Skip to main content

Gallery: Critérium du Dauphiné time trial tech

Image 1 of 33

Tony Martin’s (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) following car carries the spare TT World Champion’s Specialized Shiv

Tony Martin’s (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) following car carries the spare TT World Champion’s Specialized Shiv (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 2 of 33

It may look old fashioned but the Tacx aluminum bottle cage works

It may look old fashioned but the Tacx aluminum bottle cage works (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 3 of 33

Maes’ Shiv ready to go

Maes’ Shiv ready to go (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 4 of 33

It was a perfect TT day and Zipp 808s were the Omega Pharma’s weapon of choice on the front

It was a perfect TT day and Zipp 808s were the Omega Pharma’s weapon of choice on the front (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 5 of 33

Maes’ Garmin mount had extra tape to help defy gravity between the extensions

Maes’ Garmin mount had extra tape to help defy gravity between the extensions (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 6 of 33

Chris Froome (Sky) is a dedicated O-symetric user and had the ovalised rings fitted to the spare Graal

Chris Froome (Sky) is a dedicated O-symetric user and had the ovalised rings fitted to the spare Graal (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 7 of 33

Swan-necked drops on Froome’s TT bike look like the UK Sports Institute special

Swan-necked drops on Froome’s TT bike look like the UK Sports Institute special (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 8 of 33

Andrew Talansky of Garmin-Sharp is well out of contention for the overall, but his Cervelo P5 still cut a dash, and was very neatly finished

Andrew Talansky of Garmin-Sharp is well out of contention for the overall, but his Cervelo P5 still cut a dash, and was very neatly finished (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 9 of 33

Aero Rotor NoQ rings provide extra rigidity when hammering the pedals – and that one’s got 55 teeth

Aero Rotor NoQ rings provide extra rigidity when hammering the pedals – and that one’s got 55 teeth (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 10 of 33

Neatly placed naming stickers as standard at Garmin-Sharp

Neatly placed naming stickers as standard at Garmin-Sharp (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 11 of 33

Neat tubing leads from the Magura RT 8TT leading down to the hydraulic front brake

Neat tubing leads from the Magura RT 8TT leading down to the hydraulic front brake (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 12 of 33

It doesn’t get tidier than that: gear cabling pinned to the Rotor chain catcher on the Cervelo P5

It doesn’t get tidier than that: gear cabling pinned to the Rotor chain catcher on the Cervelo P5 (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 13 of 33

Arundel is a small company making high end knick-knacks - bottle cages, bar tape saddle packs and the like. Garmin-Sharp use their Chrono cages and matching bottle weighing 120g

Arundel is a small company making high end knick-knacks - bottle cages, bar tape saddle packs and the like. Garmin-Sharp use their Chrono cages and matching bottle weighing 120g (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 14 of 33

There’s a panoply of gear on the non drive-side chain stay of Marc Goos’s (Blanco) Giant Trinity Advanced SL, including battery, race chip and Pioneer module…

There’s a panoply of gear on the non drive-side chain stay of Marc Goos’s (Blanco) Giant Trinity Advanced SL, including battery, race chip and Pioneer module… (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 15 of 33

And around the other side are the SRM Di2 cranks. Two power meters, one bike!

And around the other side are the SRM Di2 cranks. Two power meters, one bike! (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 16 of 33

On such a flat course, a 54T chain ring was order of the day for many riders, including Nikolas Maes on Omega Pharma-QuickStep

On such a flat course, a 54T chain ring was order of the day for many riders, including Nikolas Maes on Omega Pharma-QuickStep (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 17 of 33

Plenty of drop to an aero position for Rodriguez

Plenty of drop to an aero position for Rodriguez (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 18 of 33

Clean lines at the front of Rodriguez’s Evo – even the Pro computer looks organic

Clean lines at the front of Rodriguez’s Evo – even the Pro computer looks organic (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 19 of 33

Mechanics had made a half-hearted attempt to black out the Full Speed Ahead graphics on Martin’s 54T chain ring

Mechanics had made a half-hearted attempt to black out the Full Speed Ahead graphics on Martin’s 54T chain ring (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 20 of 33

Tyres appear to be getting wider: Marco Pinotti (BMC) was running 24mm Continental Force

Tyres appear to be getting wider: Marco Pinotti (BMC) was running 24mm Continental Force (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 21 of 33

Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil-DCM) is using a CycleOps Joule computer

Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil-DCM) is using a CycleOps Joule computer (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 22 of 33

A tight touch on Thomas Voeckler’s (Europcar’s) TT cabling on the chainstay mounted brake

A tight touch on Thomas Voeckler’s (Europcar’s) TT cabling on the chainstay mounted brake (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 23 of 33

These Campagnolo Bora 2 wheels belonged to Voeckler – it says so in Tipp-Ex

These Campagnolo Bora 2 wheels belonged to Voeckler – it says so in Tipp-Ex (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 24 of 33

The whole Movistar team ran TRP front brake units…

The whole Movistar team ran TRP front brake units… (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 25 of 33

And standard Campagnolo Super Record rear brakes on the fleet of Pinarello Graals

And standard Campagnolo Super Record rear brakes on the fleet of Pinarello Graals (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 26 of 33

On some of the Movistar Squad’s road bikes, riders took full carbon Selle Italia SLR Tekno saddles

On some of the Movistar Squad’s road bikes, riders took full carbon Selle Italia SLR Tekno saddles (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 27 of 33

Jérôme Coppel’s (Cofidis) Look 596 basks in the sun before the off

Jérôme Coppel’s (Cofidis) Look 596 basks in the sun before the off (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 28 of 33

TriRig continues to sponsor Cofidis with their aero brakes

TriRig continues to sponsor Cofidis with their aero brakes (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 29 of 33

Coppel’s SRM was collecting power data but was stowed away under the saddle

Coppel’s SRM was collecting power data but was stowed away under the saddle (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 30 of 33

There is plenty to drop into an aero position on Coppel’s TT bike

There is plenty to drop into an aero position on Coppel’s TT bike (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 31 of 33

Katusha’s Joaquim Rodriguez’s Canyon carried a shaped Elite Kit Chrono CX bottle and cage

Katusha’s Joaquim Rodriguez’s Canyon carried a shaped Elite Kit Chrono CX bottle and cage (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 32 of 33

Is it a fairing over the front brakes or not on the Canyon Speedmax Evo? UCI says no - fairings are allowed in the brake area under certain restrictions

Is it a fairing over the front brakes or not on the Canyon Speedmax Evo? UCI says no - fairings are allowed in the brake area under certain restrictions (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
Image 33 of 33

Sky’s Pinarello Bolide finally got a run out under Chris Froome (pictured) and Richie Porte – the team has four riders in the top 10 on GC

Sky’s Pinarello Bolide finally got a run out under Chris Froome (pictured) and Richie Porte – the team has four riders in the top 10 on GC (Image credit: Sam Dansie)

This article originally published on BikeRadar

A pan flat 32.5km time trial in the Critérium du Dauphiné brought out a resurgent world chrono champion, Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) who blasted around the course 36:54 – 47 seconds faster than surprise runner-up Rohan Dennis of Garmin-Sharp.

It was one of the final tech tune-ups available to some of the Tour de France favourites such as Chris Froome (Sky) who came third on bike sponsor Pinarello’s new flagship TT bike, the Bolide.

BikeRadar visited the teams to check out what kit was on show and how some riders were tackling the course.

Click on the gallery on the right to see Tony Martin’s World Champion bedecked Specialized Shiv, the proliferation of technology on the Blanco Giant Trinity SLs and Andrew Talansky’s super neat Cervelo P5.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

after your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Sam started as a trainee reporter on daily newspapers in the UK before moving to South Africa where he contributed to national cycling magazine Ride for three years. After moving back to the UK he joined Procycling as a staff writer in November 2010.