Felt News

MAY 2010

Italy – With Garmin-Transitions double stage winner Tyler Farrar out of the Giro d’Italia in the final days of the three-week race, Farrar’s lead-out man Julian Dean made the most of an opportunity to sprint for himself, finishing second in Stage 18.
The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Offenburg was the anticipated highlight. Already early on the sunny Sunday morning thousands of spectators came to the huge World Cup stadium and to the course in the forest of Rammersweier in order to see the worlds best mountain bike riders. In the men`s race more than 20,000 spectators came to the Offenburg, a new attendance record was set.
California – The Garmin-Transitions team finished the Amgen Tour of California on a high note as Canadian Ryder Hesdjedal won a thrilling final stage in Westlake Village (pictured) and David Zabriskie hung tough to finish second overall.
ItalyTyler Farrar of the Garmin-Transitions team unleashed a powerful sprint on his Felt F1 team bike to win his second stage of the 2010 Giro d’Italia in Bitonto, Italy, on Tuesday.
California – David Zabriskie capped off an incredible day for the Garmin-Transitions team when he won Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California and took over the race lead in Santa Cruz on Tuesday.
The second round of the German National Round in Heubach demanded a lot from the athletes of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team. At winter temperatures and steady rain especially Simon Scheiber and Blaza Klemencic had bad luck. Manfred Reis finished as second on the 48 km distance at the Worldclass Mountainbike Marathon Challenge in Offenburg.
After a two-week rest from competition the second round of the German National Series takes place in Heubach and once again the absolute world elite is on the start. Several international top stars have registered in both the women`s and men`s competition. As in Houffalize all athletes will have to adapt to difficult and wet conditions. The FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team will travel to Heubach in order to test the form for the home World Cup in Offenburg next weekend.
Italy – Saturday’s epic Stage 7 of the Giro d’Italia, which subjected riders to rain and muddy roads in the Tuscany region of Italy, caused much damage to some of the race’s GC hopefuls, but Garmin-Transitions rider David Millar rode brilliantly, moving up to third place overall.
Mexico – American Sarah Hammer set a new world record in the women’s 3,000-meter individual pursuit while competing at the 2010 Pan American Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
The Netherlands – Stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia was a day of highs and lows for the Garmin-Transitions team. It was another chaotic stage in The Netherlands, and for the second day in a row crashes played a role in the outcome.