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TeXtreme contributes to Tour de France historic victories

News International-French

23 Jul 2013

The historic 100th edition of Tour de France ended up with a victory of the competition for a rider using the high-performance disc wheel PRO TeXtreme from PRO bike gear.

Alongside the total victory Team Argos Shimano rider Marcel Kittel using a frame from Felt Bicycles built using TeXtreme finished the Tour as he started it, by winning. In total Marcel Kittel won four stages in this year’s competition which is more than any other rider.

Tour de France is the world´s most famous bicycle competition and the race celebrated 100 years this year. The race ended Sunday 21th of July when the riders crossed the finish line at Champs-Elysées in Paris, France, after having put a total distance of 3403 km behind them.

When the Felt Bicycles road bike frames where introduced on the UCI World Tour by Team Argos-Shimano earlier this year Felt’s Director of R&D Jeff Soucek said, “We started with a mountain bike to prove the performance of TeXtreme."

"Team Argos-Shimano Team manager Iwan Spekenbrink said after the final stage: “This stage is the highlight, what else can we ask for. A Tour with so much history – winning stage one the first time the race has been to Corsica and taking the yellow jersey, and taking the final stage the first time it has been run in the evening. It’s so symbolic, and to win the stages we have is amazing."

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