Team Columbia?s new TT machine

Forget the riders. Forget the stage. Today all we are talking about in Tech land is the awesome new time trial bike that Kim Kirchen has been given by Giant at the Tour de France.

New products can be almost a daily occurrence as the manufacturers roll them out for maximum exposure at this high profile event. But we were blown away when we found that Giant had yet another new machine ready for the Cholet TT despite having only just launched the 2009 Trinity Time trial bike.

In our eyes if it was all about looks this would be the outright winner.

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Kirchens TT prototype

This new prototype combines the best pieces of design from almost every one of its competitors and there are obvious hints of Cervélo and British Cycling?s track bikes combining to make this gorgeous machine.

We have more detailed information and pictures in next week?s issue of the Cycling Weekly, due out on Thursday 17th July.