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