Felt News

JUNE 2011

Nice, France – Felt triathlete Silvia Felt was victorious at Ironman France, besting her nearest rival by over ten minutes.  The victory is the first Ironman win for the 34-year-old German.  Felt, no relation to company namesake Jim Felt, has had a fantastic 2011 with a third place at Ironman 70.3 Mallorca and a fourth place at Ironman South Africa. 

Felt was patient in the swim, keeping a comfortable pace but staying in contention.  Felt entered T1 in eighth place, but was primed to make her move on the bike.  Once aboard her DA, Felt was in her element.  She posted the fastest bike split of all female competitors and passed six racers on the road.  The prodigious bike effort brought Felt within seconds of the race lead.  Three miles into the run, Felt passed the leader and never looked back.
Cambridge, Maryland – Felt triathlete and reigning Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae continued her solid 2011 campaign with a win at the Ironman 70.3 Eagleman.  The 30-year-old Australian was once again untouchable on the run, recording the fastest run split en route to victory. 

Carfrae, who just took second place in the Revolution3 Quassy last week, was again strong from the beginning of the race.  She achieved the third fastest split on the swim and on the bike, and was never too far away from the lead.  On the run, Carfrae, caught fire.  Her run split was the fastest of all female competitors by nearly five minutes and ensured Carfrae of the win.

“I am so pleased to have backed up Quassy half's battle with the Dibmaster with a win here."
At the 70.3 Ironman in Rapperswil/Switzerland, Böcherer celebrated his first victory of his young career in an official 70.3 Ironman distance race against strong international rivals. The triathlete from the south of Germany didn’t leave a chance to serial winner and local hero Ronnie Schildknecht.
A sensational leap forward, best German Team and just a blink of an eye away from the third ranked Team Scott Swisspower of Nino Schurter – the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC World Cup Team is unstoppable and is now ranked fourth after the World Cup races in Dalby Forest and Offenburg in the UCI Ranking.
Thomas Litscher won the Eliminator Sprint race at the World Cup in Offenburg and rides further to the front topping his best Elite result again in Offenburg with his 9th place on Sunday!
The triathlete from Freiburg, starting for the FELT-racextract. Triathlon Team wins the City-triathlon Heilbronn and relegates last year’s winner Sebastian Kienle to the second place. A successful revenge for the race in Buschhütten, where Böcherer was second behind Kienle.
Irvine, CA – Felt Bicycles is very pleased to announce the creation and launch of Tri-Centive™, a multi-sport World Championship bonus plan specifically targeted to all age-group triathletes competing in this year’s Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas, NV (September 11, 2011) and Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI (October 8, 2011)

The Tri-Centive plan provides a cash incentive to every non-professional age-group category for both men and women, for each of the two events.  Any age-group winner on a Felt bicycle at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas, NV will be rewarded with a $500.00 USD bonus from Felt.  Any age-group winner on a Felt at the Ford Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI will earn $1000.00 USD.