This season a globally diverse and accomplished lineup of men and women’s professional teams will attack the sprints, climbs, cobblestones and time trials riding SRAM componentry.
The SRAM RED 22 drivetrain is the choice of UCI ProTeams Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team (including Tom Boonen, Mark Cavendish, Tony Martin and newcomer Rigoberto Uran); Tinkoff-Saxo(Alberto Contador, Roman Kreuziger, Nicolas Roche); and Cannondale Pro Cycling (Peter Sagan, Moreno Moser).
SRAM’s two UCI Pro Continental teams reflect cycling’s global reach and SRAM’s commitment to it. MTN-Qhubeka, based in South Africa, focuses on success in Europe and in promoting Qhubeka, World Bicycle Relief’s program in South Africa. Australian-based Drapac Professional
Cycling (Jonathan Cantwell) is a new addition to SRAM’s team lineup.
SRAM remains committed to women’s cycling, young rider development and U.S. domestic racing. In the U.S., Team Twenty16 again fields strong women’s pro and development teams. Specialized-lululemon(Evelyn Stevens, Elise Delzenne, Carmen Small) remains a contender in any race. Bolstering its investment in women’s cycling, SRAM adds the Dutch-based powerhouse Boels Dolmans Cycling Team (Elizabeth Armitstead, Ellen van Dijk and Megan Guarnier) in 2014.
Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies men’s (Tom Zirbel, Eric Young) and women’s (Jade Wilcoxson, Janel Holcomb) teams are consistent winners on the U.S. domestic circuit. Team SmartStop Pro Cycling(Canadian champion Zach Bell, Adam Myerson) has made the transition from focusing on criteriums to stage races. Axel Merckx’s Bissell Development Team (Logan Owen and Ryan Eastman) focuses on developing the sport’s next generation of stars.
For these teams and cyclists around the globe, SRAM RED 22 and Force 22 groupsets the world’s lightest, most ergonomic and efficient mechanical componentry with 22 usable gears for any situation.
Omega Pharma – Quick-Step (Belgium)Frame: SpecializedComponentry: SRAM RED 22Wheels: ZippBars, stems, seatposts: ZippPower: QuarqWeb: omegapharma-quickstep.com/Twitter: @opqscyclingteam
Tinkoff-Saxo (Denmark) Frame: SpecializedComponentry: SRAM RED 22Wheels: ZippBars, stems, seatposts: ZippWeb: tinkoffsaxo.com/Twitter: @offtinkoffsaxo
Cannondale Pro Cycling (Italy) Frame: CannondaleComponentry: SRAM RED 22Web: cannondaleprocycling.com/Twitter: @cannondalePro
MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung (South Africa) Frame: TrekComponentry: SRAM RED 22Wheels: ZippWeb: teammtnqhubeka.com/Twitter: @TeamMTNQhubeka
Drapac Professional Cycling (Australia) Frame: Swift CarbonComponentry: SRAM RED 22Wheels: ZippBars, stems, seatposts: ZippPower: QuarqWeb: drapaccycling.com/Twitter: @DrapacCycling
Specialized-lululemon (USA) Frame: SpecializedComponentry: SRAM RED 22Bars, stems, seatposts: ZippWeb: velociosports.com/Twitter: @velociosports
Boels Dolmans Cycling Team (The Netherlands) Frame: SpecializedComponentry: SRAM RED 22 and Force 22Web: boelsdolmanscyclingteam.com/en/Twitter: @boelsdolmansct
Bissell Development Team (USA) Frame: TrekComponentry: SRAM RED 22 and Force 22Power: QuarqWeb: BissellDevelopmentTeam.comTwitter: @BissellDT
Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies (USA) Frame: DiamondbackComponentry: SRAM RED 22 and Force 22Web: optumprocycling.com/ Twitter: @OPTUMpbKBS
Team SmartStop p/b Mountain Khakis (USA) Frame: WilierComponentry: SRAM RED 22 and Force 22Web: teamsmartstop.com/ Twitter: @TeamSmartStop
TWENTY16 Pro Cycling (USA) Frame: FeltComponentry: SRAM RED 22 and Force 22Wheels: ZippBars, stems, seatposts: ZippAerobars: ZippPower: QuarqWeb: teamtwenty16.com/Twitter: @TeamTWENTY16
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