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Tour de France 2022 Stage 2 BTS gallery: New bikes from Canyon, Giant and Trek

Cutting edge bike tech, cheery riders, dedicated fans and dogs from the first road stage of the 2022 Tour de France

Fresh from a wash-out of an opening stage time-trial, the riders of the Tour de France took to this morning's start in Roskilde under a well-rested sunshine and surrounded by tech old, new and unreleased, and a whole load of fans.

Cheers rang out as riders slowly emerged from buses for interviews and down to the sign-in, and team mechanics – and Netflix film crews – quietly went about their business. There were also lots of good dogs.

You've already heard about the new Trek Madone and Specialized helmets, but lurking among the chaos may just have been a new Canyon Ultimate, Giant Propel, and more.

We got behind the scenes to bring you the best of the action before the live TV started.



Yves Lampaert’s yellow jersey bike was relatively restrained, with yellow cages and bar tape with yellow highlights.

Primož Roglič looked completely at ease ahead of Stage 2.

As did Peter Sagan, seen here sporting the Specialized S-Works Evade helmet

Geraint Thomas and his fellow Grenadiers paused for a moment before rolling to the start.

The Pinarello Dogma F really is a beast of a thing.

This is the brand new, unreleased Canyon Ultimate.

The UCI code confirms this is the new frameset.  

The differences, such as the way the head tube flows into the down tube, are subtle.

The new Ultimate has a D-section seatpost for compliance.

The UCI was on hand to make sure Canyon hadn’t fitted a cheeky motor.

Stefan Bissegger and Jonas Rutsch were the only riders we saw doing a proper warm-up. Were they aiming to get in the break? If they were, it didn’t work. 

Astana Qazaqstan mostly deployed the lightweight Wilier Zero SLR, but there were two Filante SLR aero bikes in the line-up for the stage. 

The chunky stem gives plenty of real estate for the route cue sheet. 

Wacky hood angles are so hot right now.

The TotalEnergies Tarmacs are the fastest colour.

That’s a Specialized S-Works Turbo RapidAir tubeless tyre, which Specialized will tell you is the fastest you can buy.

Peter Sagan’s Tarmac gets a custom paintjob, as you’d expect. 

Just in case you weren’t sure it was his.

Mathieu van der Poel stands out too with a red Canyon Aeroad.

Smiley faces = caffeine gels, apparently. 

We’ll be bringing you a full gallery in the coming days, but Bora-Hansgrohe’s Tarmacs look pretty great too.

This looks to be a new, unreleased version of the Specialized S-Works Power with Mirror saddle, as the upper is textured differently to the current production model. 

The custom K-Edge computer mounts are a nice touch. 

The team is riding nameless S-Works tubeless tyres, suggesting a new model may be imminent. 

The new Scott Foil is already seeing action with Team DSM. 

The sparkly paintjob is delightful.

Lotto Soudal’s Tim Wellens is another wacky hood angle enthusiast.

Wellens has pads under the tape on top of his bars for some forearm resting action.

That’s a Breton flag on Hugo Hofstetter’s fork.

Green jersey borrower and now lender Wout van Aert was sporting some verdant bar tape.

‘Crank ID’ – so you don’t pair with the wrong power meter.

A pack of new Giant Propels – don’t miss our gallery on the brand’s new aero bike

The longest stem we spotted today was Pierre Rolland’s – 140mm?

It’s impossible not to photograph EF Education-EasyPost’s stunningly lurid ensemble.

The team’s spare bikes were more restrained...

...but the Wahoo Kickr trainers were not.

Tadej Pogačar’s spare Colnago Prototipo, or V4Rs to its friends.

A row of De Rosas. 

Far from the Madone crowd. 

Jakob Fuglsang’s Factor Ostro.

The chainstay graphics are rather lovely. 

Another team running tubeless – how times change.

This paintjob is rather handsome too. 

Chris Froome’s spare bike is easy to spot thanks to its oval chainring.

While a new Cube Litening has been spied elsewhere, the current model was the weapon of choice today.

The worst offender yet? This is Taco van der Hoorn’s bike. 

The new(ish) Lapierre Xelius SL is gorgeous and quirky in a distinctly French way. 

EF’s Jonas Rutsch was wearing these custom Venerate shoes.

All dogs are good dogs. 

This good boy was particularly keen to get the start of the race. 

More great pals.

We don’t deserve dogs.

The most appropriate broom wagon sponsor? We think so. 


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Photography: Matthew Loveridge

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