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Back 7.22.2013

A hard-fought 100th Tour de France

We congratulate Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team and Team Saxo-Tinkoff for their aggressive racing and hard-fought efforts throughout the 100th Tour de France, which wrapped up Sunday in Paris. Both teams rely on Zipp wheels, bars, stems and seatposts as well as SRAM RED drivetrains.

PHOTO GALLERY OF FINAL STAGE

Omega Pharma – Quick-Step highlights

  • Four stage victories by three different riders. Mark Cavendish, who relied on the 404 Firecrest wheelset for much of the Tour, sprinted to two stages. Tony Martin, the time trial world champion, rode his favorite Zipp 808 FirecrestSuper-9 Disc wheel combo to victory in the Stage 11 individual time trial. Matteo Trentin also won a thrilling breakaway sprint. 
  • Michal Kwiatkowski finished 11th overall and also wore the white jersey for best young rider for several stages.

Team Saxo-Tinkoff highlights

  • The team won the Tour’s team classification, a confirmation of Team Saxo-Tinkoff’s depth and attacking style throughout the Tour. 
  • Alberto Contador placed fourth and Roman Kreuziger fifth overall. The two depended on a combination of Zipp 202 Tubulars and 303 Firecrest wheelsets in the mountains. Michael Rogers, who rode selflessly for the team throughout the race, finished 16th.

Also of note, riders from the two teams also debuted SRAM’s RED 22 Hydraulic Road Rim (HRR) groupset at this year’s Tour de France. RED 22 HydroR is the first complete production road drivetrain featuring hydraulic brakes.

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