For the Vuelta a España, one of the three prestigious Grand Tours, Alberto Contador (Team Saxo Bank – Tinkoff Bank) makes his return to racing. After the three first stages, he showed that he is in good shape and eager to win.
His Specialized S-Works SL4 SRAM RED-2012 has been specifically prepared by Faustino Munoz Cambron, his old-time mechanic, and will be raced for most of the Vuelta stages.
Let’s have a closer look to Alberto’s machine:
The original WiFLi system, created in the 2008 Giro d’Italia, for stage 16 featuring the KronPlatz. The stage was an extremely steep 12.9 kilometer gravel road time trial with grades of up to 24%. SRAM technicians custom built race leader Alberto Contador a 34×30 compact drivetrain that allowed him to power up the climb and secure the pink jersey as overall winner.
At the 2012 Vuelta Alberto Contador has decided to ride the SRAM RED-2012 WiFLi Rear derailleur (mid-cage) which will allow him to ride cassettes up to 32 teeth sprockets. It will provide him an incredible advantage compared to his competitors in the hardest climbs.