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Another star from Luxembourg

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A simple Sigma 1106 computer

A simple Sigma 1106 computer
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The R3-SL is a familiar site for CSC

The R3-SL is a familiar site for CSC
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The front end is bolstered by Alpha Q's new GS-40 carbon fork.

The front end is bolstered by Alpha Q's new GS-40 carbon fork.
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Cervélo's 'squoval'-shaped tubes

Cervélo's 'squoval'-shaped tubes
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Zipp has been a long-time sponsor of the CSC team

Zipp has been a long-time sponsor of the CSC team
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Beefy bottom bracket areas are a regular site

Beefy bottom bracket areas are a regular site
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Rising star Andy Schleck (CSC-Saxo Bank) is competing in his first Tour de France on a Cervélo R3-SL.

Rising star Andy Schleck (CSC-Saxo Bank) is competing in his first Tour de France on a Cervélo R3-SL. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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The R3-SL is a familiar site for CSC although usually it's been reserved for the spring classics as most of the squad is on the aerodynamic SLC-SL.

The R3-SL is a familiar site for CSC although usually it's been reserved for the spring classics as most of the squad is on the aerodynamic SLC-SL. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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The front end is bolstered by Alpha Q's new GS-40 carbon fork.

The front end is bolstered by Alpha Q's new GS-40 carbon fork. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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Cervélo's 'squoval'-shaped tubes supposedly offer the best combination of light weight and stiffness. Naturally, the bottle cages are carbon, too.

Cervélo's 'squoval'-shaped tubes supposedly offer the best combination of light weight and stiffness. Naturally, the bottle cages are carbon, too. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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Zipp has been a long-time sponsor of the CSC team and provides a wide range of wheelsets to suit most any condition.

Zipp has been a long-time sponsor of the CSC team and provides a wide range of wheelsets to suit most any condition. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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Beefy bottom bracket areas are a regular site these days. Schleck's bottom bracket is fitted with ceramic bearings for smoother rolling.

Beefy bottom bracket areas are a regular site these days. Schleck's bottom bracket is fitted with ceramic bearings for smoother rolling. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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Schleck's bike was fitted with versatile Zipp 404 wheels and Vittoria's ubiquitous Corsa EVO-CX tubulars when we caught up with him.

Schleck's bike was fitted with versatile Zipp 404 wheels and Vittoria's ubiquitous Corsa EVO-CX tubulars when we caught up with him. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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New sponsor 3T supplies Schleck with its Arx Team stem and Rotundo Team carbon bars.

New sponsor 3T supplies Schleck with its Arx Team stem and Rotundo Team carbon bars. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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Like many pro riders, Schleck prefers a traditional handlebar bend.

Like many pro riders, Schleck prefers a traditional handlebar bend. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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These FSA cranks are labeled as 'K-Force Light' but they're more likely rebadged SL-K Light models that are swapped in for their standard bolt circle diameter.

These FSA cranks are labeled as 'K-Force Light' but they're more likely rebadged SL-K Light models that are swapped in for their standard bolt circle diameter. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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CSC-Saxo Bank uses Shimano Dura-Ace componentry for the transmission…

CSC-Saxo Bank uses Shimano Dura-Ace componentry for the transmission… (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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…and brakes although it buys the parts itself in order to gain the freedom to choose other parts.

…and brakes although it buys the parts itself in order to gain the freedom to choose other parts. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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The Prologo Scratch TR saddle is fast becoming a favorite among the pros.

The Prologo Scratch TR saddle is fast becoming a favorite among the pros. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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A simple Sigma 1106 computer keeps track of Schleck's day in the saddle.

A simple Sigma 1106 computer keeps track of Schleck's day in the saddle. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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Schleck had a tough day on stage 10's ascent of the Hautacam but we've definitely not seen the last of this incredibly talented rider from Luxembourg.

Schleck had a tough day on stage 10's ascent of the Hautacam but we've definitely not seen the last of this incredibly talented rider from Luxembourg. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)

Pro bikes, July 15, 2008

Andy Schleck's CSC-Saxo Bank Cervélo R3-SL

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