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Tour de France 2018: massive race tech gallery

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Warren Barguil was the only rider at the race to use a SRAM iteration of CeramicSpeed's OSPW system

Warren Barguil was the only rider at the race to use a SRAM iteration of CeramicSpeed's OSPW system (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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UAE Team Emirates debuted Champion Systems' zipless jersey

UAE Team Emirates debuted Champion Systems' zipless jersey (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Geraint Thomas also had a special edition Pinarello later in the race to commemorate his stint in the yellow jersey

Geraint Thomas also had a special edition Pinarello later in the race to commemorate his stint in the yellow jersey (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Immediate Media)
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John Degenkolb's (Trek-Segafredo) Trek Madone Disc

John Degenkolb's (Trek-Segafredo) Trek Madone Disc (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Richie Porte's (BMC Racing) BMC Teammachine SLR01

Richie Porte's (BMC Racing) BMC Teammachine SLR01 (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Mark Cavendish's custom Nike cycling shoes

Mark Cavendish's custom Nike cycling shoes (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Sylvain Chavanel's (Direct Energie) Wilier Cento10 Pro

Sylvain Chavanel's (Direct Energie) Wilier Cento10 Pro (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Rigoberto Uran's (EF Education First-Drapac) Cannondale SystemSix

Rigoberto Uran's (EF Education First-Drapac) Cannondale SystemSix (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Adam Yates' (Mitchelton-Scott) Scott Addict RC

Adam Yates' (Mitchelton-Scott) Scott Addict RC (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Vincenzo Nibali's (Bahrain-Merida) Merida Reacto in custom colours

Vincenzo Nibali's (Bahrain-Merida) Merida Reacto in custom colours (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Michal Kwiatkowski's (Team Sky) Pinarello Dogma F10 X-Light in custom colours for the Polish national champion

Michal Kwiatkowski's (Team Sky) Pinarello Dogma F10 X-Light in custom colours for the Polish national champion (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Taylor Phinney rode an unconventional bike to sign-on for several stages of the race

Taylor Phinney rode an unconventional bike to sign-on for several stages of the race (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Tejay Vangarderen wears Giro Factor Techlace shoes

Tejay Vangarderen wears Giro Factor Techlace shoes (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Ian Boswell was another rider who wore Tour de France edition sunglasses for the race

Ian Boswell was another rider who wore Tour de France edition sunglasses for the race (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Dani Martinez wears POC Crave sunglasses alongside the POC Ventral helmet

Dani Martinez wears POC Crave sunglasses alongside the POC Ventral helmet (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Astana are another team to use CeramicSpeed's OSPW system, also note the Shimano Ultegra chain and cassette as opposed to the lighter weight Dura-Ace components

Astana are another team to use CeramicSpeed's OSPW system, also note the Shimano Ultegra chain and cassette as opposed to the lighter weight Dura-Ace components (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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White Specialized decals on bike frames and shoes give the American brand extra exposure on the road side during races

White Specialized decals on bike frames and shoes give the American brand extra exposure on the road side during races (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Guillaume Martin's (Wanty - Groupe Gobert) Cube Litening C68

Guillaume Martin's (Wanty - Groupe Gobert) Cube Litening C68 (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Chris Froome races in all-white Sidi Shot shoes

Chris Froome races in all-white Sidi Shot shoes (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Bob Jungels wears custom Ekoi sunglasses, which match his Luxembourg national champion's kit

Bob Jungels wears custom Ekoi sunglasses, which match his Luxembourg national champion's kit (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie) is racing a record 18th Tour de France with custom Oakley Radar EV sunglasses

Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energie) is racing a record 18th Tour de France with custom Oakley Radar EV sunglasses (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The entire Trek-Segafredo team are racing the Grand Tour on disc brakes through a mix of Trek Madone and Trek Emonda framesets

The entire Trek-Segafredo team are racing the Grand Tour on disc brakes through a mix of Trek Madone and Trek Emonda framesets (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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EF Education First-Drapac have used Cannondale SystemSix, SuperSix (photographed here) and Synapse framesets during the French Grand Tour

EF Education First-Drapac have used Cannondale SystemSix, SuperSix (photographed here) and Synapse framesets during the French Grand Tour (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Chris Froome wore Oakley Jawbreaker sunglasses for the race

Chris Froome wore Oakley Jawbreaker sunglasses for the race (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Alexander Kristoff has a MET Trenta 3K Carbon helmet with custom colours for the European road race champion

Alexander Kristoff has a MET Trenta 3K Carbon helmet with custom colours for the European road race champion (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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After wearing special edition sunglasses to celebrate Scott's 60th birthday earlier in the race, Yates continued to wear the retro-inspired sunglasses for multiple stages

After wearing special edition sunglasses to celebrate Scott's 60th birthday earlier in the race, Yates continued to wear the retro-inspired sunglasses for multiple stages (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Bahrain-Merida riders each wear team-issue Sidi shoes

Bahrain-Merida riders each wear team-issue Sidi shoes (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Porte wears Oakley Radar EV sunglasses with a black matt frame and Sapphire Iridium lenses

Porte wears Oakley Radar EV sunglasses with a black matt frame and Sapphire Iridium lenses (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Thomas De Gendt wears the aero offering from HJC

Thomas De Gendt wears the aero offering from HJC (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Andre Greipel arrives to sign-on

Andre Greipel arrives to sign-on (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Lotto-Soudal have been wearing helmets from HJC since last season

Lotto-Soudal have been wearing helmets from HJC since last season (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Tony Gallopin wore these sunglasses thankfully just for race sign-on and not the race itself

Tony Gallopin wore these sunglasses thankfully just for race sign-on and not the race itself (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Richie Porte and his BMC Racing teammates wore the new Giro Aether helmet

Richie Porte and his BMC Racing teammates wore the new Giro Aether helmet (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A closer look at Porte's Giro Aether helmet

A closer look at Porte's Giro Aether helmet (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A Direct Energie rider wears the 2019 edition Bont Helix shoes

A Direct Energie rider wears the 2019 edition Bont Helix shoes (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Updated colours of Shimano's S-Phyre shoes were seen on several riders at the Tour

Updated colours of Shimano's S-Phyre shoes were seen on several riders at the Tour (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Bora-Hansgrohe riders wore S-Works 7 shoes with colour-coordinated Boa dials

Bora-Hansgrohe riders wore S-Works 7 shoes with colour-coordinated Boa dials (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Quick-Step Floors were the early leaders on the team classification and so wore yellow race numbers for some of the earlier stages of the race

Quick-Step Floors were the early leaders on the team classification and so wore yellow race numbers for some of the earlier stages of the race (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Several riders from Quick-Step Floors and Bora-Hansgrohe have been racing on Roval CLX Rapide wheels with bold white decals

Several riders from Quick-Step Floors and Bora-Hansgrohe have been racing on Roval CLX Rapide wheels with bold white decals (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The new S-Works Venge is disc brake-only

The new S-Works Venge is disc brake-only (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Primoz Roglic's (LottoNL-Jumbo) Bianchi Oltre XR4 with a custom finish

Primoz Roglic's (LottoNL-Jumbo) Bianchi Oltre XR4 with a custom finish (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Chris Froome's (Team Sky) Pinarello Dogma F10 X-Light

Chris Froome's (Team Sky) Pinarello Dogma F10 X-Light (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Lilian Calmejane's (Direct Energie) Wilier Zero.6 Unlimited

Lilian Calmejane's (Direct Energie) Wilier Zero.6 Unlimited (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Serge Pauwels was one of several riders to wear special Tour de France edition sunglasses during the race

Serge Pauwels was one of several riders to wear special Tour de France edition sunglasses during the race (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Mavic have produced special edition wheels for Romain Bardet to use at the race which celebrate the various areas of France the race travels through

Mavic have produced special edition wheels for Romain Bardet to use at the race which celebrate the various areas of France the race travels through (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A closer look at the artwork on the Mavic wheels

A closer look at the artwork on the Mavic wheels (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A graphic depicting 'Napolean crossing the Alps' adorns the head tube cluster of Bardet's bike

A graphic depicting 'Napolean crossing the Alps' adorns the head tube cluster of Bardet's bike (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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AG2R La Mondiale use CeramicSpeed OSPW systems on all of their team bikes

AG2R La Mondiale use CeramicSpeed OSPW systems on all of their team bikes (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Romain Bardet's (AG2R La Mondiale) Factor O2 in custom colours

Romain Bardet's (AG2R La Mondiale) Factor O2 in custom colours (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Vincenzo Nibali shares a selfie with some of his old staff from the Astana team

Vincenzo Nibali shares a selfie with some of his old staff from the Astana team (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Peter Sagan has been using a special edition Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computer to celebrate his green jersey success

Peter Sagan has been using a special edition Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computer to celebrate his green jersey success (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Some of the AG2R La Mondiale rear derailleurs have custom blue jockey wheels in their CeramicSpeed OSPW systems

Some of the AG2R La Mondiale rear derailleurs have custom blue jockey wheels in their CeramicSpeed OSPW systems (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Mitchelton-Scott announced a new tyre partner with Pirelli ahead of the Tour de France

Mitchelton-Scott announced a new tyre partner with Pirelli ahead of the Tour de France (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Toms Skujins, who wore the polka dot jersey earlier in the race, had a special finish given to his Trek Madone Disc

Toms Skujins, who wore the polka dot jersey earlier in the race, had a special finish given to his Trek Madone Disc (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Trek-Segafredo riders had a choice of Bontrager Aeolus XXX wheels for the race, which were launched back in the spring

Trek-Segafredo riders had a choice of Bontrager Aeolus XXX wheels for the race, which were launched back in the spring (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Sportful's BodyFit Pro jerseys featured integrated race number holder, which don't require safety pins to keep numbers in place

Sportful's BodyFit Pro jerseys featured integrated race number holder, which don't require safety pins to keep numbers in place (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Peter Sagan's Sportful socks also feature the rainbow stripes of the world champion

Peter Sagan's Sportful socks also feature the rainbow stripes of the world champion (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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After winning five stages in the 2017 Tour de France, Kittel left the race early with no stage wins this year

After winning five stages in the 2017 Tour de France, Kittel left the race early with no stage wins this year (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Gorka Izaguirre's (Bahrain-Merida) Merida Scultura in custom colours for the Spanish national road race champion

Gorka Izaguirre's (Bahrain-Merida) Merida Scultura in custom colours for the Spanish national road race champion (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Izaguirre's black frameset has flashes of red and yellow throughout the frameset

Izaguirre's black frameset has flashes of red and yellow throughout the frameset (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Mikel Landa's (Movistar) Canyon Ultimate CF SLX

Mikel Landa's (Movistar) Canyon Ultimate CF SLX (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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For the first part of the race in Northern France, Quick-Step Floors almost exclusivley used the disc brake S-Works Venge and mechanics were adjusting the calipers during the opening stages

For the first part of the race in Northern France, Quick-Step Floors almost exclusivley used the disc brake S-Works Venge and mechanics were adjusting the calipers during the opening stages (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Michal Kwiatkowski has a custom race suit, celebrating his recent Polish national road race championship title

Michal Kwiatkowski has a custom race suit, celebrating his recent Polish national road race championship title (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Chris Froome and some of his Team Sky teammates wore high, ribbed, aero socks for road stages, which are normally only seen during time trials

Chris Froome and some of his Team Sky teammates wore high, ribbed, aero socks for road stages, which are normally only seen during time trials (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Greg Van Avermaet was an early wearer of the yellow jersey in the race

Greg Van Avermaet was an early wearer of the yellow jersey in the race (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Chris Froome had race notes around his stem that he could rotate as the peloton raced further along the route

Chris Froome had race notes around his stem that he could rotate as the peloton raced further along the route (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The opening stages of the race experienced temperatures over 30-degrees and Team Sky opted for larger bidons for some of the stages

The opening stages of the race experienced temperatures over 30-degrees and Team Sky opted for larger bidons for some of the stages (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Dimension Data usually bring a Qhubeka Buffalo Bike to races, which the team carers regularly lose to collect water or ice ahead of stages and to promote the charity

Dimension Data usually bring a Qhubeka Buffalo Bike to races, which the team carers regularly lose to collect water or ice ahead of stages and to promote the charity (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Marcel Kittel's (Katusha-Alpecin) Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

Marcel Kittel's (Katusha-Alpecin) Canyon Aeroad CF SLX (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Alexander Kristoff has custom Ekoi sunglasses to match his European champion's kit

Alexander Kristoff has custom Ekoi sunglasses to match his European champion's kit (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Kristoff's Colnago Concept also has a custom finish

Kristoff's Colnago Concept also has a custom finish (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Alexander Kristoff's (UAE Team Emirates) Colnago Concept in custom colours for the European road race champion

Alexander Kristoff's (UAE Team Emirates) Colnago Concept in custom colours for the European road race champion (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Kristoff has been using Deda's Alanera carbon, integrated cockpit system this season

Kristoff has been using Deda's Alanera carbon, integrated cockpit system this season (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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As well as the X-Light iteration of the frameset, Chris Froome also used the regular Pinarello Dogma F10 frameset for a number of the flatter stages of the race

As well as the X-Light iteration of the frameset, Chris Froome also used the regular Pinarello Dogma F10 frameset for a number of the flatter stages of the race (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The new Trek Madone Disc was seen for the first time during last month's Criterium du Dauphine

The new Trek Madone Disc was seen for the first time during last month's Criterium du Dauphine (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The Trek-Segafredo riders took turns to ride to sign-on each day on an E-bike from the American bike manufacturer

The Trek-Segafredo riders took turns to ride to sign-on each day on an E-bike from the American bike manufacturer (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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AG2R La Mondiale used specially painted Factor O2 framesets for the race

AG2R La Mondiale used specially painted Factor O2 framesets for the race (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A closer look at the down tube on the Factor frame

A closer look at the down tube on the Factor frame (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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AG2R La Mondiale use finishing kit from Black Inc

AG2R La Mondiale use finishing kit from Black Inc (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Andre Greipel's (Lotto-Soudal) Ridley Noah Fast

Andre Greipel's (Lotto-Soudal) Ridley Noah Fast (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Early yellow jersey wearer Fernando Gaviria had a yellow makeover given to his S-Works Venge to mark the occasion

Early yellow jersey wearer Fernando Gaviria had a yellow makeover given to his S-Works Venge to mark the occasion (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Tacx also provided the Colombian with yellow Ciro bottle cages

Tacx also provided the Colombian with yellow Ciro bottle cages (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Alexander Kristoff wears the European road race champion's kit

Alexander Kristoff wears the European road race champion's kit (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Tejay Vangarderen wearing the new Giro Aether and Tour de France edition Oakley Jawbreaker sunglasses

Tejay Vangarderen wearing the new Giro Aether and Tour de France edition Oakley Jawbreaker sunglasses (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The Norwegian goes all-out with custom shoes and socks

The Norwegian goes all-out with custom shoes and socks (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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BMC's new Timemachine Road had to have the cargo storage carton removed under UCI rules

BMC's new Timemachine Road had to have the cargo storage carton removed under UCI rules (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The new BMC also has a fairing over the front disc brake caliper

The new BMC also has a fairing over the front disc brake caliper (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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CeramicSpeed provides Quick-Step Floors with the BB30 bottom bracket on the new S-Works Venge bikes

CeramicSpeed provides Quick-Step Floors with the BB30 bottom bracket on the new S-Works Venge bikes (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Tom Dumoulin's (Team Sunweb) Giant TCR

Tom Dumoulin's (Team Sunweb) Giant TCR (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Edward Theuns' (Team Sunweb) Giant Propel Disc

Edward Theuns' (Team Sunweb) Giant Propel Disc (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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UCI commissaires test bikes ahead and after the stages for technilogical fraud

UCI commissaires test bikes ahead and after the stages for technilogical fraud (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Team Sky use neat carbon number plate holders on their Pinarello bikes

Team Sky use neat carbon number plate holders on their Pinarello bikes (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Several riders from a number of teams had special Tour de France edition Look Keo Blade Carbon pedals for the race

Several riders from a number of teams had special Tour de France edition Look Keo Blade Carbon pedals for the race (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A Team Sky mechanic checks the brakes on Kwiatkowski's bike ahead of the stage

A Team Sky mechanic checks the brakes on Kwiatkowski's bike ahead of the stage (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Mechanics attach vital course notes to the cockpits of riders ahead of each stage

Mechanics attach vital course notes to the cockpits of riders ahead of each stage (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Peter Sagan's (Bora-Hansgrohe) Sagan Collection S-Works Venge

Peter Sagan's (Bora-Hansgrohe) Sagan Collection S-Works Venge (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Peter Sagan waves to the crowds at sign-on wearing the rainbow jersey of the world champion

Peter Sagan waves to the crowds at sign-on wearing the rainbow jersey of the world champion (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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It is understood Warren Barguil pays for the CeramicSpeed OSPW system himself

It is understood Warren Barguil pays for the CeramicSpeed OSPW system himself (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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French Pro Continental team Direct Energie are another team to use the CeramicSpeed OSPW system

French Pro Continental team Direct Energie are another team to use the CeramicSpeed OSPW system (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Peter Sagan had special edition 100% sunglasses for the 2018 Tour de France

Peter Sagan had special edition 100% sunglasses for the 2018 Tour de France (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Mitchelton-Scott prepare bidons for a short training ride, giving an insight into how many are needed each day throughout the race

Mitchelton-Scott prepare bidons for a short training ride, giving an insight into how many are needed each day throughout the race (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

As we enjoy the final rest day of the 2018 Tour de France we take a look back at some of the best bikes, custom components, clothing, accessories and more from the biggest bike race in the world.

Heading into the final week of the race, we have seen four race leaders in Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors), Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) and Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), all of whom, except Sagan, added custom yellow finishes to their S-Works Venge, BMC Teammachine and Pinarello Dogma, respectively.

Leading up to the Tour de France, there were no fewer than six new aero bikes launched that have been raced at the Tour, including the S-Works Venge (Bora-Hansgrohe and Quick-Step Floors), Trek Madone (Trek-Segafredo), Cannondale SystemSix (EF Education First-Drapac), Ridley Noah Fast (Lotto-Soudal), Wilier Cento10 Pro (Direct-Energie) and BMC Timemachine Road (BMC Racing)

As well as the bikes with splashes of yellow, several riders have used the Tour de France to showcase their team sponsors' framesets by adding splashes of colour and custom finishes wherever possible.

Sagan, Vincenzo Nibali, Michal Kwiatkowski, Romain Bardet and Mark Cavendish are just a handful of riders who have been racing on custom bikes.

Alongside new and special framesets, Champion Systems has reinvented the T-shirt with a zipless jersey, Sportful has produced jerseys with integrated race number holders and Castelli created a new team time-trial-specific speedsuit (check out our Tour de France Team Time Trial tech gallery for more on that).

CeramicSpeed

Ceramic components specialists CeramicSpeed has slowly had more and more teams in the WorldTour adopting its products for racing.

Alongside official partners AG2R La Mondiale, Quick-Step Floors and Bora-Hansgrohe, we saw CeramicSpeed components on Warren Barguil’s (Fortuneo-Samsic) SRAM-equipped BH, Jesus Herrada’s (Cofidis) Campagnolo-equipped Kuota and Astana’s Shimano-equipped Argon 18. The Danish company confirmed that any components used by its non-sponsored teams are paid for, speaking volumes for their components.

Romain Bardet’s CeramicSpeed OSPW derailleur upgrade also had a special glittery finish, dubbed ‘Victory Edition’.

Sunglasses, helmets and shoes

Framesets and components are not the only items looking for maximum exposure at the race. Riders and teams use the Tour de France to showcase new helmets, sunglasses, footwear and more.

Click or swipe through the 101 images above for a look at all the tech from the 2018 Tour de France.