There are many ways to stick a race number to a bike. From the sophisticated integrated approach that Trek uses, to the cable-ties-and-electrical-tape method that Team Cannondale employs. The latter might not be pretty, but it is effective.
Stalking the team areas of the Critérium du Dauphiné stage starts, BikeRadar kept our eyes open for novel dossard holders. Check them out in this gallery of race tech from the past couple of stages.
Elsewhere, we spied Campagnolo’s new prototype groupset, which first saw the light of day at the Giro when it was ridden by Romain Sicard (Europcar), and the Super Record RS gruppo, on Thomas Voeckler’s Colnago C59.
There were also a significant number of custom paintjobs – we were particularly taken with Sylvain Chavanel’s (IAM Cycling) lurid Scott Addict and Daniel Moreno’s (Katusha) custom Canyon Aeroad CF.