Race Tech

Photo gallery: the bikes of the 2016 Tour de France

From Fabian Cancellara's retirement present to Marcel Kittel's one-off Specialized Venge ViAS

The Tour de France is not only cycling’s biggest race, but also the sport’s biggest shop window, with the eyes of millions of fans on the riders – and their bikes – through July.

It’s little surprise, then, that bike manufacturers use the race to show off their latest and greatest wares, and that also means custom paintjobs for some of the top riders in the race.

The Tour de France puts both riders and their equipment in the spotlight (Pic: Sirotti)

This year’s edition is no different, with Fabian Cancellara riding a custom Trek Madone to celebrate his final appearance in the Tour de France, Chris Froome getting a unique Pinarello Dogma F8 and Marcel Kittel on board a one-off Specialized Venge ViAS to name just three machine which caught our eye.

You can see all three in the bumper photo gallery below, along with plenty more bikes snapped on stage four.

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