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All the best bikes, gear and other tech from the Tour de France
The bike of the tallest man in the Tour de France
Mechanics equip riders with special bikes, tubulars and modifications
IAM Cycling rider's bike radiates orange
Jelle Vanendert warming up the time trial rig
Belgian duo on the track in Gent
The off-season is generally a time of relaxation and rest for professional riders. However it's also an opportunity for the peloton to individually seek out new technologies, equipment and other legitimate advantages.
On Friday, Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Nissan) and Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol Team) hit the velodrome in Gent, armed with their respective time trial machines and a support staff from Energy Lab trained to improve their time positions on the bike.