Tour de France bikes 2019: who’s riding what?

Frames, groupsets, wheels and finishing kit from all 22 teams riding this year's Tour de France

Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod, Tour de France 2019

The 2019 Tour de France features 22 teams battling it out over 21 stages. The riders are the best in the world and they ride the most advanced bikes money can buy — in fact, the Tour de France is cycling’s biggest shop window for sponsors, putting the latest machines in front of the paying public.

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That means we saw a heap of bikes launched ahead of this year’s Tour, from Cannondale’s new aero-optimised SuperSix EVO to Scott’s cable-free Addict RC Disc, and Specialized’s S-Works Shiv TT Disc time trial bike. You can also see the new Wilier Zero SLR at this year’s race — and will Cube’s Litening C:68X SLT make an appearance at the Tour?

We’ve put together a complete list of the bikes in this year’s Tour de France, along with the kit they’re fitted with, and have picked out some of the trends to keep an eye out for at the 2019 race.

Tour de France bikes 2019

The following bike brands are represented at the Tour:

  • Argon 18
  • Bianchi
  • BH
  • BMC
  • Cannondale
  • Canyon
  • Cervélo
  • Colnago
  • Cube
  • Giant
  • Eddy Merckx
  • Kuota
  • Lapierre
  • Merida
  • Pinarello
  • Ridley
  • Scott
  • Specialized
  • Trek
  • Wilier

Keep reading for full details on every Tour de France team’s bikes.

Aero is everything, everywhere

Pure climbers’ bikes such as the Addict RC Disc now sport aero features
Pure climbers’ bikes such as the Addict RC Disc now sport aero features
Kristof Ramon

The last couple of years have seen an explosion in aero bikes and equipment, with manufacturers fighting to out-integrate one another.

While some riders will still favour so-called climbing bikes, aero machines are now lighter and more versatile than ever before, and bikes such as the Scott Addict RC Disc — which used to be placed in the lightweight category — now sport aero features.

Disc brakes: yep, we’re still having that debate

Discs on full-fledged race bikes are no longer a novelty
Discs on full-fledged race bikes are no longer a novelty
Pocispix for Wilier Triestina

Rim brakes seem to be disappearing from the upper reaches of some brands’ ranges, with the likes of the Specialized Venge only available with disc brakes, but you’ll still see plenty in use by the pros.

Pro riders are often resistant to change and some have previously voiced safety concerns over the use of disc brakes in bunch racing. Nevertheless, the UCI approved disc brakes for use on the road just in time for the 2018 Tour.

With sponsors keen to promote their latest and greatest disc-equipped aero bikes, you can expect to see plenty of rotors at the 2019 Tour.

12-speed: so hot right now

Trek-Segafredo has been racing on the new SRAM Red eTap AXS drivetrain since the WorldTour opener at the Tour Down Under
Trek-Segafredo has been racing on the new SRAM Red eTap AXS drivetrain since the WorldTour opener at the Tour Down Under
Beardy McBeard/SRAM

With the recent launches of top-tier 12-speed groupsets from both Campagnolo and SRAM, it’s clear that 12-speed has arrived on the road.

Saying that, Shimano’s Dura-Ace Di2 (R9150/R9170) is by far the most used groupset by Tour de France teams, and that’s still 11-speed.

If Shimano sticks to its usual pattern for product updates, it’s more than likely that a new Dura-Ace groupset will launch in 2020. Given current trends, it seems almost inevitable that R9200 (or whatever it ends up being called) will be 12-speed. Might we see a sneak preview at the 2019 Tour? It seems unlikely, but it’s not impossible.

Tour de France 2019 bikes

All 18 WorldTour teams ride the Tour de France, and every one of them gets the pick of the best bikes from their sponsors’ ranges. Read on for a breakdown of who’s riding what.

AG2R La Mondiale

AG2R La Mondiale's Eddy Merckx 525 for 2019
AG2R started the 2019 seasons on Campagnolo-equipped Eddy Merckx 525s but has seemingly since switched to Shimano
AG2R La Mondiale
  • Bikes: Eddy Merckx EM525, Stockeu
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 (formerly Campagnolo Super Record), Rotor cranks
  • Wheels: Mavic with Vredestein tyres
  • Finishing kit: Deda Elementi, Fizik, Elite

Astana Pro Team

Luis Leon Sanchez's Argon 18 Gallium Pro
Astana’s Argon 18 Gallium Pro, pictured at the season-opening Tour Down Under
Jack Luke/Immediate Media
  • Bikes: Argon 18 Gallium Pro, E-118 Pro
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, FSA cranks
  • Wheels: Corima with Wolfpack tyres
  • Finishing kit: FSA, Prologo, Tacx

Bahrain-Merida

Haussler raced aboard a Merida Reacto, while the rest of his Bahrain-Merida teammates raced aboard Merida Scultura framesets
Bahrain-Merida riders have the choice of the lightweight Scultura Team
Josh Evans/Immediate Media
Bahrain-Merida's aero option is the Reacto Team
The aero option is the Reacto Team
Bahrain-Merida
  • Bikes: Merida Reacto Team, Scultura Team, Time Warp TT
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, SRM cranks
  • Wheels:  Fulcrum with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: FSA/Vision, Prologo

Bora-Hansgrohe

Peter Sagan's Specialized S-Works Venge
Peter Sagan is riding this Specialized S-Works Venge at the Tour de France
Specialized
  • Bikes: Specialized S-Works Tarmac, S-Works Roubaix, S-Works Venge, S-Works Shiv TT Disc
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Roval with S-Works tyres
  • Finishing kit: Specialized, PRO, CeramicSpeed, Tacx

CCC Team

CCC Team will be riding a fleet of handsome black Giant TCR Advanced SL bikes this season
CCC Team is riding a fleet of handsome black Giant TCR Advanced SL bikes this season
Jack Luke / Immediate Media
  • Bikes: Giant TCR Advanced SL, Propel Advanced SL Disc, Trinity Advanced Pro
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Giant
  • Finishing kit: Giant

Deceuninck Quick-Step

Julian Alaphilippe's Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc, Tour de France 2019
Deceuninck Quick-Step riders can choose from the aero Venge and the lightweight Tarmac, with Julian Alaphilippe’s Tarmac pictured here during the Frenchman’s time in the yellow jersey
@cyclingimages/Specialized
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT Disc
Specialized launched the S-Works Shiv TT Disc ahead of the Tour and Kasper Asgreen rode the new bike to victory at the Danish nationals
Specialized

Dimension Data

Michael Valgren's 2019 BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc for Team Dimension Data
Michael Valgren’s 2019 BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc for Team Dimension Data
Jack Luke / Immediate Media
  • Bikes: BMC Teammachine SLR, Timemachine 01
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Rotor cranks
  • Wheels: Enve with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: BMC, Enve, Selle Italia, Tacx

EF Education First Pro Cycling

EF gets a wavy new paintjob for 2019
EF riders were on the ‘old’ SuperSix for the first half of this year…
Jack Luke / Immediate Media
Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod, Tour de France 2019
…but have switched to the new aero-influenced SuperSix for the Tour de France
Zac Williams/SWPix.com
  • Bikes: Cannondale SuperSix EVO
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, FSA cranks
  • Wheels: Vision with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: FSA, Prologo, Tacx

Groupama-FDJ

Groupama FDJ's climbers will likely favour the lightweight Xelius SL
Groupama FDJ’s climbers will likely favour the lightweight Xelius SL
Équipe Cycliste Groupama-FDJ
Alternatively, there's the aero Aircode SL
Alternatively, there’s the aero Aircode SL
Équipe Cycliste Groupama-FDJ
  • Bikes: Lapierre Xelius SL, Aircode SL, Aerostorm
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: PRO, Elite, Prologo

Team Ineos

The F12 is the latest evolution of the Tour-winning Dogma
The F12 is the latest evolution of the Tour-winning Dogma; the F12 X-Light carries a hefty price premium over the standard F12 for a 100g weight saving
Team Ineos
Team Ineos Lightweight wheels
Team Ineos was spotted using Lightweight Meilenstein Obermayer wheels on stages five and six
Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Egan Bernal riding the Pinarello Bolide TT at the Tour de France
The Pinarello Bolide TT is called into action for time trials
Zac Williams/SWPix.com

Team Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo Visma's Bianchis stick with the bike brand's signature celeste paint
Jumbo Visma’s Bianchi Oltre XR4s stick with the bike brand’s signature celeste paint
Team Jumbo Visma
Team Jumbo-Visma riding the Bianchi Aquila CV at the Tour de France
Team Jumbo-Visma rode the Bianchi Aquila CV to victory in the team time trial on stage two
Zac Williams/SWPix.com
  • Bikes: Bianchi Oltre XR4, Aquila CV
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano/PRO with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: FSA/Vision, Fizik

Team Katusha-Alpecin

The Ultimate CF SLX Disc is based around a seriously light frame
The Ultimate CF SLX Disc is based around a seriously light frame
Canyon
  • Bikes: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, Aeroad CF SLX, Speedmax CF
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS, Quarq power meter cranks
  • Wheels: Zipp with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: Canyon, Look, Selle Italia, Tacx

Lotto Soudal

Caleb Ewan has moved to Lotto-Soudal and onto a Ridley Noah Fast for 2019
The Noah Fast is Ridley’s aero road bike machine. Lotto Soudal riders also have the lightweight Helium SLX at their disposal
Jack Luke / Immediate Media
  • Bikes: Ridley Noah Fast, Helium SLX, Dean Fast
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
  • Wheels: Campagnolo with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: C-Bear, Deda Elementi, Selle Italia, Lizard Skins, Look

Mitchelton-Scott

Mitchelton-Scott riders have the brand new, disc-only Addict RC at their disposal for the Tour
Mitchelton-Scott riders have the brand new, disc-only Addict RC at their disposal for the Tour
Kristof Ramon
  • Bikes: Scott Foil RC, Addict RC, Plasma
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano with Pirelli tyres
  • Finishing kit: Syncros, Elite, K-Edge, PRO

Movistar Team

We took a look at Rafael Valls' Canyon Ultimate CF SLX in the run up to the Tour Down Under
Movistar is one of a handful of teams riding Campagnolo groupsets this season
Jack Luke / Immediate Media
  • Bikes: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, Aeroad CF SLX, Speedmax CD
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
  • Wheels: Campagnolo with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: Canyon, Fizik, Elite, Lizard Skins

Team Sunweb

Tom Dumoulin's 2019 Team Sunweb Cervelo R5
Tom Dumoulin’s 2019 Team Sunweb Cervelo R5
Patrick Fletcher/Immediate Media
Michael Matthews' 2019 Cervelo S5 for Team Sunweb
Michael Matthews’ 2019 Cervelo S5 for Team Sunweb
Patrick Fletcher/Immediate Media
  • Bikes: Cervélo R5, S5, P5
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: PRO, Elite

Trek Segafredo

Richie Porte's Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc eTap
The Madone SLR is the quintessential integrated-everything aero bike. Climbers are likely to be spotted on the lightweight Emonda SLR
Beardy McBeard/SRAM
Giulio Ciccone, Trek Emonda, Tour de France 2019
Speaking of which, here’s the Trek Emonda of Giulio Ciccone. Check out the team’s snazzy new paintjob for the Tour
Zac Williams/SWPix.com
  • Bikes: Trek Madone SLR, Emonda SLR, Speed Concept
  • Groupset: SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Wheels: Bontrager with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: Bontrager

UAE Team Emirates

The C64 utilises Colnago's classic lugged construction. The Concept, on the other hand, is the Italian firm's aero bike
The C64 utilises Colnago’s classic lugged construction. The Concept, on the other hand, is the Italian firm’s aero bike
  • Bikes: Colnago C64, Concept, K-One
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS, Stages power meters
  • Wheels: Campagnolo with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: Deda Elementi, Prologo, Elite, Look

Pro Continental Tour de France 2019 bikes

While all 18 WorldTour teams are automatically invited to the Tour, the remaining four wildcard teams are picked from the Pro Continental ranks, the UCI’s second-tier league.

Arkea-Samsic

Andre Greipel, BH bikes, Tour de France 2019
Arkea Samsic riders race on BH bikes with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 components
Zac Williams/SWPix.com
  • Bikes: BH Ultralight Evo, G7, Aerolight
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, FSA Powerbox power meter cranks
  • Wheels: FFWD with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: FSA, Prologo, Shimano pedals, Elite

Cofidis Solutions Crédits

Pro cyclists riding in a group
The Khan is Kuota’s pro-level all-rounder
Tim de Waele / Getty Images
  • Bikes: Kuota Khan, Kuota Kalibur
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS with SRM cranks
  • Wheels: Campagnolo with Michelin tyres
  • Finishing kit: Deda Elementi, Tacx, Look

Total Direct Energie

Total Direct Energie will be riding the new Wilier Zero SLR
Total Direct Energie are riding the new Wilier Zero SLR
Pocispix for Wilier Triestina
  • Bikes: Wilier Zero SLR, Cento10PRO, Turbine
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: FFWD with Hutchinson tyres
  • Finishing kit: Prologo, Tacx, Look, FSA

Wanty-Groupe Gobert

The Litening C:68 is Wanty-Groupe Gobert's main ride...
The Litening C:68 has been Wanty-Groupe Gobert’s main ride to date…
Wanty-Groupe Gobert
...but it seems likely the brand new Litening C:68X will be making appearances
…but it seems likely that the brand new Litening C:68X will be making appearances
Cube
  • Bikes: Cube Litening C:68, Litening C:68X, Aerium C:68 TT
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 with Stages power meters, C-Bear bottom brackets
  • Wheels: Fulcrum with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: Ritchey, Selle San Marco, Tacx
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