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We ranked the 22 Tour de France teams' bikes.

The Tour de France bikes, ranked

The Tour de France brings out the lightest and fastest bikes, and sometimes the best-looking. We visited the 22 teams to check out each squad's line. Here are the best-looking bikes at the Tour, ranked from "meh" to "ooh!"
To go faster, Tour de France teams are opting for wider tires and lower pressure.

Why the tires at the Tour de France keep getting wider and the pressure lower

There's been a trend toward riding wider tires with lower pressure, and for good reason: It's essentially faster and more comfortable in non-lab, real-world conditions.
Edward Hult, CEO of EF Education First North America, with Jonathan Geran, director of sports marketing at Cannondale, at the 2018 Tour.

The CEO of an ‘experiential education’ company explains why he bought one of America’s top Tour de France teams and why a YouTube vi...

EF Education First CEO Edward Hult spoke with Business Insider about why he bought a top American cycling team, why he's not losing sleep over the sport's rampant-doping past, and why a YouTube video can only show you so much about the world.
The sports director Charly Wegelius talking race strategy with the American team EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale ahead of stage eight of the 2018 Tour de France. Tour de France buses are one of the few places where teams can enjoy some privacy, but they also serve as offices.

What really goes on inside a Tour de France bus during those closed-door meetings

The American team EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale invited Business Insider inside its team bus for one of its daily meetings. Here's what we saw behind the scenes at the world's biggest bike race.
Front row, from left: Chris Froome, Romain Bardet, and Rigoberto Urán.

176 riders started the Tour de France, but only these 6 have a shot at winning

"Fewer than 10 guys can win, for sure, but probably that number is three or four, realistically," US team boss Jonathan Vaughters told Business Insider on Wednesday. But why? See the explanation — and the contenders — here.

The cycling world can’t stop talking about Sunday’s hellish-looking Tour de France stage. Here’s the bike the best American classics...

Sunday's stage nine of the Tour de France has been the most talked-about, and most feared, day of the race. On the nearly 100-mile stage in northern France the riders will tackle 13.5 miles of punishing cobblestones. It promises to be can't-miss racing.
Riders on the EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale team, like everyone else in the cycling world, are eager to get the 105th Tour de France underway on Saturday.

I just went inside America’s coolest Tour de France team’s critical race recon — here’s what I saw

Business Insider got the opportunity to see the EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale team in action as it reconned the TTT course, two days before the Tour's start. Here's what we saw.

Inside the Tour de France: Top US team boss blasts ‘arrogant’ juggernaut Sky — and reveals how he could beat them

We sat down with Jonathan Vaughters, the head of the EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale team. He talked about the Chris Froome case and what it means for cycling and his own team's goal for this year's Tour. Vaughters' star rider, Rigoberto Uran, placed second in last year's race.
The $11,000 2019 SystemSix. Cannondale claims it's the new fastest road bike in the professional peloton.

‘The world’s fastest bike’: Cannondale unveils new SystemSix just days before the start of the Tour de France — and Trek, Spec...

The American Tour team EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale will ride the SystemSix during cycling's most famous race. The hyper-aero bike is a direct rival to the Trek Madone, the Specialized Venge, the Canyon Aeroad, and others.