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Giro d'Italia tech: Bradley Wiggins’s Pinarello Bolide

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The Pinarello Bolide: 15 percent less drag and 5 percent lighter say the test figures

The Pinarello Bolide: 15 percent less drag and 5 percent lighter say the test figures (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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The seat tube clamp is recessed into the frame

The seat tube clamp is recessed into the frame (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Clearance between tyre and frame is just a few millimetres

Clearance between tyre and frame is just a few millimetres (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Any dispute over whether brakes are housed under a fairing should be eliminated by the UCI accreditation sticker

Any dispute over whether brakes are housed under a fairing should be eliminated by the UCI accreditation sticker (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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The rear brakes are housed under there

The rear brakes are housed under there (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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A Fi’zi:k Ares sits atop the seatpost

A Fi’zi:k Ares sits atop the seatpost (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Track bike-style horizontal dropouts allow the mechanics to get the Pro CarbonTextreme Disc wheel right up to the frame

Track bike-style horizontal dropouts allow the mechanics to get the Pro CarbonTextreme Disc wheel right up to the frame (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Front on, there’s not much for the wind to push against

Front on, there’s not much for the wind to push against (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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20- Wiggins is using regular gearing for today’s Ischia time trial: 56T and 44T chainrings on the front and an 11x24 cassette.

20- Wiggins is using regular gearing for today’s Ischia time trial: 56T and 44T chainrings on the front and an 11x24 cassette. (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Small Union Jack set at seat tube height

Small Union Jack set at seat tube height (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Water bottle position can be placed in three positions on the downtube

Water bottle position can be placed in three positions on the downtube (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Wiggo in gold – referencing his medal success at the 2012 Olympic games in the road TT

Wiggo in gold – referencing his medal success at the 2012 Olympic games in the road TT (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Pinarello produced the carbon brake levers

Pinarello produced the carbon brake levers (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Gear cables exiting the front bars under the rests

Gear cables exiting the front bars under the rests (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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The steering assembly is fully integrated into the frame - another big development on the Graal

The steering assembly is fully integrated into the frame - another big development on the Graal (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Top view of the steering assembly

Top view of the steering assembly (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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The standard three spoke HED H3 carbon front wheel, runs close to the shaped downtube

The standard three spoke HED H3 carbon front wheel, runs close to the shaped downtube (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Integrated front brakes are housed at the front of the fork

Integrated front brakes are housed at the front of the fork (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Cables run in a smooth arc back into the frame just behind the steering assembly

Cables run in a smooth arc back into the frame just behind the steering assembly (Image credit: Sam Dansie)
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Speedplay pedals complete the ensemble

Speedplay pedals complete the ensemble (Image credit: Sam Dansie)

This article originally appeared on Bikeradar

Bradley Wiggins’s winning margins in the Tour de France last year were built on excellent performances in the time trials. He accrued almost two minutes in the two key time trials on stages 9 and 19 over his rivals and teammate Chris Froome, who finished second.