Tour Down Under 2015: tech from the pits

Tools and tricks of the pro mechanics

The Tour Down Under in Adelaide, Australia, is a unique event on the WorldTour calendar. It's the first event of the season, and the time when the public get to see what’s new, and when riders and staff catch up on who’s been doing what over the ‘break’.

It's also special because it throws all teams into one giant marquee tent, where they work side-by-side, in front of the public, without their trusted team trucks. Because of this, teams are forced to travel light, be resourceful and get the rare chance to talk shop with their industry friends from opposing teams while they work.

Scroll through our gallery above to walk through the pits and start lines, and to see the tools and tricks of the trade. For a complete look at all the bikes, see our recent WorldTour team bike gallery. And head to the main Tour Down Under page to see all our coverage in one place. 

 Still to come – we take you on a photo journey of the day in a life of a pro race mechanic.

David Rome

Editor, Australia
Having worked full-time within the cycling industry since 2006, Dave is a former editor of BikeRadar Australia. Riding and racing mountain, road and 'cross for over a decade, Dave's passion lies in the sport's technical aspects, and his tool collection is a true sign of that.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road and cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Fast and flowing singletrack with the occasional air is the dream. Also happy chasing tarmac bends.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Fuel EX 27.5, SwiftCarbon Detritovore, Salsa Chilli Con Crosso
  • Dream Bike: Custom Independent Fabrications titanium, SRAM Etap and Enve wheels/cockpit
  • Beer of Choice: Gin & tonic
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

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