Pro bike: Samuel Sanchez's Orbea Orca Gold

Special matt black edition for Euskaltel-Euskadi rider

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

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