Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Alpe d'Huez, BMC, Roblin, Teejay, Tour de France, Van Garderen
Oh TeJay Van G
We saw your winning effort
And your second place
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: carbon, Velonews, Campagnolo, BMC, katusha, mavic, carbone ultimate, Garmin-Sharp, Shimano, Shimano C50, Orica-GreenEdge, BMC RAcing, Sky, Campagnolo Hyperon, Movistar, Lotto-Belisol, Europcar, Crampngoslo
Not an aluminum rim in sight on the cobbles this year.
Carbon ruled on Sunday. Sky, Argos-Shimano, Blanco, Orica-GreenEdge, BMC Racing, and others had only their normal Shimano C50 tubulars on hand; Garmin-Sharp and Katusha brought only their usual Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate, a wheel so abhorrent of metal that it uses carbon spokes and a carbon hub shell; Movistar, Lotto-Belisol, and Europcar used Campagnolo’s ultra-light Hyperon and aerodynamic Bora carbon rims. There was no discernible spike in rim failures, long considered the Achilles heel of carbon on cobbles.