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Everything you need to know about the 2018 pro team bikes, including frame manufacturers, groupset and wheel sponsors, and finishing kit suppliers
We take a closer look at Richie Porte's BMC Teammachine SLR01
We take a closer look at Alberto Contador's Trek Émonda, which he races for Trek-Segafredo
We take a closer look at Fabio Aru's Argon 18 Gallium Pro
We take a closer look at Frenchman Romain Bardet's Factor O2, the bike he's been riding on in 2017
We take a closer look at Mark Cavendish's Cervélo S5, the bike he rides for Team Dimension Data
This is Chris Froome's Pinarello Dogma F10 bike that he rode throughout the 2017 season, taking victories in the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.
We take a closer look at Peter Sagan's Specialized S-Works Tarmac, a version of which he rode to glory in the World Championships in Bergen
We take a closer look at Chris Froome's Pinarello Bolide time trial bike, and the particularities of its setup
We take a closer look at Tony Martin's Canyon Speedmax, the four time world time trial champion's time trial bike
We take a closer look at Dan Martin's Specialized S-Works Tarmac
We take a closer look at Federico Zurlo's Colnago C60, which he rides for UAE Team Emirates
FDJ team leader Thibaut Pinot appears to be riding what we suspect to be a new, custom painted Lapierre Aircode at the Giro d'Italia.
Bahrain-Merida's Ion Izagirre's Merida Scultura
We take a closer look at Tom Pidcock's Paris-Roubaix winning Ridley Fenix SL, equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace and Cirrus Pro components
Peter Sagan's bike for Paris Roubaix is this custom painted Specialized S-Works Roubaix with a future shock, but the disc brakes removed
We take a closer look at Tom Boonen's disc equipped Specialized Venge ViAS
We take a look at André Greipel's Ridley Noah SL that the German powerhouse sprinter is using to go in search of stage wins at the 2016 Tour de France.
Nairo Quintana's bike of choice for all races in the 2017 season is this Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, with Campagnolo electronic groupset
This is the Canyon Aeroad CF SLX of Movistar rider and time trial specialist, Alex Dowsett
We take a closer look at Team Sky rider Wout Poels' 2017 Pinarello Dogma F10
At the start of 2017, van Aert’s team sponsors changed to Crelan-Charles and his bike sponsor from Colnago to Felt. Felt is also providing bikes for the Verandas Willems-Crelan pro continental…
2015 World Cyclocross Champion Mathieu van der Poel will be looking to reclaim the title from Wout van Aert at the 2017 championships in Luxembourg on Sunday. We photographed his…
Two-time world champion Peter Sagan has revealed the stunning silver Specialized Venge ViAS bike that he will ride for Bora-Hansgrohe in the 2017 season.