It was a championship weekend and once again Felt athletes are on the podium. Daniela Ryf won the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championships and Daniel Holloway was third in the USA Professional Criterium Championships.
It was a stacked field of competitors lining up in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Previous to the World Championships, Daniela Ryf had just taken three Ironman wins, one of which was the 70.3 European Championship, so the Swiss was a huge favorite.
Ryf was part of a group of five that had come out of the water. However, it was in the bike segment where Ryf made her move, distancing her rivals. By the time she racked her IA FRD in the transition area for the run, she had a 2:45 minute advantage over her chasers. With that much of a gap, Ryf was easily able to maintain her lead, taking her first ever 70.3 World Championship title!
On her personal blog site, Ryf credits her IA for her strong bike split time, “My personal goal what to break the 2:20 mark. I am convinced I did for one reason because I rode the IA FRD from Felt.”
Congratulations Daniela and we look forward to future World Championship wins!
High Point, North Carolina was the scene for the USA Professional Criterium Championships. All of the nation’s sprinters were in attendance, ensuring a fast race. Daniel Holloway (Athlete Octane Cycling) instigated a 13 rider group that lapped the field early in the championships and in typical Holloway style, was very active throughout the race.
In the end, Daniel sprinted to a strong third place, adding to his already impressive amount of podium appearances this season!