Felt News


Zurich, Switzerland -- Felt Ötztal X-Bionic team rider Thomas Litscher has been recognized by the Swiss cycling federation as its “Best Young Rider” for 2011. The 22-year-old cross-country rider had a breakout season, winning both the Swiss National Championship and the World Championship in the Under-23 category. The award was announced November 30 at the Zürich Six Day race.

Widely recognized as one of the sport’s top up-and-coming stars, Litscher was competitive with the world’s best this year. In addition to his U23 accolades, he scored a handful of top-10 finishes at the elite level in World Cup racing.
Cali, Colombia -- Felt-sponsored track athletes scored a handful of medals at Round 2 of the World Cup in Cali, Colombia. World Champion Sarah Hammer led the way, riding her Felt TK1 to the gold medal in the women’s omnium at the December 1-3 event.

In addition to Hammer’s victory, Canadian Zach Bell rode Felt to a silver medal in the men’s omnium, and the Felt-sponsored USA women’s team pursuit squad—Sarah Hammer, Jennie Reed and Lauren Tamayo—took the bronze medal in that event.