As with sensible trainers, bike computer systems and energy meters are theoretically absolutely sponsored on nearly each group. Nevertheless, in actuality, that doesn’t imply that’s truly what these riders are utilizing – one thing that got here true this yr in each classes.
Within the above video I’m going by way of the groups to see what they’re truly utilizing out on race day, regardless of what their sponsorships say. As well as, I speak to a number of the riders and workers alongside the way in which. Oh, and there are washing machines. Past that, it’s only a enjoyable look behind the scenes on the craziness that’s the begin of a Tour de France stage and rush to get everybody to the beginning line.
Nonetheless, if you happen to’re simply on the lookout for the stats, right here ya go!
Tour de France 2022 Energy Meters:
As one can see, Shimano dominates right here, however that’s just because Shimano sponsors essentially the most groups for his or her drivetrains. This can be a quite simple system, and Shimano throws essentially the most cash at it. It’s not clear to me why all of the groups aren’t on the newer R9200 collection verses the older R9100 Dura-Ace cranksets. The older R9100P is understood for being inaccurate, the jury continues to be very a lot out on the R9200P (I’ve one in for testing and have been placing it by way of it’s paces – full assessment quickly).
AG2R Citroën Group: Power2Max NG
Alpecin–Deceuninck: Shimano R9200P
Arkéa–Samsic: Shimano R9100P
Astana Qazaqstan: Shimano R9100P
Bahrain Victorious: Shimano R9200P
B&B Resorts–KTM: FSA PowerBox
BikeExchange–Jayco: Shimano R9100P
Bora–Hansgrohe: Shimano R9100P
Cofidis: SRM PM7
DSM: Shimano R9100P
EF Training–EasyPost: Power2Max NG
Groupama–FDJ: Shimano R9200P
Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux: Shimano R9100P
Ineos Grenadiers: Shimano R9100P
Israel–Premier Tech: ROTOR INSpider
Jumbo–Visma: Shimano R9100P
Lotto–Soudal: 4iiii Precision & Shimano R9200P
Movistar Group: SRAM AXS
Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl: Shimano R9200P
TotalEnergies-Cyclists: Shimano R9100P
Trek–Segafredo: SRAM Quarq AXS
UAE Group Emirates: SRM PM7
The one notable quirk within the above was Lotto-Soudal. It’s very a lot a 4iiii sponsored group, and there have been 4iiii-equipped bikes there. But, when push got here to shove, because the riders had been heading out, they clearly had Shimano R9200P items on a few of their bikes. Odd.
Tour de France 2022 Bike GPS/Computer systems:
For these, I’ve denoted what the official sponsor is subsequent to every group. G = Garmin, W = Wahoo, S = SRM, and B = Bryton. Word that in a single case, Group Bahrain, there isn’t a official Garmin sponsorship of the group, it’s simply them utilizing it. Inside this, the riders are typically allowed to decide on which head unit they need on that model’s portfolio. Within the case of Garmin, most riders select the Edge 830, however some have chosen the newer Edge 1040 Photo voltaic.
AG2R Citroën Group (W): Wahoo BOLT V2
Alpecin–Deceuninck (W): Garmin Edge 830
Arkéa–Samsic (W): Wahoo BOLT V2
Astana Qazaqstan (G): Garmin Edge 830
Bahrain Victorious: Garmin Edge 830
B&B Resorts–KTM (G): Garmin Edge 830
BikeExchange–Jayco (G): Garmin Edge 830
Bora–Hansgrohe (W): Wahoo BOLT V2
Cofidis (W): Wahoo BOLT V2
DSM (W): Wahoo BOLT V2
EF Training–EasyPost (W): Wahoo BOLT V2
Groupama–FDJ (G): Garmin Edge 830 + Edge 1030 Plus
Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux (B): Bryton Rider S800
Ineos Grenadiers (G): Edge 830, Edge 1040 Photo voltaic
Israel–Premier Tech (H): Hammerhead Karoo 2 & Garmin Edge 530
Jumbo–Visma (G): Garmin Edge 830 & Edge 130 Plus
Lotto–Soudal (G): Garmin Edge 830 & Edge 1030 Plus
Movistar Group (G): Garmin Edge 830 & Edge 1040 Photo voltaic
Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl (G): Garmin Edge 830 & Edge 1040 Photo voltaic
TotalEnergies-Cyclists (G): Garmin Edge 830
Trek–Segafredo (W): Wahoo BOLT V2
UAE Group Emirates (S): SRM PC8
Most likely essentially the most notable Garmin Edge associated tidbit was after I requested one of many Fast-Step riders within the video why he chosen the Edge 1040 Photo voltaic particularly, and he had a surprisingly effectively thought-out reply. For essentially the most half, most of the riders simply use what’s handed to him. However this man went to down on his reply. Spectacular.
With that, I’ll be on the market at this time on the girls’s race, testing their gear. I’m tremendous to see how that shakes out, in comparison with years previous.
Thanks for studying!