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16 May 2012

2012 ProTeam Bikes

Team Bikes for the 2012 Cycling Season
I'm on the hunt for bikes. I go to a bike race to see fast bikes as much as I go to see fast riders. This post might be nearly halfway into the race season, but the game as a fan is to capture each team's bike through original photography by Pedal Dancer. The game is to see the bike and then take a photo of it, sort of like geocaching for bikes. Only these bikes are very nice, very expensive, and very much not mine - unfortunately I do not get to keep them and take them home, although I wish I could! 
Bikes are beautiful  ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
I think I should get extra points for finding bikes like this one - Tom Boonen's bike before the 2012 Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders).
Only Tommeke rides this bike  ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
The bikes I have found and photographed so far in 2012 (most from the Tour of Flanders) .... more to come tomorrow as I take up the hunt again at the Amgen Tour of California: 
The beauty of a ProTour bike

AG2R La Mondiale France  www.cyclisme.ag2rlamondiale.fr
Bike brand: Kuota
AG2R Lamondiale Kuota KOM team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Astana Pro Team Kazakhstan www.astana.lu
Bike brand: Specialized
Astana Specialized SWorks Tarmac SL3 team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
BMC Racing Team  United States  www.bmc-racing.com
Bike brand: BMC
BMC SLR 01 team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Euskaltel-Euskadi  Spain 
Bike brand: Orbea
Euskaltel-Euskadi Orbea Orca team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
FDJ-BigMat France www.equipecyclistefdj.fr
Bike brand: Lampierre
FDJ-BigMat Lampierre Xelius team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Garmin-Barracuda United States  www.slipstreamsports.com/
Bike brand: Cervelo
Garmin Barracude Cervelo team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Orica-GreenEdge Cycling Team Australia www.greenedgecycling.com
Bike brand: Scott
Stuey O'Grady on his Orica-GreenEdge Scott Foil team bike 2012  ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Katusha Team Russia www.katushateam.com
Bike brand: Canyon
Katousha Canyon team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Lampre - ISD Italy www.teamlampreisd.com
Bike brand: Wilier
©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Lampre Wilier team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Liquigas-Cannondale Italy www.teamliquigas.com
Bike brand: Cannondale
Liquigas-Cannondale Evo team bike 2012
©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Lotto Belisol Team  Belgium www.lottobelisol.be
Bike brand: Ridley
Lotto Belisol Ridley team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Movistar Team Spain www.movistarteam.com
Bike brand: Pinarello
Movistar Pinarello Dogma2 team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Omega Pharma-Quick Step Belgium www.omegapharma-quickstep.com
Bike brand: Specialized
©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Omega Pharma Quickstep Specialized SLR 01 team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Rabobank Cycling Team Netherlands www.rabosport.nl
Bike brand: Giant
Rabobank Giant team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
RadioShack-Nissan United States www.leopard.lu
Bike brand: Trek
RadioShack Nissan Trek team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Sky Pro Cycling Great Britain  www.teamsky.com
Bike brand: Pinarello
SKY Pro Cycling Pinarello Dogma2 team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  Netherlands  www.vacansoleildcm.com
Bike brand: Bianchi
  -  The missing link  - the hunt continues ...

*More Photos and details on the 2012 team bikes from CyclingWeekly: 2012 WorldTour team bikes


CONTINENTAL TEAMS 
Accent Jobs
Accent Job team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Argos
Argos Felt team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Europcar
Europcar Colnago team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Farnese-Vini
Farnese-Vini Cipollini team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Topsport-Mercator
Topsport Mercator Merckx team bike 2012   ©Photo by PedalDancer.com
Tomorrow the hunt continues as a fan in search of bikes at my next bike race - the Amgen Tour of California.  I will have time trial bikes to add to this fine group of road bikes. I can't wait!

Related posts: 2012 Time Trial Bikes