What Wheels Do The Pros Ride And Why? | Tour De France 2015

Published on July 8th 2015


Teams have 5 or more different sets of wheels they can use on any given stage. We went to see MTN-Qhubeka to find out how they choose which ones to run. Click here to subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN All MTN-Qhubeka's wheels are supplied by North American company ENVE. They provide the team with various depths of rim, from shallow, lightweight 20mm to super-aero 80mm. Depending on the parcours and the weather conditions, riders will choose a deep wheel for flat, fast days where aerodynamics are important. On a mountainous stage, of which there are many in the Tour de France, the emphasis will be on a lighter wheel with less depth. Music: Sleaford Mods - Tied Up In Nottz: http://gcn.eu/1dM74em Jungle Doctors - Late: http://gcn.eu/1JPa87J Buy GCN cycling kit - USA: http://gcn.eu/GCNkitUSA Rest of World: http://gcn.eu/gcncyclingkit Get GCN T-Shirts and hoodies: http://gcn.eu/buy_GCN_stuff