Felt News

Bozzone Is Back With Win in Brazil

Brazil -- New Zealand triathlete Terenzo Bozzone scored his biggest win of the 2012 season Sunday, taking the top prize at the Ironman 70.3 Brazil. Bozzone, a five-time World Champion who has struggled with lower leg injuries over the past year, proved that he’s back on form. He overcame hot and windy conditions in Sao Paolo to win with a time of 3:52:53.

Bozzone battled two Brazilians, Fabio Carvalho and Igor Amorelli, throughout the race. He swam well in the rough waters off Armacao Beach, then stayed in contention during the bike leg on his Felt DA. He made his winning move on the 21km run, taking the lead facing strong headwinds and winning by 1:08 over Carvalho.
Louisville -- Felt-sponsored triathlete Patrick Evoe completed his incredible transformation from out-of-shape office worker to Ironman champion with his first pro Ironman win at Sunday’s Ironman Louisville race in Kentucky. The 35-year-old scored the breakthrough victory with a super strong ride on his Felt DA.

Evoe, who over the past 10 years worked his way up through the ranks, first as an amateur and then as a pro, has had several podium finishes including last year when he was runner-up at Louisville. (Click "Read More" below to continue.)
Alcañiz, Spain -- Argos-Shimano speedster John Degenkolb is sending a message loud and clear at this year’s Vuelta a España stage race. With three stage wins so far, including his latest in Friday’s Stage 7, the 23-year-old has emerged as one of the top sprinters in the sport.

Riding his Felt F1 team bike, Degenkolb has won each of the Vuelta’s sprint finishes in the first week of the season’s final grand tour. (Click "Read More" to continue.)
Logroño, Spain -- Argos-Shimano rider John Degenkolb is on a hot streak in Spain. On Wednesday the young German powered his Felt F1 to his second stage win of the week at the Vuelta a España. He won the 168km Stage 5 in Logroño, a circuit race consisting of eight laps on a 21km circuit, with a blinding sprint in the final dash to the line.

For Degenkolb, this has been a week to remember. He won Stage 2 in Viana on Sunday, and added a second win three days later. That brings his 2012 tally to seven total victories, but his wins at the Vuelta, the season’s final grand tour, rate as the biggest in his young career. (Click "Read More" to continue.)
Viana, Spain -- John Degenkolb scored a huge win for the Argos-Shimano squad Sunday, sprinting to a Vuelta a España stage victory on his Felt F1 team bike. The 23-year-old German edged out Australian Allan Davis and Brit Ben Swift to win the 181km Stage 2 from Pamplona to Viana.

After the win, Degenkolb gave credit to his Argos-Shimano team, saying they set him up perfectly to take the win.  (Click "Read More" to continue.)
Rock Hill, South Carolina -- Felt-sponsored rider Cari Higgins won the 2012 U.S. Elite Ominum Track National Championship in South Carolina, winning four of the six events that comprised the women’s competition over two days.

Higgins started off strong on Friday, racing her Felt TK1 to wins in the flying lap, the points race and the elimination race. The next morning she started off by finishing second in the individual pursuit, which essentially locked up the title for her. (Click "read more" below to continue.)
The Vuelta a España starts in Pamplona Saturday and is expected to be one of the most exciting editions of the Spanish stage race in recent memory. The season’s final grand tour kicks off with a 16.5km team time trial and will cover 3,360 kilometers over three weeks before finishing in Madrid on September 9.

The Argos-Shimano squad will race their Felt DA time trial bikes in the opening day’s team time trial. Following that, it will focus on stage wins. With 10 summit finishes, the 2012 Vuelta is expected to favor the climbers in the battle for the General Classification, and the Argos-Shimano squad plans to race aggressively. (Click "read more" below to continue.)
The 2012 Olympic Games competition is now in the record books, and a look back shows the depth of Felt’s incredible lineup of cyclists in a variety of disciplines. Felt riders competed in road, TT, track and XC mountain bike events, scoring a handful of medals in various events.

Leading the way for Felt in London was a pack of U.S. riders on the road and track. Of the four cycling medals won by the Americans, three were Felt riders.
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The Netherlands -- Marcel Kittel of the Argos-Shimano team won his second stage of the 2012 Eneco Tour Thursday, outsprinting Belgian Jurgen Roelandts and Italian Giacomo Nizzolo to win Stage 4 in Bergen op Zoom.

The 24-year-old Kittel credited his teammates for delivering him to the line in the 213km race. They helped chase down a six-man breakaway in the final 10km, and then controlled the finish so Kittle could deliver the win on his Felt F1 team bike.
London -- American Sarah Hammer rode her Felt TK1 to a silver medal in the omnium event Tuesday at the London Olympics, narrowly missing gold by just 1 point in the two-day competition.

In the second day of competition, Hammer won the individual pursuit and the scratch race, and entered the last event of the omnium, the 500-meter time trial, with a lead of 2 points over British rider Laura Trott.
Middelburg, The Netherlands -- Marcel Kittel of the Argos-Shimano squad won the opening stage of the Tour of Eneco Sunday, powering his Felt F1 to a sprint victory in a windswept 204km stage.

Winning the first stage of the seven-day WorldTour event in Belgium and The Netherlands marked a strong return to form for Kittel after he became sick and abandoned the Tour de France in July.