Sarah Gigante of Team TIBCO has taken the Australian cycling world by storm and moved into the European peloton for the first time in 2021. The reigning Australian national time trial champ achieved an encouraging set of results early on in the 2021 season, with a best result of 11th at Dwars door Vlaanderen. The photo here was taken just before the start of that race.
Unfortunately, a big crash at Fleche Wallonne saw Gigante break her broken collarbone, fibula and elbow. She recovered in time for the Olympics and was seen on the front a lot working for the Australian team on her way to 40th place. She finished 11th in the Olympic time trial a few days later. With the injuries healed and clearly still able to race hard, Gigante will hope to get strong results in the rest of the 2021 season. Her programme starts at the Ladies Tour of Norway where there’s an encouraging long climb which suits her well. With her TIBCO team announcing they will look to join the Women’s WorldTour from 2022, the future looks good for the young Aussie rider!
What’s on Sarah Gigante’s race bike?
- Frameset: Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc
- Front brake: Shimano Ultegra R8000 Hydraulic disc,
- Rear brake: Shimano Ultegra R8000 Hydraulic disc
- Brake/shift levers: Shimano Ultegra R8000 Hydraulic Dual Control Lever
- Front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
- Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
- Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-30T
- Chain: Shimano Ultegra
- Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace Hollowtech II w/ 4iiii Precision Pro power meter
- Bottom bracket: FSA PF30
- Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace C40
- Tyres: Vittoria Corsa Graphine 2.0 25mm
- Handlebars: FSA K-Force
- Handlebar tape: Prologo OneTouch 2.0
- Stem: FSA SL-K SCR
- Computer: Wahoo Elemnt
- Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
- Saddle: Prologo Dimension CPC
- Seat post: HollowGram 27 SL Knot
- Bottle cages: Arundel Mandible
- Rider height: 1.65 m