Winning ways continue for SRAM RED Riders

SRAM RED teams and riders deliver high performances at all races

Very early into 2013, SRAM RED teams and riders have already scored a number of prestigious victories: 30 on the road to date. With the World’s best-in-class components, Cannondale Pro Cycling, MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung , Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team, Saxo-Tinkoff Team and Specialized-Lululemon have already delivered impressive wins on the international stage.

The top won so far, and perhaps most surprising, was Milan San-Remo, which is promoted as one of the toughest and longest one-day races on the calendar. Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung ) claimed the victory with a brilliant race, savvy tactics, and a perfectly timed sprint finish.

Specialized-Lululemon riders have regularly stood on the podium at International races. The American star, Ellen van Dijk, won Le Samyn des Dames. German multi-champion, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, won the Merco Criterium (USA).

At his very first race on SRAM RED, Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team) won the Tour de San Luis opening stage. He followed that up with five stages and the overall victory at Tour of Qatar.

Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff Team), the two-time Tour de France and Vuelta a España winner, stood on his first top step of 2013 at Tour of San Luis, stage 6.

The young riders from Cannondale Pro Cycling also showed their talents: Peter Sagan claimed two stages at the Tour of Oman and two at Tirreno-Adriatico . Moreno Moser made a name himself when he surprised everyone, except his team, at Strade Bianche.

The best time trialist in the World, Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team), confirmed his TT prowess and confirmed his World Champions title by winning the Volta ao Algarve ITT, and the overall race. He also contributed to the Team Time Trial victory at the opening stage, and won the final ITT, at Tirreno Adriatico.

Thanks to consistently strong performances, Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team) is now the World’s number one ranked rider.

Along with every cycling fan, we at SRAM are looking forward for the upcoming spring classics in Belgium and France, followed by the Grand Tours. SRAM RED is proud to be the componentry of choice for the most talented teams and riders in the world.

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VICTORIES IN DETAILS

6-days of Rotterdam (Track):
Iljo Keisse (BEL – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team) and Niki Terpstra (NLD – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team)

Tour de San Luis:
Opening Stage: Mark Cavendish (GBR – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team)
Stage 6: Alberto Contador (ESP – Saxo-Tinkoff Team)

Tour of Qatar:
Overall victory: Mark Cavendish (GBR – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team)
Stage 3: Mark Cavendish (GBR – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team)
Stage 4: Mark Cavendish (GBR – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team)
Stage 5: Mark Cavendish (GBR – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team)
Final stage: Mark Cavendish (GBR – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team)

Tour of Oman:
Stage 2: Peter Sagan (SVK – Cannondale Pro Cycling)
Stage 3: Peter Sagan (SVK – Cannondale Pro Cycling)

CP Camaiore (Italy):
Peter Sagan (SVK – Cannondale Pro Cycling)

Volta ao Algarve:
Overall victory: Tony Martin (GER – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team)
Final stage (ITT): Tony Martin (GER – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team)

Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen:
Overall victory: Kristof Vandewalle (POL – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team)
Prologue: Kristof Vandewalle (POL – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team)
Stage 3: Gerald Ciolek (GER – MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung)

Le Samyn des Dames:
Ellen van Dijk (US – Specialized – Lululemon)

Merco Criterium – McDonald’s Downtown Grand Prix:
Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (GER – Specialized – Lululemon)

Strade Bianche:
Moreno Moser (ITL – Cannondale Pro Cycling)

Paris-Nice:
Stage 6  : Sylvain Chavanel (FRA – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team)

Tirreno-Adriatico:
Stage 1/ Opening Stage (TTT): Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team
Stage 3: Peter Sagan (SVK – Cannondale Pro Cycling)
Stage 6: Peter Sagan (SVK – Cannondale Pro Cycling)
Stage 7/ Final stage (ITT): Tony Martin (GER – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team)

Milan San-Remo:
Gerald Ciolek (GER – MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung)

Volta Ciclista a catalunya:
Stage 1: Gianni Meersman (BEL – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team) 
Stage 1: Gianni Meersman (BEL – Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team)

Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali:
Stage 5: Damiano Caruso (ITL – Cannondale Pro Cycling)

Tour of Taiwan:
Stage 5: Tsgabu Grmay (ETH – MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung)

Gent-Wevelgem:
Overall: Peter Sagan (SVK – Cannondale Pro Cycling)

UCI World Tour Ranking 2013 (Teams) – March 21, 2013 :
Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team: 2nd
Cannondale Pro Cycling: 8th
Saxo-Tinkoff Team: 13th

UCI World Tour Ranking 2013 (Riders) – March 21, 2013 :
Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Pro Team) 1st
Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) 5th
Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff Team) 10th

 

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