The 2019 Tour de France is done and dusted so we can take a look at the bikes that were ridden to each stage win.
Of course, it doesn't matter how good a bike is if it doesn't have a strong rider on board backed by a team with tactical nous; this is just a bit of fun.
Stage 1: Mike Teunissen, Jumbo–Visma, Bianchi Oltre XR4
The first stage of the 2019 Tour de France went to Dutch rider Mike Teunissen, a surprise winner of the sprint ahead of Peter Sagan.
Jumbo–Visma uses the rim brake version of the Oltre XR4. It's a bike with many aero features, including frame tubes that have been designed using CFD (computational fluid dynamics). The groupset and wheels come from Shimano
Read our review of the Bianchi Oltre XR4.
Stage 2 (team time trial): Team Jumbo–Visma, Bianchi Aquila CV
Two wins in two days for Jumbo–Visma! The Aquila uses CV technology, as does the Oltre XR4 (above). CV – or Countervail – is a structural carbon system with a viscoelastic resin from Materials Sciences Corp that’s embedded within the frame’s carbon layup. The idea is that it cancels out road vibration to reduce muscle fatigue and save energy while improving handling and control.
Check out Shimano's video of Wout van Aert's bike...
Stage 3: Julian Alaphilippe, Deceuninck–Quick-Step, Specialized Tarmac
Deceuncinck–Quick-Step riders have the choice of the Venge, which is a full-on aero bike, or the Tarmac, which is a lighter bike with some aero features, such as aero-profiled tubes and dropped seatstays.
The team uses Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets while the wheels are from Specialized's sub-brand Roval.
Check out more details of Julian Alaphilippe's bike.
Read our review of the Specialized Tarmac Disc Sport
Stage 4: Elia Viviani, Deceuninck–Quick-Step, Specialized S-Works Venge
Elia Viviani made it two wins in two days for Deceuninck–Quick-Step by outsprinting Alexander Kristoff on Stage 4. Viviani was riding the Venge, the latest version of which is compatible only with disc brakes and electronic shifting.
Read our review of the Specialized S-Works Venge Di2.
Stage 5: Peter Sagan, Bora–Hansgrohe, Specialized Venge
Crikey! It's the third win on the spin for riders on Specialized bikes, and the second in a row for Venges. Bora–Hansgrohe uses similar equipment to Deceuninck–Quick-Step, although Sagan's team uses Specialized's dual-sided power meter as opposed to Shimano's. Oh, and Sagan has his own personal finish, of course, because he's showbiz!
Find out more about Sagan's Specialized S-Works Venge.
Stage 6: Dylan Teuns, Bahrain-Merida, Merida Scultura
Belgium's Dylan Teuns won on La Planche des Belles Filles riding a Merida Scultura. The Scultura is the lightweight road bike in Merida's lineup, sitting alongside the Reacto aero road bike.
Bahrain–Merida does have disc brake versions of the Scultura but Teuns decided to go with a rim brake model, perhaps feeling that the weight advantage could be crucial on this summit finish.
Stage 7: Dylan Groenewegen, Jumbo–Visma, Bianchi Oltre XR4
Dylan Groenewegen secured the third win for Jumbo-Visma in this year's race by beating Mitchelton–Scott's Caleb Ewan in tight sprint. Like Mike Teunissen on Stage 1, Groenewegen was riding a Bianchi Oltre XR4.
Your complete guide to Bianchi's 2019 road bikes.
Stage 8: Thomas De Gendt, Lotto-Soudal, Ridley Helium SLX
Thomas De Gendt won Stage 8 from the breakaway on his Ridley Helium SLX. As the name suggests, this is a lightweight bike, Ridley claiming 750g for a size medium.
Each victory up until this point was taken on a bike equipped with Shimano groupset components (Shimano supplies many more teams than any other brand), but Lotto-Soudal uses Campagnolo Super Record EPS along with Campag wheels.
Check out our first ride: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12-speed groupset
Stage 9: Daryl Impey, Mitchelton–Scott, Scott Foil RC
Daryl Impey sprinted to victory on stage 9 aboard Scott's Foil RC. This is an aero road bike with tube profiles designed using CFD, and the use of an integrated seat clamp and fork crown.
Shimano provides both the groupsets and the wheels.
Stage 10: Wout van Aert, Jumbo–Visma, Bianchi Oltre XR4
Wow! That's the fourth win for Jumbo-Visma. Three of these have been on Bianchi's Oltre XR4, each time with a different rider on board.
Stage 11: Caleb Ewan, Lotto-Soudal, Ridley Noah Fast
Britain's Simon Yates outsprinted the other riders in the breakaway to win Stage 12 on a Scott Addict RC. Launched just last month, it's a bike with a focus on aerodynamics and integration while maintaining the low weight that the Addict has been known for since it debuted in 2008.
A key feature is the new handlebar and stem that provides full internal routing for electronic and mechanical shifting and hydraulic disc brake hoses.
Find out more about Simon Yates' Scott Addict RC.
Stage 13 (individual time trial): Julian Alaphilippe (TT) Deceuninck–Quick-Step, Specialized Shiv
Julian Alaphilippe extended his lead in GC by setting the fastest time of the day on his new Specialized Shiv TT Disc. The bike was revealed just before the start of this year's Tour de France.
Specialized claims that the new Shiv, which is a disc brake-only design, is as aerodynamically efficient as the previous version but with a frame that's 500g lighter.
Get all the tech on the Specialized Shiv TT Disc.
Stage 14: Thibaut Pinot, Groupama–FDJ, Lapierre Xelius SL
French hope Thibaut Pinot stormed to victory on the Tourmalet aboard his Lapierre Xelius SL. It’s a bike designed with a focus on lightweight and stiffness rather than aerodynamics.
Groupama–FDJ is yet another team that uses groupsets and wheels from Shimano.
Get all the details on Thibaut Pinot's Lapierre Xelius SL
Stage 15: Simon Yates, Mitchelton–Scott, Scott Addict RC
Again riding a Scott Addict RC, Simon Yates gets his second stage victory of the race and the third for Mitchelton-Scott.
Stage 16: Caleb Ewan, Lotto-Soudal, Ridley Noah Fast
Lotto-Soudal's Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan took his second stage win by pipping Elia Viviani and Dylan Groenewegen to the line in Nîmes.
Stage 17: Matteo Trentin, Mitchelton–Scott, Scott Addict RC
Mitchelton–Scott sprinter Matteo Trentin won in Gap on his special edition Addict RC, the colours referencing his European title jersey.
The bike is equipped with the new Syncros Creston iS SL handlebar/stem with fully internal Di2 wiring and hydraulic disc brake hoses.
Stage 18: Nairo Quintana, Movistar, Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
Movistar's Nairo Quintana got away and soloed to victory on the Galibier on his lightweight Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, built up with a Campanolo Super Record EPS groupset. Teammate Mikel Landa rides virtually the same setup (below).
Stage 19: No winner
Stage 19 was cut short because of extreme weather conditions and there was no official winner, but Colombia's Egan Bernal was first to the summit of the Col d'Iseran after breaking clear of the other GC contenders, taking the yellow jersey with just two days remaining.
He was riding the new Pinarello Dogma F12, said by the Italian brand to be significantly more aerodynamically efficient than the previous Dogma F10. Rather than the usual wheels from team sponsor Shimano, Bernal's bike was fitted with paid-for Meilensteins from Germany's Lightweight to save grams.
Read about the new Pinarello Dogma F12.
Stage 20, Vincenzo Nibali, Bahrain–Merida, Merida Scultura
Stage 20 was shortened to just 59km due to landslides along the route, Vincenzo Nibali climbing to victory ahead of the main GC contenders. Although Nibali has a special Merida Reacto KOM built with a weight that skims the UCI's 6.8kg minimum limit, he chose to ride a rim brake Merida Scultura.
Tthe bike pictured is fitted with a Prologo saddle but Nibali uses an unbranded Fizik Antares.
Your guide to Merida's 2019 road bike range.
Stage 21, Caleb Ewan, Lotto–Soudal, Ridley Noah Fast
Caleb Ewan took his third stage win of this year's race, and Lotto-Soudal's fourth, when he sprinted to victory on the Champs-Elysées.
Overall, Egan Bernal, Ineos, Pinarello Dogma F12
Egan Bernal took the overall win on his Pinarello Dogma F12. Of course, Pinarello marked the occasion by giving him a yellow version for the final stage.
Stage wins by brand
(Pinarello got 1 if you count Egan Bernal reaching the top of Col d'Iseran first on Stage 19)
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