For the 'safety of the riders' - WorldTour mechanics are still choosing tubular over tubeless tyres

Inner tubes, tubular tyres and tubeless setups have all been on show, so why are the teams all running different setups?

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The opening weekend in Belgium marks the first opportunity for professional teams to begin tinkering with cobbled classic tech for monuments later in the season, and this year has been no exception.

While the usual suspects of huge chainrings, custom handlebars, and increasingly crazy aero helmets were all present, one trend - or lack thereof - stood out to me. The vast array of tyre setups in the peloton, and more importantly the return of good old-fashioned tubular.

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