Jumbo-Visma and Ineos have ditched Shimano wheels at the Tour de France but who has the lighter bike?

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Jumbo-Visma's and Ineos Grenadiers' wheels at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

First spotted at the Critérium du Dauphiné and now again at the Tour de France, Jumbo-Visma seem to have followed in the footsteps of their biggest Tour de France GC rivals, by shunning Shimano's wheels in favour of something else. 

At the 2019 Tour de France, Team Ineos switched out Shimano's climbing wheels in favour of the £5,000 Meilenstein Obermayer wheels from the aptly named German outfit, Lightweight. 

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Josh Croxton
Tech Editor

As the Tech Editor here at Cyclingnews, Josh leads on content relating to all-things tech, including bikes, kit and components in order to cover product launches and curate our world-class buying guides, reviews and deals. Alongside this, his love for WorldTour racing and eagle eyes mean he's often breaking tech stories from the pro peloton too. 

On the bike, 32-year-old Josh has been riding and racing since his early teens. He started out racing cross country when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s and has never looked back. He's always training for the next big event and is keen to get his hands on the newest tech to help. He enjoys a good long ride on road or gravel, but he's most alive when he's elbow-to-elbow in a local criterium.