Equipment choices for Tour de France mountain time trial

Cannondale bars, Bikes and kit of the Tour de France stage 17 time trial

The Tour de France Stage 17 mountain time-trial gave the riders a dilemma - what type of bike to use.

Most started off on the compromise of a road bike with bolt-on tribars - less weight for the climbs and better handling for the descents, but a reasonable aero position for the bits of flat road and the sections of straight descent.

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