Tour de France 2013: infographic - RoadCyclingUK's guide to riding styles
The techniques used by the world's best cyclists at the Tour de France
The Tour de France features the world's best riders doing what they do best.
Whether it be powerful sprinters churning out enough watts to power a small town, lightweight climbers dancing up impossible gradients, or fearless descenders hurtling to the floor of Alpine valleys at speeds north of 75kph, each rider has his own technique to get the most out of his machine.
Here's a detailed look at the techniques they'll use.