Tour de France bikes 2022: who’s riding what?

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

2022 Tour de France team bikes.

The 2022 Tour de France covers 3,349.8km (2,081 miles) over its 21 stages, with more than 48,000m of climbing. That’s 65km less than last year’s Tour. At 53km, there are also five fewer time trial kilometres than last year.

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Despite the slightly shorter time trial distance, with an opening 13.2km TT in Copenhagen, time trial tech is going to be at the forefront of the racing as the GC contenders look to put a few seconds into their rivals and the time trial specialists aim to wear the first yellow jersey.

This year, 176 riders across 22 teams will take to the starting gate by Copenhagen’s Ørstedsparken. Throughout the Tour, they’ll be riding the most advanced bikes available, kitted out with the best tech.

Read on for a complete list of the bikes in this year’s Tour de France, along with the kit they’re fitted with, and our pick of some of the new bikes and tech to keep an eye out for at the 2022 race.

Tour de France 2022 bike brands

The 2022 Tour de France peloton is made up of 22 teams. The 18 WorldTour squads receive an automatic invitation to compete, while four second-tier Pro Continental teams get a wildcard invitation. Between them, 17 bike brands are represented, with two brands each having three teams lining up on their bikes at this year’s Tour: Specialized and Canyon.

There’s the usual assortment of prestigious, top-drawer bike brands in the 2022 line-up, although a couple have disappeared, most notably Bianchi, which had its first race win back in 1899 and whose bikes were ridden by Fausto Coppi, Felice Gimondi and Marco Pantani, as well as a who’s who of other top-drawer racers. 

  • BMC (AG2R Citroen Team)
  • Cannondale (EF Education-EasyPost)
  • Canyon (Alpecin-Deceuninck, Movistar Team, Team Arkéa-Samsic)
  • Cervélo (Jumbo-Visma)
  • Colnago (UAE Team Emirates)
  • Cube (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux)
  • De Rosa (Cofidis)
  • Factor (Israel-Premier Tech)
  • Giant (Team BikeExchange-Jayco)
  • Lapierre (Groupama-FDJ)
  • Merida (Bahrain Victorious)
  • Pinarello (Ineos-Grenadiers)
  • Ridley (Lotto-Soudal)
  • Scott (Team DSM)
  • Specialized (Bora-Hansgrohe, QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Team, TotalEnergies)
  • Trek (Trek-Segafredo)
  • Wilier (Astana-Qazaqstan)

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

What’s new in tech?

New bike launches

New 2023 Trek Madone SLR gets a radical seat tube design.
Trek

The Tour de France is a key showroom for brands to officially launch their new bikes. Although many have been spotted in races earlier in the season, it’s only now that we get full technical details.

The latest Trek Madone SLR has now officially been launched, although we spotted its split seat tube design and radical shape around the seat tube-top tube junction a while ago at the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Trek says that the new design is “60 seconds faster per hour” than the bike it replaces and that it’s as compliant, despite losing the IsoSpeed decoupler. It’s claimed to be a not-insubstantial 300g lighter too.

Scott says that the new Foil RC saves 16 watts at 40km/h.
Markus Gerber

Also new out of the blocks is a new Scott Foil RC. The oldest aero bike not to have had a substantial revamp, the current Foil was launched back in 2016. It gained disc brakes in 2017 and has been tweaked since, but the fact the basic design hasn’t changed is a testament to the old Foil’s aero credentials and ride quality.

Will the Colnago Prototipo be the race-winning bike this year?
Colnago

Another important new bike – particularly since it’s available to be ridden by hot favourite for the race overall Tadej Pogačar – is the Colnago Prototipo. Colnago hasn’t yet released the new bike, but it’s built a series of – as the name says – prototypes to test the carbon lay-up in the monocoque design.

Yet another new bike yet to be officially launched is a next generation of the Giant Propel aero bike, likely to see action under Team BikeExchange-Jayco.

The new Pinarello Bolide is likely to be used with sponsor-incorrect Princeton CarbonWorks wheels by Ineos Grenadiers.
Tim de Waele/Getty Images

The new Pinarello Bolide time trial bike is likely to see serious action before any of the above. Again, it’s a bike that we spotted pre-launch, being ridden in the final stage time trial at the Tour de Suisse by overall winner Geraint Thomas. Frame profiles closely replicate those of the Dogma F road bike. It’s also switched from rim to disc brakes.

The Cannondale SuperSlice will stand out on Stage One.
Cannondale

There’s also the new Cannondale SuperSlice TT bike, which will stand out in Stage One not least because of its in-your-face paintjob, matching EF Education-EasyPost’s Tour special Palace Skateboards collab Rapha kit. The SuperSlice has been around since last year’s Tour, but now looks set for its official launch.

Time trial tech to the fore

CeramicSpeed claims a 1.25-second advantage for its new OSPW Aero over the length of the Stage One time trial.
CeramicSpeed

With stage one a time trial rather than a road stage this year, time trial tech will be at the fore.

With a short course and super-fast speeds, small tech mods can add to the razor-thin margins.

As well as new time trial bikes – which tend to be the unloved children of bike brands, despite their significance to the overall race, due to their low volumes – other go-faster kit is likely to be to the fore. Look out, for example, for Ineos-Grenadiers’ 3D printed titanium bars, custom-made to match each rider’s forearms.

The quest for the notorious marginal gains gets ever more marginal, with tweaks to ever more intricate parts.

A case in point is the CeramicSpeed OSPW Aero jockey, which CeramicSpeed says will save 2.5 seconds over a 25km time trial. That’ll add up to roughly 1.25 seconds on the opening-stage TT and 4 seconds on the Stage 20 TT.

OSPW Aero jockey wheels appeared on road bikes too at the Giro d’Italia, so expect to see their unmissable profile on road bikes at the Tour too.

The other go-faster TT trend is the use of lenticular disc rear wheels. Zipp has had the Super9 lenticular disc wheel in its inventory for years, but other brands including Corima, used by Astana-Qazaqstan and Cofidis, have followed suit.

Expect the usual swap-outs to non-sponsor wheels from the likes of Ineos Grenadiers too, with Princeton CarbonWorks that team’s preferred time trial wheels.

12-speed all round

Shimano Dura-Ace will dominate the groupset choice again this year.
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With the latest Shimano Dura-Ace finally adding the 12th sprocket in the last year, all teams are now on 12-speed electronic groupsets.

As usual, Shimano dominates the groupset line-up, but SRAM has two teams riding with its SRAM Red eTap AXS groupset, Movistar and Trek-Segafredo.

The pros use SRAM’s larger pro-oriented power meter chainsets, which head up to a 56/43-tooth combo rather than the smaller units normally specced on consumer bikes, for their potentially lower frictional loss.

Campagnolo supplies three teams (AG2R Citroen, Cofidis and UAE Team Emirates), one down on last year with Lotto-Soudal having defected to Shimano. The last of these is particularly significant because it’s allowed Campag to rack up the last two Tour wins on its Super Record EPS groupset.

Tubeless wheels and tyres in the ascendant

Tubeless tyre tech is taking over at the Tour.

Tubeless wheelsets and tyres are gradually taking over in the pro peloton – doubtless a relief to the team mechanics, who won’t be spending their evenings glueing tubular tyres to rims ahead of the next stage.

Team Bahrain-Merida, for example, has now switched entirely to tubeless and Roval’s latest generation two Rapide and Alpinist CLX wheels, used by the three Specialized-sponsored teams, are now tubeless-compatible too, after its previous generation was designed to be run with inner tubes.

Tubeless tyres are generally viewed as rolling faster than either tubulars or clinchers with tubes, so expect to see them much in evidence on Stage One time trial bikes – Ineos was running Continental GP5000S TR tyres on the aforementioned Princeton CarbonWorks wheels at the Tour de Suisse, for example.

Tour de France 2022 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. That includes all teams using 12-speed electronic groupsets on their road bikes and a choice of top-spec carbon wheels.

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 Citroen Team (ACT)

The BMC Teammachine SRL01 is one of two road-bike options for AG2R Citroen Team.
AG2R Citroen Team
  • Bikes: BMC Teammachine SLR01 / Timemachine Road / Timemachine (TT)
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS / Cema bottom bracket
  • Wheels: Campagnolo Bora WTO / WTO Ultra
  • Finishing kit: BMC, Power2Max, Pirelli, Fizik, Elite, Wahoo

Astana-Qazaqstan (AST)

The Wilier Filante is one of two road-bike options for Astana-Qazaqstan.
Wilier
  • Bikes: Wilier Triestina Filante SLR / 0 SLR / Turbine (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2/CeramicSpeed bottom bracket
  • Wheels: Corima
  • Finishing kit: Wilier, Vittoria, Prologo, Tacx, CeramicSpeed, Garmin

Bahrain Victorious (TBV)

Bahrain Victorious will ride the Merida Scultura for climbing stages.
Bahrain Victorious
  • Bikes: Merida Scultura Disc Team / Reacto Disc Team / Time Warp (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Vision Metron
  • Finishing kit: FSA/Vision, Continental, Prologo, Elite

Bora-Hansgrohe (BOH)

Bora-Hansgrohe is one of three teams on Specialized bikes at this year’s Tour.
Tim de Waele / Staff
  • Bikes: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 / Roubaix / Shiv (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Roval
  • Finishing kit: PRO, Specialized, Wahoo

Cofidis (COF)

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

EF Education-EasyPost (EFE)

It’s not only the SuperSlice that gets the Palace makeover for the Tour.
Cannondale
  • Bikes: Cannondale SuperSix EVO / SystemSix / SuperSlice (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Vision Metron
  • Finishing kit: FSA/Vision, Vittoria, Prologo, FSA, Tacx, Wahoo

Groupama-FDJ (GFC)

The Lapierre Aircode aero bike is one of two road-bike options for Groupama-FDJ.
Groupama-FDJ
  • Bikes: Lapierre Xelius SL3 / Aircode DRS / Aérostorm DRS (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace / PRO
  • Finishing kit: PRO, Continental, Prologo, Elite, Garmin

Ineos-Grenadiers (IGD)

The Pinarello Dogma F Disc will be the road bike for Team Ineos Grenadiers.
Team Ineos Grenadiers
  • Bikes: Pinarello Dogma F / Bolide (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace / PRO
  • Finishing kit: MOST, Continental, Fizik, Elite, Garmin

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux (IWG)

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux will be hunting for stage wins on its Cube bikes.
Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
  • Bikes: Cube Litening C:68X / Aerium (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Newmen Advanced SL
  • Finishing kit: Cube, Continental, Prologo, Elite, CeramicSpeed, Bryton

Israel-Premier Tech (IPT)

There’s a special limited-edition paintjob for the Factor Ostro VAM for the Tour.
Israel-Premier Tech
  • Bikes: Factor Ostro VAM / O2 VAM / One Disc / Hanzo (TT)
  • Groupset: Rotor Aldhu chainset, Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 shifters
  • Wheels: Black Inc 30 / 45 / 60
  • Finishing kit: Black Inc, Rotor, Maxxis, Selle Italia, CeramicSpeed, SwissStop, Elite, Hammerhead

Jumbo-Visma (TJV)

Wout van Aert is likely to be high in the Stage One rankings on his Cervélo P5.
Jumbo-Visma
  • Bikes: Cervélo R5 Disc / S5 / Caledonia / P5 (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Finishing kit: Cervélo, Vittoria, Fizik, Tacx, Garmin

Lotto-Soudal (LTS)

Lotto-Soudal has switched from Campagnolo to Shimano groupsets and DT Swiss wheels this year.
Tim de Waele / Getty Images
  • Bikes: Ridley Noah Fast Disc / Helium SLX Disc / Dean Fast (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2/Cema bearings
  • Wheels: DT Swiss
  • Finishing kit: Deda, 4iiii, Vittoria, Selle Italia, Tacx, Garmin

Movistar Team (MOV)

Movistar has the Canyon Aeroad CFR as its aero road bike again this year.
Movistar
  • Bikes: Canyon Aeroad CFR / Speedmax CF SLX (TT)
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS
  • Wheels: Zipp
  • Finishing kit: Canyon, Quarq, Continental, Fizik, Lizard Skins, Garmin

QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Team (QST)

QuickStep is back on Specialized bikes again this year.
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  • Bikes: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 / Roubaix / Shiv (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Roval
  • Finishing kit: PRO, Roval, Specialized, CeramicSpeed, Tacx, Supercaz, Garmin

Team BikeExchange-Jayco (BEX)

The new Giant Propel will see action at the Tour.
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  • Bikes: Giant TCR Advanced SL Disc / Propel Advanced Disc / Trinity Advanced Pro (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Cadex 36, 42, 65
  • Finishing kit: Cadex, Giant

Team DSM (DSM)

The Scott Addict RC will be used by Team DSM as well as the newly launched Foil RC.
Team DSM
  • Bikes: Scott Addict RC / Foil RC / Plasma 5 (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Finishing kit: Syncros, Vittoria, PRO, Elite, Wahoo

Trek-Segafredo (TFS)

The latest Trek Madone SLR will be used by Trek-Sagafredo.
Trek
  • Bikes: Trek Émonda SLR / Madone SLR / Speed Concept (TT)
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS
  • Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus
  • Finishing kit: Bontrager, Quarq, Pirelli, Bontrager, Wahoo

UAE Team Emirates (UAD)

Will Tadej Pogačar ride a yellow Colnago into Paris again this year?
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  • Bikes: Colnago V3Rs / Concept / C64 / K.one (TT)
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
  • Wheels: Campagnolo Bora
  • Finishing kit: Deda, SRM, Pirelli, Prologo, Elite

Pro Continental Tour de France 2021 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.

Alpecin-Deceuninck (AFC)

Alpecin-Deceuninck will be looking for early stage wins on the Canyon Aeroad.
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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-KTM (BBK)

The Revelator is B&B Hotels-KTM’s road bike.
B&B Hotels-KTM
  • Bikes: KTM Revelator Alto, Revelator Lisse
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, FSA cranks
  • Wheels: DT Swiss with Michelin tyres
  • Finishing kit: FSA, Prologo, Elite, Garmin

Team Arkéa-Samsic (ARK)

Arkéa-Samsic is one of three teams on Canyon bikes at this year’s Tour.
Team Arkéa-Samsic
  • 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

TotalEnergies (TEN)

Peter Sagan took Specialized with him as bike partner when he moved to TotalEnergies.
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
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  • Bikes: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 / Roubaix / Shiv (TT)
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Wheels: Roval
  • Finishing kit: Specialized, Tacx, Garmin