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Cervélo launch Sastre R3-SL, S3 limited edition frames

By:
Daniel Simms
Published:
July 01, 2009, 9:40 BST,
Updated:
July 01, 2009, 1:55 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Cervélo will release just 50 R3-SL Tdf LTD carbon road frames.

Cervélo will release just 50 R3-SL Tdf LTD carbon road frames.

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Tour champion honoured with frame range

Cervélo has produced two limited edition frames to celebrate Carlos Sastre’s 2008 Tour de France victory. The R3-SL Tdf LTD carbon road frame and S3 TdF LTD aero model will be available in mid-July in exclusive black and yellow pinstripe paintjobs.

Only 50 of the R3-SL frames, the bike that Sastre rode in most of last year’s Tour stages, will be produced worldwide, and will come with a signed Carlos Sastre yellow jersey as well as a certificate of authenticity. If you can get hold of one, it’ll set you back £3099.99 – just £100 more than the standard R3-SL model.

The S3 TdF LTD frame was created to celebrate the Cervélo TestTeam’s inaugural Tour de France. Frame numbers are limited to just 200 worldwide, but the £3499.99 price does not include the signed jersey.

The S3 TdF LTD aero model will be available in mid-July in exclusive black and yellow pinstripe paintjob.

Both frames come complete with 3T Funda Team forks, FSA integrated headset and seatpost. The R3-SL has a 3T Doric Offset LTD (not shown in photo), and the S3 comes with Cervélo’s own carbon aero SL seatpost.

Rotor's goes for yellow 3D cranks

Spanish bike component manufacturers Rotor have announced that they will supply the Cervélo TestTeam with a special edition of their new 3D Cranks. The cranks bear the same yellow detailing as the limited edition frames, again to commemorate Sastre´s victory in 2008 and the race leader’s yellow jersey.

According to Rotor, the 2009 Tour de France will be the first
year a prominent team will have competed on Q-Rings, “demonstrating that the oval technology is proven in real world racing”.

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