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Thomas Litscher. At the final of the German National Series in Bad Salzdetfurth, Litscher outclassed his rivals and won both, the Eliminator Sprint and the following U23 race. In the women’s race, Blaza Klemencic claimed another podium and Adelheid Morath came in in 8th position.
The Felt F55X has recently been rated “outstanding” by the Cyclocross-test in the latest edition of Roadbike Magazine in Germany. 9 cross bikes in total were tested on a number of issues. Among the bikes tested, the Felt F55X was the most convincing for the testers and has therefore become a highly recommended bike to buy. 
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – LTS-Felt rider Ryan Trebon emerged victorious on Day 1 of the US Gran Prix Planet Bike Cup, taking a narrow victory on the challenging course.  Trebon made the decisive move on the last lap and was able to hold on to the lead for the win.  The victory is the first for Trebon this season, and was also the first major victory for the all new F1X cross bike. 

Trebon was at the front of the race all day in a race that saw multiple breakaways and leaders.  The course was technical and benefited a rider that could negotiate the obstacles efficiently.  For 60 minutes, Trebon bided his time, calmly chasing down breaks and keeping himself in a solid position.  On lap 5, a three rider group emerged including Trebon, Jeremy Powers, and former World Champ Bart Wellens.  The trio powered away from the field and it became clear that the winner would come from that group.
Cancun, Mexico - Felt triathlete Andi Böcherer claimed his third victory in a row at the Ironman 70.3 in Cancun, Mexico. After winning the European Championship title in Wiesbaden and Ironman 70.3 in Switzerland, Böcherer has won every 70.3 race that he has entered this season. In Mexico, he impressed everybody with his great performance in the final run, in spite of the high temperature and the burning sun. “I’m riding the wave of success this season,” said Böcherer to the press. Continuing to display great form, the 28-year-old German has every chance to keep up with the front runners in Kona.
Andi Böcherer heads directly to Hawaii with a lot of self-confidence going into the race. “My goal is to enter the top 10 in Kona. It’s the highlight of the season and the timing fits perfectly for me. I never was stronger in my whole life and I will use every little weakness of my rivals to get to the top.”
Las Vegas, NV - Felt Bicycles and Skil-Shimano professional cycling team have signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement, forming a partnership that is dedicated to competing at the highest levels of pro cycling. The sponsorship, announced today at Interbike, forms a powerful alliance that combines Felt’s advanced bicycle designs with Skil-Shimano’s world-class cycling program.
As the official frame sponsor of Skil-Shimano, Felt Bicycles’ will supply all necessary road and TT framesets beginning in 2012 and through 2014. Skil-Shimano will begin the ‘12 season aboard Felt’s technologically advanced F-series road race frames and the wind tunnel-engineered UCI-legal DA time trial frame. These flagship models are built with Felt’s finest UHC Ultimate+Nano carbon fiber and each comes with a World Championship winning history.

Champéry, Switzerland – Felt X-Bionic’s Thomas Litscher has achieved the ultimate, and wrapped up the 2011 season with a Gold Medal in the U23 XC Race at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Champéry, Switzerland. This victory comes after a silver medal in the Team Relay race earlier in the week.

Racing on home soil was beneficial for Litscher, who lead most of the race. As each lap passed, Litscher increased his gap on the field, so much so that he was able to dismount and walk across the finish line with his Felt Edict held above his head, saluting the crowd as he passed.