Critérium du Dauphiné time trial tech gallery

Tour de France hopefuls tune up their chrono rigs

A pan flat 32.5km time trial in the Critérium du Dauphiné brought out a resurgent world champion, Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) who blasted around the course 36’55 – 47 seconds faster than surprise runner-up Rohan Dennis of Garmin-Sharp.


It was one of the final tech tune-ups available to some of the Tour de France favourites such as Chris Froome (Sky), who came third on bike sponsor Pinarello’s new flagship TT bike, the Bolide.

BikeRadar visited the teams to check out what kit was on show and how some riders were tackling the course.


Click on the gallery on the right to see Tony Martin’s World Champion bedecked Specialized Shiv, the proliferation of technology on the Blanco Giant Trinity SLs and Andrew Talansky’s super neat Cervelo P5.