Felt News

APRIL 2010

The Mountain Bike World Cup Offenburg is an absolute highlight in the annual sports calendar in Germany. The world of mountain biking holds its breath when the best riders take to the most difficult track in the World Cup circus.
With the Swiss Nino Schurter and Irina Kalentieva (RUS) the world champions of 2009 won the first World Cup in Dalby Forest (GB). As seventeenth Sabrina Enaux (FRA) was the best athlete of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team. After a technical problem in the third round the race was over for Blaza Klemencic (SLO).
Texas — Felt-sponsored triathlete Terenzo Bozzone scored his biggest win of the 2010 season, beating a stacked men’s field to take the title at Sunday’s Memorial Herrman Ironman 70.3  Texas in Galveston. As the inaugural U.S. Pro Ironman 70.3 Championship, the event featured many of the sport's top stars.
Despite travel problems the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team has arrived in Dalby Forest (GB) on Wednesday in good spirits. No wonder, as the team comes with top results from the Bundesliga race in Münsingen to England. The second place of Blaza Klemencic (SLO), the strong performances by Sabrina Enaux (FRA) and Adelheid Morath (GER) and the 10th place of Karl Markt (AUT) have strengthened the confidence and offer best prospects for the World Cup opener in Dalby Forest on sunday.
While the Cross Country professionals of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team convinced at the Bundesliga race, the marathon riders of the team also showed their strength last weekend. At Uralan spring marathon in Münsingen and the Kellerwald Bikemarathon in Gilserberg all four athletes finished amongst the Top 5.
The first race of the Bundesliga season in Münsingen has exceeded all expectations. Only overall World Cup winner Lisi Osl (AUT) defeated the Slovenian Blaza Klemencic after a thrilling head to head race. Also Sabrina Enaux (FRA) and reigning German marathon champion Adelheid Morath persuaded with ranks seven and eight as well as Karl Markt ranked 10th in the mens competition.
New York — Caleb Fairly of the Holowesko Partners-Felt Under-23 team scored a big win at the UCI-ranked Tour of the Battenkill race in New York on Sunday. The 23-year-old joined a small break and then powered his Felt F1 team bike to an impressive solo win, dropping former 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis on the final climb to win the tough 124-mile race that includes plenty of rugged dirt roads in upstate New York.
The Netherlands — Canadian Ryder Hesjedal rode his Felt F1 SL to an impressive second-place finish at the 257-kilometer Amstel Gold Race, the first of the three Ardennes Classics, on Sunday. It was the Garmin-Transitions rider’s top finish ever at a Classic and the latest in a string of breakthrough performances that included his first grand tour stage victory in Spain last summer.
New Orleans — Terenzo Bozzone laid down a sizzling bike leg in the Oschner Ironman 70.3 in New Orleans on Sunday to finish second. A new addition to Felt’s stable of triathletes, Bozzone survived the hot, humid conditions to rack up another stellar result. He also finished second at Ironman New Zealand earlier this season.