To change bike or not change bike? The question of the day at the Tour de France time trial

Some stuck on their time trial bike throughout stage 16's hilly course - like Jonas Vingegaard, who won - while others opted to change

Giulio Ciccone on stage 16 of the 2023 Tour de France
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Road bike or TT machine? That proved to be one of the main questions before the Tour de France's stage 16 time trial to Combloux - a hilly one - and one of the main discussion points afterwards.

It wasn’t so much about what sort of machine to start with – more which machine to finish with – with the steep final climb of the Côte de Domancy in mind.

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