Romain Bardet gives SRAM Wireless its fourth victory with a win at the Critérium du Dauphiné despite still not having been officially launched
Despite still not having been officially launched, SRAM Wireless has continued to make its mark on the WorldTour stage, with Romain Bardet riding the new groupset to victory on stage five of the Critérium du Dauphiné.
This is SRAM’s Wireless’s fourth victory courtesy of AG2R-La Mondiale riders, after Jean-Christophe Péraud took the final stage of the Critérium International, and Domenico Pozzovivo stage three of the Giro del Trentino and stage three of the Volta a Catalunya, with the latter also being the groupset’s first win at WorldTour level.
However despite already racking up four wins, SRAM has yet to officially release the new system (although in accordance with UCI rules it must be released by September at the latest, nine months after AG2R-La Mondiale first used it at the Tour Down Under).
Given that this is perhaps the worst kept secret in cycling, we’ve been able to have a pretty good stab at what we can expect from SRAM Wireless when full details finally emerge.
The American company looks set to ditch DoubleTap, with the left and right levers pushing the chain either up or down the cassette. Each individual component (derailleurs and shifters) should also have its own seperate CR3023 battery, and we also expect there to be remote shifters and some sort of option to link up with your Garmin.