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Race tech: Tour de France, July 24, 2008

The Bouygues Telecom team was spotted
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The RXR Ulteam front triangle
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A deep-profile seat tube
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The new integrated seat mast head
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Alejandro Valverde's Pinarello Prince
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ůalthough the team's latest bikes were now also fitted
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Every Garmin-Chipotle rider was fitted with a new Edge 705
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The team also had the latest PowerTap rear hubs
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Spiuk debuted a new top-end helmet called the Daggon.
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The new Spiuk Daggon has a more open architecture
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The carbon-reinforced shape
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Big exhaust ports look like they'll be effective
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The internal reinforcements also allow
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Swiss CSC-Saxo Bank strongman Fabian Cancellara
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The pulleys and cage plates are both cut
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New Tour de France leader Carlos Sastre (CSC-Saxo Bank)
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The Ag2R team was running their usual BH Global Concept G4 machinesů
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ůfitted with new ultralight seat collars
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Caisse d'Epargne's Pinarello Prince machines
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ůalthough they were clearly Zero100 stems
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Rabobank bikes were fitted with these blue brake pads
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Say, what's in the saddle bag of this Franšais des Jeux rider?
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Barloworld mechanics hand-etched the sidewalls
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