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Sunday 20 April 2014

Day Nine: Paul Kimmage’s Tour de France video

WHILE the focus is inevitably on the riders, what about the machines in this year's event?

Paul Kimmage meets with Jeff Brown, chief mechanic Garmin-Sharp, and he explains what what care the bikes receive on an average day

“We would probably go through three chains a bicycle on the tour… we are over-cautious…” he said.

But then the value of the bikes - which Kimmage estimated at €5k - is closer to €13k, which goes some way towards explaining the care they receive. 

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