Felt sponsored riders continue to dominate in almost every discipline.
The Hincapie Development team continues its winning ways in Colorado. Lex Albright of Team Twenty16 also continued her winning streak at the Quebec championships. Other Felt athletes on the top step of the podium are triathletes Daniela Ryf and Tim Reed. On the track, national champion Matt Baranoski wins in Germany at the UCI Class 1 Cottbuser Nächte.
In a brave solo attack Hincapie Development’s Robin Carpenter took the victory in stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado. The stage to Crested Butte included rain and a gravel climb, all the elements that make a ride epic. Robin powered his FC away from his breakaway companions and went solo with 23 kilometers remaining to the finish, holding off the peloton by 7 seconds.
The USA Pro Challenged concluded in Denver with Hincapie Development’s Joey Rosskopf finishing in sixth place on the final general classification.
Using her full compliment of Felt bikes, Lex Albright of Team Twenty16 defended both her Québec road and time trial titles. This is her seventh Champion of Québec jersey!
Just after winning four US National track titles (Team Sprint, Keirin, Sprint, and Kilometer), Matt Baranoski competed in Germany at the UCI Class 1 Cottbuser Nächte. There, with a deep international field, he took third in the Match Sprints and won the Keirin event! With the goal of making the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Baranoski is right on course.
Daniela Ryf proves to be unstoppable this season. The Swiss multi-sport star won her fourth consecutive major international triathlon at the IRONMAN Copenhagen with a winning time of just over 8:53, more than 10 minutes faster than the second place finisher. This follows Daniela’s victory streak which started at the 5015 European Championships, IRONMAN Zurich, and IRONMAN 70.3 European Championships. This was her fourth consecutive win in only her second ever full IRONMAN – her first being IRONMAN Zurich just four weeks ago!
These results mark her as a favorite at the upcoming Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Mont-Tremblant and the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona.
Australian Tim Reed took his third win in a row at the Gold Coast Challenge. Considered one of the fastest cyclist in triathlon, Reed rode his IA flat out, gaining three minutes on his competitors. With his victories at the Ironman 70.3 Vineman, Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake, and now the Gold Coast Challenge, Reed is coming into form for the upcoming IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships.