Farnese Vini-Selle Italia sponsor has a wide choice of saddles; note how one rider has a modified Flite TT with extra material on top to prevent him
from sliding on the saddle.
Farnese Vini-Selle Italia does not have a specific time trial bike, but
uses their M.Cipollini RB1000 road bike, equipped with 3T Arxa
adjustable stem and Ventus II aero handlebars. Although the Farnese
Vini-Selle Italia team uses Shimano Dura Ace Di2, on the time trial rigs,
mechanical Shimano Dura Ace 7900 is used. Selle Italia’s Flite Team
edition saddle and Ursus wheels complete the spec.
Movistar has one of the most dramatic time machines going, Pinarello’s Graal, made with Toryaca 60HM1K Carbon fiber and equipped with Campagnolo’s EPS electronic group. The only thing that makes the Graal a bit outdated are the exposed brakes...very unfashionable!
Movistar uses this integrated Anura full carbon aero & triathlon handlebar and Integrated-Stem from Pinarello’s component division M.O.st.
Ivan Basso challenges the watch at the Giro d'Italia on his Cannondale Slice RS TT bike. First raced in August 2011, the rapid rig is not yet available to the public but is expected to be on the market for 2013. With an integrated front end and hidden brakes, Cannondale Slice has all the bells and whistles of today’s superbikes.
On the right, Deda Elementi’s Fulvio Acquati depates the merits of various aero handlebars with Dutch journo Menno Grootjans of Fiets (L) and German journo Manuel Jekel of Tour (center).
Team Sky is also sponsored by Pinarello so the Graal (with it’s ominous black and blue paint job) is the weapon of choice for the Murdoch Men against the watch. Sky rides Shimano Dura Ace Di2 groupsets, PRO aero handlebars and Prologo saddles. For wheels, Sky has chosen a unmarked Hed rear disc and Hed front rim laced to Shimano Dura Ace hubs.