Back-to-racing tech gallery: What’s new in the pro peloton?

Lyle Ellerbee

Bike racing is back! Quelle joie! 

With such a long season hiatus, it seemed almost certain that cycling brands would sneak a few as-yet-unreleased innovations into the peloton while we weren’t looking, but you can’t get much past the beady eyes of the Cyclingnews tech team, so here’s a look at what we’ve spotted, as well as a few cool additions we couldn’t ignore. 

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New Canyon Aeroad

Bike racing is back, and during the hiatus, someone got a new bike… Warren Barguil seen here riding what we can only assume to be the new Canyon Aeroad – note the lack of cables on show (Image credit: Courtesy)
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New Canyon Aeroad

Here’s a closer look at the new bike, definitely an aero bike, and almost certainly the new Aeroad, which has been rumoured for around 12 months already (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Richie Porte SRAM AXS Bontrager shoes

Something else that’s new: This black chainring for SRAM users, spotted here on Richie Porte’s bike at the Criterium du Dauphine. He also seems to be wearing some new shoes here… (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Jasper Stuyven new bontrager XXX shoes

…the same shoes are seen here on the feet of Jasper Stuyven, they look to be a vented version of the Bontrager XXX Road shoes (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Bauke Mollema Bontrager XXX shoes

…and again, this time on the feet of Bauke Mollema at Il Lombardia. The instep is reminiscent of the old Bontrager XXX LE shoes (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Wout van Aert New Shimano S-Phyre Shoes

It looks like Wout van Aert is also sporting some new shoes. These seem to be Shimano S-Phyre RC9 shoes, which we caught a glimpse of at the Tour Down Under in January (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Matej Mohoric Berk shoes

Matej Mohoric was wearing some neat looking shoes at Il Lombardia too, and while they’re not brand new, they’re a rare sight in the WorldTour. They come from carbon fibre specialists, Berk Composites, and weigh just 175g per shoe (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Jack Haig S-Works 7 shoes

These are NOT Specialized S-Works 7 shoes… honest (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tadej Pogacar Scicon Sunglasses

It seems Tadej Pogačar has found himself some new cycling sunglasses from Scicon (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fernando Gaviria Scicon Sunglasses

Gaviria too. Seen here sporting the new Aerowing sunglasses at Milan San Remo (Image credit: Scicon)
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Egan Bernal Oakley Sutro Origins

Riders faces may be hidden, but the new tech remains fully on show – such as these custom Oakley Sutro Origins worn by Egan Bernal (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Remco Evenepoel new Oakley Sutro sunglasses

Remco Evenepoel has been wearing Oakley Sutro glasses for a while, but there’s something missing on these – namely, the bottom half of the frame (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Marcus Burghardt Roval Rapide CLX wheels Turbo Rapidair tyres

With the launch of Roval’s new wheels, we were surprised at their lack of tubeless compatibility, however Marcus Burghardt was spotted at Milano-Torino using them with Turbo RapidAir tubeless tyres – does he know somethi
ng we don’t?
(Image credit: Getty Images)
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Remco Evenepoel Turbo Cotton tyres

Evenepoel again, but we’re focussed on his tyres this time, which are definitely Turbo Cottons, and we’re almost certain they’re clinchers (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Florian Senechal Turbo Cotton tyres

If they’re not clinchers, why do Deceuninck-QuickStep have CLX50 tubulars in the background? Clinchers in the WorldTour is not unheard of, but incredibly rare (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Egan Bernal Pinarello with Lightweight wheels

Talking of wheel choice, it seems Ineos are still using those £5,000 wheels from Lightweight (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Matteo Jorgensen Movistar custom kit

Movistar ran a competition to design its kit, then auctioned it off for Spanish Red Cross and Italian Civil Protection Department. They then wore the new kit at Strade Bianche and we think it looks great (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tomasz Marczynski custom helmet

Talking of custom, here’s Polish rider Tomasz Marczyński, wearing a custom helmet at the Tour de Pologne… (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Tomasz Marczynski custom shoes

…He’s also got some matchy matchy shoes to go with it (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Mike Woods custom shoes

Mike Woods is also sporting a pair of custom kicks, but he’s foregone the aero socks that are available to him (Image credit: Getty Images)
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