Tour de France bikes 2021: who’s riding what?

Frames, groupsets, wheels and finishing kit for all 23 teams riding this year's Tour de France

Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe riding the Pinarello Dogma F

The 2021 Tour de France kicks off in Brittany on Saturday 26 June and covers 3,383km before its finish in Paris on 18 July after 21 stages. But what Tour de France bikes are this year’s teams and riders on?

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Twenty-three teams of eight riders will be battling it out astride 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 and technology in front of the paying public.

As a result, we often see new bikes launched in time for the Tour, and this year that includes the new Pinarello Dogma F of Team Ineos Grenadiers – more details below.

We’ve put together a complete list of the confirmed bikes each team is riding 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 2021 race.

Tour de France 2021 bike brands

The Tour de France peloton is made up of 23 teams. The 19 WorldTour squads receive an automatic invite, while four second-tier Pro Continental teams receive a wildcard invitation. Between them, 18 bike brands are represented.

There’s the usual assortment of prestigious, top-drawer bike brands in the 2021 line-up, although a couple have disappeared, most significantly Giant which had been a feature of top tier racing for years. 

Between aero road bikes, lightweight bikes and time trial bikes, plus spares, for a total roster of up to 30 riders per team, each team could have around 100 bikes at their disposal, a huge commitment even if only a fraction are brought to the Tour. 

Three bike brands have two teams lining up on their bikes: BMC, Specialized, and Wilier, while Canyon is up to three sponsored teams in this year’s Tour. 

  • Bianchi (Team BikeExchange)
  • BMC (AG2R Citroën Team; Team Qhubeka Assos)
  • Cannondale (EF Education-Nippo)
  • Canyon (Movistar Team; Alpecin-Fenix; Team Arkéa-Samsic)
  • Cervélo (Jumbo-Visma)
  • Colnago (UAE Team Emirates)
  • Cube (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux)
  • De Rosa (Cofidis)
  • Factor (Israel Start-Up Nation)
  • KTM (B&B Hotels p/b KTM)
  • Lapierre (Groupama-FDJ)
  • Merida (Bahrain Victorious)
  • Pinarello (Ineos Grenadiers)
  • Specialized (Bora-Hansgrohe; Deceuninck-Quick-Step)
  • Ridley (Lotto-Soudal)
  • Scott (Team DSM)
  • Trek (Trek-Segafredo)
  • Wilier (Astana-Premier Tech; Team TotalEnergies)

Read on for more details of each team’s bikes, wheels and other kit.

What’s new for this year’s Tour de France?

New Shimano Dura-Ace breaks cover

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New Dura-Ace heads up to 12 speeds.
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We’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for Shimano’s new Dura-Ace groupset for months now and we were the first to spot on fitted to Team DSM’s Scott bikes. (Update 31/08/21: The new Shimano Dura-Ace R9200 groupset has now been launched, alongside Shimano Ultegra R8100).

The groupset has moved to a 12-speed setup and the lever profiles are a bit different. The shape of the derailleurs also looks a bit smoother, but it still seems to have wires. Unless Shimano reveals some radical new tech hidden in its interstices, the new Dura-Ace looks to be evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

Will we get a full launch announcement from Shimano at the Tour, and will some of the 16 other teams besides Team DSM who are using Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Di2 be riding the new generation of Shimano’s top-tier groupset? We’ll have to wait and see.

Pinarello Dogma F breaks cover

Richard Carapaz riding the new Pinarello Dogma F14 at the Tour de France
Tweaks to the down tube and seatstays marked out Richard Carapaz’s bike as a new model when we spotted the new Pinarello Dogma F at the Tour de Suisse.
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A lot’s changed in Tour de France bike tech since 2014, when most contenders were on bikes with round tubes and all had rim brakes, but that was actually the first year that Team Sky rode the Pinarello Dogma F8 in the Tour.

Since then we’ve had the Dogma F10 and F12 but the very latest bike drops the number altogether and is called the Dogma F. We first spotted the Dogma F at the Tour de Suisse under Richard Carapaz, the eventual winner of the week-long stage race, and it’s now officially been launched by Pinarello.

The Dogma F8 was ahead of the curve as a bike, matching aero qualities with a reasonably low weight. To this day, Pinarello continues to offer one flagship all-round race bike to Ineos riders, rather than offering separate aerodynamic and ultra-light models.

Anyway, the overall profile hasn’t changed much from previous Dogmas but Pinarello has been working under the bonnet and says the latest bike is stiffer, lighter and more aero (of course it is!). You can find all the details in our Pinarello Dogma F news story.

What’s not changed is Ineos Grenadiers’ commitment to riding rim brake bikes, when every other team has now switched completely to disc brakes.

All Dogmas from the F8 onwards have come with a disc brake option, but the 7kg-plus weight – and more complicated wheel changes – have left Ineos Grenadiers preferring to ride the rim brake bike to shave a few hundred grams. That still looks to be the case with the new Dogma F as well.

New bikes from Merida, Cervélo, Canyon, Cannondale, Factor and Trek?

Mark Padun riding an unreleased Merida road bike
Merida looks to be joining the lightweight-aero club under Mark Padun at the 2021 Critérium du Dauphiné.
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For maximum publicity, bike brands will frequently launch their bikes just ahead of the Tour de France and, as well as the Pinarello Dogma F we’ve already covered, that’s included a new Lapierre Xelius SL for the Groupama-FDJ team.

An eagle-eyed look at bikes ridden in less prestigious races ahead of the Tour will also often reveal a couple of riders on new, unreleased models, proving the design while hoping to fly under the radar ahead of an official launch.

So far we’ve spotted what we believe is a new fifth generation of the Merida Scultura Disc at the Critérium du Dauphiné, where Mark Padun rode it to two stage victories. The new bike hasn’t been announced yet but has the aero tube profiles and integration you’d expect from an aero-lightweight bike.

Back in April, we also spotted what looks like a new version of the Cervélo R series. Again, the key new feature appears to be increased front-end integration with hidden cable runs, but again there’s no formal announcement. Will Primož Roglič be riding the new bike at the Tour de France?

Stefan Bissegger riding in the 2021 Tour de Romandie Prologue
Stefan Bissegger was riding an unbranded Cannondale time trial bike at the Tour de Suissse.
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With the increased emphasis on time trials in this year’s Tour, it looks as if brands are taking the opportunity to refresh their time trial bike tech as well.

Time trial bikes tend to be the poor relations of the road bike world; they’re sold in quite low volumes and get squeezed between the better-selling road bikes and the flashier, non-UCI legal triathlon bikes.

But we’ve seen the release of a new Canyon Speedmax Disc already this year, ahead of the Giro d’Italia. There are also rumours of a replacement for the Cannondale Slice, Factor Slick and Trek Speed Concept. Naturally, all have swapped from rim brakes to road disc brakes.

Tour de France 2021 bikes

All 19 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.

Covered at the end of the list are the four Pro Continental wildcard teams riding the Tour this year.

AG2R Citroën Team

AG2R Citroen BMC
Ag2R Citroën is one of two teams riding BMC bikes at this year’s Tour.
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  • Bikes: BMC Teammachine SLR / Timemachine Road / Timemachine (TT)
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
  • Wheels: Campagnolo Bora WTO / WTO Ultra, Pirelli P Zero tyres
  • Finishing kit: BMC, Power2Max, Fizik, Elite, Wahoo

Astana-Premier Tech

Astana-Premier Tech Wilier
Astana-Premier Tech are on Wilier bikes again this year.
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  • Bikes: Wilier Triestina Zero SLR / Filante / Turbine (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Corima with Wolfpack tyres
  • Finishing kit: Wilier, Prologo, Tacx, CeramicSpeed, Garmin

Bahrain Victorious

Bahrain Victorious
Bahrain Victorious has both the Scultura lightweight bike and the Reacto aero bike in its arsenal.
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  • Bikes: Merida Scultura Disc / Reacto Disc / Warp (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Vision Metron SL Disc with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: FSA/Vision, Prologo, Elite, Garmin
Bora-Hansgrohe Specialized
Bora-Hansgrohe has a full Specialized line-up.
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  • Bikes: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 / Shiv (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Roval with S-Works tyres
  • Finishing kit: Specialized, PRO, Wahoo

Cofidis

Cofidis De Rosa Merak
Cofidis is riding the De Rosa Merak again this year.
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  • Bikes: De Rosa Merak / TT-03 (TT)
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
  • Wheels: Fulcrum Speed with Michelin tyres
  • Finishing kit: FSA/Vision, SRM, Selle Italia, Elite, Wahoo

Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Deceuninck-QuickStep
Deceuninck-Quick-Step, like Bora-Hansgrohe, is riding Specialized bikes with Roval wheels again this year.
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  • Bikes: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 / Shiv (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Roval with Specialized S-Works tyres
  • Finishing kit: PRO, Specialized, Wahoo

EF Education-Nippo

EF Education-Nippo Cannondale
Alex Howes had a custom paint job for his Cannondale SuperSix EVO as the 2020/21 US champion.
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  • Bikes: Cannondale SuperSix EVO / SystemSix / SuperSlice (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, FSA/Cannondale chainset
  • Wheels: Vision with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: FSA, Prologo, Tacx, Garmin

Groupama-FDJ

Groupama-FDJ Lapierre
Stefan Küng in the leader’s jersey at the 2021 Tour de Suisse.
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  • Bikes: Lapierre Xelius SL Disc / Aircode SL / Aérostorm (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: PRO, Prologo, Elite, Garmin

Ineos Grenadiers

Team Ineos' Geraint Thomas of Great Britain competes in the fifth stage of the 73rd edition of the Criterium du Dauphine cycling race, a 175km between Saint-Chamond and Saint-Vallier on June 3, 2021. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP) (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images)
Ineos Grenadiers may get an update to the Pinarello Dogma for the Tour.
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  • Bikes: Pinarello Dogma F / Bolide TT
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: MOST, Fizik, Elite, Garmin

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

Intermarche Cube
Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux has wheels from Cube’s Newmen sub-brand on its bikes this year.
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  • Bikes: Cube Litening C:68X / Aerium (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Newmen with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: Cube, Prologo, Elite, Bryton

Israel Start-Up Nation

VALLTER 2000 - SETCASES - VALL CAMPRODON, SPAIN - MARCH 24: Daniel Martin of Ireland and Team Israel Start-Up Nation, Alexander Cataford of Canada and Team Israel Start-Up Nation, Rohan Dennis of Australia and Team INEOS Grenadiers & Omer Goldstein of Israel and Team Israel Start-Up Nation during the 100th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2021, Stage 3 a 203,1km stage from Canal Olímpic de Catalunya to Vallter 2000 - Setcases - Vall Camprodon 2125m / #VoltaCatalunya100 / on March 24, 2021 in Vallter 2000 - Setcases - Vall Camprodon, Spain. (Photo by )
Israel Start-Up Nation is riding the Factor OSTRO VAM lightweight-aero bike.
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  • Bikes: Factor OSTRO VAM / O2 VAM / One / Slick (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Black Inc with Maxxis tyres
  • Finishing kit: Black Inc, Selle Italia, Elite, 4iiii, CeramicSpeed, Hammerhead

Jumbo-Visma

ANDERMATT, SWITZERLAND - JUNE 13: Mike Teunissen of Netherlands and Team Jumbo - Visma, Michael Schär of Switzerland and AG2R Citröen Team & Tom Dumoulin of Netherlands and Team Jumbo - Visma during the 84th Tour de Suisse 2021, Stage 8 a 159,5km stage from Andermatt to Andermatt / #UCIworldtour / @tds / #tourdesuisse / on June 13, 2021 in Andermatt, Switzerland. (Photo by )
Jumbo-Visma has a selection of Cervélo bikes available.
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  • Bikes: Cervélo R5 Disc / S5 / P5 (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: Cervélo, Fizik, Tacx, Garmin

Lotto-Soudal

BERINGEN, BELGIUM - JUNE 13: Caleb Ewan of Australia and Team Lotto Soudal Red Points Jersey during the 90th Baloise Belgium Tour 2021 - Stage 5 a 178,7km stage from Turnhout to Beringen / #baloisebelgiumtour / on June 13, 2021 in Beringen, Belgium. (Photo by )
Lotto-Soudal is one of four teams on Campagnolo-equipped bikes at this year’s Tour.
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  • Bikes: Ridley Noah Fast Disc, Helium SLX Disc / Dean Fast (TT)
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
  • Wheels: Campagnolo Bora with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: Deda, Selle Italia, Tacx, SRM, C-bear, Garmin

Movistar Team

LE MOURTIS, FRANCE - JUNE 12: Antonio Pedrero Lopez of Spain and Movistar Team in breakaway during the 45th La Route d'Occitanie - La Depeche Du Midi 2021, Stage 3 a 191,8km stage from Pierrefitte-Nestalas to Le Mourtis - Col de Menté 1450m / #RDO2021 / @RouteOccitanie / on June 12, 2021 in Le Mourtis, France. (Photo by )
Movistar’s Canyon bikes are equipped by SRAM, with Zipp wheels.
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  • Bikes: Canyon Ultimate CFR / Aeroad CFR / Speedmax CFR Disc (TT)
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS
  • Wheels: Zipp with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: Canyon, Fizik, Elite, Garmin

Team BikeExchange

BikeExchange Specialissima
Team BikeExchange is riding the Bianchi Specialissima.
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  • Bikes: Bianchi Specialissima Disc / Oltre XR4 Disc / Infinito CV Disc / Aquila (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace / Vision (TT) with Pirelli tyres
  • Finishing kit: Vision, Fizik, Tacx, Garmin

Team DSM

DSM Scott Addict
Team DSM has been trialling the latest 12-speed Shimano Dura-Ace groupset at pre-Tour races.
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  • Bikes: Scott Addict RC / Foil RC / Plasma 5 (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 (12-speed)
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: Syncros, PRO, Elite, Wahoo

Team Qhubeka Assos

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA - APRIL 19: Winner Andrew Anacona of Colombia and Team Arkéa - Samsic, Nicholas Dlamini of South Africa and Team Qhubeka Assos, Guy Niv of Israel and Team Israel Start-Up Nation, Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski of United States and UAE Team Emirates during the 44th Tour of the Alps 2021, Stage 1 a 140,6km stage from Brixen to Innsbruck / @Tourof_TheAlps / #TouroftheAlps / on April 19, 2021 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by )
Qhubeka Assos is riding BMC bikes with wheels from UK brand Hunt.
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  • Bikes: BMC Teammachine SLR, Timemachine Road / Timemachine (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Rotor chainsets
  • Wheels: Hunt with Goodyear tyres
  • Finishing kit: BMC, Selle Italia, Tacx, CeramicSpeed

Trek-Segafredo

DUILHAC-SOUS-PEYREPERTUSE, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Gianluca Brambilla of Italy and Team Trek - Segafredo during the 45th La Route d'Occitanie - La Depeche Du Midi 2021, Stage 4 a 151,2km stage from Lavelanet – Pays d’Olmes to Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse 648m / #RDO2021 / @RouteOccitanie / on June 13, 2021 in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse, France. (Photo by )
The Trek Emonda is the lightweight-aero bike for Trek-Segafredo.
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  • Bikes: Trek Emonda SLR, Madone SLR / Speed Concept (TT)
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS
  • Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus with Pirelli tyres
  • Finishing kit: Bontrager, Wahoo

UAE Team Emirates

Slovenias rider Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates (R) competes ahead of Italys rider Matteo Sobrero of Astana Premier Tech during the 4th stage of Tour of Slovenia cycling race in Ajdovscina on June 12, 2021. (Photo by Jure Makovec / AFP) (Photo by )
Tadej Pogačar will be looking to defend his title on the Colnago V3Rs, this year equipped with disc brakes.
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  • Bikes: Colnago V3Rs / Concept / C64 / K.one (TT)
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
  • Wheels: Campagnolo Bora with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: Deda, Prologo, Elite, SRM

Pro Continental Tour de France 2021 bikes

While all 19 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.

Alpecin-Fenix

DISENTIS - SEDRUN, SWITZERLAND - JUNE 11: Silvan Dillier of Switzerland and Team Alpecin-Fenix during the 84th Tour de Suisse 2021, Stage 6 a 130,1km stage from Andermatt to Disentis/Sedrun 1413m / #UCIworldtour / @tds / #tourdesuisse / on June 11, 2021 in Disentis/Sedrun, Switzerland. (Photo by )
Alpecin-Fenix makes its Tour debut this year.
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  • Bikes: Canyon Ultimate CFR / Aeroad CFR / Speedmax CFR Disc (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: Canyon, Selle Italia, Elite, Wahoo

B&B Hotels p/b KTM

SAINT-VALLIER, FRANCE - JUNE 03: Ryan Mullen of Ireland and Team Trek - Segafredo & Cyril Gautier of France and Team B&B Hotels P/B KTM in the Breakaway during the 73rd Critérium du Dauphiné 2021, Stage 5 a 175,4km stage from Saint-Chamond to Saint-Vallier / #UCIworldtour / #Dauphiné / @dauphine / on June 03, 2021 in Saint-Vallier, France. (Photo by )
KTM and DT Swiss power the B&B Hotels team.
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  • Bikes: KTM Revelator Alto, Revelator Lisse, Solus (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, FSA cranks
  • Wheels: DT Swiss with Michelin tyres
  • Finishing kit: FSA, Prologo, Elite

Team Arkéa-Samsic

DUILHAC-SOUS-PEYREPERTUSE, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Romain Hardy of France and Team Arkéa - Samsic during the 45th La Route d'Occitanie - La Depeche Du Midi 2021, Stage 4 a 151,2km stage from Lavelanet – Pays d’Olmes to Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse 648m / #RDO2021 / @RouteOccitanie / on June 13, 2021 in Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse, France. (Photo by )
Arkéa-Samsic are the third team riding Canyon bikes this year.
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  • Bikes: Canyon Ultimate CFR / Aeroad CFR / Speedmax CFR Disc (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: Canyon, Selle Italia, Elite, Wahoo

Team TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies Wilier
What was Total Direct Énergie is now called Team TotalEnergies with a new jersey but the same Wilier bikes.
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  • Bikes: Wilier Triestina Zero SLR / Filante / Turbine (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Ursus with Hutchinson tyres
  • Finishing kit: Wilier, Prologo, Tacx, Garmin