Team Ineos explain why they’re switching to Lightweight wheels for the Tour de France mountain stages

The British team are utilising the German made wheels in the Tour's toughest stages

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Team Ineos, instead of Shimano, rolled out on new Lightweight wheels at the Tour de France today in view of the mountain stages to come.

2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal and the rest of the eight-man roster began the lumpy stage five to Colmar on the wheelsets the retail at around £5000.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.