2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: stopgap measure
Mavic may not be allowed to use its CX01 Blade system due to UCI rules against non-structural fairings, but Katusha mechanics found a creative solution: Fill the gap with rubbery caulk. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Cannondale Slice
Team Cannondale was on the company’s Slice time trial frame, which is full of beautifully aggressive lines —€” except for that seatpost. We’re really not sure about the seatpost. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Vision's Metron
Vision’s new Metron trispoke is brand new for this Giro, though it was first previewed at last fall’s tradeshows. About half of the Cannondale squad was using the new front wheel. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: 3-Spoke
The 3-Spoke has exceptionally wide carbon spokes, much wider than the Hed trispoke frequently used by Bradley Wiggins. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Wiggo's bike(s)
Wiggins started on his new Pinarello Bolide on Saturday, but a front flat sent him back to his old Graal. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Marcato's Bianchi
Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM) rode this Bianchi Pico Crono on Saturday. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: tri-spoke magnet
A little extra security for the glued-on front tri-spoke magnet on Marcato’s machine. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Vision cranks
Vacansoleil uses Vision (FSA) cranks and aerobar setups. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Elite bottle
Regular round bottles won’t do for a TT; Elite’s narrow aero bottle is a common sight on team bikes. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: MicroShift shifters
These MicroShift TT shifters are compatible with the Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 derailleur Marcato was running. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Lightweight wheel
Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) didn’t even try to hide his use of a Lightweight disc wheel. It’s a pretty distinctive design, and very light. Riders often use the black version with logos from their own sponsor. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Campy EPS
Campagnolo’s stubby EPS shifters, which actuate its electronic drivetrain, are a relatively recent addition to the group. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: electronic shifting
Electronic shifting allows for multiple shift-button locations. These Campagnolo aero brake levers have shift buttons integrated into them. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Campy Bora crankset
Campagnolo’s Bora Ultra TT crankset doesn’t leave many crevices for the wind to grab onto. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: burly crank arm
The left crank arm is burly as well. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Ag2r's Focus
AG2R was on its Focus Chrono frames on Saturday, built up with Fulcrum wheels and Campagnolo components. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: CSF's Cipollini
CSF-Bardiani’s Cipollini RB1K TT bikes. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Katusha's Canyon
Katusha used Canyon’s SpeedMax CF Evo time trial bikes. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Canyon
The Canyons have one of the cleanest looking bar setups in the industry. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Dowsett's Pinarello
Alex Dowsett (Movistar) won Saturday’s TT aboard a Pinarello Graal (but not this one.) Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: box of tricks
Every mechanic has his box of tricks, and the odd cable routing and strange brake setups used on time trial bikes put them to the test. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Fizik saddle
Fizik’s stubby Ares saddle helps riders get around the UCI’s 5cm setback rule. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Prologo saddle
Prologo’s Zero TT saddle was put to use by Saxo Bank and CSF, and features tiny volcano-shaped grippers on its nose to allow a rider to stay planted in the saddle. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Colombia's Wilier
Colombia’s Wilier TwinBlade frames are tough to miss. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: BMC's Giros
BMC made a switch to stubby Giro aero helmets for most of its riders this season. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Sanchez's gloves
Samuel Sanchez had some slick gloves on for Saturday’s TT. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Osymetric rings
Sanchez is on Osymetric rings as well, though the labels have been mostly removed. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: RadioShack's Trek
RadioShack’s Trek SpeedConcept frames offer some of the best integration in the peloton. See any brakes? Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Orica's Scott Plasma
Orica-GreenEdge is on Scott’s Plasma TT frame. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Giant's Trinity
Giant’s Trinity time trial frames push the edge of the UCI’s 3:1 ratio rule. Robert Gesink actually raced Saturday aboard Giant’s new aero road frame, the Propel, with an aerobar setup. It allowed for a much lighter build without much extra drag, important for the day’s hilly course. It seemed to work, too, as Gesink rode well to take 11th on the day and move into third overall. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
2013 Giro d'Italia, stage 8: Evans' BMC
Cadel Evans had a good TT as well, riding his BMC TimeMachine TM01. THe rear disc is a Lightweight, just like Sanchez’s (note the spoke pattern). Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com