If a rider is unfortunate enough to flat or wreck and their team car is nowhere in sight, the Mavic neutral support vehicle may just come to the rescue.
For the 2015 Tour de France, Mavic’s Skoda cars are decked out with bikes in several sizes and an assortment of front and rear wheels. Here’s what could save the day…
The spare wheels are Cosmic Carbon Ultimate with full carbon spokes and Cosmic Carbone 40 with carbon rims and bladed steel spokes. They’re all outfitted with Mavic’s Yksion Griplink and Powerlink tires. Everything is in Tour de France yellow livery…which conveniently matches Mavic’s 125th Anniversary graphics.
The rear wheels have cassettes pre-installed and all have the skewers at the ready.
The bikes are Canyon Ultimate CF painted all yellow.
Each bike has a Shimano Ultegra group on it, and this one had Mavic’s clipless pedals on it.
The built bikes were spec’d with Ksyrium SLR wheels, which use Mavic’s carbon R-SYS spokes on the non-drive side and wide blades alloy spokes on the other.
An Acros headset ties together the Canyon cockpit.
Several of the bikes had old-school pedals with two clips and straps. FSA SL-K carbon water bottle cages make for quick bottle swaps, too.
Inside the car, they have a course profile taped below a team list showing each rider’s name and nationality, which was push-pinned into the dash. We’re guessing the car’s a loaner.