SRAM Apex, the Pro Rider’s Choice for Giro’s Mountain Stages!

Alberto Contador - SRAM Apex - Stage 14th - Giro 2011

The Giro is known to be one of the toughest races in the World with a lot of steep climbing. The 2011 edition didn’t differ from the rules: the three mountain stages in the Dolomites averaged more than 10 per cent with some ramps around 20 per cent. Might be the reason why rear derailleur and cassette on the SRAM Pro rider’s bikes are different…

Apex mid cage rea Derailleur - Giro 2011

Isn’t it a SRAM Apex mid-cage rear derailleur on the Saxo-Bank Sungard team’s bike?

SRAM Cassette 11-32t - Giro 2011

What about the cassette? An 11- 32t cassette!

Alberto's mechanic faustino munoz - Giro 2011

After cassette and rear derailleur changes Alberto’s mechanic Faustino Munoz said the bike is 100% ready to perform.

Alberto's bike - SRAM Apex - Giro 2011

In 2008, for the Plan De Corones TT, SRAM made a specific set up for Alberto Contador (Saxo-Bank Sungard Team): the Apex story with its WiFLi concept (Wider, Faster, Lighter) started there! Three years later Alberto, the original Apex test pilot, used the Apex in the Dolimites.

Roman Kreuziger - Team Astana - SRAM Apex  - Giro 2011

Not only Alberto and his Saxo-Bank Sungard teammates are using it…, Pro Team Astana too and…

Cameron Meyer - Garmin Cervelo - SRAM Apex - Giro 2011

Team Garmin-Cervelo riders, Cameron Meyer for instance.

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