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Gallery: Teams test aero gear at Giro del Trentino

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Nibali's new narrow aero bar position develop on the track during the winter

Nibali's new narrow aero bar position develop on the track during the winter
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There's not much of a gap between the front wheel and the BMC frame

There's not much of a gap between the front wheel and the BMC frame
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The BMC rear brake bridge with its UCI approved sticker

The BMC rear brake bridge with its UCI approved sticker
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The rarely seen Caja Rural Vivelo TT bike

The rarely seen Caja Rural Vivelo TT bike
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The front brake on Ivan Basso's Cannondale TT bike

The front brake on Ivan Basso's Cannondale TT bike
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The Wilier Triestina bikes used by Colombia

The Wilier Triestina bikes used by Colombia
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The Wilier claims it is wind friendly

The Wilier claims it is wind friendly
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The CCC Polsat riders warm up on their Guerciotti bikes

The CCC Polsat riders warm up on their Guerciotti bikes
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The Rusvelo K-Zero Colnago bike

The Rusvelo K-Zero Colnago bike
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We spotted NetApp-Endura using this chunky Fuji TT  bike

We spotted NetApp-Endura using this chunky Fuji TT  bike
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The rear stays wrap around the brake

The rear stays wrap around the brake
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The rears stays are huge

The rears stays are huge
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Cesare Benedetti is one of the riders using the new Fuji TT bike

Cesare Benedetti is one of the riders using the new Fuji TT bike
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Astana place their Campagnolo batteries behind the saddle

Astana place their Campagnolo batteries behind the saddle
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A front view of the 3T aero bars and hidden brake

A front view of the 3T aero bars and hidden brake
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The 3T aero bars on the BMC TT bike

The 3T aero bars on the BMC TT bike
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The front brake of the Trek bike

The front brake of the Trek bike
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Astana use the aero Look pedals

Astana use the aero Look pedals
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The cockpit of the Vini Fantini Cipollini TT bike

The cockpit of the Vini Fantini Cipollini TT bike
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Oscar Gatto's Cipollini TT  bike

Oscar Gatto's Cipollini TT  bike
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The chunky rear brake bridge of the Cipollini bike

The chunky rear brake bridge of the Cipollini bike
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Androni Giocattoli use the Vision aero chain set

Androni Giocattoli use the Vision aero chain set
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The hefty seat post of the Androni Giocattoli Bianchi bike

The hefty seat post of the Androni Giocattoli Bianchi bike
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The hole in the Bianchi chain stay is ideal for fitting the race timing sensor

The hole in the Bianchi chain stay is ideal for fitting the race timing sensor
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The seat tube of the MTN-Qhubeka Trek bike

The seat tube of the MTN-Qhubeka Trek bike
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The seat post of Vincenzo Nibali's Specialized Shiv bike

The seat post of Vincenzo Nibali's Specialized Shiv bike
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The team time trial is one of the most technical events in the sport of cycling: everything from the pacing of each rider, the order in which they ride, to the finest details of their equipment can add up to a matter of seconds if not minutes. With the Giro d'Italia a main goal of Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins, and the 17.4km team test in the first week, it is no surprise to see him and his team at the Giro del Trentino dialing in the details.

From the results, it seems as if the British squad is on track: they finished the 14.4km course a full 13 seconds quicker than Vincenzo Nibali's Astana team, and 16 seconds faster than the Lampre-Merida team of Michele Scarponi.

Cyclingnews' exclusive gallery gives a peek at the team's equipment and the kinds of things we might expect to see in full form at the Giro d'Italia next month.