PARIS, France (BRAIN) — Shimano is claiming victory in the 2013 Tour de France.
While there are many ways to measure success at the Tour, the component company points out that every yellow jersey wearer in this year's Tour was using a Shimano drivetrain, including of course overall winner Chris Froome of Team Sky. In addition, Shimano-shifting riders won 11 of the Tour's 21 stages.
An infographic distributed by Shimano Monday promotes that its wheels, shoes, PRO component line and Pearl Izumi clothing departments also brought home winnings from Paris. For example, nine stages were won by riders using PRO components, and six stages were won by riders with Shimano shoes.
Of course SRAM scored some wins at the Tour, as well. Sprinting rivals Mark Cavendish (Team Omega Pharma) and Peter Sagan (Cannondale) each used SRAM shifters, and Sagan ultimately won the Tour's green jersey. Cavendish's teammates Matteo Trentin and Tony Martin also won stages on SRAM.
Alberto Contador's Team Saxo-Tinkoff also used SRAM and won the Tour's Team GC overall title.
Campagnolo also scored, thanks largely to Team Movistar. The team's Rui Costa won two stages on Campy components, and Nairo Quintana won a stage, the mountains competition and the best young rider's title on Campy gear.