WorldTour team bikes 2021: The complete list

An updated look at what the pros will be using at the Tour de France along with the season's remaining races

With a genuinely unique Spring Classics behind us, plus a hard-fought Giro d'Italia, we're now right at the season's zenith. Having already compiled a comprehensive round-up of which teams will be riding what bikes for the coming year, the Tour de France once again shakes things up.

Essentially a giant sales presentation for the unending gorgeousness of France, the Tour is also a great shop window in which to place your bikes. Making it the stage on which many manufacturers choose to debut their latest machines, this year it's tempted both Pinarrelo and Cervelo to hold back their biggest launches until July.

It's not only bike makers either. Shimano is also using the race as the first outing for its hotly anticipated new Dura-Ace R9200 groupset.

Taking in the best of the tech, below you'll find our updated round-up of all the best men's and women's WorldTour bikes. Along with the bikes ridden by this year's Tour de France wildcard squads. 

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Alpecin-Fenix

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Canyon Aeroad, Canyon Speedmax CFR, Canyon Ultimate

Invited as a wildcard, not only did Mathieu Van der Poel win a spectacular stage two and the yellow jersey, he also helped set up teammate Tim Merlier to take the squad's second consecutive win the next day.

While most second-tier teams would be content to leave it at that, that seems an unlikely outcome. Either way sponsors Canyon got to spray their Aeroad bike in yellow. Direct to consumer and direct to the head of the race.

While the first time trial is likely to see this team of puncheurs lose yellow, it's unlikely to be on account of their agro looking Speedmax TT bikes.


Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2

Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace

Ineos Grenadiers

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Pinarello Dogma F, Pinarello Bolide 

The world's most winning bicycle, rather than split its range Pinarello employs the Dogma to cover both lightweight and aero duties. Recently updated just in time for the Tour, this latest model supersedes the F12 and is dubbed simply the Dogma F. Tweaked rather than flattened and rebuilt, it's lighter and stiffer than any previous Dogma, plus it's now also wireless-only.

Unusual in still being offered with either rim or disc brakes, the fact that you can now build it almost to the UCI's 6.8 kg weight limit in either form doesn't yet appear to have tempted Team Ineos away from their old-fashioned callipers.

Having won pretty much every race going, the latest Dogma will nevertheless face a tough battle to grab a GrandTour win on its first outing; however, it's unlikely to be long before it finds its way onto the podium. You can read about the bike's launch here.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 

Wheels: Shimano and Lightweight

SD Worx


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Specialized Tarmac, Specialized Roubaix, Specialized Shiv

Formerly known as Boels–Dolmans, it’s lucky the mighty SD Worx team has so many national and world champions in its ranks, if only because their jerseys water down the effect of that purple kit.

Weirdly, applied to the squad’s Specialized S-Works bicycles the unusual combo of red black and purple is significantly more appealing. With Specialized recently aeroifying its Tarmac and killing off the Venge, the SD Worx riders will spend the most time aboard this all-rounder allowing them to save the more forgiving Roubaix for bumpier Classics.

With Demi Vollering winning what's likely to be the last ever La Course by Le Tour de France, next year the team will be back targeting the extended eight-day women's Tour. 

Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS

Wheels: Roval

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Arkéa Samsic

Canyon Aeroad, Canyon Speedmax CFR, Canyon Ultimate

Another Tour de France wildcard team riding Canyon bicycles. Added to the Canyon-Sram women's team and mixed Movistar squads, Canyon is doing an excellent job of putting itself about this season.

Home to self-reliant climber Nairo Quintana and French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni, the team will likely employ the firm's complete range of racing bikes, including both the aero Aeroad and the lightweight Ultimate. 

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2

Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace

Bora-Hansgrohe

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Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7, Specialized S-Works Shiv

Already sponsoring the mighty SD Worx and Deceuninck-Quick Step teams, Bora-Hansgrohe represent Specialized’s perennial cheeky side-bet.

Having already convinced riders the world over to max-out their credit card on a new extractor hood for their cooker and shower for their bathroom, the influence of Peter Sagan has probably helped shift a few bikes too.

Having formerly been paid a bonus every time he pulled a one-handed wheelie, Specialized will be hoping Sagan might yet still pull off another marketing coup to better the time he won Paris-Roubaix aboard the brand’s portentously-named Roubaix model.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2

Wheels: Roval

B&B Hotels p/b KTM

KTM Revelator Alto, KTM Revelator Lisse, KTM Solus

As known for motorbikes as pedal-powered machines, KTM supplies bikes to the French B&B Hotels p/b KTM team.

No doubt invited to the Tour de France to keep domestic fans supplied with additional riders to cheer; the team provides a home to Maxime Chevalier, Cyril Gautier and Franck Bonnamour. Based in Austria, KTM will be delivering its skinny Revelator Alto and more aerodynamic Revelator Lisse bikes for the team to choose between.

Built up with DT wheels and Shimano components, FSA supply the carbon fibre crankset and bars.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 with FSA cranksets

Wheels: DT Swiss

Canyon-Sram 

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Canyon Aeroad, Canyon Ultimate, Canyon Speedmax

It’s hard to say if it’s the Rapha effect, but Canyon-Sram is probably the best turned-out team in the peloton, while also being significantly less try-hard than EF Education.

Home to established powerhouses Katarzyna Niewiadoma and Chloé Dygert, along with the Barnes sisters, their direct-to-consumer Canyon bicycles provoke envy from amateur racers and hatred from bike shop owners in equal measure. Likely to take on most stages above the dangerously sharp looking Aeroad, the more rakish Ultimate CF will do for nipping off into the hills.

Time trials, of which the team has more than a few riders capable of winning, will get covered by the firm’s Speedmax. Replicating both the bikes and kit list of the similarly outfitted Movistar squad, Canyon-Sram definitely has the edge when it comes to their livery.

Photos by Thomas Maheux

Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS

Wheels: Zipp

UAE Team Emirates

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Colnago V3rs, Colnago K-One

When Tadej Pogacar nabbed himself the Tour de France on the race’s final time-trial, he also helped Colnago add another win to its extensive collection. Coming after something of a drought for the Italian firm, Ernesto certainly got his money’s worth.

Swapping mid-stage between the firm’s K-One time trial bike and the lighter V3rs, Colnago got a sort of two-for-one deal on exposure. Both lovely looking bikes, some Luddites will also have been as animated to see a rim brake bike winning 2020’s most crucial stage as they will have been by the racing itself.

Often switching to the disc version for training or muckier races, all UAE Team Emirates’ bikes come finished off with equally Italian Campagnolo wheels and Record EPS gruppos.

Groupset: Campagnolo Record EPS

Wheels: Campagnolo

FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope


Lapierre Aircode, Lapierre Xelius, Lapierre Aerostorm

Before we get onto bikes, how cool would it be to be sponsored by a theme park? Even if that theme park had a weird educational bent and instead of rides was based around multimedia cinema shows, and if I remember correctly from my last visit in the 90s, included a soundtrack provided by the Pet Shop Boys?

Pretty cool huh? Not cool like Universal Studios Hollywood, but still good.

Anyway, continuing its dedication to all things French, the FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope team has paired with Dijon-based Lapierre to supply its bikes. While the Aircode would seem an obvious all-around choice, the team also regularly employs the more swoopy and forgiving Xelius. With the Aerostorm doing for time trials, all come decked-out with Shimano Dura-Ace groupsets and wheels.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2

Wheels: Shimano

Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert team bike


Cube Litening, Cube Aerium

How Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert’s kit manages to accommodate so many clashing logotypes and yet still look the business I don’t know.

Its bikes, produced by German firm Cube, also look very nice. A lot of this is down to the Newmen wheels. Pasted with perhaps the nicest of the almost twenty different fonts dotted across rider, bike, and kit, their spinning logos can’t help but make the squad’s riders look fast.

With Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert bringing Cube bikes with it when it levelled-up to WorldTour status this season, 2021 is the first time its machines will have been seen at this level. With the brand’s Litening model likely to do most of the work, the Aerium will get held back for time trials.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2

Wheels: Newmen

Groupama - FDJ 

(Photo credit: Nicolas Gotz –  Groupama-FDJ)

Lapierre Aircode, Lapierre Xelius, Lapierre Aerostorm

Like its sister-squad, FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope, the Groupama - FDJ men race on French-designed Lapierre bikes. These now include an updated version of the Xelius.

Trialled at the Critérium du Dauphiné, this latest third version of the firm's lightweight platform retains the unusual chainstay configuration, but now also benefits from much cleaner hidden cable routing.

Also sporting a new carbon cockpit, tube shapes across the bike have also been tweaked to make it a little more aero. Arriving done up in matt black and hung about with PRO components and Shimano wheels, they're significantly more handsome than previous versions.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2

Wheels: Shimano

Cofidis Solutions Crédits


De Rosa Merak, SK Pininfarina, De Rosa TT-03

 As I’m sure they’ll be thrilled to discover, it’s not escaped my notice how handsome the Cofidis lot are looking this year. From team kit to personal grooming, the whole shebang is a vast improvement on previous iterations.

Having swapped bikes a few times in recent years, this year they’ve also stuck with De Rosa, which is a good move because De Rosa bikes are also devilishly handsome.

With a pick of either the Merak or SK Pininfarina, I’d always imagined these were too boutique to be high-volume sellers. With retro-futurist looks, red paint, and Campagnolo Record disc groupsets, even if they do nothing but hang themselves out in the break they’ll at least be a pleasure to look at.

Groupset: Campagnolo Record EPS

Wheels: Fulcrum

Lotto-Soudal 

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Ridley Helium, Ridley Noah Fast, Ridley Dean TT

Repping gambling, household fixatives and proper bike racing. Belgian team Lotto-Soudal is the oldest cycling team in the world, and perhaps also the coolest. Looking to add more victories to the thousand or so it’s already snatched, this year both its men’s and women’s squads will continue to employ Ridley bicycles.

Almost as aggressive as their pilots, the Flanders-based bikemaker’s slender Helium model will do for the mountains or races where comfort is in high demand. Otherwise, the Noah Fast will come out when speed is of the essence.

Speaking of aggression, we can't help getting excited about the impressive slam of Tim Wellens' stem.

Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS

Wheels: Campagnolo

Trek-Segafredo 

Trek Émonda, Trek Madone (above), Trek Domane, Trek SpeedConcept

Shop Trek Madone

The clue is in the name. Caffeine and bicycle pedalling outfit Trek-Segafredo makes the unsurprising choice to stick with the eponymous Wisconsin-based brand. Listing three possible models alongside the time-trial-specific SpeedConcept, these are the slinky Émonda, versatile Madone, and cobble-capable Domane.

All likely to see rotation as the conditions demand, Lizzie Deignan and Elisa Longo Borghini will head up a very strong women’s roster while Vincenzo Nibali and Giulio Ciccone will aim to give the Tifosi something to cheer on the men's side. For our part, we have to admit to having a little more affinity for the colour of the women's team bikes, such as the women's Emonda below, than the men's.

Groupset: SRAM RED eTap AXS

Wheels: Bontrager 

Team Qhubeka Assos 

BMC Teammachine SLR01, BMC Timemachine 01

Shop BMC Teammachine SLR01

Team Qhubeka Assos is the rejuvenated face of NTT Pro Cycling Team, and though BMC is unchanged as the bike sponsor, the eagle-eyed will spot some exciting updates.

Firstly, the colourway has switched from a stale black and white to BMC's iconic red and white. Secondly, and more strikingly, British wheel brand Hunt has made the leap to the WorldTour as Qhubeka Assos' official wheel sponsor.

Predictably, Shimano compliments the precise Swiss curves of BMC's Teammachine (and Timemachine for time trial days), but it comes with a touch of colour in the form of CeramicSpeed's oversized jockey wheels, and Rotor's chainset.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Disc

Wheels: Hunt

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Astana-Premier Tech 

Wilier Filante SLR, Wilier 0 SLR, Wilier Turbine TT

After many years out of the WorldTour, we were very happy to see Wilier return to the peloton last year as the bike of choice for Astana (now Astana-Premier Tech).

Wilier's new Filante will certainly be the eye-catcher for 2021. With fully integrated cabling and a host of technical wonders, it represents a substantial update from the brand's stalwart racer the Cento10Pro. 

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Disc

Wheels: Corima

Bahrain Victorious

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Merida Reacto, Merida Scultura, Merida Warp TT

Shop Merida Reacto, Shop Merida Scultura 

Merida might have been bumped as title sponsor of the vaingloriously-named Bahrain squad, but it continues to supply the bicycles.

Slipped out during the Tour's traditional prologue, the Critérium du Dauphiné, its latest Scultura got off to a good start by helping propel Mark Padun to two consecutive wins in the mountains. Clearly taking a few cues from the firm's other more recently updated bikes, it's likely to be rolled out only for the highest peaks.

Leaving Merida's blade-like Reacto to deal with the flat and rolling stages, time-trial duties will be taken care of aboard the firm’s Warp TT.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Disc

Wheels: Vision Metron

EF Education-Nippo

Cannondale SuperSix Evo, SystemSix, SuperSlice 

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Jonathan Vaughters and Charly Wegelius’s outfit sticks with Cannondale bikes, no doubt planning to commit further atrocities upon them using neon pink paint and randomly aligned skateboard stickers. Out of the American brand’s bikes, the SystemSix is the most aero, so will get the most use. The Supersix might come out occasionally on bumpy days, while the vicious-looking SuperSlice will aim to cut down the competition in any time-trials. 

Groupset: Shimano

Wheels: Vision

Alé BTC Ljubljana 

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Cipollini NK1K, Cipollini NKTT

Alé BTC Ljubljana may have dropped Cipollini from the name, but the bikes that bear the sprinting legend's namesake are still the stalwart of the team. 

With the likes of World Champion Marta Bastianelli powering Cipollini's NK1K to the sharp end of the women's peloton, Alé BTC Ljubljana is giving the Italian brand its best airing in the professional cycling world for years. The NK1K is the do-it-all bike of choice, with aero curves, loud looks, and (we've ridden it, so confirm) a wild character that demands you sprint as fast as you can, all the time. The team's time-trial option, the NKTT does all of that in an even louder, and faster, way.

Decked out in Campagnolo groupsets and wheels, the bikes showcase a long-lost purity to Italian racing brands. 

Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS

Wheels: Campagnolo, Bora

AG2R Citröen team bike

BMC Teammachine SLR01, BMC Timemachine 01

Shop BMC Teammachine SLR01

French outfit AG2R Citröen Team switched from Eddy Merckx Cycles to Swiss maker BMC. This will leave the newly refocused team chasing the Classics aboard the brand’s latest Teammachine SLR01 while tackling any time-trials they might find themselves presented with on the Timemachine 01 (the time trial specific Timemachine that is, not to be confused with the Timemachine Road - which may also get an airing on flatter stages in 2021).

In an unusual twist, the sponsorship arrangement means they'll be riding Campagnolo groupsets, which is a pairing of brand and groupset we haven't seen since the days of Phonak.

Groupset: Campagnolo Super Record EPS

Wheels: Campagnolo

Team BikeExchange 

Bianchi Oltre XR4, Bianchi Specialissima, Bianchi Aquila

Shop Bianchi Oltre OX4

Like a divorcee that’s ready to mingle, the team formerly known as Mitchelton–Scott makes a decisive break by ditching the brand that formerly provided the second half of its name.

Nicking the celeste coloured machines previously employed by Jumbo-Visma, their choice ensures one of the most celebrated bike makers in cycling history remains in the peloton. With Bianchi’s aerodynamic Oltre XR4 likely to do most of the heavy lifting, the Specialissima might come out in the mountains with the Aquila TT saved for going against the clock. 

With a colourway that will likely prove as popular with would-be Bianchi-buyers as the team sponsors, we're big fans of Bianchi's work in the 2021 peloton so far. 

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Disc

Wheels: Shimano, Vision

Israel Start-Up Nation

Factor Ostro VAM, Factor Slick 

Chris Froome not riding a Pinarello? Despite what you might hear from fellow golfers on the links, his success was not actually entirely down to the Italian firm’s pricey bicycles. However, if he does win another Grand Tour, Factor will no doubt suggest its designs had something to do with it.

His weapon of choice is the Ostro Vam, which has superseded both the O2 and the Vista as Factor's flagship bike. He has already set the cycling internet alight this season with his now infamous bike review where he questioned exactly how much benefit the bike's disc brakes really offered). On one hand, it was a tad negative for the Ostro, but at the same time the most publicity Factor bikes has ever had. So this is a partnership that is already paying dividends.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Disc with 4iii power meters

Wheels: Black Inc

Jumbo–Visma

Cervelo R5, Cervelo S5, Cervelo P5

While the radically shaped S5 is the most distinctive of Cervelo's bicycles, it was the more conventional-looking machine spotted beneath Primoz Roglic this April that got bike nerds twitching. Seemingly sure to be Cervelo's new R-series bike, it takes a radical direction by opting for skinny tyres and external cables.

Only joking. Surprisingly Cervelo's most classically styled bicycle looks to be slicker and more versatile than the former self, thanks partly to a radically revised headtube which assumedly now accommodates all those missing cables. With no official word on what this mysterious bike actually is, maybe Cervelo is waiting until the mountains for the big reveal.

Catching up with rival’s like Movistar, this year Jumbo–Visma has also launched a women’s squad headed up by Marianne Vos. The women's team will also be riding Cervélo bikes and will be enjoying Shimano shifting as component sponsor.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2

Wheels: Shimano

Deceuninck–Quick-Step

Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7, Specialized S-Works Shiv

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When the Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 was unveiled last summer, it stunned longtime fans of the brand. Partly because of its impressive curves, but also because it killed off the Specialized Venge. The longtime weapon-of-choice of Cavendish, Sagan and a multitude of Grand Tour and World Champions.

The SL7 seemed well equipped to fill its shoes, with all the lightweight and stiffness benefits of the previous Tarmac, and nearly matching the Venge in aerodynamic terms too. While for time-trials, the S-Works Shiv will no doubt continue to ferry WorldTour riders to world titles and Grand Tour stage victories.

So far we've seen an understated naked carbon-black colourway for Deceuninck–Quick-Step for 2021, alongside some rather fetching custom paint schemes for riders like Alaphilippe. Specialized can always be trusted for some ambitious paint schemes, though, so we'll keep our eyes peeled to see if the Grand Tours offer the ideal launching platform.

Movistar Team

Canyon Ultimate, Canyon Aeroad, Canyon Speedmax

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Movistar sticks with long-term sponsor Canyon. Teased by the men’s and women’s squads last year, the recently redesigned Aeroad road bike will be both outfits’ default choice.

Less aggressively slippery, the Ultimate might also get occasional use, while the Speedmax will serve for solo racing and team time trials. 

Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS

Wheels: Zipp

Team DSM

Scott Addict RC, Scott Foil, Scott Plasma 

Formerly known as Team Sunweb, the rebranded DSM will take to the road in new kit and on new bikes. American bicycle behemoth Scott goes from title sponsor of its own outfit to simply providing the machines to support the male and female DSM squads. With the pointy looking Foil for sprint races, the Addict RC will come out in the mountains leaving the brand’s Plasma for time-trials.

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Disc

Wheels: Shimano