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Tour de France: Huge stage 13 time trial tech gallery

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CCC Team's Lucasz Wisniowski's Giant Trinity TT with the newly released Cadex wheels

CCC Team's Lucasz Wisniowski's Giant Trinity TT with the newly released Cadex wheels
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A look at Julian Alaphilippe's special yellow turbo trainer

A look at Julian Alaphilippe's special yellow turbo trainer
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Geraint Thomas sits by the start ramp ahead of his effort in a Castelli speedsuit

Geraint Thomas sits by the start ramp ahead of his effort in a Castelli speedsuit
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Smooth front areas of the over socks and textured rear sections should help to improve air flow

Smooth front areas of the over socks and textured rear sections should help to improve air flow
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Team Sunweb go for the same smooth/textured finish on their oversocks

Team Sunweb go for the same smooth/textured finish on their oversocks
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Riders will take a spare set of wheels to the start line just in case of any last minute punctures

Riders will take a spare set of wheels to the start line just in case of any last minute punctures
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This Bora-hansgrohe rider had a satellite sprint shifter glued to the underside of his base bars

This Bora-hansgrohe rider had a satellite sprint shifter glued to the underside of his base bars
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EF Education First gave their chains a special wax lubricant for the TT

EF Education First gave their chains a special wax lubricant for the TT
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Some Movistar riders raced with Continental GP5000 tubeless tyres on their front wheels with Continental tubulars on the rear

Some Movistar riders raced with Continental GP5000 tubeless tyres on their front wheels with Continental tubulars on the rear
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A Bora-hansgrohe mechanic used cable ties to secure these extra shifters for Emanuel Buchmann

A Bora-hansgrohe mechanic used cable ties to secure these extra shifters for Emanuel Buchmann
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The Sportful speedsuit for Bora-hansgrohe features a super-low neck line

The Sportful speedsuit for Bora-hansgrohe features a super-low neck line
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Steven Kruijswijk had a custom carbon extension to his cockpit with Vision stickers

Steven Kruijswijk had a custom carbon extension to his cockpit with Vision stickers
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Each of the classification leaders at the race raced with special speedsuits produced by Le Coq Sportif

Each of the classification leaders at the race raced with special speedsuits produced by Le Coq Sportif
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Geraint Thomas' Pinarello Bolide featured a Welsh dragon on the head tube cluster

Geraint Thomas' Pinarello Bolide featured a Welsh dragon on the head tube cluster
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A look at Alaphilippe's yellow speedsuit

A look at Alaphilippe's yellow speedsuit
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Trek-Segafredo had what looked like an older Lightweight Autobahn rear wheel with team decals attached

Trek-Segafredo had what looked like an older Lightweight Autobahn rear wheel with team decals attached
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A close look at the special leaders' speedsuits from Le Coq Sportif

A close look at the special leaders' speedsuits from Le Coq Sportif
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British TT champion Alex Dowsett was wearing what appears to be a new TT helmet from Oakley

British TT champion Alex Dowsett was wearing what appears to be a new TT helmet from Oakley
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Most riders completed the stage with aero oversocks

Most riders completed the stage with aero oversocks
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A look at the Groupama FDJ oversocks

A look at the Groupama FDJ oversocks
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Most of the Deceuninck-QuickStep and Bora-hansgrohe bikes featured Roval 321 rear disc wheels with Specialized's Riding for Focus decals

Most of the Deceuninck-QuickStep and Bora-hansgrohe bikes featured Roval 321 rear disc wheels with Specialized's Riding for Focus decals
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Trek-Segafredo's oversocks

Trek-Segafredo's oversocks
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Both of the Specialized sponsored teams used S-Works Turbo Cotton clinchers for the TT

Both of the Specialized sponsored teams used S-Works Turbo Cotton clinchers for the TT
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Australian national TT champion Luke Durbridge wears a custom Scott TT helmet

Australian national TT champion Luke Durbridge wears a custom Scott TT helmet
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Michael Schar raced the stage with a rear facing GoPro

Michael Schar raced the stage with a rear facing GoPro
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This Bora-hansgrohe rider had a satellite sprint shifter glued to the underside of his base bars

This Bora-hansgrohe rider had a satellite sprint shifter glued to the underside of his base bars
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Astana generally use Shimano Ultegra chains and the Tour de France is no exception

Astana generally use Shimano Ultegra chains and the Tour de France is no exception
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A look at Adam Yates' cockpit setup

A look at Adam Yates' cockpit setup
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Tim Wellens has been racing with a custom polka dot road helmet but didn't get the same treatment with his TT helmet from HJC

Tim Wellens has been racing with a custom polka dot road helmet but didn't get the same treatment with his TT helmet from HJC
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Katusha-Alpecin have been racing at the Tour de France with team-issue red Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computers

Katusha-Alpecin have been racing at the Tour de France with team-issue red Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computers
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Groupama-FDJ's Stefan Kung is the Swiss national time trial champion

Groupama-FDJ's Stefan Kung is the Swiss national time trial champion
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Lapierre's DRS base bars are flat and super deep

Lapierre's DRS base bars are flat and super deep
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Plenty of forearm padding for this Jumbo-Visma rider

Plenty of forearm padding for this Jumbo-Visma rider
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Despite the rolling course in Pau, 58t chainrings were a common sight

Despite the rolling course in Pau, 58t chainrings were a common sight
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Jumbo-Visma's Amund Jansen had Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series derailleurs on his Bianchi Aquila

Jumbo-Visma's Amund Jansen had Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series derailleurs on his Bianchi Aquila
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Team Sunweb's Cervelo P5 Disc bikes were paired with Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 C60 Disc front wheels

Team Sunweb's Cervelo P5 Disc bikes were paired with Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 C60 Disc front wheels
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Some riders opted for additional satellite shifters alongside the several electronic shifter buttons located around the cockpit

Some riders opted for additional satellite shifters alongside the several electronic shifter buttons located around the cockpit
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A look at one of the Team Sunweb Cervelo P5 Disc cockpit setups

A look at one of the Team Sunweb Cervelo P5 Disc cockpit setups
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Peter Sagan also had a special Tacx turbo trainer, this time in green for the leader of the points competition

Peter Sagan also had a special Tacx turbo trainer, this time in green for the leader of the points competition
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Elite also produce special, low-profile bidons for time trialling

Elite also produce special, low-profile bidons for time trialling
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Team Cofidis were racing on Kuota Kalibur Disc TT bikes

Team Cofidis were racing on Kuota Kalibur Disc TT bikes
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Some of the Cofidis riders are fans of CeramicSpeed's OSPW system and their TT bikes get the treatment too

Some of the Cofidis riders are fans of CeramicSpeed's OSPW system and their TT bikes get the treatment too
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Simon Yates' Scott Plasma

Simon Yates' Scott Plasma
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Nairo Quintana's Canyon Speedmax CF SLX

Nairo Quintana's Canyon Speedmax CF SLX
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Several teams choose to mount the Di2 junction box underneath the saddle to keep it out of the wind but easily accessible

Several teams choose to mount the Di2 junction box underneath the saddle to keep it out of the wind but easily accessible
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CeramicSpeed OSPW rear derailleur upgrades were also seen on some of the Dimension Data BMC Timemachine bikes

CeramicSpeed OSPW rear derailleur upgrades were also seen on some of the Dimension Data BMC Timemachine bikes
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It appears that Dimension Data were another team on clinchers

It appears that Dimension Data were another team on clinchers
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EF Education First pair their Cannondale SiSL cranks with aero chainrings from FSA

EF Education First pair their Cannondale SiSL cranks with aero chainrings from FSA
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Alexey Lutsenko's Argon 18 E-119 Disc

Alexey Lutsenko's Argon 18 E-119 Disc
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Team Ineos' Pinarello Bolide TT bikes ahead of the stage start

Team Ineos' Pinarello Bolide TT bikes ahead of the stage start
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Some of the Team Ineos riders raced with the 3D printed, titanium cockpits from Pinarello's component brand Most, which were first seen at the Tour de France in Dusseldorf two years ago

Some of the Team Ineos riders raced with the 3D printed, titanium cockpits from Pinarello's component brand Most, which were first seen at the Tour de France in Dusseldorf two years ago
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The majority of the Bora-hansgrohe team raced on the new Specialized S-Works Shiv TT but there were a few of the old model spotted

The majority of the Bora-hansgrohe team raced on the new Specialized S-Works Shiv TT but there were a few of the old model spotted
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Tacx produced special turbo trainers for the classification leaders they have on their books, including this polka-dot version for Tim Wellens

Tacx produced special turbo trainers for the classification leaders they have on their books, including this polka-dot version for Tim Wellens
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Vincenzo Nibali and Rohan Dennis were given special handlebars for time trials, rumoured to be around £10,000, but only Nibali got to use his on the stage

Vincenzo Nibali and Rohan Dennis were given special handlebars for time trials, rumoured to be around £10,000, but only Nibali got to use his on the stage
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Bahrain-Merida have custom turbo trainer mats for each rider, presumably so they know which bike is there's when warming up

Bahrain-Merida have custom turbo trainer mats for each rider, presumably so they know which bike is there's when warming up
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25mm tyres are so prominent on road stages now, seeing 23mm tyres seems strange

25mm tyres are so prominent on road stages now, seeing 23mm tyres seems strange
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Several Trek-Segafredo riders raced the TT with SRAM RED eTap AXS drivetrains set up in a 1X format, with K-Edge providing bulky chain catchers

Several Trek-Segafredo riders raced the TT with SRAM RED eTap AXS drivetrains set up in a 1X format, with K-Edge providing bulky chain catchers
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A closer look at the 1X drivetrain setup used by Trek-Segafredo for the stage

A closer look at the 1X drivetrain setup used by Trek-Segafredo for the stage
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Julian Alaphilippe's treated yellow chain

Julian Alaphilippe's treated yellow chain
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There is a possibility someone on Bahrain-Merida was using 'R.D.'s wheels for the stage

There is a possibility someone on Bahrain-Merida was using 'R.D.'s wheels for the stage
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Each of the Bahrain-Merida riders had their initials on their race wheelsets

Each of the Bahrain-Merida riders had their initials on their race wheelsets
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Mitchelton-Scott use old Shimano Dura-Ace skewers on their Lightweight Autobahn rear wheels, which have been criticised for their poor aerodynamic performance in the past

Mitchelton-Scott use old Shimano Dura-Ace skewers on their Lightweight Autobahn rear wheels, which have been criticised for their poor aerodynamic performance in the past
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Mitchelton-Scott have been using Lightweight Autobahn rear wheels for their time trials for some time now

Mitchelton-Scott have been using Lightweight Autobahn rear wheels for their time trials for some time now
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The FFWD F9 Disc front wheel used by Total Direct Energie adds a new level to deep dish rims

The FFWD F9 Disc front wheel used by Total Direct Energie adds a new level to deep dish rims
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Trek-Segafredo used Vittoria Corsa Speed tubular tyres for the stage

Trek-Segafredo used Vittoria Corsa Speed tubular tyres for the stage
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Most of the AG2R La Mondiale riders also used CeramicSpeed OSPW rear derailleurs

Most of the AG2R La Mondiale riders also used CeramicSpeed OSPW rear derailleurs
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AG2R La Mondiale's Eddy Merckx time trial bikes look suspiciously like Ridley Dean TT framesets, which are manufactured by the same organisation as Eddy Merckx bikes

AG2R La Mondiale's Eddy Merckx time trial bikes look suspiciously like Ridley Dean TT framesets, which are manufactured by the same organisation as Eddy Merckx bikes
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UAE Team Emirates' Fabio Aru raced in a MET Drone helmet

UAE Team Emirates' Fabio Aru raced in a MET Drone helmet
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The Cube Aerium TT C:68 as used by Wanty-Gobert

The Cube Aerium TT C:68 as used by Wanty-Gobert
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Rohan Dennis' TT bike in world champion colours was sat at the back of the Bahrain-Merida bus unused

Rohan Dennis' TT bike in world champion colours was sat at the back of the Bahrain-Merida bus unused
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This shot shows the extreme narrowness of the Merida Warp TT bike

This shot shows the extreme narrowness of the Merida Warp TT bike
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Some of the Bahrain-Merida riders used Continental GP5000 clinchers for the TT

Some of the Bahrain-Merida riders used Continental GP5000 clinchers for the TT
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Elia Viviani's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT

Elia Viviani's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT
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Team Sunweb's Chad Haga warms up in the shade ahead of his effort

Team Sunweb's Chad Haga warms up in the shade ahead of his effort
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The Tour de France stage 13 time trial in Pau on Friday was won emphatically by Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep), who extended his lead in the general classification by 14 seconds on last year's race winner Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos).

Like the road stages at the Tour de France, the time trial stages offer a platform for the latest and greatest in bike tech. 

Several leading GC riders were seen with custom carbon cockpit extensions, with rumours circling of a £10,000 price tag in a bid to shave off seconds or limit time losses to the specialists.

Team Ineos continued to use their equally expensive 3D-printed titanium cockpits from Pinarello's component brand Most, which Geraint Thomas raced to second place.

Aero helmets, speedsuits, oversocks and more were all used by riders to get as aero as possible, while ice vests and sleeves were used to try to keep core body temperatures down in the 30-degree sun.

Click through the extensive gallery above for a close look at the tech on display at the Tour de France stage 13 individual time trial in Pau.