Felt Bicycles is pleased to announce that talented young Australian triathlete Joshua Amberger will be riding Felt for the next two years. The multi-year deal follows a breakthrough 2012 season for Amberger as he aims to become one of the world’s leading non-drafting triathletes.
Amberger will ride the 2013 Felt DA frameset series as he targets races around the world in his quest for top-tier results with an emphasis on 5150 and Ironman 70.3 races. Amberger’s top 10 finishes in both the 2012 Ironman 70.3 World Championships and Hy-Vee 5150 (along with a string of other high quality finishes) has earned him the attention of the elite tri world. As makers of some of the world’s fastest bicycles, Felt will provide the Australian athlete with the latest in frame technology along with advice and expertise in support of his athletic development.
For Amberger, this will be an important step in his professional career. “To me, being professional is all about being a student of the sport,” says Amberger. “I’ve done my research and I have confidence in knowing that Felt is among the most respected and trusted names in the business. I’ve followed and learned from the many champions who’ve ridden Felt– from DeBoom to Walton, Snowsill to Carfrae–and I look forward to this journey and continuing their legacy of building champions.”
“We are thrilled to have Josh on our bikes,” says Felt Bicycles’ company founder and namesake, Jim Felt. “We have always done our best to ID and nurture emerging talent and in Josh we feel we have somebody very special. We are very excited to get going.”
With over 20 years in the bicycle business, Felt has become one of the world’s most respected bicycle manufacturers with a long list of elite athletes on its roster. Amberger is the latest leading Australian triathlete to be sponsored by Felt following the likes of some of the sport’s biggest stars including Craig Walton, Olympic Champion Emma Snowsill, and of course, Ironman World Champions Michellie Jones and Mirinda Carfrae.
For 2013, Amberger joins Carfrae, Snowsill, Andi Boecherer (GER), and Daniela Ryf (SUI) with several other related announcements still to be made.