Felt News

JULY 2010


Italy — Felt Ötztal X-Bionic team rider Natascha Binder, along with her teammate Bettina Dietzen, rode to a second-place overall finish in the women’s category at the grueling eight-day TransAlp race. The marathon off-road race started in Füssen, Germany, and finished in Riva, Italy.

France — The Garmin-Transitions team finished off a memorable Tour de France with a third-place finish by New Zealander Julian Dean in Sunday’s final stage in Paris. Canadian Ryder Hesjedal (pictured) finished safely in the main group, his impressive seventh-place overall placing intact. 
France — Canadian Ryder Hesjedal of the Garmin-Transitions team continued his breakthrough Tour de France performance with another impressive showing on the penultimate stage. Hesjedal’s strong ride in the Stage 19 time trial—a tough 52km slog through the wind from Bordeaux to Pauillac—lifted him up to seventh place overall one day before the finish in Paris. 
France — Ryder Hesjedal was supposed to be supporting Garmin-Transitions team leader Christian Vande Velde on these long, difficult Pyrénéan mountain stages of the 2010 Tour de France, but Vande Velde’s Stage 2 crash and subsequent early exit from the race resulted in a change of plans. Hesjedal is now the team captain in the mountains, and every day the Tour marches toward its finish in Paris, the Canadian is proving more and more capable in the role.

France — One day after suffering another team setback at the Tour de France—this time the loss of Robbie Hunter who broke a bone in his elbow in a Stage 10 crash—American sprinter Tyler Farrar lifted the Garmin-Transitions team’s spirits again with a hard-fought third-place finish in Bourg-les-Valence. 

Rhode Island— Felt triathlete Terenzo Bozzone continued his hot streak with another Ironman 70.3 win, this time in Providence, Rhode Island. Riding the all-new 2011 Felt DA, the New Zealander topped a competitive international pro men’s field to take the win with a time of 4:01:15.
France — The Tour de France entered the mountains Saturday and the Garmin-Transitions team’s top GC man Ryder Hesjedal proved up to the task of riding with the big guns. The Canadian finished the 165.5km Stage 7 from Tournus to Station des Rousses safely in an elite group of contenders and moved up to third place overall.
France — With super-sprinter Tyler Farrar still nursing injuries sustained in a Stage 2 crash, Farrar’s lead-out man Julian Dean stepped up for the Garmin-Transitions team on Wednesday’s Stage 4 race from Cambrai to Reims and delivered an impressive second-place finish.
France — Canadian Ryder Hesjedal gave the Garmin-Transitions team a much-needed lift on Tuesday with a gutsy, aggressive ride through the fearsome, cobblestone-heavy third stage of the Tour de France. Hesjedal went hard from the start, joining a breakaway on his Felt F1 team bike and staying strong all the way to the end of the brutal 213km stage from Wanze, Belgium, to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut in northern France.
The Netherlands – Veteran British rider David Millar got the Garmin-Transitions team off to a speedy start in the 2010 Tour de France, powering his Felt DA to a third-place finish in the 8.9-kilometer prologue time trial in Rotterdam.