What special kit will teams and riders use for the Tour de France cobbles?

Team mechanics kept busy preparing for Tour's cobbled stage

Paris-Roubaix requires some special bikes and equipment

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The Tour de France teams' mechanics will be working overtime to prepare bikes for the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix, which the Tour's riders will face on stage nine on Sunday.

The riders will change gearing, tyres and in Team Sky's case, the bike itself to use rear suspension.

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