Tour de France bikes 2020: who’s riding what?

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

Tour de France bikes 2020: who's riding what?

The 2020 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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Launches this year have been low-key affairs but we’ve still seen a range of new bikes likely to be raced at the Tour, from brands including Specialized, BMC, Merida, Factor and Trek.

However, there’s been nothing new on the high-end groupset front since SRAM AXS in early 2019, and we’ve not seen the usual torrent of “saves 3 seconds at 55kph” type stuff attached to wheel launches.

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 2020 race.

Tour de France 2020 bike brands

The Tour de France peloton is made up of 22 teams. The 19 WorldTour squads receive an automatic invite, while three second-tier Pro Continental teams receive a wildcard invitation. Between them, 19 bike brands are represented.

There’s the usual assortment of prestigious, top-drawer bike brands in the 2020 line-up, as well as a few new entrants, including KTM and De Rosa. 

Plus, three brands have two teams lining up on their bikes; Specialized and Canyon might be expected, but Wilier is more of a surprise. 

  • Bianchi (Jumbo-Visma)
  • BMC (NTT Pro Cycling)
  • Cannondale (EF Pro Cycling)
  • Canyon (Movistar; Team Arkea-Samsic)
  • Cervélo (Team Sunweb)
  • Colnago (UAE Team Emirates)
  • De Rosa (Cofidis)
  • Eddy Merckx (AG2R La Mondiale)
  • Factor (Israel Start-Up Nation)
  • Giant (CCC)
  • KTM (B&B Hotels-Vital Concept p/b KTM)
  • Lapierre (Groupama-FDJ)
  • Merida (Bahrain-McLaren)
  • Pinarello (Ineos Grenadiers)
  • Specialized (Bora-Hansgrohe; Deceuninck-QuickStep)
  • Ridley (Lotto-Soudal)
  • Scott (Mitchelton-Scott)
  • Trek (Trek-Segafredo)
  • Wilier (Astana; Total Direct Energie)

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

What’s new for 2020?

The rise and rise of the aero-lightweight bike

Last year, there were one or two lightweight bikes with aero features, such as the Scott Addict and Wilier Zero SLR. This year, you can’t move for aero-lightweight bikes lining up for the Grand Depart.

The headline model is the brand new Specialized Tarmac SL7, so aero that it’s zapped Spesh’s Venge. But look out for other lightweight bikes that have sprouted aero features in the last year, including the Trek Emonda, Cannondale SuperSix EVO and BMC Teammachine.

At the other end of the spectrum, the latest Merida Reacto has gone the other way, shedding weight while still being an aero bike, and Trek’s Madone SLR aero bike is lighter than ever.

In fact, the old aero versus lightweight bike choice, dependent on stages, isn’t going to be an issue for many teams this year and you can expect to see many riders riding the same bike model throughout the Tour.

Shimano still rules the roost

Shimano Dura-Ace crank and CeramicSpeed bottom bracket
You’ll find Shimano components on the bikes of 17 of the 22 teams at the 2020 Tour de France.
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There’s a preponderance of Shimano-equipped bikes again at this year’s Tour, with just three of 22 teams on Campagnolo kit and two on SRAM.

That’s despite Shimano still being the only brand without a 12-speed groupset offering. We’ve heard rumours for the last couple of years that Shimano is about to add that extra sprocket to its groupsets, but it’s still not happened.

The smaller races before the Tour de France are usually used as testing grounds for new kit, before brands launch them at the Tour. With the dearth of racing this year and the Tour pushed back to April, most big tech announcements seem to have already happened, though we did spot what looked to be the new Canyon Aeroad and Factor Ostro at the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Will we see more of those two at the Tour? And will we also see a couple of riders on a new Dura-Ace groupset in France?

Sponsor swaps

2020 Criterium du Dauphine
Team Jumbo-Visma appeared to be riding Corima wheels at the Critérium du Dauphiné.
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It’s not unusual to see riders using non-sponsor correct equipment with logos scruffily scrubbed out, particularly when it comes to saddles and shoes – two pieces of kit where comfort can trump sponsor commitments.

That’s likely to be no different at the Tour de France, but will we see any bigger sponsor swaps at this year’s race?

Team Ineos notably swapped sponsor-correct Shimano wheels for ultra-light (and ultra-expensive) Lightweight wheels on hilly stages at the 2019 Tour – will defending champion Egan Bernal be using the German brand’s hoops again in the mountains?

Bernal’s biggest challenge for the Tour title is likely to come from Team Jumbo-Visma and the two-pronged attack of Tom Dumoulin and Primoz Roglic. Some of the Dutch team’s riders were spotted using logo-free wheels at the Dauphiné earlier this month (again, in place of their regular Shimano wheels) – we think they were most likely Corima wheels and will keep an eye out for them again in France.

Are we still talking about disc brakes?

2020 Criterium du Dauphine
Disc brakes may be beginning to take over in the pro peloton but Ineos riders remain resolutely on rim brakes.
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In last year’s Tour bike preview, we noted that the rim versus disc brake debate was still going on in the top reaches of the sport, with pros reticent about a change to finger-munching discs.

However, with many of this year’s newly-launched bikes available as disc-only frames – and still skimming the UCI’s 6.8kg weight limit – the balance is swinging in favour of rotors.

The pros on many teams won’t have a choice whether they ride discs or rims brakes this year, with the likes of Specialized-sponsored Deceuninck-QuickStep committed wholly to disc brakes.

However, some brands will still offer both rim and disc brake models or, in the case of Team Ineos, only rim brakes. And they always win, don’t they?

Well, the British-based team has certainly dominated recent editions of the Tour but their biggest challenge this year could come from Jumbo-Visma – another team still on rim brakes.

Still no tubeless clinchers?

Another trend that’s sweeping all but the pro ranks is the rise of tubeless road tyres. For the most part, the pros are still entrenched in the world of tubulars, though.

With teams of mechanics to glue their tubs on after each stage while they kip in their hotels or on the bus, it’s perhaps not surprising that pro riders don’t care too much about the hassles and hazards of mounting tubs.

But, in the real world, tubeless tyres are growing in popularity among road riders. They’re not much heavier and tests have shown that they roll better than tubs.

Like disc brakes, will they also take over the pro ranks? Wheel and tyre brands are promoting their tubeless tech mercilessly to the buying public, so the pressure on the pros to change is likely to only mount.

Tour de France 2020 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.

Featured at the end of the list are the three Pro Continental wildcard teams riding the Tour this year.

We’ve focused on each team’s road bikes here. With only a single time trial in this year’s Tour de France, amounting to a paltry 36.2km against the clock (and much of that is uphill, finishing on the climb of La Planche des Belles Filles), we’ll see much less of the no-holds-barred, wind-cheating tech that normally features in TTs.

AG2R La Mondiale

72nd Criterium du Dauphine 2020 - Stage 4
AG2R La Mondiale is sponsored by Eddy Merckx Bikes.
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  • Bikes: Eddy Merckx EM525 Disc, Stockeu69
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Rotor cranks
  • Wheels: Mavic with Vredestein tyres
  • Finishing kit: Deda, Fizik, Elite

Astana Pro Team

Jakob Fuglsang riding Strade Bianche 2020
The Wilier Zero SLR is the bike of choice for Astana.
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  • Bikes: Wilier Zero SLR
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Corima with Wolfpack tyres
  • Finishing kit: Prologo, Tacx

Bahrain-McLaren

Mark Cavendish at Vuelta Burgos 2020
Merida launched the fourth-generation Reacto ahead of the Tour de France.
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  • Bikes: Merida Scultura Disc, Reacto Disc
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Vision Metron SL Disc with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: FSA/Vision, Prologo, Elite

Bora-Hansgrohe

Vuelta Burgos 2020 stage 2, Specialized Tarmac SL7
Bora-Hansgrohe is one of two WorldTour teams sponsored by Specialized.
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  • Bikes: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 (Editor’s note: Will we also see the team on the Venge, despite it being discontinued from the Specialized range following the launch of the Tarmac SL7?)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Roval with S-Works tyres
  • Finishing kit: Specialized, PRO, Tacx

CCC Team

Strade Bianche 2020, Greg van Avermaet
The Giant TCR Advanced SL is the number one bike for CCC. Only Olympic champion Greg van Avermaet gets a gold bike, however.
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  • Bikes: Giant TCR Advanced SL, Propel Advanced SL Disc
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Cadex wheels and tyres
  • Finishing kit: Giant, Cadex

Cofidis

72nd Criterium du Dauphine 2020 - Stage 5
The red De Rosa bikes of Cofidis stand out in the peloton.
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  • Bikes: De Rosa Merak
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
  • Wheels: Fulcrum with Michelin tyres
  • Finishing kit: FSA, Selle Italia, Elite

Deceuninck-QuickStep

Remco Evenepoel and Sam Bennett riding the Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 at Vuelta Burgos
Will Deceuninck-QuickStep ride the new Tarmac SL7 exclusively at the Tour de France?
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  • Bikes: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 (Editor’s note: As with the Bora team, will Deceuninck-QuickStep riders still have the Specialized Venge at their disposal?) 
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Roval with Specialized S-Works tyres
  • Finishing kit: PRO, Specialized, Tacx

EF Pro Cycling

EF Pro Cycling, Cannondale SuperSix EVO
The Cannondale SuperSix EVO was updated in 2019.
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  • Bikes: Cannondale SuperSix, SystemSix
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, FSA/Cannondale chainset
  • Wheels: Vision with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: FSA, Prologo, Tacx

Groupama-FDJ

41st Tour de Wallonie 2020 - Stage 3
Groupama-FDJ and Lapierre – a French team and a French bike brand at the Tour de France.
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  • Bikes: Lapierre Xelius SL Disc, Aircode DRS
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: PRO, Prologo, Elite

Ineos Grenadiers

Egan Bernal riding a Pinarello Dogma F12
Egan Bernal arrives at the 2020 Tour de France as defending champion.
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  • Bikes: Pinarello Dogma F12, Dogma F12 X-Light
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano with Continental tyres (Editor’s note: Ineos swapped in Lightweight wheels for hilly stages on last year’s Tour. Will we see the German brand’s ultra-expensive wheels at the 2020 race?)
  • Finishing kit: MOST, Fizik, Elite

Israel Start-Up Nation

Israel Start-Up Nation
Israel Start-Up Nation is sponsored by Factor Bikes.
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  • Bikes: Factor O2 VAM Disc, One Disc (Editor’s note: We spotted what looked to be the new Factor Ostro at the Critérium du Dauphiné; will Israel Start-Up Nation be on the aero-lightweight bike at the Tour?)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Black Inc with Maxxis tyres
  • Finishing kit: Black Inc, Selle Italia, Elite

Lotto-Soudal

OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 - Stage 5: Birkenhead Park to Birkenhead Park, England
We’re big fans of the colour coordination between Lotto-Soudal’s kit and its Ridley bikes.
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  • Bikes: Ridley Noah Fast Disc, Helium SLX Disc
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
  • Wheels: Campagnolo with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: Deda, Selle Italia, Tacx

Mitchelton-Scott

Mitchelton-Scott cycling team
Mitchelton-Scott riders can choose between the lightweight Addict and aero Foil.
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  • Bikes: Scott Addict RC, Foil RC
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano with Pirelli tyres
  • Finishing kit: Syncros, Tacx

Movistar Team

Movistar cycling team
Canyon will be represented by Movistar and Arkea-Samsic at the Tour de France.
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  • Bikes: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, Aeroad CF SLX
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS
  • Wheels: Zipp with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: Canyon, Fizik, Elite

NTT Pro Cycling Team

41st Tour de Wallonie 2020 - Stage 1
BMC launched the new Teammachine SLR earlier this summer.
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  • Bikes: BMC Teammachine SLR,  Timemachine Road
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Rotor cranks
  • Wheels: Enve with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: BMC, Selle Italia, Tacx

Team Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma, Bianchi Oltre XR4
Jumbo-Visma appears to be the team most likely to end Ineos’s dominance of the Tour de France.
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  • Bikes: Bianchi Oltre XR4, Specialissima
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano with Vittoria tyres (Editor’s note: Jumbo-Visma were riding logo-free wheels at the Dauphiné; we think they were most likely Corima wheels)
  • Finishing kit: Vision, Fizik, Tacx

Team Sunweb

2020 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race - Men's Road Race
Cervélo bikes for Team Sunweb.
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  • Bikes: Cervélo R5, S5
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: PRO, Elite

Trek-Segafredo

Trek-Segafredo riders on Trek bikes
Trek’s lightweight frame, the Emonda, is now more aero, while the aero Madone is now lighter.
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  • Bikes: Trek Emonda SLR, Madone SLR
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS
  • Wheels: Bontrager with Pirelli tyres
  • Finishing kit: Bontrager

UAE Team Emirates

Team UAE Emirates on Colnago bikes
Colnago is represented by Team UAE Emirates.
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  • Bikes: Colnago V3Rs, C64, Concept
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
  • Wheels: Campagnolo with Vittoria tyres
  • Finishing kit: Deda, Prologo, Elite

Pro Continental Tour de France 2020 bikes

While all 19 WorldTour teams are automatically invited to the Tour, the remaining three wildcard teams are picked from the Pro Continental ranks, the UCI’s second-tier league.

B&B Hotels – Vital Concept p/b KTM

72nd Criterium du Dauphine 2020 - Stage 5
KTM is one of the new entrants at this year’s Tour.
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  • Bikes: KTM Revelator Alto
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, FSA cranks
  • Wheels: DT Swiss with Michelin tyres
  • Finishing kit: FSA, Prologo, Elite

Team Arkea-Samsic

Warren Barguil riding 2020 Canyon Aeroad
We spotted Warren Barguil riding what appeared to be the new Canyon Aeroad aero road bike at the Critérium du Dauphiné.
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  • Bikes: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, Aeroad CF SLX
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano with Continental tyres
  • Finishing kit: Canyon, Selle Italia, Elite

Total Direct Energie

72nd Criterium du Dauphine 2020 - Stage 3
Like Canyon and Specialized, Wilier also sponsors two Tour de France teams.
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  • Bikes: Wilier Zero SLR
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Ursus with Hutchinson tyres
  • Finishing kit: Wilier, Prologo, Tacx