Tour de France tech: Who won with what?

Tour de France tech
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Alas, the 2021 Tour de France is officially over, and Tadej Pogačar has been crowned the victor, confirming the result that has seemed almost nailed on since the end of the first week.  

Since he won the time trial on stage 5, he has followed it up with a near perfect display of dominance, marking out each and every one of his rivals and not losing a single second until the penultimate day, another time trial, when simply getting round safely was the priority. 

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Stage by stage: The winners
StageWinner (Team)BikeWheelsTyresTyre typeGroupset
1Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep)Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7Roval Rapide CLXSpecialized Turbo CottonClincherShimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc
2Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin Fenix)Canyon Aeroad CFRShimano Dura-Ace C60Vittoria CorsaTubularShimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc
3Tim Merlier (Alpecin Fenix)Canyon Aeroad CFRShimano Dura-Ace C60Vittoria CorsaTubularShimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc
4Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-QuickStep)Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7Roval Rapide CLXSpecialized Turbo CottonClincherShimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc
5Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)Colnago K-OneCampagnoloVittoria Corsa TLRTubelessCampagnolo Super Record EPS 11 Rim
6Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-QuickStep)Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7Roval Rapide CLXSpecialized Turbo CottonClincherShimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc
7Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious)Merida ReactoVision MetronContinental GP5000 TLTubelessShimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc
8Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious)Merida SculturaVision MetronContinental CompetitionTubularShimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc
9Ben O'Connor (AG2R Citroen)BMC Teammachine SLRCampagnolo Bora OnePirelli P ZeroTubularCampagnolo Super Record EPS 12 Disc
10Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-QuickStep)Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7Roval Rapide CLXSpecialized Turbo CottonClincherShimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc
11Wout van Aert (Jumbo Visma)Cervélo R5 (unreleased)Vision Metron (non-sponsor)Vittoria CorsaTubularShimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc
12Nils Politt (Bora Hansgrohe)Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7Roval Rapide CLXSpecialized Turbo CottonClincherShimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc
13Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-QuickStep)Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7Roval Rapide CLXSpecialized Turbo CottonClincherShimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc
14Bauke Mollema (Trek Segafredo)Trek Emonda SLRBontrager Aelous RSLPirelli P ZeroTubularSRAM Red eTap AXS 12 Disc
15Sepp Kuss (Jumbo Visma)Cervélo R5 (unreleased)Vision Metron (non-sponsor)Vittoria CorsaTubularShimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc
16Patrick Konrad (Bora Hansgrohe)Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7Roval Rapide CLXSpecialized Turbo CottonClincherShimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc
17Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)Colnago V3RsCampagnolo Bora UltraVittoria CorsaTubularCampagnolo Super Record EPS 12 Rim
18Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)Colnago V3RsCampagnolo Bora UltraVittoria CorsaTubularCampagnolo Super Record EPS 12 Rim
19Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious)Merida ReactoVision MetronContinental GP5000 TLTubelessShimano Dura Ace Di2 Disc
20Wout Van Aert (Jumbo Visma)Cervélo P5Shimano / AerocoachVittoria Corsa Speed TLRTubelessDura Ace Di2 Disc
21Wout Van Aert (Jumbo Visma)Cervélo S5Shimano Dura-Ace C60Vittoria Corsa TubularDura Ace Di2 Disc
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Which bike brand won the most Tour de France stages?
BrandStage wins
Specialized7
Cervelo4
Colnago3
Merida3
Canyon2
Trek1
BMC1
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Which wheel brand won the most Tour de France stages?
BrandStage wins
Roval7
Vision5
Shimano4
Campagnolo4
Bontrager1
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Which tyres won the most Tour de France stages?
BrandStage winsTyre typeStage wins
Vittoria9Tubular10
Specialized7Clincher7
Continental3Tubeless4
Pirelli2Row 3 - Cell 2 Row 3 - Cell 3
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Which groupset brand won the most Tour de France stages?
BrandStage wins
Shimano16
Campagnolo4
SRAM1
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Which braking technology won the most Tour de France stages?
BrakesStage wins
Disc brakes18
Rim brakes3

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.