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ITV Cycling

Gadgets, gimmicks & gamechangers

Chris Boardman goes through the archive to look at how technology has advanced in helping race results at the Tour de France.

Chris takes a look at how the handlebars on bikes have changed over time.

Chris takes us through the clothing breakthroughs in cycling although there's not as many as you may think.

For most road cyclists, shifting gears is second nature and a part of muscle memory, so it makes sense that it would be something one takes for granted. However, the convenience of modern derailleurs is a relatively recent invention as Chris takes a look at.

Chris looks at the legacy of Tullio Campagnolo - the legendary bicycle component company founder, who's equipment became the most sought after over the years.

Chris looks into the history of Kirk Precision bike frames and the engineer behind it.

Chris pays homage to the grey areas of science that have fallen short in the pursuit for the game-changing crown.

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ITV Cycling