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Tour de France tech: Cannondale lets animals loose on the Tour

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While his eight teammates are restricted to Cannondale green for their animal themes, Sagan gets a pass on the color palette

While his eight teammates are restricted to Cannondale green for their animal themes, Sagan gets a pass on the color palette (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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While Sagan's 'animal' is a Marvel Comics character, the rest of the team's animals are actual species

While Sagan's 'animal' is a Marvel Comics character, the rest of the team's animals are actual species (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Future Publishing)
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The only other Slovakian rider at this year's Tour is BMC's Peter Velits

The only other Slovakian rider at this year's Tour is BMC's Peter Velits (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Future Publishing)
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No Wolverine paint here, but the Slovak theme continues

No Wolverine paint here, but the Slovak theme continues (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Future Publishing)
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Sagan's stem, seat tube and helmet are adorned with elements of the Slovakian flag

Sagan's stem, seat tube and helmet are adorned with elements of the Slovakian flag (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Future Publishing)
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Eyes on the prize - Peter Sagan's Wolverine-themed SuperSix Evo

Eyes on the prize - Peter Sagan's Wolverine-themed SuperSix Evo (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Future Publishing)
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Daniel Oss of BMC admires the new paintjob at the start of the Tour de France

Daniel Oss of BMC admires the new paintjob at the start of the Tour de France (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Future Publishing)
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What are you looking at?

What are you looking at? (Image credit: Robin Wilmott / Future Publishing)
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Peter Sagan may well trade this green jersey for the Tour's green jersey

Peter Sagan may well trade this green jersey for the Tour's green jersey (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Jean-Marc Marino - The Fox

Jean-Marc Marino - The Fox (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Alessandro De Marchi - The Chameleon

Alessandro De Marchi - The Chameleon (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Maciej Bodnar - The Bison

Maciej Bodnar - The Bison (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Ted King - The Grizzly Bear

Ted King - The Grizzly Bear (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Marco Marcato - The Wolf

Marco Marcato - The Wolf (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Kristijan Koren - The Lion

Kristijan Koren - The Lion (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Fabio Sabatini - The Bull

Fabio Sabatini - The Bull (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Elia Viviani - The Puma

Elia Viviani - The Puma (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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The new designs appear to be wrapped on the SuperSix Evo's forks

The new designs appear to be wrapped on the SuperSix Evo's forks (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Future Publishing)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

UK artist Death Spray teamed up with Cannondale for animal-themed paintjobs for each of the team’s nine riders at the Tour de France. Ranging from Peter Sagan’s Wolverine to Ted King’s Grizzly Bear to the somewhat benign-sounding Chameleon of Alessandro De Marchi, each rider got his own piece of artwork.

Cannondale is racing SuperSix EVOs for every road stage of the Tour de France except stage 5,'the Paris-Roubaix stage', which tackles nine sections of cobbles. There, Cannondale riders will use the Synapse endurance bike.

The SuperSix EVO is a hyperlight (700g) frame with flattened seatstays for a touch of comfort.

Click here to see each bike plus details.