It’s the most technical stage in the Tour de France: the team time trial. Stage 2 of this year’s Tour de France was a 27.6km team race against the clock in the city of Brussels. It took less than 30 minutes to complete, but the preparation began long before the team arrived in Belgium. From the measured, synchronized efforts on the road to the super-specific gear—including their all-new CADEX Aero WheelSystems—everything had to be perfect. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how CCC Team prepared and performed on their CADEX components.