Felt athletes have been on a tear and in the last 10 days have won two US National Road Championships, one Ironman 70.3, and much more.
Starting with Felt’s triathletes, it was quite a fruitful weekend beginning with Tim Reed (AUS, above) who got the “W” in the prestigious Ironman 70.3 Vineman (California), his second victory in the last month and since receiving his new Felt IA. Tim lead a very competitive field in a wire-to-wire win, including a very fast 2.05.40 bike leg. Meanwhile, Josh Amberger (AUS, below) grabbed himself a silver in Ironman 70.3 Muncie (Indiana) as he put out a huge swim followed by a 2.01.34 bike leg. While he was eventually passed in the run by Lionel Sanders, this was a very big result for Josh.
In Southern California, it was semi-retired legend Michellie Jones (AUS) who took top honors in the Carlsbad Triathlon aboard her new custom IA (below). “MJ” always has a great time racing and can still mix it up with the best. Not to be outdone, reigning Ironman World Champion Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae (AUS) recorded her second win of the year when she took Challenge St. Andrews (Canada) last weekend. Rinny’s next event will be the famed Challenge Roth on July 20th.
In track racing, the 7-11 Velodrome in Colorado Springs hosted a US Grand Prix opener which included a number of Felt’s elite trackies present. Beginning with the Omnium event, it was rising star Jennifer Valente (USA) of Team TWENTY16 who took the overall by sweeping all six events, with teammate Sofia Arreola (MEX) finishing third in a very competitive women’s field. In the men’s event, Jake Duehring (USA) raced very consistently throughout with four 2nd’s, a third and a sixth over six events to take silver just behind Dutchman Tim Veldt. In the sprint competition, Matt Baranoski (USA) won the Keirin and took second in the Sprints behind Danny Robertson (USA), also aboard Felt. All Felt track athletes mention ride the TK1.
In road news, Felt athletes from two different teams shown as Emerson Oronte (USA) of Horizon Organic/Einstein Bros who, behind some head’s up teamwork and racing, took a solo win in the 2014 US National Road Championships last weekend aboard his FC. For Emerson, it was one of the biggest wins of his career and was quickly in his stars-and-stripes kit (above) the following weekend. The next day it was none other than Daniel Holloway (USA, below) of Athlete Octane Cycling who has proven almost unbeatable on US soil this year, taking the 2014 US Criterium Championships–his 17th win of the year! Daniel and all members of AO Cycling ride the AR.