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July 10, 2005

US improving in TdF frame representation

nytimes.com | For American Bikes, a Takeover de France and All of Europe

The New York Times looks at the big role American bike frames have come to play in the Tour de France, improving from the occasional rebadged Litespeed to the point where 4 teams (I think: correct me in the comments) are using US frames on their Tour bikes:

Discovery Channel: Trek
Gerolsteiner: Specialized
Lampre-Caffita: Cannondale
Saunier Duval-Prodir: Scott USA Correction: Scott USA has been headquartered in Switzerland since 1997, and started selling in the US again in 2004-2005.

CSC's Cervelo is a Canadian company, as well.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 10, 2005 in Tour Tech | Permalink


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As far as I know Scott is now a Swiss company. And have only started reselling their bikes back into the American market this year.

Posted by: Philip Gomes at Jul 10, 2005 5:49:24 PM

Looks like you're right. Sorry 'bout that -- you can't really tell from their about the company page.

Posted by: Frank at Jul 10, 2005 6:06:17 PM