UAE Tour time trial tech gallery: New bikes, monster gearing and custom cockpits

We toured the WorldTour pits at the UAE Tour stage 2 time trial to see what tech goodies we could discover

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Top tech at at the UAE Tour time trial

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Top tech at at the UAE Tour time trial

While WorldTour road bikes tend to follow a fairly similar recipe, time trial steeds often feature all kinds of unique tech and custom set-ups as riders hunt for any marginal gains against the clock.

Stage 2’s 12.1km individual time trial at the UAE Tour was no different. The untechnical and pan-flat course was expected to produce ferocious speeds and it didn’t disappoint as Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) averaged a whopping 53.9kph to claim the win, although that fell some way short of the 59.9kph average we saw in 2021, courtesy of Filippo Ganna.

Riders came prepared for the parcours with some monster chainrings on show, as well as some news bikes and interesting set-ups. We had a good look around the team pits before the race, so here’s a gallery of all the interesting tech we spotted at the race.

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