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The Androni Giocattoli team’s Bianchi D2 Pico Crono time trial bikes

With the Giro d’Italia’s opening team time trial coming up Saturday afternoon, mechanics spent Friday putting the final touches on each rider’s TT bike.

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With the Giro d’Italia’s opening team time trial coming up Saturday afternoon, mechanics spent Friday putting the final touches on each rider’s TT bike. The Italian Androni Giocattoli squad is set up with Bianchi D2 Pico Crono frames, built up with a mishmash of FSA and MicroShift components.

MicroShift is still rare in the pro peloton (or any peloton, for that matter), though it has seen pro use before – Cofidis used the same shifters and rear derailleur in last year’s Giro, for example. The MicroShift shifters use a Shimano compatible 2:1 pull ratio and are hooked up to the their ARSiS rear derailleur, which uses a carbon-wrapped body and cage and machined pulleys. Mechanics have stuck with FSA’s Metron front derailleur.