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Tour Down Under teases the WorldTour tech of 2016

Tour Down Under teases the WorldTour tech of 2016

Kicking off the WorldTour season, the Tour Down Under is sure to offer a few tech surprises Every January, the rolling party begins again when the WorldTour season kicks off in Australia with the Tour Down Under. Although there are other early non-WorldTour events that attract just as many big name riders (such as Qatar), let’s speculate on what tech we may or may not see at the first WorldTour race of 2016. Tour Down Under is notorious for its excessive logistical expenses for the teams. No WorldTour has a service course on that side of the earth and so near everything must go by plane. And what a trip it is. With this, teams typically travel light and bring only the essentials. The TT bikes are left behind, as are the luxury team buses. On the other hand, it’s certainly less of a media circus and teams don’t need to travel between stages, they just relax at the same hotel every night. Add in that the stages aren’t as long or tortuous on equipment, and it begins to look like TDU has its perks if you’re going to showcase some unproven gear. Related reading: Look back at the […]

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