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The bikes ridden to every stage win of the 2020 Tour de France

Check out all of the bikes that have crossed the line first

It's all over now for another year, and it wasn't half eventful... so without further ado, here are the bikes that have been ridden to victory on every stage of the 2020 Tour de France...

Stage 1: Alexander Kristoff, UAE Team Emirates, Colnago V3Rs (disc brake)

Norwegian Alexander Kristoff sprinted to the Tour’s first yellow jersey in Nice aboard a Colnago V3Rs. This aero road bike is available with either rim brakes or disc brakes, Kristoff opting for the latter.

The V3Rs is lightweight for an aero bike, Colnago claiming a weight of just 780g for a 50cm disc-brake frame (bear in mind that Colnago’s sizing is unusual and this is considerably larger than a 50cm frame from most other brands).

UAE Team Emirates is one of three teams in this year’s Tour to use Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupsets. The wheels are from Campagnolo too, Bora WTO 45s pictured.

Find out all about the Colnago V3Rs here         

Stage 2: Julian Alaphilippe, Deceuninck–Quick-Step, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7


Photo Tim De Waele Getty Images

Julian Alaphilippe won Stage 2 and took the yellow jersey when he got the jump on fellow breakaway members Marc Hirschi and Adam Yates in Nice.

2020 Tour de France Alaphilippe Tarmac SL7 - 1

Photo Wout Beel

Alaphilippe was riding the new Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 – the first victory taken on the bike – which is designed to be both lightweight and aerodynamically efficient, to the point that the brand is booting its aero Venge into the long grass for 2021.

Find out all about the Specialized Tarmac SL7 here 

Alaphilippe also recorded the first Tour de France road stage win on clinchers and tubes, using Roval Alpinist CLX wheels and Specialized S-Works Turbo Cotton tyres.

Get the details on Roval Alpinist CLX wheels here 

Stage 3: Caleb Ewan, Lotto Soudal, Ridley Noah Fast

2020 Tour de France Caleb Ewan Ridley Noah Fast - 1

Australia’s Caleb Ewan pulled off an extraordinary sprint victory in Sisteron on his Ridley Noah Fast Disc. This is the top-level aero bike from the Belgian brand, with an integrated fork crown and fully internal cables.

Ewan’s setup is unusual in the pro peloton in that the very top of the Campag Super Record EPS Ergopower controls are just a fraction higher than the saddle, even though the stem is slammed. That low front end allows Ewan to get ultra-low and aero when sprinting.

Stage 4: Primoz Roglic, Jumbo-Visma, Bianchi Oltre XR4

Primoz Roglic in action during the Criterium du Dauphiné Credit Cor Vos - 1.jpeg

Photo Cor Vos

The first summit finish of the race saw Primoz Roglic jump away from a select bunch in the final metres to win at Orcieres-Merlette.

The Jumbo-Visma team is using Bianchi Oltre XR4 road bikes equipped with rim brakes – the first time rim brakes have featured on a stage-winning bike this year. The rumour is that forgoing disc brakes is a means of ensuring the bikes are as close as possible to the UCI’s 6.8kg minimum weight limit, and the same is true of the black paint job which is said to be 80g lighter than standard team colours.

Find out more about Jumbo-Visma's bikes here

Shimano provides the Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets and the wheels, officially, although we think the team is unofficially using some Corimas too.

Stage 5: Wout van Aert, Jumbo-Visma, Bianchi Oltre XR4

TdF 2020 presentation Wout van Aert - 1

Jumbo-Visma makes it two from two, Wout van Aert backing up Stage 4's team win with a sprint victory on the stage from Gap to Privas. 

Jumbo-Visma uses the Bianchi Oltre XR4 for all road stages regardless of the terrain, so Van Aert’s bike is similar to the one Primoz Roglic won on yesterday, although with a more eye-catching and slightly heavier Bianchi Celeste paint job.

Stage 6: Alexey Lutsenko, Astana, Wilier 0 SLR

TdF 2020 Alexey Lutsenko Wilier 0 SLR - 1

Kazakhstan national champion Alexey Lutsenko took a solo victory on Mont Aigoual riding a Wilier 0 SLR – a superlight disc brake bike with fully integrated cables.

Wilier claims a medium sized frame weight of 780g (+/-5%). Astana bikes are built up with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets and Corima wheels.

The XL sized Wilier 0 SLR that we rode at its launch last year, with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset and Mavic wheels, was a whisker over 6.8kg (including pedals) – the UCI’s minimum weight limit – so we’ve no doubt that the Astana mechanics were able to get Lutsenko’s bike there or thereabouts for a summit finish.

Find out all about the Wilier 0 SLR here 

Four of the six stages raced so far have been won on bikes from Italian brands. Relevant? Not really, no.

Stage 7: Wout van Aert, Jumbo-Visma, Bianchi Oltre XR4

2020 TdF Wout van Aert Bianchi Oltre XR4 Cos Vos - 1

No way! It's Wout van Aert again on the same celeste Bianchi Oltre XR4 as last time. Bianchi have been ridden to three stage victories out of seven so far.

Stage 8: Nans Peters, AG2R-La Mondiale, Eddy Merckx Stokeu69

AG2R-La Mondiale riders choose between the Eddy Merckx 525 Disc aero road bike and the lighter Stokeu69 rim brake bike, which is the one that Nans Peters opted for on the mountain stage to Loudenvielle.

The bike is built up with a Shimano Di2 groupset but with a Rotor chainset, and wheels from Mavic.

Eight stages done and wins have been split 50:50 between rim brake bikes and disc brake bikes.

Stage 9: Tadej Pogacar, UAE Team Emirates, Colnago V3Rs (rim brake)

Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, aged just 21, outsprinted a select group to win the stage from Pau to Laruns.

Teammate Alexander Kristoff won stage 1 on a disc brake Colnago V3Rs, and Pogacar rode that version earlier in the race, but he opted for the model with direct mount rim brakes in the mountains, along with Campagnolo Bora Ultra wheels. There’s a lot more cabling on show with the rim brake model, but it can be built up a touch lighter.

Get more details on the Colnago V3Rs here.

Pogacar uses a Deda Elementi Alanera integrated handlebar/stem with tops shaped for aerodynamics. Check out our review. 

Running totals

Up to the first rest day the scores are:

Bike brands
Bianchi 3
Colnago 2
Eddy Merckx 1
Ridley 1
Specialized 1
Wilier 1

Shimano 6
Campagnolo 3

Rim brakes 5
Disc brakes 4

Stage 10: Sam Bennett, Deceuninck–Quick-Step, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7

Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 TdF 2020 Sam Bennett - 1

Irish rider Sam Bennett outsprinted Caleb Ewan to take his first Tour de France stage win (he has stage victories in both the Vuelta and the Giro to his name) and re-take the green jersey on his Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7. It's essentially the same bike that Julian Alaphilippe won stage 2 on, with wheels from Roval and a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset.

Stage 11: Caleb Ewan, Lotto Soudal, Ridley Noah Fast

Caleb Ewan wins Tour de France 2020 Stage 11 POOL/Cor Vos © 2020

Photo Pool/Cor Vos

The Aussie sprinter held off Sam Bennett to reverse yesterday's result and take his second stage victory of this year's race on a Ridley Noah Fast.

Stage 12: Marc Hirschi, Team Sunweb, Cervelo S5

2021 TdF Marc Hirschi Sunweb - 1

Sunweb’s Marc Hirschi, making his Tour de France debut, won the stage from Chauvigny to Sarran Correze on a Cervelo S5. This is the brand’s flagship aero race bike, available only with disc brakes.

The aero-shaped down tube sits very close to the front wheel and the skinny seat tube follows the shape of the rear wheel.

One of the key features is a V-shaped stem that’s integrated into a new full-length external fork.  The idea of the stem is that it reduces drag by allowing unimpeded airflow along the top tube.

Read our review of the Cervelo S5

Sunweb uses Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets and Shimano wheels.

Stage 13: Dani Martinez, EF Pro Cycling, Cannondale SuperSix Evo

Tour de France 2020 Dani Martinez EF Pro Cycling Cannondale SuperSix Evo - 1 (1)

The EF Pro Cycling team spend a lot of time on the Cannondale SystemSix on flatter stages but Dani Martinez won today's mountainous stage on a lightweight SuperSix Evo.

Find out everything you need to know about the Cannondale SuperSix Evo

This bike has an 866g frame weight (56cm size) and had aero features added when it was revamped last year. 

A little stat for you: six of the last eight stages have been won by riders taking their first Tour de France stage victory.

Stage 14: Soren Kragh Andersen, Team Sunweb, Cervelo R5

Tour de France 2020 Soren Kragh Andersen Cervelo R5 - 1

Soren Kragh Andersen attacked with 3km to go and managed to stay away to deliver Sunweb’s second stage win in three days.

Whereas Marc Hirschi was riding a Cervelo S5 on Thursday and some Sunweb riders were on that model today, Soren Kragh Andersen was using an R5. This bike is available with either rim brakes or disc brakes, Andersen riding a rim brake model.

Stage 15: Tadej Pogacar, UAE Team Emirates, Colnago V3Rs (rim brake)

Tadej Pogacar became the third rider in this year’s Tour to grab a brace of victories  – after Wout van Aert and Caleb Ewan – again on a rim brake Colnago V3Rs.

Running totals

Up to the second rest day the scores are:

Bike brands
Bianchi 3
Colnago 3
Cervelo 2
Ridley 2
Specialized 2
Cannondale 1
Eddy Merckx 1
Wilier 1

Shimano 10
Campagnolo 5

Rim brakes 7
Disc brakes 8

Stage 16, Lennard Kamna, Bora-Hansgrohe, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7

Credit ASO Alex Broadway Tour de France 2020 Lennard Kämna stage 16 - 1 (1)

Photo ASO/Alex Broadway

Lennard Kamna soloed to victory on a Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 after dropping the rest of a large breakaway in the mountains.

This is the third stage that has been won on the Tarmac SL7 – one in the mountains, one over rolling terrain, and one in a bunch sprint – although two teams do have all of their riders on the bike for every stage.

Kamna’s bike was fitted with Roval Alpinist CLX wheels and Specialized’s S-Works Turbo Cotton clincher tyres.

Like Deceunick-Quick-Step, Bora-Hansgrohe riders use Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets.

Stage 17: Miguel Angel Lopez, Astana, Wilier Zero SLR

Miguel Angel Lopez on his way to winning Stage 17 of the 2020 Tour de France (picture credit Alex Whitehead

Photo Alex Whitehead

Colombia’s Miguel Angel Lopez won on the Col de la Loze on a Wilier Zero SLR, the same model that Astana teammate Alexey Lutsenko rode to victory on stage 6.

The Zero SLR is available only in a disc brake configuration. Wilier designed a rim brake model and started work on a pre-production version for its internal tests. However, it says that consumer demand is for disc brakes so the rim brake model will not be released.

Stage 18, Michal Kwiatkowski, Ineos Grenadiers, Pinarello Dogma F12

Kwiatkowski and Richard Carapaz rode to the finish together on the mountainous stage from La Tour-du-Pin to Villard-De-Lans.

Ineos Grenadiers use the rim brake version of the Pinarello Dogma F12 for every road stage with both riders opting for wheels from German brand Lightweight rather than from their sponsor Shimano. Ineos riders first did this in last year's Tour, the lighter weight being valued on climbs.

Stage 19, Soren Kragh Andersen, Team Sunweb, Cervelo R5

Soren Kragh Andersen, Team Sunweb, Cervelo R5

Timing his attack to perfection, Kragh Andersen again soloed to the finish aboard his Cervelo R5.

You'd think that such an attacking rider would want the most aero setup available, but the Dane sticks with a traditional front end with a round bar. It is super low though.

Stage 20, Tadej Pogacar, UAE Team Emirates, Colnago K-One and Colnago V3Rs (rim brake)

Tour de France 2020 Stage 20 (Alex

Photo Alex Whitehead

You get two bikes for your money on this stage with riders swapping their TT machines for lighter road models at the base of the final climb.

Pogacar started on his Slovenian National Champ's Colnago K-One TT bike, complete with Campagnolo Bora Ultra TT disc and 77 wheels. The rear disc is a tubular wheel, but the 77 front wheel is tubeless-ready and we think that Pogacar is using Vittoria's Corsa Speed TLR.

He then switched over to his Colnago V3Rs that took him to victory previously in the race. This combination was good enough to absolutely smash the stage and snatch the yellow jersey right before the final stage.

Tour de France 2020 Pogacar Yellow Colnago

But you've seen that bike before on stage 15, so here's the special yellow bike that he'll be riding into Paris on.

Stage 21, Sam Bennett, Deceuninck–Quick-Step, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7

Sam Bennett Green Jersey Tarmac SL7 via Wout Beel

Another stage for the Irishman and one that sealed the green jersey, the first for an Irish rider since Sean Kelly.

Specialized sent Bennett a special bike to celebrate with a lovely paint job. The build is otherwise just standard kit for Bennett.

Final totals

With the race now finished, here are the totals:

Bike brands

Colnago 4
Bianchi 3
Specialized 3
Cervelo 3
Ridley 2
Cannondale 1
Eddy Merckx 1
Wilier 1
Pinarello 1

Shimano 12
Campagnolo 6

Disc brakes 12
Rim brakes 9

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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