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Six of the World’s top teams Powered by SRAM for 2010

Five years removed from SRAM’s road componentry launch, the company that changed the game continues their upwards arc with their 2010 professional team line-up. With best-in-class ergonomics, weight and efficiency, SRAM RED is the choice of six ProTour programs, plus the Pro-Continental Cervelo Test Team. Additionally, the last 11 Tour de France champions will race RED in 2010, including Armstrong, Pereiro, Sastre, and Contador.

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AG2R La Mondiale (FRA): The French-based team managed by Vincent Lavenu took the yellow jersey in the 2009 Tour de France and held it for eight stages. For 2010 the team is excited to save significant weight, improve their ergonomics, and have more precise shifting performance with their upgrade to SRAM RED.
FRAME: Kuota
GRUPPO: SRAM RED

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Cervelo™ Test Team (SUI): The second year squad, defined by innovation and product development, is a UCI Pro Continental team that features former Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre. Loaded with prolific winners the team won individual stages in every 2009 Grand Tour. The combination of Cervelo, Zipp, and SRAM will certainly provide for bikes that are at the forefront of innovation.
FRAME: Cervelo
GRUPPO: SRAM RED
WHEELS: Zipp

astana

Team Astana (KAZ): The Kazakhstan team concluded 2009 as the number one ranked UCI ProTour squad in the World. Alberto Contador, who reminded us that his SRAM RED componentry has improved his climbing with its world’s best weight and ergonomics, has won each of the Grand Tours over the past two seasons with it. He remains a formidable favorite for the Tour.
FRAME: Specialized
GRUPPO: SRAM RED
WHEELS: Zipp


Team Footon-Servetto-Fuji™ (ESP): A new sponsor and new opportunities for the Spanish team in 2010, who will race in sixteen countries and on four continents. The Fuji SST frame, the latest offering from the legendary brand, will be equipped with SRAM RED and will certainly push the 6.8 kg (15 lb) weight limit standard of the UCI.
FRAME: Fuji
GRUPPO: SRAM RED

milram

Team Milram™ (GER): It will be the second year on SRAM RED for the opportunistic German team, whose riders always deliver a few surprises with their aggressive racing. Twenty-four athletes including 16 Germans comprise the squad that will once again be lead by captains Linus Gerdemann, a former yellow jersey wearer, and Gerald Ciolek.
FRAME: Focus
GRUPPO: SRAM RED

shack

Team Radio Shack™ (USA): The new super squad features eight of the nine members from the 2009 Tour de France winning team and strikes a perfect balance of veterans and neo-pros. Lance again made the choice to ride SRAM RED and will shoot for his eighth Tour de France title and while Leipheimer aims at Tour of California. Expect a lot from this dream team that will be directed by Johan Bruyneel.
FRAME: Trek
GRUPPO: SRAM RED

saxo

Team Saxo Bank™ (DEN): Consistently one of the World’s very best teams, Team Saxo Bank came to SRAM early in 2009 requesting an upgrade. SRAM delivered. Never looking back the team took several top classics and featured heavily in the Grand Tours, and returns on RED for 2010 with some lofty Classic and Grand Tour aspirations.
FRAME: Specialized
GRUPPO: SRAM RED
WHEELS: Zipp

SRAM enters its fifth year boasting some incredible racing accomplishments, including victories in every Grand Tour. That trend will continue in 2010 and, despite our competitors’ best efforts, nothing has approached the weight, functionality, and ease of use of SRAM RED.

Riders praise RED for its positive shifting, courtesy of DoubleTap and Exact Actuation technology, its incredible light weight thanks to an array of advanced materials, and superior comfort and control are the product of masterful engineering.

Best of luck to every SRAM equipped team in 2010.

About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.


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