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Tour de Suisse: massive race tech gallery

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Alexander Kristoff appears to have cut part of the tongue off of his custom Northwave shoes, likely for a personal fitting preference

Alexander Kristoff appears to have cut part of the tongue off of his custom Northwave shoes, likely for a personal fitting preference
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Michael Matthews' Giant TCR

Michael Matthews' Giant TCR
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BMC's Michael Schär uses 3T Aeronova Team handlebars

BMC's Michael Schär uses 3T Aeronova Team handlebars
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K-Edge provides a number of WorldTour teams with out-front computer mounts, including BMC Racing

K-Edge provides a number of WorldTour teams with out-front computer mounts, including BMC Racing
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Greg Van Avermaet's custom painted BMC Teammachine SLR01 for the Olympic champion

Greg Van Avermaet's custom painted BMC Teammachine SLR01 for the Olympic champion
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A look at Astana's Argon 18 Gallium Pros alongside Jakob Fuglsang's custom painted frameset

A look at Astana's Argon 18 Gallium Pros alongside Jakob Fuglsang's custom painted frameset
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Taylor Phinney raced a few stages on the unreleased Cannondale SystemSix

Taylor Phinney raced a few stages on the unreleased Cannondale SystemSix
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Rein Taaramae's Wilier Cento10 Air

Rein Taaramae's Wilier Cento10 Air
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Kristoff was using the new Deda Alanera integrated cockpit

Kristoff was using the new Deda Alanera integrated cockpit
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Alexander Kristoff's custom painted Colnago Concept in European champion colours

Alexander Kristoff's custom painted Colnago Concept in European champion colours
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Arthur Vichot's Lapierre Xelius SL

Arthur Vichot's Lapierre Xelius SL
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For several stages, nearly all of the Quick-Step Floors riders rode disc brakes on a mix of S-Works Tarmacs and an unreleased aero bike from Specialized

For several stages, nearly all of the Quick-Step Floors riders rode disc brakes on a mix of S-Works Tarmacs and an unreleased aero bike from Specialized
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K-Edge also produce chain catchers, which were used by Quick-Step Floors at the race

K-Edge also produce chain catchers, which were used by Quick-Step Floors at the race
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BBB have produced an out-front computer mount used by Groupama-FDJ

BBB have produced an out-front computer mount used by Groupama-FDJ
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Diego Rosa's Pinarello Dogma F10

Diego Rosa's Pinarello Dogma F10
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Silvan Dillier's custom Factor O2 stood out amongst his teammates' bikes

Silvan Dillier's custom Factor O2 stood out amongst his teammates' bikes
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A Nippo-Vini Fantini rider opted for a Selle Italia SLR Tekno full carbon saddle

A Nippo-Vini Fantini rider opted for a Selle Italia SLR Tekno full carbon saddle
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K-Edge produce specific mounts that are compatable with integrated carbon cockpits too

K-Edge produce specific mounts that are compatable with integrated carbon cockpits too
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Trek and DT Swiss provided the neutral service at the race and showcased their Project One custom paint designs

Trek and DT Swiss provided the neutral service at the race and showcased their Project One custom paint designs
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French national champion has several pairs of custom Oakley Radar sunglasses

French national champion has several pairs of custom Oakley Radar sunglasses
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Trek-Segafredo had almost entirely disc-equipped bikes at the race

Trek-Segafredo had almost entirely disc-equipped bikes at the race
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Philippe Gilbert continues to wear his Belgian champion socks and sunglasses as a nod to his previous victories

Philippe Gilbert continues to wear his Belgian champion socks and sunglasses as a nod to his previous victories
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Greg Van Avermaet also raced some stages on the disc version of the BMC Teammachine SLR01

Greg Van Avermaet also raced some stages on the disc version of the BMC Teammachine SLR01
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Each Movistar rider has their social media handle on the rear panel of their jerseys

Each Movistar rider has their social media handle on the rear panel of their jerseys
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The whole Movistar Team wear team edition Fizik Infinito R1 shoes

The whole Movistar Team wear team edition Fizik Infinito R1 shoes
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Pirelli provides Aqua Blue Sport with P Zero tyres

Pirelli provides Aqua Blue Sport with P Zero tyres
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Simon Spilak has made several holes in his Sidi Shot shoes for better fit and improved ventilation

Simon Spilak has made several holes in his Sidi Shot shoes for better fit and improved ventilation
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Bahrain-Merida appeared to be wearing new Sportful jerseys that feature clear pockets on the outside of the normal cargo pockets to store a race number

Bahrain-Merida appeared to be wearing new Sportful jerseys that feature clear pockets on the outside of the normal cargo pockets to store a race number
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For some of the wetter stages of the race, several teams packed rain capes into chopped bidons and stored them on their frames

For some of the wetter stages of the race, several teams packed rain capes into chopped bidons and stored them on their frames
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Greg Van Avermaet's custom Rocket 7 shoes

Greg Van Avermaet's custom Rocket 7 shoes
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Stefan Kung wore yellow Suplest shoes for the stages he was also wearing the yellow jersey, before switching to red shoes later in the race

Stefan Kung wore yellow Suplest shoes for the stages he was also wearing the yellow jersey, before switching to red shoes later in the race
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Jasper Stuyven and John Degenkolb were seen racing on an unreleased Trek Madone Disc

Jasper Stuyven and John Degenkolb were seen racing on an unreleased Trek Madone Disc
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Owain Doull (Team Sky) wore the Kask Vallegro helmet for the hotter stages of the race

Owain Doull (Team Sky) wore the Kask Vallegro helmet for the hotter stages of the race
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Swiss national road race champion Silvan Dillier got himself into the break on two early stages of the race

Swiss national road race champion Silvan Dillier got himself into the break on two early stages of the race
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Hugh Carthy wears Vittoria Velar shoes

Hugh Carthy wears Vittoria Velar shoes
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Peter Sagan raced some of the stages with 100% Speedcraft Air sunglasses, which use magnets to keep your nasal passages open

Peter Sagan raced some of the stages with 100% Speedcraft Air sunglasses, which use magnets to keep your nasal passages open
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Mitchelton-Scott's Chris Juul-Jensen has custom Boa dials celebrating his Danish and Irish heritage

Mitchelton-Scott's Chris Juul-Jensen has custom Boa dials celebrating his Danish and Irish heritage
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Peter Sagan had one of his Sagan Collection S-Works Tarmacs on the race as a spare bike

Peter Sagan had one of his Sagan Collection S-Works Tarmacs on the race as a spare bike
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Teams will make up different bottles with different nutrition for each rider

Teams will make up different bottles with different nutrition for each rider
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Vanmarcke is another rider who makes fit adjustments to his shoes

Vanmarcke is another rider who makes fit adjustments to his shoes
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Sep Vanmarcke made some tiny adjustments to his bike ahead of stage 5 of the race

Sep Vanmarcke made some tiny adjustments to his bike ahead of stage 5 of the race
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Richie Porte uses a tiny 47cm frame, which when hanging on the bike stand at sign on doesn't touch the ground

Richie Porte uses a tiny 47cm frame, which when hanging on the bike stand at sign on doesn't touch the ground
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Owain Doull had a wet weather chain wax in preparation for one of the wetter stages of the race

Owain Doull had a wet weather chain wax in preparation for one of the wetter stages of the race
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Astana use wheels from French brand Corima

Astana use wheels from French brand Corima
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Jakob Fuglsang's custom painted Argon 18 Gallium Pro

Jakob Fuglsang's custom painted Argon 18 Gallium Pro
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A few Dimension Data riders have been using the new ENVE SES Aero road stem

A few Dimension Data riders have been using the new ENVE SES Aero road stem
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Bahrain-Merida have gold SRM PC-8 headunits

Bahrain-Merida have gold SRM PC-8 headunits
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LottoNL-Jumbo mechanics have electric hand pumps to inflate their tyres to the correct pressures

LottoNL-Jumbo mechanics have electric hand pumps to inflate their tyres to the correct pressures
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K-Edge released an aero mount specifically for use with the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computer back in April, which Bora-Hansgrohe used at the race

K-Edge released an aero mount specifically for use with the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computer back in April, which Bora-Hansgrohe used at the race
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Team Sky sprinter Kristoffer Halvorsen looked to have a specifically machined part to hold his race transmitter

Team Sky sprinter Kristoffer Halvorsen looked to have a specifically machined part to hold his race transmitter
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Richie Porte in the yellow jersey ahead of stage 6

Richie Porte in the yellow jersey ahead of stage 6
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Several Bora-Hansgrohe and Quick-Step Floors riders appeared to be using new aero handlebars from Specialized. Some were branded up as S-Works Aerofly, others were unbranded

Several Bora-Hansgrohe and Quick-Step Floors riders appeared to be using new aero handlebars from Specialized. Some were branded up as S-Works Aerofly, others were unbranded
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Taylor Phinney ran an 11-32 cassette on the mountainous stage 6 of the race

Taylor Phinney ran an 11-32 cassette on the mountainous stage 6 of the race
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The UCI are continuing to check bikes for mechanical fraud at most WorldTour events

The UCI are continuing to check bikes for mechanical fraud at most WorldTour events
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Larry Warbasse wore yellow numbers as the most combative rider from his stage 5 breakaway exploits

Larry Warbasse wore yellow numbers as the most combative rider from his stage 5 breakaway exploits
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Stefan Kung was equipped with a GoPro during stage 6 to provide live in-race footage

Stefan Kung was equipped with a GoPro during stage 6 to provide live in-race footage
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Lilian Calmejane uses a Specialized Power saddle

Lilian Calmejane uses a Specialized Power saddle
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Spanish riders have a reputation for overdressing in warm weather and the Izaguirre brothers opted for the fleece lined Sportful Fiandre shorts for a wet but warm stage of the race

Spanish riders have a reputation for overdressing in warm weather and the Izaguirre brothers opted for the fleece lined Sportful Fiandre shorts for a wet but warm stage of the race
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For the 2018 season SRAM have produced a direct-mount rim brake which has been used by Katusha-Alpecin

For the 2018 season SRAM have produced a direct-mount rim brake which has been used by Katusha-Alpecin
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A Nippo Vini Fantini directeur lines up the team radios ahead of a stage start

A Nippo Vini Fantini directeur lines up the team radios ahead of a stage start
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Teams will use stickers to mark race wheels versus training wheels with LottoNL-Jumbo using a Lotto ball to denote theirs

Teams will use stickers to mark race wheels versus training wheels with LottoNL-Jumbo using a Lotto ball to denote theirs
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Each rider for the Tour de Suisse had a Velon transmitter on their bike to give live data on speed, heart rate and power

Each rider for the Tour de Suisse had a Velon transmitter on their bike to give live data on speed, heart rate and power
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Nathan Haas started a few stages of the race on a Canyon Aeroad CF SLX Disc

Nathan Haas started a few stages of the race on a Canyon Aeroad CF SLX Disc
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For some riders, a particular saddle is the only option for them and they may have to buy their own saddle and cover up any branding to prevent any sponsorship conflicts

For some riders, a particular saddle is the only option for them and they may have to buy their own saddle and cover up any branding to prevent any sponsorship conflicts
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The smallest cuts in the shoe upper can relieve enough pressure on the foot to provide a far more comfortable fit

The smallest cuts in the shoe upper can relieve enough pressure on the foot to provide a far more comfortable fit
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Peter Sagan has the full range of 100% sunglasses to choose from

Peter Sagan has the full range of 100% sunglasses to choose from
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Oscar Gatto wore CTRL One sunglasses for the race

Oscar Gatto wore CTRL One sunglasses for the race
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Kristoff also has a custom painted helmet with an angry polar bear wearing his jersey

Kristoff also has a custom painted helmet with an angry polar bear wearing his jersey
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Kristoff's sunglasses are colour-coordinated to his European champion's kit

Kristoff's sunglasses are colour-coordinated to his European champion's kit
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One of the spare AG2R La Mondiale Factor O2s was equipped with a Giro d'Italia limited edition OSPW system from CeramicSpeed

One of the spare AG2R La Mondiale Factor O2s was equipped with a Giro d'Italia limited edition OSPW system from CeramicSpeed
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Tyre pressures are checked and double checked in the morning ahead of stage starts

Tyre pressures are checked and double checked in the morning ahead of stage starts
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Nifty planning optimises every spare compartment in team buses for valuable storage space

Nifty planning optimises every spare compartment in team buses for valuable storage space
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Ion Izaguirre raced the Tour de Suisse aboard a Merida Scultura while his teammate Sonny Colbrelli opted for a Merida Reacto

Ion Izaguirre raced the Tour de Suisse aboard a Merida Scultura while his teammate Sonny Colbrelli opted for a Merida Reacto
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Lilian Calmejane wore unorthodox footwear to the sign on of one of the stages

Lilian Calmejane wore unorthodox footwear to the sign on of one of the stages
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Team Sky youngster Pavel Sivakov wore aero socks for several road stages

Team Sky youngster Pavel Sivakov wore aero socks for several road stages
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Maciej Bodnar's new S-Works aero bike

Maciej Bodnar's new S-Works aero bike
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Richie Porte (BMC Racing) sealed the overall victory at the Tour de Suisse on Sunday and with it, one of the biggest stage race victories of the Australian's career.

The race featured a team time trial, an individual time trial, seven road stages and an equal measure of rain and sunshine. You can take a look at the time trial tech on show here and in the gallery above we take a closer look at all the road bike tech, clothing, footwear, helmets and accessories on display at Switzerland's premier stage race.

First spotted at the Criterium du Dauphine earlier in the month, Quick-Step Floors and Bora-Hansgrohe raced several stages of Tour de Suisse on an unannounced Specialized aero, disc brake-equipped race bike, which you can see more of here.

Also seen for the first time at the Criterium du Dauphine and again at Tour de Suisse, Trek Segafredo riders raced multiple stages on the again unannounced Trek Madone Disc. Alongside the Madone Disc, the team raced the majority of the race with disc brake equipped race bikes, also using the Trek Emonda Disc.

As well as the two new aero bikes from Specialized and Trek, three riders from Lotto-Soudal raced aboard a new aero bike from Ridley. Wrapped in a red and black plastic wrap in an attempt to hide some of the design features, the aero bike appears to be an updated version of the Ridley Noah. However, unlike the new bikes from Specialized and Trek, the Ridley aero bike was only seen as a rim brake model.

Nathan Haas (Katusha-Alpecin) finished in the top-three on two stages of the race and continuing the aero, disc brake bike trend, began several stages of the race aboard a Canyon Aeroad CF SLX Disc.

Wet weather during the first few stages of the race saw teams get their wet weather gear out and a number of teams using chopped bidons as a storage device for rain capes for the beginning of stages.

More and more riders also seem to be taking chopping and modifying their shoes too. Pressure points - usually on the widest point of the foot - are the most common location to make small slits to add some extra room for feet in often narrow shoes, while Simon Spilak has taken a drill to his Sidi Shots in an attempt to improve ventilation.

Out-front computer mounts are common practice in the WorldTour peloton and American aluminium machining specialists K-Edge are dominating the supply of the components in the WorldTour. The company provides the mounts for the likes of BMC Racing, Bora-Hansgrohe, Quick-Step Floors, Katusha-Alpecin, Team Sky and more, with specific mounts for both Garmin and Wahoo devices.

Click or swipe through the extensive gallery above for a look at all the tech on display at Tour de Suisse.