Movistar’s Canyon Ultimate CF SLX: Fourth place finisher Alejandro Valverde and his Movistar team had two bikes to chose from the Aeroad CF SLX or this more climbing friendly Ultimate CF SLX. Canyon is a Germany-based direct-to-consumer operation that does not distribute in the U.S. The No. 11 number plate is a nod to Valverde’s status as team leader.
NetApp-Endura’s Fuji Transonic: Released on the eve of the Tour’s Grand Depart in Yorkshire, the Transonic is a sub-1000 gram aero roadster.
Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s Specialized S Works McLaren Tarmac: The big Red S says only 250 of these very special edition bikes were made. Retail price, a cool $20,000 – unless you’re on one of the three Tour de France teams the company sponsors.
Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s Specialized S Works Roubaix: OPQS riders switched over to this cobble killer for stage 5. It’s the same bike Tom Boonen has ridden to multiple Paris-Roubaix wins.
Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s Specialized S Works Tarmac: Former sprint star turned Mark Cavendish lead-out man Alessandro Petacchi opted for a Tarmac during road stages.
Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s Specialized S Works Venge: This custom aero road beauty belongs to Mark Cavendish, who had high hopes of donning his first career yellow jersey at this year’s Tour. But a brutal stage 1 crash knocked him out of the race before he crossed a single finish line. This custom Venge aero road bike is painted to match one of Cav’s sports cars.
Orica-GreenEDGE’s Scott Foil: Simon Gerrans opted for Scott’s aero road machine, which is painted up with lots of special touches for the current Aussie national road race champion.
Team Sky’s Pinarello Dogma F8: Released just ahead of this year’s Tour de France, Chris Froome and the rest of his Sky squad benefited from a variety of aero tube shapes to cut through the wind. On the cobbles day, the team switched over to the more-compliant Dogma K. Alas, neither bike could keep Froome upright and the defending champ crashed out of the Tour.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s Specialized S Works Tarmac: This may or may not have been the bike that was busted in half during stage 10 when Alberto Contador crashed out of the race – and one of his spare bikes got tangled up with another team car. Either way, the Tarmac was bike of choice for the Spanish star whom many thought would have won this year’s race were in not for his catastrophic accident.
Trek Factory Racing’s Trek Émonda SLR 9: Launched just days ahead of this year’s Tour, the new Émonda has been billed as the world’s lightest production road bike. The SLR 10 model has a claimed weight of just 10.25 pounds, and a size 60cm test model Émonda SLR 8 equipped with alloy wheels that just showed up at the RoadBikeReview offices weighed 14.1 pounds without pedals. Some members of the Trek Factory Racing squad were on board the SLR 9 model, which is equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2.
Trek Factory Racing’s Trek Madone 7.9: Other riders on the Trek Factory Racing team opted for the tried and true Madone during road stages. Pictured here is the bike of Jens Voigt, who was racing in his 17th and last Tour de France.
Trek Factory Racing’s Trek Domane Classics Edition: Last but certainly not least is the bike of choice for one Fabian Cancellara. The Swiss star made the Domane famous with his multiple wins in the cobbled classics, but Cancellara likes the bike so much he rides it all the time, including standard Tour de France road stages.
Trek Factory Racing’s Trek Domane Classics Edition: Of course Cancellara doesn’t ride just any old Domane. The bike is uniquely his, decorated with a host of special graphics that pay tribute to the man known as Spartacus.
ROAD BIKES OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE PELOTON GALLERY