With Samuel Sanchez still recovering from his Giro d’Italia exploits, it was down to Spaniard Igor Anton to take team leadership reigns at Euskaltel-Euskadi and aboard a brand new Orbea Orca to boot.
We’re informed that the new version is lighter, stiffer and more aero over the previous Orca.
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The dual compatible (mechanical or electronic) frame was rigged up with a full Shimano sponsorship package, a standard 53/39 with a pair of 170mm cranks and a 11/28 cassette.
Di2 cabling now takes an interesting route thanks to a removable front cable guide wedge. With no need for large cable arches, the wiring on display between battery, mounted underneath the chainstay and rear mech, is minimal thanks to a neat exit point at the bottom of the seat stay.
What is less common is the lack of power data Anton has access too – running just a simple Polar speedo/heart rate set-up.
Customised carbon number mount
The front wedge can be swapped out for mechnical cabling
Minimal Di2 wiring on display