As of today (March 28), Saxo Bank Cycling Team, which includes Bjarne Riis, Fabian Cancellara and brothers Frank and Andy Schleck have switched to SRAM Red from Shimano Dura-Ace.

After a period of test-riding, Team Director Bjarne Riis, renowned for his selectiveness, has asked SRAM to assist in swapping Saxo Bank’s entire fleet of bikes to RED. 

“SRAM RED is proven reliable, remains the lightest gruppo available, and delivers perfect ergonomics. SRAM has demonstrated impressive product development, great quality and intense focus, just like our team. We are looking forward to racing with SRAM”, says Riis. 

Earlier this year, the team switched from Cervelo after seven seasons to Specialized.

David Zimberoff, SRAM’s Global Marketing Director, added: “The mating of SRAM RED componentry to the Specialized S-Works frames, along with Zipp wheels, will make the team’s bikes amongst the fastest, most comfortable, and most responsive in the peloton”.

Team Saxo Bank expects to be racing fully SRAM RED-equipped bikes starting with the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke and the Criterium Internationale, on March 28. Additionally, they will race on SRAM RED-equipped Specialized S-Works Tarmac and Roubaix SL2’,s, and time trial on the S-Works Transition.

Astana, Milram, Trek-LiveStrong U23 and Ouch/Maxxis teams are now all racing SRAM.

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