On display in Turin during the Giro d’Italia 2011 presentation was a special Gir0-themed Pinarello equipped with the long-awaited Campagnolo electronic shifting system.
The system, it seems, is superficially similar to Shimano’s DI2 system, but uses finger paddles on the brake hoods instead of buttons. It will also run with Campagnolo’s 11-speed cassette – one more cog than Di2’s 10.
Campagnolo have confirmed that Movistar are the only team to be using the system in 2011. They’ll be riding Pinarellos similar to the one on display (Pinarellos are now the Giro’s official bike), and will effectively be the Campag test team, smoothing out any glitches in the system before the big boys get a hold of it.
Another photo after the break…
More photos at CyclingNews.com.