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Tech Gallery: Tour Down Under bikes and gear

David Rome
January 28, 2014, 16:49 GMT,
January 28, 2014, 23:40 GMT
First Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Santos Tour Down Under

Tricks of the trade - a look at the mechanics' tech

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As we saw with the Tour Down Under tech gallery I, racing in Australia holds many logistical restraints, and the mechanics tools and supplies are usually the first to suffer.

The mechanics, the hardest working guys of the WorldTour, leave their custom-setup trailers behind, service courses and huge range of spares, and instead make-do with the bare minimum for a week’s worth of racing on often brand-new equipment.

Our tech gallery II takes a look at what the mechanics brought, the little tricks they use and some of the jobs they do that go beyond ‘fixing bikes’.

Click here for the full gallery.

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