The fastest bikes at the Tour de France, raced by the world’s fastest cyclists

Taylor Phinney time trial bike Cannondale Slice TDF2017.JPGAmerican Taylor Phinney (Cannondale-Drapac) and his $11,000 Cannondale Slice RS at the Tour de France, in Dusseldorf, Germany, June 29, 2017.Daniel McMahon/Business Insider

DUSSELDORF, Germany — Every July, the Tour de France brings together the world’s fastest cyclists, and the fastest bicycles they ride are their wind-cheating time-trial bikes, raced at average speeds approaching 55 kph. This year there are two opportunities for teams to roll out the slippery machines: the 14-kilometer stage-one TT in Dusseldorf and the 22.5-kilometer test on penultimate stage 22 in Marseille.

On stage one, Business Insider got a chance to see several of the world’s fastest bikes up close as the team cars rolled to the start. Here are TT bikes from each of the 22 teams with shots of the riders in action.

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