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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SRAM Athletes Compete in the men’s Amgen Tour of California

SRAM athletes are ready to roll at the 10th edition of America’s greatest race, the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC). As an official sponsor of race stages three and four in San Jose and Pismo-Avila respectively, SRAM is proud to support this internationally contested race that attracts the fastest riders in the world. SRAM is also sponsoring the coveted SRAM Best Young Rider Jersey, awarded after each stage to the rider under 23 years of age with the best time in the general classification.

SRAM supported teams competing in the men’s race are Axeon Cycling, Team SmartStop Pro Cycling, Drapac Pro Cycling and Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies.
For the sixth year in a row, SRAM’s Neutral Race Support Team stands ready to help a rider suffering a mechanical get back in the race in seconds, regardless of team affiliation. This outstanding team of race mechanics is outfitted with Volvo XC70’s and Aprilia motorcycles loaded with SRAM, Zipp, and Quarq-equipped bikes and wheels.

At the start and finish of five select stages (see below), fans can see and learn about the latest top-of-the-line SRAM products in the SRAM tent at the Lifestyle Festival Expo. Stop by the tent for a chance to win SRAM T-shirts or jerseys. Just follow us on Facebook (SRAM road), Instagram or Twitter (@SRAMRacing or @SRAM) and post a photo of SRAM gear, bikes, teams or even our booth using the hashtags #amgentoc10th or #SRAMRoad.

Sunday, May10 – Stage 1, Sacramento
Tuesday, May 12 – Stage 3, San Jose
Wednesday, May 13 – Stage 4, Pismo Beach to Avila Beach
Thursday, May 14 – Stage 5, Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita
Sunday, May 17 – Stage 8, LA to Pasadena

For cycling fans watching the race at home, check out the “Tour Insider - Powered by SRAM.” With a new episode for each stage of the race, these daily videos take an inside look at SRAM technologies, teams, top riders and SRAM’s charity work with World Bicycle Relief. Watch these fascinating segments live on NBC Sports’ ATOC broadcasts, the Amgen Tour of California website and SRAM’s YouTube channel.

Tech Highlights

SRAM RED 22, the world¹s lightest and fastest drivetrain, will be the teams¹ componentry of choice, featuring technologies including Yaw front shifting and optional WiFLi wide range cassettes and rear derailleurs, with 11-30 or 11-32 gearing to handle any race situation smoothly. Reach Adjust allows each rider to position control levers to the optimal position for them regardless of hand position or size. These teams also choose from the largest range of aero shifters.

Men's teams

Axeon Cycling Team
Frames: Cipollini®
Components: SRAM RED 22, Force 22
Wheels: Zipp Firecrest
Bars, stems, seatposts: Zipp
Power: Quarq

Drapac Pro Cycling
Frames: Swift Carbon®
Components: SRAM RED 22
Wheels: Zipp Firecrest
Bars, stems, seatposts: Zipp
Power: Quarq

Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
Frames: Diamondback®
Components: SRAM RED 22, Force 22

Smart Stop Pro Cycling
Frames: NeilPryde®
Components: SRAM RED 22, SRAM Force 22

 

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