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André Greipel's green Ridley, SRAM electronic and more at the Tour de France

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Every day of the Tour starts with a seemingly endless procession of bike-topped team cars and tinted-glass buses

Every day of the Tour starts with a seemingly endless procession of bike-topped team cars and tinted-glass buses (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The seat / top tube junction on the Lapierre Xelius SL

The seat / top tube junction on the Lapierre Xelius SL (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Last-minute team tactics right before riders are called to the start

Last-minute team tactics right before riders are called to the start (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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And here's some last-minute race radio fixing

And here's some last-minute race radio fixing (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Look! It's a whole load of Looks

Look! It's a whole load of Looks (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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MTN-Qhubeka may be trying to get an unfair advantage through its chrome frames dazzling other riders

MTN-Qhubeka may be trying to get an unfair advantage through its chrome frames dazzling other riders (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Where's BMC based, you ask? No idea, sorry

Where's BMC based, you ask? No idea, sorry (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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We'll go for the metallic paint, please

We'll go for the metallic paint, please (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Michal Kwiatkowski hasn't got a world champs version of the new Venge, but he does get this sticker

Michal Kwiatkowski hasn't got a world champs version of the new Venge, but he does get this sticker (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Look, it's Nibali's one-off shark bike

Look, it's Nibali's one-off shark bike (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Hang on, here's another one

Hang on, here's another one (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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There's something fishy going on. This is the third shark we've seen today...

There's something fishy going on. This is the third shark we've seen today... (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Purito Rodriguez has an explosion underneath his backside every day

Purito Rodriguez has an explosion underneath his backside every day (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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An altogether different team rocks up at the start. No bus for these guys though

An altogether different team rocks up at the start. No bus for these guys though (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fun in the sun for Trek Factory Racing's mascot, Herman the Sheep (who is a plug for Bontrager wool baselayers), and Cancellara's yellow lion

Fun in the sun for Trek Factory Racing's mascot, Herman the Sheep (who is a plug for Bontrager wool baselayers), and Cancellara's yellow lion (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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We might well see more clever GoPro mounts like this K-Edge model appear if the company maintains its presence in the peloton

We might well see more clever GoPro mounts like this K-Edge model appear if the company maintains its presence in the peloton (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Teams are still experimenting with different positioning set-ups for the new GPS units

Teams are still experimenting with different positioning set-ups for the new GPS units (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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We know a few roadies who would love a set-up like this, and the bus to put it in

We know a few roadies who would love a set-up like this, and the bus to put it in (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Cannondale-Garmin has a stock of Kurt Kinetic trainers ready

Cannondale-Garmin has a stock of Kurt Kinetic trainers ready (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Andrew Talansky's back-up bike is one of the prototype versions of the new Super Six Evo

Andrew Talansky's back-up bike is one of the prototype versions of the new Super Six Evo (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Here's the team leader's main bike, with full paint detailing

Here's the team leader's main bike, with full paint detailing (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Rui Costa has chosen the ultra light Merida Scultura rather than the more aerodynamic Reacto

Rui Costa has chosen the ultra light Merida Scultura rather than the more aerodynamic Reacto (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Previously we've only seen select team members on SRAM's electronic groupset. At the Tour, the whole AG2R team is loaded up for wireless shifting

Previously we've only seen select team members on SRAM's electronic groupset. At the Tour, the whole AG2R team is loaded up for wireless shifting (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Like Bianchi celeste? Skip this photo if not

Like Bianchi celeste? Skip this photo if not (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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British national road race champion Peter Kannaugh was on GoPro duty for stage 3. Note the custom Garmin units used by Team Sky, complete with national flags

British national road race champion Peter Kannaugh was on GoPro duty for stage 3. Note the custom Garmin units used by Team Sky, complete with national flags (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Andre Greipel's victory on stage 2 meant the green jersey. Ridley supplied the German with a matching Noah SL

Andre Greipel's victory on stage 2 meant the green jersey. Ridley supplied the German with a matching Noah SL (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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SRM has a selection of colours to match Grand Tour jerseys

SRM has a selection of colours to match Grand Tour jerseys (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Greipel can proudly ride his green machine while he holds the jersey. Will he sew up that competition this year?

Greipel can proudly ride his green machine while he holds the jersey. Will he sew up that competition this year? (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome in yellow

Chris Froome in yellow (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

As the racing at Tour de France gets underway in earnest, we’ve got some more team bikes to tempt you with, along with production-quality-looking SRAM electronic gearing, team bus bike storage and a stuffed sheep. Anything goes at the Tour de France!

Check out the gallery above for the latest tech pics from the Tour and don’t forget to have a look at some of our other tech coverage from this year’s race, including:

You can find everything we’ve seen at this year's race at our Tour de France homepage.

The significance of this? Read through our photo gallery to find out