Felt News

JUNE 2012

6/27/2012

Sturgis, South Dakota- Drew Edsall of the Kenda-Felt team chalked up another 100 miler win this past weekend at the Tatanka 100 in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Edsall rode his Nine LTD to a finish with an 18 minute gap between himself and the second place finisher.

6/19/2012
The Argos-Shimano team announced its lineup for the 2012 Tour de France today, with a solid squad built around world-class sprinter Marcel Kittel. The 24-year-old German already has seven wins this year on his Felt F1, and he’s not shy about his ambitions in his first-ever Tour de France.

“I’m going to France to challenge [Mark] Cavendish,” Kittel told Cyclingnews.com, referring to the current world champion from Great Britain. “I’m looking forward to fighting against him. He is currently the best sprinter in the world.”
6/19/2012
Wellston, MichiganAmanda Carey of the Kenda-Felt team extended her win streak in the National Ultra Endurance Series, scoring a big win in Sunday’s Lumberjack 100 by a crushing margin of more than 28 minutes.

Carey said she crashed just 30 minutes into the 100-mile race that climbs nearly 10,000 feet and had to recover quickly. “I hit a patch of really slick dry leaves,” she said.
6/18/2012
The Netherlands - German sprinter Marcel Kittel of the Argos-Shimano team put on a dazzling display of finishing speed at the June 14-17 Ster-ZLM Toer stage race in The Netherlands, winning two of four stages against some of the world’s best sprinters.
 
Kittel showed great form a few weeks before the start of his big goal for the season, the Tour de France. Aided by strong teamwork from his Argos-Shimano squad, he powered his Felt F1 team bike to wins in Stage 1 and Stage 4.
6/18/2012
Wisconsin -- It was a successful week of racing in the U.S. for Felt-sponsored riders at the June 13-17 Nature Valley Grand Prix. Between the Exergy men’s team and the Exergy 2012 women’s team, riders took several stage wins and a GC podium.

The five-day Nature Valley Grand Prix stage race, part of USA Cycling’s National Racing Calendar, was held throughout central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
6/18/2012
Switzerland - After undergoing surgery in May, Thomas Litscher (pictured) of the Felt Ötztal X-Bionic Team showed that he’s back in peak form with a strong ride at last weekend’s Swiss Cup event in Gränichen.

A week after Litscher won a stage at Trans Germany stage race, the Under-23 world champion rode in the lead group with most of the top World Cup contenders in Switzerland, looking strong until he was slowed by technical problems late in the race.
6/18/2012
Québec, Canada - Matthew Cooke of the Exergy team won the queen stage of the June 12-17 Tour de Beauce stage race in Quebec, Canada, soloing to an impressive victory atop Mont-Mégantic on Stage 3.

Cooke rode a strong, savvy race on the third stage of Canada’s biggest stage race, putting himself in a lead group that was whittled down from 25 to just eight riders with 3km to go in the 164km race from St. Georges to Mont-Mégantic.
6/12/2012

Austria - Daniela Ryf of Switzerland won Sunday’s 5i50 triathlon in Klagenfurt, Austria, edging out Brit Liz Blatchford by less than a minute. Ryf, a 2008 Olympian, blitzed the bike split, turning in the fastest time of the day, 1:07 over 40 kilometers. 

Ryf came out of the water in eighth position, 1:05 behind race-leader Blatchford, but the 25-year-old made up ground quickly on her Felt DA bike. Ryf’s dominating ride put her ahead by 1:35 going into the 10km run, and she held her lead to the line, beating Blatchford by 46 seconds. 

6/11/2012

Hood River, Oregon - Exergy Twenty12 rider Rhae Shaw dominated the three-day Mt. Hood Cycling Classic in Oregon over the weekend, winning three of four stages and taking home the overall title at the 10th running of the national-level U.S event. Shaw’s teammate Alison Tetrick finished third, giving the team two podium finishers at the end of a challenging three days of racing. 

Shaw and Tetrick got off to a strong start, finishing first and second respectively in the 138.5km Columbia Hills Road Race on day one. The duo escaped on their Felt F1 road bikes and gained a gap of over two minutes on third-place finisher, mountain biker Kelli Emmett. 

6/5/2012

Loudonville, Ohio — Amanda Carey of the Kenda-Felt team continued her dominance of the American XC marathon circuit with another win at the Mohican 100 in Ohio. With a record 600-plus entrants in the 10th running of this Midwest classic, Carey was in a league of her own among the women.

Racing in slightly wet, nearly ideal course conditions, Carey was the only woman to break the eight-hour mark, clocking a time of 7:42 on her Felt Nine and beating her nearest competitor by 44 minutes.