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Tour Down Under 2019 WorldTour tech gallery

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Bora-Hansgrohe wear a custom-finished version of Specialized's S-Works 7 shoes

Bora-Hansgrohe wear a custom-finished version of Specialized's S-Works 7 shoes
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This giant inflatible bike looms over the whole event village

This giant inflatible bike looms over the whole event village
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Continental's Competition Pro Ltd tubular has been updated for 2019 with the central section of the tyre now smooth

Continental's Competition Pro Ltd tubular has been updated for 2019 with the central section of the tyre now smooth
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Vredestein supplies tyres to AG2R La Mondiale

Vredestein supplies tyres to AG2R La Mondiale
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Wolfpack is a small tyre manufacturer based in Germany

Wolfpack is a small tyre manufacturer based in Germany
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These unreleased wheels from Fulcrum were spotted being used by Bahrain-Merida

These unreleased wheels from Fulcrum were spotted being used by Bahrain-Merida
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What a rather expensive stack of wheels

What a rather expensive stack of wheels
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Glueing tubs forms a large part of the pro-tour mechanic's day-to-day life

Glueing tubs forms a large part of the pro-tour mechanic's day-to-day life
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When you go to the supermarket for a pint of milk and come back with aero gains

When you go to the supermarket for a pint of milk and come back with aero gains
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Matched with pink socks, we think they look rather fetching

Matched with pink socks, we think they look rather fetching
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Lachlan Morton was spotted wearing some unreleased lace up road shoes from Rapha

Lachlan Morton was spotted wearing some unreleased lace up road shoes from Rapha
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A prototype shoe from Specialized with a lightweight upper was spotted being used by the team

A prototype shoe from Specialized with a lightweight upper was spotted being used by the team
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This particular tyre was marked with a white pen. Exactly why is not clear.

This particular tyre was marked with a white pen. Exactly why is not clear.
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This cleat jig is a serious piece of kit

This cleat jig is a serious piece of kit
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Team Jumbo-Visma air their helmets after a hot day in the saddle

Team Jumbo-Visma air their helmets after a hot day in the saddle
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Dimension Data goes down a traditional route when trying to keep its squad cool

Dimension Data goes down a traditional route when trying to keep its squad cool
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150mm! Ridiculous.

150mm! Ridiculous.
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Movistar opts for Canyon's integrated Aerocockpit

Movistar opts for Canyon's integrated Aerocockpit
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The seatposts on Movistar's Canyon Aeroad's are marked with convenient height markers

The seatposts on Movistar's Canyon Aeroad's are marked with convenient height markers
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Many riders use these FSA stems to lower their front end

Many riders use these FSA stems to lower their front end
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The seatposts on Movistar's Canyon Aeroad's are marked with convenient height markers

The seatposts on Movistar's Canyon Aeroad's are marked with convenient height markers
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How long would you manage to keep this saddle as gleaming white?

How long would you manage to keep this saddle as gleaming white?
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The tops of the bars feature small dimples to improve grip

The tops of the bars feature small dimples to improve grip
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The bar tape on these Specialized Aerofly bars is finished with a strip of cotton tape over the usual electrical tape

The bar tape on these Specialized Aerofly bars is finished with a strip of cotton tape over the usual electrical tape
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Sagan has his own kicks in white and gold

Sagan has his own kicks in white and gold
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The Bullet 2.0 features a magnetic clip-on visor

The Bullet 2.0 features a magnetic clip-on visor
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Lazer launched an updated version of its Bullet aero helmet at the event

Lazer launched an updated version of its Bullet aero helmet at the event
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The helmet is claimed to offer increased ventilation over the original Ventral

The helmet is claimed to offer increased ventilation over the original Ventral
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POC's new Ventral Air helmet was spotted upon the domes team EF Pro Cycling's riders

POC's new Ventral Air helmet was spotted upon the domes team EF Pro Cycling's riders
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Direct mount hangers, which offer a claimed increase in shift accuracy, are becoming increasingly popular

Direct mount hangers, which offer a claimed increase in shift accuracy, are becoming increasingly popular
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Many teams choose to use Ultegra cassettes over Dura-Ace but it's very unusual to see a Campagnolo-equipped bike using a Shimano cassette

Many teams choose to use Ultegra cassettes over Dura-Ace but it's very unusual to see a Campagnolo-equipped bike using a Shimano cassette
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A Movistar bike fitted with the new groupset

A Movistar bike fitted with the new groupset
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The other big sighting was the as yet unreleased EPS version of Campagnolo's new 12 speed Super Record groupset

The other big sighting was the as yet unreleased EPS version of Campagnolo's new 12 speed Super Record groupset
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Some bikes have what appears to be a stick-on cover obscuring the chainrings

Some bikes have what appears to be a stick-on cover obscuring the chainrings
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A rim brake version of the groupset has also been spotted

A rim brake version of the groupset has also been spotted
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FDJ wear a custom-finished version of Giro's recently released Aether helmet

FDJ wear a custom-finished version of Giro's recently released Aether helmet
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Bahrain-Merida use helmets from Rudy Project

Bahrain-Merida use helmets from Rudy Project
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…and sliders

…and sliders
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When it comes to the casual footwear favoured by pro teams, it's a close toss up between Birkenstocks…

When it comes to the casual footwear favoured by pro teams, it's a close toss up between Birkenstocks…
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Team Movistar has a number of different colours of the Powerstrap R5 to hand

Team Movistar has a number of different colours of the Powerstrap R5 to hand
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Fizik's Tempo Powerstrap R5 was launched late last year

Fizik's Tempo Powerstrap R5 was launched late last year
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This FDJ rider opts for the same shoes in a sparkly white finish

This FDJ rider opts for the same shoes in a sparkly white finish
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Team Jumbo-Visma wear Shimano's S-Phyre RC901 shoes in an unreleased pearlescent finish

Team Jumbo-Visma wear Shimano's S-Phyre RC901 shoes in an unreleased pearlescent finish
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DMT shoes are a relatively rare sight in the pro-peloton

DMT shoes are a relatively rare sight in the pro-peloton
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We've spotted a whole bunch of new kicks at the TDU

We've spotted a whole bunch of new kicks at the TDU
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The best hairdo in the pro peloton?

The best hairdo in the pro peloton?
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Katusha-Alpecin have Oakley, a relative new comer to the cycling helmet game, as a helmet sponsor

Katusha-Alpecin have Oakley, a relative new comer to the cycling helmet game, as a helmet sponsor
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SRAM's unreleased eTap 12 speed groupset was spotted on all of Trek-Segafredo and Alpecin-Katusha's bikes

SRAM's unreleased eTap 12 speed groupset was spotted on all of Trek-Segafredo and Alpecin-Katusha's bikes
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The Tour Down Under is the first race of the WorldTour season and, as such, it's an early-season hotbed to see all of the latest bikes, tech and team jerseys for 2019. It's also the first opportunity to see the biggest signings in their new team colours.

The 2019 season sees four teams on new bikes, and headline signings include Richie Porte moving from BMC Racing to Trek-Segafredo and Rohan Dennis moving from the same team to Bahrain-Merida.

Alongside the headline rider signings, Team Sunweb switches from Giant to Cervélo, Team Dimension Data moves from Cervélo to BMC and BMC Racing (now CCC Team) completes the circle by signing with Giant.

AG2R La Mondiale is another team on new bikes for 2019, switching from Factor to Eddy Merckx framesets.

We've also seen a swathe of new shoes and helmets, including new shoes from Specialized and Rapha, as well as a brand-new helmet from POC.

Lastly, and arguably most notably, Peter Sagan — three-time world champion and current Slovakian national champion — raced the Down Under Classic on Sunday, the precursor to the Tour Down Under, aboard an aluminium Specialized Allez Sprint Disc. Sagan finished second, just a bike's length behind Lotto-Soudal's 2019 headline signing Caleb Ewan.

Click through to see our full gallery from the 2019 edition of the Tour Down Under.

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