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Race tech: Team mechanics at Tour Down Under

By:
James Huang
Published:
January 25, 2013, 17:30 GMT,
Updated:
January 25, 2013, 17:31 GMT
Race:
Santos Tour Down Under
Because this jig locates off the front and rear axles, it can be used on the workstand and doesn't require flat ground.

Because this jig locates off the front and rear axles, it can be used on the workstand and doesn't require flat ground.

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This article originally published on BikeRadar

Team mechanics are the unsung heroes of the cycling world, performing their arduous and numerous tasks quietly and with little fanfare – in fact, they're usually only noticed if things go wrong…

Cyclingnews has been at the 2013 Tour Down Under in Adelaide, Australia, this week, and as well as shooting a massive tech gallery we've taken a peek behind the scenes at some of the bits and pieces the race mechanics use to make sure the pros can concentrate on riding.

Just click on the image gallery on the right and scroll through.

This Sky mechanic's toolbox is impressively neat and tidy

This Sky mechanic's toolbox is impressively neat and tidy

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