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Gallery: 2012 Tour de France team bike retrospective - Part 2

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Andre Greipel's (Lotto-Belisol) custom painted Ridley Noah FAST.

Andre Greipel's (Lotto-Belisol) custom painted Ridley Noah FAST. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Slim seat stays on Vacansoleil-DCM's Bianchi Oltre team bikes.

Slim seat stays on Vacansoleil-DCM's Bianchi Oltre team bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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All-aluminum Zipp cockpit components for the Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team.

All-aluminum Zipp cockpit components for the Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Saur-Sojasun's new ZXRS frames use Time's familiar QuickSet headset system.

Saur-Sojasun's new ZXRS frames use Time's familiar QuickSet headset system. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Aero profile integrated seatmasts on Saur-Sojasun's new Time ZXRS frames.

Aero profile integrated seatmasts on Saur-Sojasun's new Time ZXRS frames. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Saur-Sojasun's new Time ZXRS frames are built with this curious bump behind the head tube.

Saur-Sojasun's new Time ZXRS frames are built with this curious bump behind the head tube. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Saur-Sojasun's new Time ZXRS team bikes at the Tour de France.

Saur-Sojasun's new Time ZXRS team bikes at the Tour de France. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Saur-Sojasun's new Time ZXRS frames feature tapered front ends.

Saur-Sojasun's new Time ZXRS frames feature tapered front ends. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The multi-shape chain stays on Saur-Sojasun's new Time ZXRS frames.

The multi-shape chain stays on Saur-Sojasun's new Time ZXRS frames. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Saur-Sojasun puts the rider's name right on the power meter to keep them from getting mixed up.

Saur-Sojasun puts the rider's name right on the power meter to keep them from getting mixed up. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Right-angle Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 battery mounts are used by the Saur-Sojasun team.

Right-angle Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 battery mounts are used by the Saur-Sojasun team. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Corima wheels for the Saur-Sojasun team.

Corima wheels for the Saur-Sojasun team. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Saur-Sojasun team mechanics run the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 rear derailleur wire through the chain stays.

Saur-Sojasun team mechanics run the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 rear derailleur wire through the chain stays. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Saur-Sojasun's Time RXRS Ulteam at the Tour de France.

Saur-Sojasun's Time RXRS Ulteam at the Tour de France. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Rotor Q-Rings and 3D+ crankarms are fitted to this Saur-Sojasun team bike at the Tour de France.

Rotor Q-Rings and 3D+ crankarms are fitted to this Saur-Sojasun team bike at the Tour de France. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Saur-Sojasun is using TRP R979 EQ brake calipers at the Tour de France.

Saur-Sojasun is using TRP R979 EQ brake calipers at the Tour de France. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 levers are mounted high on this Saur-Sojasun Time RXRS Ulteam.

The Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 levers are mounted high on this Saur-Sojasun Time RXRS Ulteam. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Radioshack-Nissan-Trek team bikes utilize replaceable hangers but many of the ones we've seen are made of stainless steel instead of the usual aluminum.

Radioshack-Nissan-Trek team bikes utilize replaceable hangers but many of the ones we've seen are made of stainless steel instead of the usual aluminum. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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SRM power meters are fitted to Specialized FACT carbon cranks on this Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team bike.

SRM power meters are fitted to Specialized FACT carbon cranks on this Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4 team bikes.

Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4 team bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic transmissions for Vacansoleil-DCM.

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic transmissions for Vacansoleil-DCM. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Vacansoleil-DCM's Bianchi Oltre team bike.

Vacansoleil-DCM's Bianchi Oltre team bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Fetching graphics on Vacansoleil-DCM's Bianchi Oltre machines.

Fetching graphics on Vacansoleil-DCM's Bianchi Oltre machines. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Bianchi won its first Tour de France sixty years ago.

Bianchi won its first Tour de France sixty years ago. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Bradley Wiggins (Sky) used Shimano Dura-Ace carbon tubulars during the early stages of this year's Tour de France, but he's known to switch to custom handbuilt wheels with Enve shallow-profile rims and Chris King or Tune hubs for the big mountains.

Bradley Wiggins (Sky) used Shimano Dura-Ace carbon tubulars during the early stages of this year's Tour de France, but he's known to switch to custom handbuilt wheels with Enve shallow-profile rims and Chris King or Tune hubs for the big mountains. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Bradley Wiggins (Sky) is using a fi'zi:k Arione CX saddle with braided carbon rails during this year's Tour de France.

Bradley Wiggins (Sky) is using a fi'zi:k Arione CX saddle with braided carbon rails during this year's Tour de France. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Bradley Wiggins' (Sky) Pinarello Dogma 2 - before he took over as race leader in this year's Tour de France.

Bradley Wiggins' (Sky) Pinarello Dogma 2 - before he took over as race leader in this year's Tour de France. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Sky is using a more austere black-and-white paint scheme for this year's team bikes. Current race leader Bradley Wiggins has recently switched to a brighter yellow-accented model, though.

Sky is using a more austere black-and-white paint scheme for this year's team bikes. Current race leader Bradley Wiggins has recently switched to a brighter yellow-accented model, though. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Dura-Ace crankarms, an SRM power meter, Osymetric chainrings, and Speedplay Zero Nanogram pedals for Sky team captain Bradley Wiggins.

Dura-Ace crankarms, an SRM power meter, Osymetric chainrings, and Speedplay Zero Nanogram pedals for Sky team captain Bradley Wiggins. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Bradley Wiggins (Sky) is using a PRO Vibe 7s aluminum handlebar on his Pinarello Dogma 2 at this year's Tour de France.

Bradley Wiggins (Sky) is using a PRO Vibe 7s aluminum handlebar on his Pinarello Dogma 2 at this year's Tour de France. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Sky riders were wearing these bright yellow Kask helmets during several stages of this year's Tour de France.

Sky riders were wearing these bright yellow Kask helmets during several stages of this year's Tour de France. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team bikes are fitted with Zipp wheels at the Tour de France.

Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team bikes are fitted with Zipp wheels at the Tour de France. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Specialized saddles for Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team bikes.

Specialized saddles for Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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New SRAM Red rear derailleurs for Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank.

New SRAM Red rear derailleurs for Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Custom blue SRAM Red hoods for the Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team.

Custom blue SRAM Red hoods for the Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The hourglass-shaped head tube profile of Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4. Gore Ride-On Profession System derailleur cables are fed into the down tube just behind the head tube.

The hourglass-shaped head tube profile of Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4. Gore Ride-On Profession System derailleur cables are fed into the down tube just behind the head tube. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's new Trek Madone 7-Series.

Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's new Trek Madone 7-Series. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 satellite shifter is mounted to this Radioshack-Nissan-Trek team bike.

Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 satellite shifter is mounted to this Radioshack-Nissan-Trek team bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Shimano's new Dura-Ace direct mount front brake is used on Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's new Trek Madones.

Shimano's new Dura-Ace direct mount front brake is used on Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's new Trek Madones. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Campagnolo has done an admirable job of matching the hood shape of the electronic groups to the mechanical ones.

Campagnolo has done an admirable job of matching the hood shape of the electronic groups to the mechanical ones. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Movistar's striking Pinarello Dogma 2 road bikes.

Movistar's striking Pinarello Dogma 2 road bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Campagnolo also provides wheels to the Movistar team.

Campagnolo also provides wheels to the Movistar team. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The Campagnolo Record EPS front derailleurs are supplemented with aluminum chain catchers on Movistar's Pinarello Dogma 2 machines.

The Campagnolo Record EPS front derailleurs are supplemented with aluminum chain catchers on Movistar's Pinarello Dogma 2 machines. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Many Movistar riders are using Pinarello's own integrated carbon fiber bar and stem.

Many Movistar riders are using Pinarello's own integrated carbon fiber bar and stem. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The spindly seat stays on this Lotto-Belisol team Ridley Helium look even smaller against the backdrop of the deep-section Campagnolo Bora Ultra Two wheel.

The spindly seat stays on this Lotto-Belisol team Ridley Helium look even smaller against the backdrop of the deep-section Campagnolo Bora Ultra Two wheel. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Andre Greipel's (Lotto-Belisol) saddle of choice is San Marco's Regale.

Andre Greipel's (Lotto-Belisol) saddle of choice is San Marco's Regale. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Campagnolo Record EPS electronic drivetrains are featured on Lotto-Belisol team bikes at this year's Tour de France.

Campagnolo Record EPS electronic drivetrains are featured on Lotto-Belisol team bikes at this year's Tour de France. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The carbon fiber hub shells on Lotto-Belisol's Campagnolo wheels.

The carbon fiber hub shells on Lotto-Belisol's Campagnolo wheels. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Most riders admittedly don't require the extra stiffness of Deda's latest 35mm-diameter bars and stems but Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) is clearly looking for as much stiffness as possible.

Most riders admittedly don't require the extra stiffness of Deda's latest 35mm-diameter bars and stems but Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) is clearly looking for as much stiffness as possible. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Andre Greipel's (Lotto-Belisol) Ridley Noah FAST features linear-pull brakes that are molded directly into the frame and fork. The split tubes are also said to improve aerodynamic performance by pulling air away from the spokes.

Andre Greipel's (Lotto-Belisol) Ridley Noah FAST features linear-pull brakes that are molded directly into the frame and fork. The split tubes are also said to improve aerodynamic performance by pulling air away from the spokes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) gets an image of his nickname on the head tube of his Ridley Noah FAST.

Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) gets an image of his nickname on the head tube of his Ridley Noah FAST. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Lotto-Belisol sprinter Andre Greipel is putting a lot of watts into this SRM power meter.

Lotto-Belisol sprinter Andre Greipel is putting a lot of watts into this SRM power meter. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Most of the Lotto-Belisol riders are using the lightweight Ridley Helium during this year's Tour de France.

Most of the Lotto-Belisol riders are using the lightweight Ridley Helium during this year's Tour de France. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Campagnolo dual-pivot calipers and carbon-specific red-compound pads are fitted to this Lotto-Belisol Ridley Helium.

Campagnolo dual-pivot calipers and carbon-specific red-compound pads are fitted to this Lotto-Belisol Ridley Helium. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The swoopy seat stays of Movistar's Pinarello Dogma 2.

The swoopy seat stays of Movistar's Pinarello Dogma 2. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) is using SRAM's new Red cassette at this year's Tour de France.

Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) is using SRAM's new Red cassette at this year's Tour de France. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's latest Trek Madone 7-Series team bikes feature rear brakes that are mounted beneath the chain stays.

Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's latest Trek Madone 7-Series team bikes feature rear brakes that are mounted beneath the chain stays. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Several Rabobank team bikes used this intriguing top cap on the OverDrive 2 1 1/4-to-1 1/2" tapered front ends.

Several Rabobank team bikes used this intriguing top cap on the OverDrive 2 1 1/4-to-1 1/2" tapered front ends. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This Rabobank rider certainly adheres to the 'slam that stem' school of thought.

This Rabobank rider certainly adheres to the 'slam that stem' school of thought. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Giant claims the integrated seatmast of Rabobank's TCR Advanced SL frame lends more flex than a conventional seatpost.

Giant claims the integrated seatmast of Rabobank's TCR Advanced SL frame lends more flex than a conventional seatpost. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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One Rabobank rider was running this unusual setup.

One Rabobank rider was running this unusual setup. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Rabobank's Giant TCR Advanced SLs at the Tour de France.

Rabobank's Giant TCR Advanced SLs at the Tour de France. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Standard Shimano Dura-Ace cranks for the Rabobank team.

Standard Shimano Dura-Ace cranks for the Rabobank team. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Shimano Dura-Ace brake calipers for the Rabobank team.

Shimano Dura-Ace brake calipers for the Rabobank team. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Rabobank team bikes utilize a wide range of PRO cockpits. This Stealth Evo integrated setup suggests the steerer tube utilizes a smaller 1 1/8" upper diameter instead of Giant's newer OverDrive 2 system.

Rabobank team bikes utilize a wide range of PRO cockpits. This Stealth Evo integrated setup suggests the steerer tube utilizes a smaller 1 1/8" upper diameter instead of Giant's newer OverDrive 2 system. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Specialized's new tubular tires are mounted to Zipp rims on Levi Leipheimer's (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4.

Specialized's new tubular tires are mounted to Zipp rims on Levi Leipheimer's (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The rear derailleur cable is run through the chain stay on Levi Leipheimer's (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4.

The rear derailleur cable is run through the chain stay on Levi Leipheimer's (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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K-Edge has also supplied Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) with its new number plate holder.

K-Edge has also supplied Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) with its new number plate holder. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) is another rider at the Tour de France on SRAM's new Red group.

Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) is another rider at the Tour de France on SRAM's new Red group. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Levi Leipheimer's (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4.

Levi Leipheimer's (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) is using Specialized carbon cranks, a Quarq power meter, and CeramicSpeed bearings.

Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) is using Specialized carbon cranks, a Quarq power meter, and CeramicSpeed bearings. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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K-Edge has supplied Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) with its new Garmin computer mount.

K-Edge has supplied Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) with its new Garmin computer mount. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Lotto-Belisol riders are using a variety of bar bends from team sponsor Deda.

Lotto-Belisol riders are using a variety of bar bends from team sponsor Deda. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)

This article was originally published on BikeRadar

In part 1 of our Bikes of the 2012 Tour de France we showed you the steeds ridden by Ag2r through Liquigas-Cannondale.

In this second part we'll feature the bikes of Lotto-Belisol to Vacansoleil-DCM, including Bradley Wiggins' Team Sky Pinarello Dogma 2.

Simply click on the gallery at right and let our eagle-eyed tech editor James Huang give you a real insight into the machinery underneath the riders at the Tour de France.