Tech Gallery: Aero tricks and special wheels at the Tour’s opening TT

Teams showed up in Copenhagen with all sorts of special and non-sponsor equipment.

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According to Wikipedia, “Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.” For time trial and aero nerds, though, Christmas falls on Tour de France time trial day and is a celebration of all things wind-cheating.

While there are plenty of other days of praise for the aero faithful throughout the season, the TdF time trial is a celebration like no other with all the latest tech gifts wheeled out and sponsor correct equipment sacrificed for even the tiniest of wattage savings.

We went on a pilgrimage to the team paddock parish in search of this year’s offerings.

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