Felt News

MARCH 2010

Belgium — A gutsy ride in terrible conditions at the Three Days of De Panne stage race put Garmin-Transitions rider David Millar in fourth place overall with one day to go in the three-day race. Millar fought off the rain and finished in a chase group 41 seconds behind the day’s winner, Frenchman Sebastian Turgot, and now sits poised to make a run at the overall win on Thursday.
The FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team presented itself well recovered at different races last weekend. At Kamptal Klassik Trophy in Langenlois (AUT) three of the four starters landed in the top 15. Adelheid Morath was 13th at the prelude of the Racer Bikes Cup in Buchs (SUI). In the first race after her shoulder injury Sabrina Enaux finished seventh at the French Cup.
France — David Millar of the Garmin-Transitions team proved he’s still one of the best riders in the world against the clock, powering his Felt DA TT bike to victory at the final stage of Criterium International in Corsica Sunday. Millar beat two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, who finished second, plus a long list of other top pros including American Lance Armstrong.
This coming weekend the athletes of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team will start at races in four different nations.
Denmark - American Sarah Hammer won the Women’s Individual Pursuit competition at the 2010 UCI Track World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday. Hammer rode her Felt bike to a winning time of 3:28.601, crushing her nearest competitors by nearly 4 seconds.
New Zealand — Australian Paul Van der Ploeg of the Felt Ötztal X-Bionic World Cup Mountain Bike Team made it two major wins in two consecutive weeks. A week after winning the Under-23 Australian Cross-country Series Championship, Van der Ploeg won the U-23 Oceania Continental XC Championship in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Australia — Australian Paul Van der Ploeg of the Felt Ötztal X-Bionic World Cup Mountain Bike Team showed he’s in top form at last weekend’s Australian National Mountain Bike Series Finals. The 21-year-old scored a win in the Elite Men's Short Track event, which tied him with Olympian Dan McConnell atop the overall season standings.
After the strong results at the Maremma Cup the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team left optimistically for Montichiari last week to ride for podium ranks at the "Trofeo Giorgio Senini".

It was only the second Ironman over the full distance after her debut in Nice 2009. Last Sunday the manager of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team showed with eight place at Ironman China, that she can compete with the Ironman world's elite primarily on the bike.

Felt Colbornes elite UK road cycling team launch rides to success.