Romain Bardet’s Focus Izalco Max RED eTap Romain Bardet’s Focus Izalco Max RED eTap

Romain Bardet’s Focus Izalco Max RED eTap

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Romain Bardet began his professional career in 2012 with his current team AG2R LA MONDIALE. While he is one of the best all-around riders in the peloton, he remains of man with interests and talents beyond racing. Romain is currently studying Business and is serving an internship with the ASM Rugby club. He describes it as a “rich experience that allow me to open up on an other sport and help me to have another approach in terms of communication.”

His recent 2nd place at the Dauphiné proves that he is in good form and his results at the 2014 and 2015 Tour prove his ability to contend for the General Classification. 2016 will be the French rider’s fourth Tour de France. “I have high ambitions without being quantifiable and final,” he said. "The Tour is full of surprises so we need to be reactive and able to adapt. A good general classification is one of my goals. The mountain stages especially in the last week will be a good playing field for riders like me.

The 25-year-old describes himself as “determined, pugnacious and daring,” and knows that “le Tour’s can be lost at every stage but the second half of the third week will be crucial.”

Here’s a look at his Tour de France Focus Izalco Max (56cm/L) SRAM RED® eTap® equipped machine. “The smoothness of shifting and the incredible intuitive shift logic” are what he likes the most about SRAM RED eTap.

SRAM RED Quarq power meter - Exogram™ hollow carbon fiber crank - 175mm crank arm length - SRAM RED 53x39T chainrings

SRAM RED eTap® Front derailleur

SRAM RED eTap® short cage rear derailleur

SRAM PG-1170 11-28T Cassette & SRAM RED chain

SRAM RED AeroLink brakeset

SRAM RED® eTap® shifter, carbon brake lever

Zipp® 404 Firestrike® Tubular wheels with Continental Competition Pro LTD tires.

Zipp Service Course SL 6°/ 120mm stem & Zipp Service Course SL-80 40cm (c-c) bar

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