Although the Tour of Flanders is steeped in history and tradition, there is always room for new things. At the 100th running of the Ronde van Vlaanderen, unreleased Trek and Pinarello bikes were raced alongside an entire fleet of Merida Scultura Disc machines, and waxed chains were spun through electronic and mechanical drivetrains alike.
Click through the sizable gallery above for a close look at the Pinarello K8, the new Trek Domane, the specific tubular pressure methodology of a few teams, riders’ saddle preferences and much, much more.
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Air pressure is specified for each Astana rider, front and back. Pressures across the team were set between 5.2-6.2bar / 75-87psi, with the tubulars expected to soften a bit after a few hours of racing before the riders hit the cobbles