Contador and Leipheimer happy to see Red

After yesterday's announcement that the Astana team will use SRAM's new ultra-lightweight Red component group, Astana riders Alberto Contador and Levi Leipheimer have both expressed their happiness with the new gear.

Contador, whose ability in the mountains was instrumental in his 2007 Tour de France victory, is especially happy about the low weight of the new kit. "The lightest gruppo in the world will only benefit a rider like myself," he said. "It has already improved my climbing."

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