The Critérium du Dauphiné finished with eight categorised climbs on the weekend, starting with stage 7’s ascent of l’Alpe d’Huez on Saturday.
Euskaltel-Euskadi’s Samuel Sanchez won the stage, putting behind him a disappointing Giro d’Italia. The 2008 Olympic champion was riding something special too, a matt black Orbea Orca.
We took a look at it at the stage start in Grésy-sur-Aix, to see what kit Sanchez rode in the mountains.
Samuel Sanchez was running Osymetric rings on his road bike
Complete bike specifications
- Frame: Orbea Orca Gold Di2, custom paint
- Stem: FSA OS115, 130mm
- Handlebar: FSA K-Force Carbon ergo bars 42cm c-to-c
- Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace BR9000
- Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
- Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070 11sp
- Shift/brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070 11sp, with remote climbing switch
- Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS9000, 11-28t
- Cranks: Shimano Dura-Ace
- Chain rings: Osymetric
- Chain: Shimano CN-9000
- Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30 Ceramic bearings
- Pedals: Shimano PD-9000
- Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace C35 rear, C24 front
- Tyres: Vittoria Corsa Evo SC
- Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow
- Seatpost: Orbea Orca
- Bottle cages: Elite Sior Evo
- Other accessories: Alligator i-Link brake cabling