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More TT tech from the Giro d'Italia

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Acqua e Sapone used these time trial bikes from team sponsor Bottechia.

Acqua e Sapone used these time trial bikes from team sponsor Bottechia.
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Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) rocketed around the streets of Amsterdam on this Ridley Dean.

Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) rocketed around the streets of Amsterdam on this Ridley Dean.
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Lampre-Farnese Vini sponsor Ritchey has nearly every stem length and angle under the sun available when combined with its Syncros off-road arm.

Lampre-Farnese Vini sponsor Ritchey has nearly every stem length and angle under the sun available when combined with its Syncros off-road arm.
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The alloy block on this Lampre-Farnese Vini front derailleur mount looks somewhat out of place but is apparently required to achieve the proper position.

The alloy block on this Lampre-Farnese Vini front derailleur mount looks somewhat out of place but is apparently required to achieve the proper position.
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These Lampre-Farnese Vini time trial framesets aren't found anywhere in the Wilier catalog so it's either an upcoming model or something provided just for the team - given UCI technical rules, it's more likely the former.

These Lampre-Farnese Vini time trial framesets aren't found anywhere in the Wilier catalog so it's either an upcoming model or something provided just for the team - given UCI technical rules, it's more likely the former.
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The Ritchey head on Lampre-Farnese Vini's time trial bikes offer up a lot of fore-aft adjustment.

The Ritchey head on Lampre-Farnese Vini's time trial bikes offer up a lot of fore-aft adjustment.
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Liquigas-Doimo is using its familiar Cannondale Slice bikes for this year's Giro d'Italia time trials.

Liquigas-Doimo is using its familiar Cannondale Slice bikes for this year's Giro d'Italia time trials.
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The rear brake housing is fed over and around the seat tube, presumably to tuck it in tighter against the frame.

The rear brake housing is fed over and around the seat tube, presumably to tuck it in tighter against the frame.
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Milram mechanics added a zip-tie to keep the team's Garmin Edge 500 computers from inadvertently ejecting.

Milram mechanics added a zip-tie to keep the team's Garmin Edge 500 computers from inadvertently ejecting.
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Milram is again using the Walser-designed Focus Izalco Chrono.

Milram is again using the Walser-designed Focus Izalco Chrono.
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Milram's Focus Izalco Chronos feature some of the sharpest stay edges around.

Milram's Focus Izalco Chronos feature some of the sharpest stay edges around.
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How well do SRAM's shifters work with Campagnolo drivetrains? Apparently well enough for Omega Pharma-Lotto's Sebastian Lang to use a set of SRAM time trial shifters with his Campagnolo derailleurs in a Grand Tour.

How well do SRAM's shifters work with Campagnolo drivetrains? Apparently well enough for Omega Pharma-Lotto's Sebastian Lang to use a set of SRAM time trial shifters with his Campagnolo derailleurs in a Grand Tour.
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Quick Step is using these Eddy Merckx ETT-1 time trial frames for this year's Giro d'Italia.

Quick Step is using these Eddy Merckx ETT-1 time trial frames for this year's Giro d'Italia.
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Mikhail Ignatyev's (Katusha) unnamed Ridley time trial bike looked to be either a work in progress or something that was roughly gathered up judging by the combination telescoping/integrated seatpost setup.

Mikhail Ignatyev's (Katusha) unnamed Ridley time trial bike looked to be either a work in progress or something that was roughly gathered up judging by the combination telescoping/integrated seatpost setup.
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Katusha rider Mikhail Ignatyev had this unnamed Ridley time trial bike in reserve for the opening Giro d'Italia prologue.

Katusha rider Mikhail Ignatyev had this unnamed Ridley time trial bike in reserve for the opening Giro d'Italia prologue.
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Sharp points are included on both the chain stays and seat stays of Mikhail Ignatyev's (Katusha) Ridley time trial spare.

Sharp points are included on both the chain stays and seat stays of Mikhail Ignatyev's (Katusha) Ridley time trial spare.
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Ag2R tackled the Giro d'Italia prologue on Kuota's Kueen-K.

Ag2R tackled the Giro d'Italia prologue on Kuota's Kueen-K.
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BBox-Bouygues Telecom rider William Bonnet used his usual Campagnolo Ergopower levers on his time trial bike.

BBox-Bouygues Telecom rider William Bonnet used his usual Campagnolo Ergopower levers on his time trial bike.
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The alloy dropouts on BBox-Bouygues Telecom's Colnago Flight frame include built-in adjusters.

The alloy dropouts on BBox-Bouygues Telecom's Colnago Flight frame include built-in adjusters.
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Colnago provided BBox-Bouygues Telecom riders with its aero Flight model.

Colnago provided BBox-Bouygues Telecom riders with its aero Flight model.
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Cerv

Cerv
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Rotor Q-Rings and 3D crankarms are bolted to this Cerv

Rotor Q-Rings and 3D crankarms are bolted to this Cerv
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Cervelo's P4 continues to be one of the most striking-looking bikes in the peloton.

Cervelo's P4 continues to be one of the most striking-looking bikes in the peloton.
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The down tube on the Cervelo P4 closely follows the curve of the fork crown for smoother airflow.

The down tube on the Cervelo P4 closely follows the curve of the fork crown for smoother airflow.
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3T has revised the molds on its aero bars to make them UCI-compliant.

3T has revised the molds on its aero bars to make them UCI-compliant.
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Carlos Sastre (Cervelo TestTeam) finished 25 seconds back but he has bigger goals in mind over the coming weeks.

Carlos Sastre (Cervelo TestTeam) finished 25 seconds back but he has bigger goals in mind over the coming weeks.
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Carlos Sastre's (Cervelo TestTeam) fi'zi:k Aliante saddle sports a textured applique for better grip while in the aero position.

Carlos Sastre's (Cervelo TestTeam) fi'zi:k Aliante saddle sports a textured applique for better grip while in the aero position.
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Garmin mechanics continue to surprise us with new ways to attach the team's computers.

Garmin mechanics continue to surprise us with new ways to attach the team's computers.
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Team Sky doesn't just have a major media corporation backing it - it walks the walk, too, regularly recording the action for its own analysis with on-car cameras.

Team Sky doesn't just have a major media corporation backing it - it walks the walk, too, regularly recording the action for its own analysis with on-car cameras.
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Saturday's Giro d'Italia prologue on the streets of Amsterdam yielded some exciting racing but also a wealth of tech goodies to whet your appetites. We still have more in-depth features to come but in the meantime, enjoy this round-up of images as the teams prepared their aero machines for competition.

Click here to see the image gallery.