A new Van Rysel bike, unusual tyres, a UCI-illegal helmet, and a million custom paint jobs: Over 80 nerdy tech photos from the Tour de France Grand Départ

Tour de France tech gallery
(Image credit: Josh Croxton)

It only feels like yesterday that we were bringing you tech content from Paris-Roubaix, but the Tour de France is officially upon us and I've been in Florence for three days, racing from team hotel to team hotel, much like the Netflix crew I bumped into on Thursday who were fitting GoPros to a dozen teams's cars. 

I won't list them all, but some of the highlights include the UAE hotel, where I saw Tadej Pogačar's Colnago V4Rs with a few new techy tricks hidden in plain sight; the Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale hotel, where an all-new Van Rysel aero bike was spotted, of which there are a handful of close-up detail shots below. 

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