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.
On the mountain stage to valmorel, sanchez’s chain-rings were 52-38, with an 11-28 cassette on the back: on the mountain stage to valmorel, sanchez’s chain-rings were 52-38, with an 11-28 cassette on the backSam Dansie/Future Publishing
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