Felt News



New York Blaza Klemencic of the Felt Otztal X-Bionic mountain bike team finished the 2010 UCI MTB World Cup Series on a high note, scoring a fourth-place finish at the finals on Saturday in Windham, New York. The Slovenian rode her Felt Six to her best World Cup finish of the year.

The World Cup finals, the first mountain bike World Cup in the U.S. in five years, were held near Albany, New York, one week before the World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada.

Spain — The Garmin-Transitions team rolls into the final grand tour of the season, the three-week Vuelta a España, with a talented lineup including sprinter Tyler Farrar—on a roll after winning the recent Vattenfalls Classic—and fellow American Christian Vande Velde (pictured) who is looking to put injuries and bad luck behind him and finish the season on a high note.

Both Farrar and Vande Velde were forced to abandon the Tour de France with injuries sustained in crashes. Vande Velde broke three ribs in a Stage 3 crash and Farrar fractured his wrist and eventually dropped out of the race on Stage 12. While Vande Velde, who also crashed out of the Giro d’Italia in May, says his form isn’t where it typically would be for a three-week tour, he’ll be looking for stage wins and to ride well in Spain. Farrar, too, will be looking to add to his tally of grand tour stage wins.
The Netherlands Garmin-Transitions rider Jack Bobridge scored the biggest win of his career in Stage 5 of the eight-day Eneco Tour in The Netherlands on Sunday. The Australian joined a breakaway that lasted nearly all of the 204-kilometer stage and then launched a solo attack in the final 2km to win on his Felt F1.
Italy — Daniel Martin scored a brilliant win in Italy on Tuesday to give the Garmin-Transitions team two major victories in one day. Martin, who turns 24 on Friday, followed teammate Svein Tuft’s ProTour stage win at the Eneco Tour with a solo victory at the Tre Valli Varesine one-day race in Italy.
The Netherlands  Svein Tuft of the Garmin-Transitions team threw down a convincing win in Tuesday’s opening time trial of the eight-day Eneco Tour. The Canadian National Time Trial Champion rode his all-new 2011 Felt DA to his first ever ProTour stage win in the 5.2km prologue in Steenwijk, The Netherlands.
GermanyTyler Farrar of the Garmin-Transitions team sprinted to victory aboard his Felt F1 at the Vattenfalls Classic ProTour race Sunday in Hamburg, Germany. Farrar, who also won here last year, became the first rider in the event’s 15-year history to win two in a row.
Italy — Korean track racer Hye Jin Lee scored a breakthrough victory on her Felt TK1 bike at the 2010 UCI Junior Track World Championships in Italy on Thursday. Lee won the women’s 500-meter Time Trial with a time of 0:35.479, not far off the mark of a world record.
Denmark — Lightning struck twice for the Garmin-Transitions team on Saturday. After Dan Martin wrapped up his first ProTour win at the Tour of Poland stage race, Canadian Svein Tuft gave the team another major victory when he won the Stage 5 Time Trial at the Tour of Denmark.
Poland Dan Martin of the Garmin-Transitions team wrapped up his first ProTour win Saturday, protecting his lead in the final stage of the seven-day Tour of Poland.
PolandDan Martin of the Garmin-Transitions team took control of the Tour of Poland on Thursday, attacking on the final climb of Stage 5 to take the solo win and the overall race lead.