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Criterium du Dauphine mega tech gallery

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Chris Froome's Pinarello Dogma F12

Chris Froome's Pinarello Dogma F12
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Laurens ten Dam wears a Garmin watch alongside an Edge 520 computer

Laurens ten Dam wears a Garmin watch alongside an Edge 520 computer
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A look at Richie Porte's cockpit setup

A look at Richie Porte's cockpit setup
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Most race jerseys now feature pockets stiched to the inside of the jersey to stow the race radio securely

Most race jerseys now feature pockets stiched to the inside of the jersey to stow the race radio securely
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A closer look at the custom paint work on Gorka Izaguirre's bike

A closer look at the custom paint work on Gorka Izaguirre's bike
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Deceuninck-QuickStep are using Bryton computers for the 2019 season

Deceuninck-QuickStep are using Bryton computers for the 2019 season
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The new Pinarello Dogma F12 feature direct mount rim brakes and threaded bottom brackets

The new Pinarello Dogma F12 feature direct mount rim brakes and threaded bottom brackets
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Gregor Muhlberger has a non-team-issue insert on his down tube

Gregor Muhlberger has a non-team-issue insert on his down tube
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Thibaut Pinot has a number of his race victories adorning the top tube of his bikes at the race

Thibaut Pinot has a number of his race victories adorning the top tube of his bikes at the race
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Pinot's spare bike featured the same custom design but in different colours

Pinot's spare bike featured the same custom design but in different colours
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Tom Dumoulin's Cervelo R5 for the Criterium du Dauphine

Tom Dumoulin's Cervelo R5 for the Criterium du Dauphine
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Astana's Davide Ballerini raced Stage 1 on the new Argon 18 Nitrogen Pro Disc

Astana's Davide Ballerini raced Stage 1 on the new Argon 18 Nitrogen Pro Disc
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Gorka Izaguirre opts for a setback FSA K-Force Light seat post in an inverse position

Gorka Izaguirre opts for a setback FSA K-Force Light seat post in an inverse position
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Gorka Izaguirre's custom-painted frameset features his name on the down tube of his Argon 18 Gallium Pro

Gorka Izaguirre's custom-painted frameset features his name on the down tube of his Argon 18 Gallium Pro
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Chris Froome is racing with his usual elliptical chainrings

Chris Froome is racing with his usual elliptical chainrings
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Froome's bike has an additional piece of carbon glued to the chain stay to protect the frame if the chain gets dropped

Froome's bike has an additional piece of carbon glued to the chain stay to protect the frame if the chain gets dropped
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A look at the additional piece of carbon from the underside of the bike

A look at the additional piece of carbon from the underside of the bike
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Gorka Izaguirre's custom-painted Argon 18 Gallium Pro celebrates his Spanish national road race title

Gorka Izaguirre's custom-painted Argon 18 Gallium Pro celebrates his Spanish national road race title
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A closer look at Anthony Roux's custom paintwork

A closer look at Anthony Roux's custom paintwork
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French national champion Anthony Roux is racing on a custom-painted Lapierre Xelius SL

French national champion Anthony Roux is racing on a custom-painted Lapierre Xelius SL
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Despite eight categorised climbs on Stage 2, Bardet had a 54-tooth outer chainring

Despite eight categorised climbs on Stage 2, Bardet had a 54-tooth outer chainring
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A Team Ineos mechanic adjusts the brakes of all team riders' bikes ahead of the start on a wet Stage 2

A Team Ineos mechanic adjusts the brakes of all team riders' bikes ahead of the start on a wet Stage 2
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Pinarello's component brand Most provides Team Ineos with their cockpit components

Pinarello's component brand Most provides Team Ineos with their cockpit components
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Several Team Ineos riders opt for satellite sprint shifters on their handlebar drops

Several Team Ineos riders opt for satellite sprint shifters on their handlebar drops
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CCC Team race on bikes from Giant with the brand also providing nearly of all of the finishing kit and wheels

CCC Team race on bikes from Giant with the brand also providing nearly of all of the finishing kit and wheels
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A Wanty Group Gobert rider opts for a carbon-railed Selle San Marco Aspide saddle

A Wanty Group Gobert rider opts for a carbon-railed Selle San Marco Aspide saddle
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Belgian ceramic bearings specialist C-Bear provides the team with bottom brackets for their Ridley bikes

Belgian ceramic bearings specialist C-Bear provides the team with bottom brackets for their Ridley bikes
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Julian Alaphilippe's custom-painted S-Works Tarmac Disc SL6

Julian Alaphilippe's custom-painted S-Works Tarmac Disc SL6
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Deceuninck-QuickStep denote their race wheels with small stickers

Deceuninck-QuickStep denote their race wheels with small stickers
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Simon Clarke began Stage 2 of the race aboard a Cannondale SuperSix EVO Disc, which wasn't equipped with a power meter

Simon Clarke began Stage 2 of the race aboard a Cannondale SuperSix EVO Disc, which wasn't equipped with a power meter
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The current neutral service bikes are re-badged Canyon Aeroads in Mavic colours but these old aluminium models were on display at the start of Stage 2

The current neutral service bikes are re-badged Canyon Aeroads in Mavic colours but these old aluminium models were on display at the start of Stage 2
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Romain Bardet's spare bike was equipped with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 rear derailleur and paired with a CeramicSpeed OSPW system

Romain Bardet's spare bike was equipped with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 rear derailleur and paired with a CeramicSpeed OSPW system
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Kazakh national champion Alexey Lutsenko is another Astana rider with a custom-painted frameset

Kazakh national champion Alexey Lutsenko is another Astana rider with a custom-painted frameset
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Andre Greipel opts for a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computer

Andre Greipel opts for a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computer
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Darwin Atapuma has a custom-painted pair of POC sunglasses

Darwin Atapuma has a custom-painted pair of POC sunglasses
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An AG2R La Mondiale rider was racing Stage 1 with a full Shimano Ultegra groupset

An AG2R La Mondiale rider was racing Stage 1 with a full Shimano Ultegra groupset
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Deceuninck-QuickStep's Julian Alaphilippe wore the aero-focused S-Works Evade helmet for Stage 1

Deceuninck-QuickStep's Julian Alaphilippe wore the aero-focused S-Works Evade helmet for Stage 1
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Stage 1 winner Edvald Boasson Hagen's BMC Timemachine Road

Stage 1 winner Edvald Boasson Hagen's BMC Timemachine Road
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Dan Martin and Romain Bardet look to be wearing new editions of the carbon-shell Mavic Comete Ultimate shoe

Dan Martin and Romain Bardet look to be wearing new editions of the carbon-shell Mavic Comete Ultimate shoe
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Nacer Bouhanni's – who abandoned on Stage 2 – Team Cofidis Kuota Khan

Nacer Bouhanni's – who abandoned on Stage 2 – Team Cofidis Kuota Khan
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UCI commissaires check team bikes for tecnological fraud ahead of each stage

UCI commissaires check team bikes for tecnological fraud ahead of each stage
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Alberto Bettiol celebrates his Tour of Flanders victory with a De Ronde sticker at the head of his top tube

Alberto Bettiol celebrates his Tour of Flanders victory with a De Ronde sticker at the head of his top tube
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An EF Education First mechanic checks tyre pressures ahead of a stage start

An EF Education First mechanic checks tyre pressures ahead of a stage start
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Andre Greipel continues to wear his customised Gorilla shoes

Andre Greipel continues to wear his customised Gorilla shoes
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Vital Concept appeared to be racing on updated versions of Mavic's Cosmic Pro tubular wheels

Vital Concept appeared to be racing on updated versions of Mavic's Cosmic Pro tubular wheels
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The Team Ineos scooter had spare disc brake wheels and a bidon on the rear rack, although no team riders were racing on discs

The Team Ineos scooter had spare disc brake wheels and a bidon on the rear rack, although no team riders were racing on discs
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There was a Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk at the start of Stage 1

There was a Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk at the start of Stage 1
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UAE Team Emirates' Vegard Stake Laengen is running tubeless tyres at the race

UAE Team Emirates' Vegard Stake Laengen is running tubeless tyres at the race
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The team are continuing to test with tubeless tyres following Alexander Kristoff's disasterous Paris-Roubaix

The team are continuing to test with tubeless tyres following Alexander Kristoff's disasterous Paris-Roubaix
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UAE Team Emirates are racing with Stages left-sided power meters on their new Camapgnolo Super Record 12-speed cranksets

UAE Team Emirates are racing with Stages left-sided power meters on their new Camapgnolo Super Record 12-speed cranksets
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Movistar have issued team edition Fizik R1 Infinito Knit

Movistar have issued team edition Fizik R1 Infinito Knit
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Team Ineos have a member of support staff following the race on a scooter

Team Ineos have a member of support staff following the race on a scooter
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Spot the difference… (Clue: the tyres)

Spot the difference… (Clue: the tyres)
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Two Mitchelton-Scott riders were using these new handlebars from Syncros

Two Mitchelton-Scott riders were using these new handlebars from Syncros
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The new cockpit system features an out-front computer mount from K-Edge

The new cockpit system features an out-front computer mount from K-Edge
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Thibaut Pinot's Lapierre Xelius SL on Stage 1 was equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000-series wheels and crankset

Thibaut Pinot's Lapierre Xelius SL on Stage 1 was equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000-series wheels and crankset
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Jumbo-Visma have used shrink wrap to attach the timing chips to the fork legs

Jumbo-Visma have used shrink wrap to attach the timing chips to the fork legs
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Richie Porte runs metal rails on his Bontrager saddle instead of carbon rails

Richie Porte runs metal rails on his Bontrager saddle instead of carbon rails
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The Critérium du Dauphiné is frequently a hotbed for brand new bike tech, offering riders a final race test platform for their sponsors’ latest and greatest products before showcasing them to the world properly at the Tour de France next month.

Last year, both Trek and Specialized used the event to showcase their new Madone and Venge aero framesets, respectively, before launching them soon after ahead of the Tour. This year, we’ve seen the new SuperSix EVO from Cannondale and plenty more from the opening stages of the race.

Mitchelton-Scott’s riders are racing on a mix of Scott Foil and Addict framesets on the opening stages of the race, and two of the team’s riders appear to be racing with a new integrated cockpit system from Scott’s component brand Syncros, paired with what looks to be a component-specific computer mount from K-Edge.

Earlier this season, Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) made headlines, winning Gent-Wevelgem on a tubeless tyre set-up and becoming the first WorldTour winner to do so. However, after the earlier success, the Norwegian’s Paris-Roubaix fell apart with three punctures on the tyres before switching to traditional tubulars, by which point his race was over.

UAE Team Emirates clearly believe in the technology, though, with Vegard Stake Laengen racing with the Vittoria tubeless set-up at this year’s Dauphiné.

Team Ineos launched their new team name, kit and Pinarello Dogma F12 bikes last month at the Tour de Yorkshire. The team arrived at this year’s Critérium du Dauphiné with three-time race winner Chris Froome, who has set his sights on attaining a fourth Dauphiné victory as he mounts a bid for a record-equalling fifth Tour de France.

Froome is racing with his usual elliptical chainrings and Pinarello have added an extra piece of carbon to the chainstay to protect the frame structure in the event of dropping a chain.

Team Ineos also have a British-registered scooter at the race as a support vehicle, which followed the team for both stages 1 and 2 of the race. Hidden behind the scooter on stage 1 was a Pinarello Dogma F12 Disk in team colours, although the team is yet to use the braking technology in a race scenario.

As usual with WorldTour races of this calibre, the field contains a selection of marquee riders and national champions, ensuring there are plenty of custom framesets to take a look at. Gorka Izagirre and Alexey Lutsenko of Astana each had custom framesets for their respective national titles, while Thibaut Pinot and Anthony Roux of Groupama-FDJ also had custom framesets.

Click through the gallery above for a closer look at some of the tech on display at one of the biggest stage races in the world.