

But with a new season comes team changes, sponsor changes, new equipment to ride and a first chance for the public to see it all.  We spotted Belkin's new Bianchi machines, the bikes ridden by the new Giant-Shimano team, Garmin's Steele Von Hoff sporting a POC Octal Aero helmet, Frank Schleck's interesting looking Bontrager shoes, and Adam Hansen's own design footwear.

Kick your feet up and have a click through our extensive Tour Down Under image gallery and see what’s new (and old) amongst the pros.

Be sure to keep checking our Pro bikes section for more in-depth looks at some 2014 season favourites.

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