Cervélo launch Carlos Sastre R3-SL and S3 limited edition frames
By Matthew Cole | Monday, June 29, 2009 8.00am
Cervélo have produced two limited edition frames to celebrate Carlos Sastre’s 2008 Tour de France victory.
The R3-SL Tdf LTD carbon road frame and S3 TdF LTD aero model will be available in mid-July in exclusive black and yellow pinstripe paintjobs.
Only 50 of the R3-SL frames, the bike that Sastre rode in most of last year’s Tour stages, will be produced worldwide, and will come with a signed Carlos Sastre yellow jersey as well as a certificate of authenticity.
If you can get hold of one, it’ll set you back £3099.99 – just £100 more than the standard R3-SL model.
The S3 TdF LTD frame was created to celebrate the Cervélo TestTeam’s inaugural Tour de France. Frame numbers are limited to just 200 worldwide, but the £3499.99 price does not include the signed jersey.
Both frames come complete with 3T Funda Team forks, FSA integrated headset and seatpost. The R3-SL has a 3T Doric Offset LTD (not shown in photo), and the S3 comes with Cervélo’s own carbon aero SL seatpost.
Rotor's goes for yellow 3D cranks
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Spanish bike component manufacturers Rotor have announced that they will supply the Cervélo TestTeam with a special edition of their new 3D Cranks.
The cranks bear the same yellow detailing as the limited edition frames, again to commemorate Sastre´s victory in 2008 and the race leader’s yellow jersey.
According to Rotor, the 2009 Tour de France will be the first year a prominent team will have competed on Q-Rings, “demonstrating that the oval technology is proven in real world racing.”
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