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Giro d'Italia time trial tech

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Movistar's Pinarello Graal time trial bikes are certainly hard to miss.

Movistar's Pinarello Graal time trial bikes are certainly hard to miss. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The top tube and stem on Joaquin Rodriguez's (Katusha) Canyon Speedmax CF sit as straight as an arrow.

The top tube and stem on Joaquin Rodriguez's (Katusha) Canyon Speedmax CF sit as straight as an arrow. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) Cannondale Slice time trial rig prior to Sunday's run through the streets of Milan.

Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) Cannondale Slice time trial rig prior to Sunday's run through the streets of Milan. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The carbon front hub shell body on Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) Mavic front wheel.

The carbon front hub shell body on Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) Mavic front wheel. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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All the cables plug into the side of the stem on Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) Cannondale Slice time trial bike.

All the cables plug into the side of the stem on Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) Cannondale Slice time trial bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The radically skinny seatpost on Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) Cannondale Slice.

The radically skinny seatpost on Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) Cannondale Slice. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Time trial frame design seems to be converging as of late. Also, note the lack of down tube water bottle bosses on Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) Cannondale Slice.

Time trial frame design seems to be converging as of late. Also, note the lack of down tube water bottle bosses on Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) Cannondale Slice. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Vacansoleil-DCM ran these three-spoke FFWD front wheels during Sunday's final time trial.

Vacansoleil-DCM ran these three-spoke FFWD front wheels during Sunday's final time trial. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The carbon fiber aerobars of Movistar's Pinarello Graal time trial bikes are fitted here with Campagnolo's new EPS electronic shifters.

The carbon fiber aerobars of Movistar's Pinarello Graal time trial bikes are fitted here with Campagnolo's new EPS electronic shifters. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The Campagnolo EPS battery and 'brain' are mounted below the down tube on Movistar's Pinarello Graal frames.

The Campagnolo EPS battery and 'brain' are mounted below the down tube on Movistar's Pinarello Graal frames. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Record EPS electronic drivetrains for Movistar's Pinarello Graal time trial bikes.

Record EPS electronic drivetrains for Movistar's Pinarello Graal time trial bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This Selle Italia SLR saddle has a chopped nose so as to pass UCI guidelines for offset.

This Selle Italia SLR saddle has a chopped nose so as to pass UCI guidelines for offset. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Movistar opts for SRM's integrated bar mounts for the team's Pinarello Graal time trial bikes.

Movistar opts for SRM's integrated bar mounts for the team's Pinarello Graal time trial bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The custom chain catcher on Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) Cannondale Slice.

The custom chain catcher on Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) Cannondale Slice. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Cannondale's new Slice frameset features hidden brakes.

Cannondale's new Slice frameset features hidden brakes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A 90mm-deep Mavic carbon fiber tubular wheel for Katusha's Joaquin Rodriguez.

A 90mm-deep Mavic carbon fiber tubular wheel for Katusha's Joaquin Rodriguez. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Katusha mechanics plug the ends of Joaquin Rodriguez's aerobar extensions with chunks of foam.

Katusha mechanics plug the ends of Joaquin Rodriguez's aerobar extensions with chunks of foam. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Katusha staffers before the start of Sunday's time trial.

Katusha staffers before the start of Sunday's time trial. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Vision Vector integrated aerobars on Lampre-ISD's Wilier Trietina Twinfoil time trial bikes.

Vision Vector integrated aerobars on Lampre-ISD's Wilier Trietina Twinfoil time trial bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Wilier Triestina has tucked away both the front and rear brakes on Lampre-ISD's new Twinfoil time trial bikes.

Wilier Triestina has tucked away both the front and rear brakes on Lampre-ISD's new Twinfoil time trial bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The radical fork on Lampre-ISD's Wilier Triestina Twinfoil time trial rigs.

The radical fork on Lampre-ISD's Wilier Triestina Twinfoil time trial rigs. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Lampre-ISD's Wilier Triestina Twinfoil bikes are resplendent in blue, white, and pink.

Lampre-ISD's Wilier Triestina Twinfoil bikes are resplendent in blue, white, and pink. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Air is free to pass in between the twin external fork steerers and the head tube on Lampre-ISD's Wilier Triestina Twinfoil bikes.

Air is free to pass in between the twin external fork steerers and the head tube on Lampre-ISD's Wilier Triestina Twinfoil bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Selle San Marco saddles mounted atop the Lampre-ISD Wilier Triestina Twinfoil time trial bikes.

Selle San Marco saddles mounted atop the Lampre-ISD Wilier Triestina Twinfoil time trial bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The seat stays are spaced very far apart on Lampre-ISD's Wilier Triestina Twinfoil time trial bikes.

The seat stays are spaced very far apart on Lampre-ISD's Wilier Triestina Twinfoil time trial bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Lampre-ISD's Wilier Triestina Twinfoil stem.

Lampre-ISD's Wilier Triestina Twinfoil stem. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) aluminum Vision aerobars feature long and straight extensions. He looks to have finally ditched the supplemental third brake lever recently, too.

Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) aluminum Vision aerobars feature long and straight extensions. He looks to have finally ditched the supplemental third brake lever recently, too. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Check out the dramatic tube shaping on Movistar's Pinarello Graal time trial frames. The chain stays are especially radical.

Check out the dramatic tube shaping on Movistar's Pinarello Graal time trial frames. The chain stays are especially radical. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Taller aerobar setups on Omega Pharma-Lotto Specialized S-Works Shiv time trial bikes get this crazy double-decker arrangement.

Taller aerobar setups on Omega Pharma-Lotto Specialized S-Works Shiv time trial bikes get this crazy double-decker arrangement. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The sleek integrated aerobars of Omega Pharma-Lotto's Specialized S-Works Shiv time trial bikes.

The sleek integrated aerobars of Omega Pharma-Lotto's Specialized S-Works Shiv time trial bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Specialized keeps the seat stays close to the rear wheel until just above the dropouts on this Saxo Bank team-issue S-Works Shiv.

Specialized keeps the seat stays close to the rear wheel until just above the dropouts on this Saxo Bank team-issue S-Works Shiv. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Another set of PRO Missile Evo integrated aero bars, this time on the Pinarello Graals of Team Sky.

Another set of PRO Missile Evo integrated aero bars, this time on the Pinarello Graals of Team Sky. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Huge chain stays on this Team Sky Pinarello Graal.

Huge chain stays on this Team Sky Pinarello Graal. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The front brake is tucked behind the fork crown on this Team Sky Pinarello Graal.

The front brake is tucked behind the fork crown on this Team Sky Pinarello Graal. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Team Sky's Pinarello Graal time trial bikes are dressed with just a hint of color.

Team Sky's Pinarello Graal time trial bikes are dressed with just a hint of color. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Pinarello tucks a logo inside the rear wheel cutout on Team Sky's Graal time trial frames.

Pinarello tucks a logo inside the rear wheel cutout on Team Sky's Graal time trial frames. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This guy was rolling around the pit areas with a machine that would surely make the UCI cringe.

This guy was rolling around the pit areas with a machine that would surely make the UCI cringe. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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We're not sure how much time was invested in this 'red baron' bicycle but yes, there's an image of Snoopy on the tail. Awesome.

We're not sure how much time was invested in this 'red baron' bicycle but yes, there's an image of Snoopy on the tail. Awesome. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Vision Trimax Carbon integrated aerobars are fitted with carbon fiber Microshift bar-end shifters on this Vacansoleil-DCM Bianchi time trial machine.

Vision Trimax Carbon integrated aerobars are fitted with carbon fiber Microshift bar-end shifters on this Vacansoleil-DCM Bianchi time trial machine. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Sleek Vision Trimax Carbon crankarms on this Vacansoleil-DCM Bianchi.

Sleek Vision Trimax Carbon crankarms on this Vacansoleil-DCM Bianchi. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Vacansoleil-DCM's Bianchi time trial rig.

Vacansoleil-DCM's Bianchi time trial rig. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This Vacansoleil-DCM Bianchi time trial bike was finished off with a Selle San Marco Ponza TT saddle.

This Vacansoleil-DCM Bianchi time trial bike was finished off with a Selle San Marco Ponza TT saddle. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The front brake on this Saxo Bank Specialized S-Works Shiv was once hidden underneath a shroud before the UCI objected.

The front brake on this Saxo Bank Specialized S-Works Shiv was once hidden underneath a shroud before the UCI objected. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A fleet of Specialized S-Works Shivs await the Saxo Bank riders prior to Sunday's final time trial.

A fleet of Specialized S-Works Shivs await the Saxo Bank riders prior to Sunday's final time trial. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Omega Pharma-Lotto's Specialized S-Works Shiv time trial bikes.

Omega Pharma-Lotto's Specialized S-Works Shiv time trial bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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An older-style SRAM Red group is bolted on to this Omega Pharma-Lotto Specialized S-Works Shiv time trial bike.

An older-style SRAM Red group is bolted on to this Omega Pharma-Lotto Specialized S-Works Shiv time trial bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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We spotted a number of new Specialized TTS time trial-specific saddles on the bikes of Omega Pharma-Lotto.

We spotted a number of new Specialized TTS time trial-specific saddles on the bikes of Omega Pharma-Lotto. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Omega Pharma-Lotto bikes are now fitted with Specialized's own collection of tubular tires.

Omega Pharma-Lotto bikes are now fitted with Specialized's own collection of tubular tires. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The integrated Bontrager carbon aero bars on Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's Trek Speed Concept time trial bikes. The Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 controls, hidden wires, and integrated front brake make for an especially clean front end.

The integrated Bontrager carbon aero bars on Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's Trek Speed Concept time trial bikes. The Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 controls, hidden wires, and integrated front brake make for an especially clean front end. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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There's a lot going on around the bottom bracket area of Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's Trek Speed Concept bikes, including a bottom bracket-mounted battery, an integrated rear brake, and a Bontrager DuoTrap wireless speed and cadence sensor tucked into the chain stay.

There's a lot going on around the bottom bracket area of Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's Trek Speed Concept bikes, including a bottom bracket-mounted battery, an integrated rear brake, and a Bontrager DuoTrap wireless speed and cadence sensor tucked into the chain stay. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's Speed Concept time trial bikes have to do without the rubber housing cover behind the stem based on UCI rules.

Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's Speed Concept time trial bikes have to do without the rubber housing cover behind the stem based on UCI rules. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's Speed Concept time trial bikes await warm-up time prior to Sunday's final time trial.

Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's Speed Concept time trial bikes await warm-up time prior to Sunday's final time trial. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Radioshack-Nissan-Trek covers the Zipp rear disc wheels with giant vinyl decals.

Radioshack-Nissan-Trek covers the Zipp rear disc wheels with giant vinyl decals. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's Oliver Zaugg is apparently fond of his Prologo Nago Evo TTR saddle. Most of the other riders were using Bontrager models.

Radioshack-Nissan-Trek's Oliver Zaugg is apparently fond of his Prologo Nago Evo TTR saddle. Most of the other riders were using Bontrager models. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Bontrager Aeolus 9 front wheels were mounted to Radioshack-Nissan-Trek bikes for Sunday's final time trial in Milan.

Bontrager Aeolus 9 front wheels were mounted to Radioshack-Nissan-Trek bikes for Sunday's final time trial in Milan. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Check out the custom SRM mount on this Saxo Bank Specialized S-Works Shiv.

Check out the custom SRM mount on this Saxo Bank Specialized S-Works Shiv. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The wild chain stay cutout on Vacansoleil-DCM's Bianchi time trial machine.

The wild chain stay cutout on Vacansoleil-DCM's Bianchi time trial machine. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The Astana team's Specialized FACT carbon cranks rotate on ceramic bearings from Danish outfit CeramicSpeed.

The Astana team's Specialized FACT carbon cranks rotate on ceramic bearings from Danish outfit CeramicSpeed. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Wider tubular tires have fast replaced the narrower treads traditionally used in the past. The Euskaltel-Euskadi team used 23mm-wide Vittorias even for the final time trial.

Wider tubular tires have fast replaced the narrower treads traditionally used in the past. The Euskaltel-Euskadi team used 23mm-wide Vittorias even for the final time trial. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Euskaltel-Euskadi used deep-section Shimano Dura-Ace carbon tubular front wheels during Sunday's final time trial.

Euskaltel-Euskadi used deep-section Shimano Dura-Ace carbon tubular front wheels during Sunday's final time trial. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The Farnese Vini-Selle Italia team actually uses the same MCipollini RB1000 frames for both road stages and time trials.

The Farnese Vini-Selle Italia team actually uses the same MCipollini RB1000 frames for both road stages and time trials. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This Farnese Vini-Selle Italia saddle is covered with what looks to be drawer liner for added grip.

This Farnese Vini-Selle Italia saddle is covered with what looks to be drawer liner for added grip. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Farnese Vini-Selle Italia uses Ursus wheels and Schwalbe tires.

Farnese Vini-Selle Italia uses Ursus wheels and Schwalbe tires. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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PRO Missile Evo integrated carbon fiber aero bars for the front ends of FDJ's Lapierre time trial bikes. Team rider Sandy Casar prefers to run his Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 bar-end shifters with the buttons facing upward.

PRO Missile Evo integrated carbon fiber aero bars for the front ends of FDJ's Lapierre time trial bikes. Team rider Sandy Casar prefers to run his Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 bar-end shifters with the buttons facing upward. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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FDJ's Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 batteries are hidden away inside these compartments.

FDJ's Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 batteries are hidden away inside these compartments. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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FDJ is still using previous-generation Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 rear brakes on their Lapierre time trial machines.

FDJ is still using previous-generation Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 rear brakes on their Lapierre time trial machines. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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FDJ tackled Sunday's time trial aboard these sleek Lapierres.

FDJ tackled Sunday's time trial aboard these sleek Lapierres. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The bolt-on seatmast on FDJ's Lapierre time trial frame isn't just removable; it's adjustable as well.

The bolt-on seatmast on FDJ's Lapierre time trial frame isn't just removable; it's adjustable as well. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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An increasing number of time trial bikes now feature top tubes and stems that are colinear.

An increasing number of time trial bikes now feature top tubes and stems that are colinear. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Guerciotti apparently has quite the advertising budget in Italy.

Guerciotti apparently has quite the advertising budget in Italy. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The geometric paint job of Euskaltel-Euskadi's Orbea Ordus is a refreshing change from the team's long-running black-and-orange livery.

The geometric paint job of Euskaltel-Euskadi's Orbea Ordus is a refreshing change from the team's long-running black-and-orange livery. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The nosecone-like head tube of Euskaltel-Euskadi's Orbea Ordu time trial frame.

The nosecone-like head tube of Euskaltel-Euskadi's Orbea Ordu time trial frame. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Astana's Specialized S-Works Shiv time trial machines are striking in their white, blue, and yellow livery.

Astana's Specialized S-Works Shiv time trial machines are striking in their white, blue, and yellow livery. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Riders often have a hard time maintaining their position during time trials so it's not uncommon to see saddles covered in grip tape as on this Astana machine.

Riders often have a hard time maintaining their position during time trials so it's not uncommon to see saddles covered in grip tape as on this Astana machine. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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There's often no rhyme or reason to how mechanics get saddle covers to grip a little more tightly. This Astana saddle is covered with a single large panel.

There's often no rhyme or reason to how mechanics get saddle covers to grip a little more tightly. This Astana saddle is covered with a single large panel. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Astana mechanics have crafted this customized mount for the riders' SRM computer heads.

Astana mechanics have crafted this customized mount for the riders' SRM computer heads. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The top tube and stem don't line up perfectly on smaller sizes of the Specialized S-Works Shiv.

The top tube and stem don't line up perfectly on smaller sizes of the Specialized S-Works Shiv. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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BMC's TT01 time trial bikes feature Easton handlebars.

BMC's TT01 time trial bikes feature Easton handlebars. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The battery is hidden inside a special compartment in the seat tube on the BMC team's TM01 Time Machines.

The battery is hidden inside a special compartment in the seat tube on the BMC team's TM01 Time Machines. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The ultra-clean front end of BMC's TM01 Time Machine time trial bikes.

The ultra-clean front end of BMC's TM01 Time Machine time trial bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The BMC TM01 Time Machine's linear-pull rear brake is neatly hidden away below the chain stays.

The BMC TM01 Time Machine's linear-pull rear brake is neatly hidden away below the chain stays. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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BMC mechanics apply enormous 'Easton' logos to the team's rear disc wheels but they're just rebadged Zipps. Easton currently doesn't offer a disc wheel.

BMC mechanics apply enormous 'Easton' logos to the team's rear disc wheels but they're just rebadged Zipps. Easton currently doesn't offer a disc wheel. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Marco Pinotti (BMC) used a BMC TM01 Time Machine similar to this one en route to winning the final stage of this year's Giro d'Italia.

Marco Pinotti (BMC) used a BMC TM01 Time Machine similar to this one en route to winning the final stage of this year's Giro d'Italia. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Euskaltel-Euskadi's Orbea Ordu time trial bikes.

Euskaltel-Euskadi's Orbea Ordu time trial bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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It wouldn't be a Giro d'Italia finish in Milan without a Ferrari.

It wouldn't be a Giro d'Italia finish in Milan without a Ferrari. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Oh, and did we say one Ferrari? Sorry, we meant two. And yes, this one was stickered up with press credentials.

Oh, and did we say one Ferrari? Sorry, we meant two. And yes, this one was stickered up with press credentials. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Canadian Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) secured his overall Giro d'Italia victory in Milan aboard a new Cervélo P5, reserving this older P4 as his spare machine.

Canadian Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) secured his overall Giro d'Italia victory in Milan aboard a new Cervélo P5, reserving this older P4 as his spare machine. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The tight confines of Orica-Greenedge's Scott Plasma 3 brake pockets are filled with previous-generation Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 calipers.

The tight confines of Orica-Greenedge's Scott Plasma 3 brake pockets are filled with previous-generation Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 calipers. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Team Orica-Greenedge ripped through the streets of Milan, Italy aboard Scott Plasma 3s.

Team Orica-Greenedge ripped through the streets of Milan, Italy aboard Scott Plasma 3s. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Prologo's revamped Zero TT saddle features lower-profile grip appliques on the nose.

Prologo's revamped Zero TT saddle features lower-profile grip appliques on the nose. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Check out the radical tube shaping on Orica-Greenedge's Scott Plasma 3 time trial frames.

Check out the radical tube shaping on Orica-Greenedge's Scott Plasma 3 time trial frames. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Orica-Greenedge rider Fumiyuki Beppu used Shimano's new wide-profile carbon fiber tubular front wheel for Sunday's time trial in Milan.

Orica-Greenedge rider Fumiyuki Beppu used Shimano's new wide-profile carbon fiber tubular front wheel for Sunday's time trial in Milan. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Katusha rider Joaquin Rodriguez blitzed around the streets of Milan perched atop these Canyon integrated aero bars.

Katusha rider Joaquin Rodriguez blitzed around the streets of Milan perched atop these Canyon integrated aero bars. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Canyon mounts Joaquin Rodriguez's (Katusha) Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 battery underneath the bottom bracket on the new Speedmax CF frame.

Canyon mounts Joaquin Rodriguez's (Katusha) Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 battery underneath the bottom bracket on the new Speedmax CF frame. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Joaquin Rodriquez's (Katusha) new Canyon Speedmax CF features front brakes that are hidden away inside the fork crown.

Joaquin Rodriquez's (Katusha) new Canyon Speedmax CF features front brakes that are hidden away inside the fork crown. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The ultra-clean front end of Joaquin Rodriguez's (Katusha) new Canyon Speedmax CF.

The ultra-clean front end of Joaquin Rodriguez's (Katusha) new Canyon Speedmax CF. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) hoped to stay in pink on Sunday aboard this new Canyon Speedmax CF.

Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) hoped to stay in pink on Sunday aboard this new Canyon Speedmax CF. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Joaquin Rodriguez's (Katusha) Canyon Speedmax CF was built with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic transmission.

Joaquin Rodriguez's (Katusha) Canyon Speedmax CF was built with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic transmission. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Mavic-badged tubular tires for Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha).

Mavic-badged tubular tires for Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha). (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Team Orica-Greenedge's Scott Plasma 3 time trial bikes are fitted with PRO Missile Evo integrated aero bars.

Team Orica-Greenedge's Scott Plasma 3 time trial bikes are fitted with PRO Missile Evo integrated aero bars. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The 90mm-deep carbon tubular front Mavic wheel on Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) Cannondale Slice time trial bike.

The 90mm-deep carbon tubular front Mavic wheel on Ivan Basso's (Liquigas-Cannondale) Cannondale Slice time trial bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) is a tall rider and has to run his bars a bit higher. This is the setup from his spare Cervélo P4.

Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) is a tall rider and has to run his bars a bit higher. This is the setup from his spare Cervélo P4. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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We spotted a new fi'zi:k Ares time trial saddle on Ryder Hesjedal's (Garmin-Barracuda) spare Cervélo P4. Updates include an array of silicone dots on the front half to help hold the rider in place.

We spotted a new fi'zi:k Ares time trial saddle on Ryder Hesjedal's (Garmin-Barracuda) spare Cervélo P4. Updates include an array of silicone dots on the front half to help hold the rider in place. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Cervélo's new P5 features a specially developed 3T integrated cockpit with an optional high-rise carbon fiber extension base to accommodate taller riders like Giro d'Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda).

Cervélo's new P5 features a specially developed 3T integrated cockpit with an optional high-rise carbon fiber extension base to accommodate taller riders like Giro d'Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda). (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Garmin-Barracuda team mechanics affix the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 control box to the back of the stem on the riders' Cervélo P5 time trial machines.

Garmin-Barracuda team mechanics affix the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 control box to the back of the stem on the riders' Cervélo P5 time trial machines. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The brand-new fully hydraulic Magura MT8 rim brakes on Garmin-Barracuda's Cervélo P5 time trial bikes.

The brand-new fully hydraulic Magura MT8 rim brakes on Garmin-Barracuda's Cervélo P5 time trial bikes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Rotor 3D+ crankarms with a solid TT-specific spider and elliptical Q-Rings on this Garmin-Barracuda team bike.

Rotor 3D+ crankarms with a solid TT-specific spider and elliptical Q-Rings on this Garmin-Barracuda team bike. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) put in the time trial of his life aboard a Cervélo P5 like this one, piloted by teammate Alex Rasmussen.

Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) put in the time trial of his life aboard a Cervélo P5 like this one, piloted by teammate Alex Rasmussen. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The sleek carbon fiber levers on Garmin-Barracuda's new Magura MT8 hydraulic rim brakes.

The sleek carbon fiber levers on Garmin-Barracuda's new Magura MT8 hydraulic rim brakes. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The Exalith-treated aluminum sidewalls on this Garmin-Barracuda Mavic disc wheel are tinted green from the special extra-hard brake pads required.

The Exalith-treated aluminum sidewalls on this Garmin-Barracuda Mavic disc wheel are tinted green from the special extra-hard brake pads required. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The seat clamp on Garmin-Barracuda's new Cervélo P5 frames is neatly integrated into the overall shape of the structure.

The seat clamp on Garmin-Barracuda's new Cervélo P5 frames is neatly integrated into the overall shape of the structure. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Garmin-Barracuda's new Cervélo P5 frames feature radical tube shaping.

Garmin-Barracuda's new Cervélo P5 frames feature radical tube shaping. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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After suffering so many shoulder injuries over the years, Garmin-Barracuda veteran Christian Vande Velde has a hard time getting comfortable on his time trial bikes. Team sports scientist Robby Ketchell fashioned these custom aluminum plates so that the elbow pads could be placed in a suitable position.

After suffering so many shoulder injuries over the years, Garmin-Barracuda veteran Christian Vande Velde has a hard time getting comfortable on his time trial bikes. Team sports scientist Robby Ketchell fashioned these custom aluminum plates so that the elbow pads could be placed in a suitable position. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) uses Selle Italia's SLR Monolink Friction Free saddle.

Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) uses Selle Italia's SLR Monolink Friction Free saddle. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)

This article originally published on BikeRadar

With Sunday's flat course and calm winds, the riders of the Giro d'Italia chose their most aerodynamic gear to tear through the streets of Milan.

Canadian Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) and his new Cervélo P5 took the overall victory away from Katusha's Joaquim Rodriguez and his pink-accented Canyon Speedmax CF.

Meanwhile, Vacansoleil-DCM's Thomas De Gendt climbed aboard the final step of the podium with a brilliant performance atop his Bianchi Pico Chrono.

Take a trip inside the pits of 15 pro teams with this in-depth image gallery.

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