PRODUCT: SHIMANO & PRO HELP FROOME CLAIM SECOND TOUR VICTORY
Every cyclist knows Shimano. This is one brand that really needs no introduction. But sometimes, when the occasion is grand enough, mega brands like Shimano would want to be remembered in some special ways. In this case – components used on the winner's bike! Let's recap the recent Tour de France 2015!
SHIMANO AND PRO PRODUCTS ON THE WINNER'S BIKE
After three exciting weeks, 21 stages and 3,360km (2,088mi) through the Netherlands, Belgium and France, Chris Froome brought the yellow jersey to Paris to win ‘Le Tour’ for the second time.
Froome claimed his victory on his SHIMANO and PRO equipped bike, riding the majority of stages with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 components (including the handlebar satellite switch), C24, C35 or C50 deep section wheels and a PRO stem, handlebar and seatpost combination.
In time trial stages Froome opted for a PRO disc rear wheel and three-spoke front wheel.
Team Sky dominated the Tour de France 2015 from start to finish, winning the yellow jersey after Stage 3 and, after losing it briefly, reclaiming it again on Stage 7. Froome demonstrated his superiority with victory on the mountainous Stage 10 from Tarbes to La Pierre Saint-Martin. His controlled performance in the Alps, where he also took the Mountains Classification jersey on Stage 20, saw him seal the win.
WHAT'S ON CHRIS FROOME'S BIKE?
This is what Froome uses for his races:
Components – Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
Wheels – Shimano Dura-Ace C24, C35 & C50
TT Wheels – PRO disc (rear) and PRO three-spoke (front)
Handlebar – PRO Vibe 7S
Stem – PRO Vibe (120mm, 10°)
FOR THE WIN!
Besides being on Froome's bike, Shimano and PRO products are also on sponsored teams and non-sponsored teams. The sponsored teams are: BMC Racing Team, FDJ, Giant-Alpecin, ORICA-GreenEDGE, Team LottoNL-Jumbo, Team SKY, Trek Factory Racing. And the non-sponsored teams (using Shimano Di2) are: Bora Argon 18, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, Cannondale-Garmin, Cofidis, Etixx Quickstep, IAM Cycling, Katusha, Lampre-Merida, MTN Qhubeka, Tinkoff-Saxo.
The good performance from world renowned cyclists using Shimano and PRO products reflect the brands' performance and reliability. It is not only a brand that symbolizes reliability and durability for daily cycling but also a brand that professional racers trust and depend on when it comes to winning races.
Stay tuned as we continue to report and review on more Shimano and PRO products in our local climate and conditions.
All information and photo by Shimano