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

by Ronan Mc Laughlin

photography by Ronan Mc Laughlin

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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