Guy Crawford & Kate Bevilaqua Update


Guy Crawford & Kate Bevilaqua Update The eagle has landed, but where is the question?... Well, it's been a crazy road for Kate and me lately. We've flown from Australia, Dubai, Greece, London, L.A and finally set down in Boise ID, USA. Kate and I are back to our beloved Boise and are set for a summer of hard training and racing! We had a small hiatus from training to get married and go honeymooning in the Greek Islands. Yep, I'm officially Mr. Bevilaqua...!?! But now it's back to reality and hard training before hitting a few local races in our lead up to 70.3 Bintan, 70.3 Qujing ending our mid-year block with 70.3 worlds in Chattanooga. Exciting times ahead! Cheers From Idaho Kate and Guy



Best In Class: The FC 25


Best In Class: The FC 25 Triathlete.com just released their 2017 buyer's guide and we could not agree more that the FC 25 is one of the best in class. " Lighter and sleeker than its big brother (the $110 FC35), the FC25 may be a better choice for triathletes who are less confident and stable in the aerobars thanks to its lower weight and slimmer profile when battling side winds. Options abound when it comes to personalizing set-up; stick your straw fore or aft and left or right of the main reservoir. The whole system operates simply, with intuitive ergonomics that allow you to quickly drink, eat or refill fluids on the fly, and the no-splash port works flawlessly. The forward computer mount location is ideal for clear viewing, especially with the straw tucked away on the side and out of your line of vision." Read more at http://www.triathlete.com/2017/03/2017-buyers-guide/2017-triathlete-buyers-guide-best-class_299555/7#1ulirIBErj7IfbiI.99"



Pro Bike: Laura Siddall’s CEEPO Viper-R


Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images Pro Bike: Laura Siddall’s CEEPO Viper-R Huge congrats to Laura for her second place at this past weekends IRONMAN NZ! Here'a recent look into her setup from the good people over at tri247.com "Great Britain’s Laura Siddall (www.laurasiddall.com) has been in fine and improving form over the past couple of years. The former multiple World Age-Group Champion has well an truly made the transition to top performing professional. Less than two weeks ago she came within 28 seconds of victory at Challenge Wanaka after a race-long battle with Yvonne van Vlerken. That was her third consecutive second place at the “world’s most scenic long distance triathlon“. www.tri247.com/triathlon-gear/bike-gear/pro-bike-laura-siddall-ceepo-viper-r



Ironman Cartagena de Indias,


Ironman's first edition in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia was a great success last Dec 4th 2016. More than 2000 athletes from 30 different countries entered, fulfilling their dreams and goals. Profile Design was there to help making this happen.  Congratulations to all the people involved in this fantastic event and specially to the athletes!  



Laura Siddall Update


Laura Siddall - Update This past month has seen the start of my European Adventures, chasing summer and racing the Challenge Family European Series. I’m excited to announce I’m an Ambassador for the Challenge Family European Series, and excited to race across Europe in some new countries.  I’m currently two races and four countries down, having just races The Championship, in Slovakia last week and just a week later Challenge Herning in Denmark (with stops at airports in Austria and France). The Championship was a fantasHc event held at the X-bionic Sphere in Samorin. It’s a mulH sport complex and impressive set up. The race had fantasHc live coverage, a real bonus in current environment, and from an athlete perspecHve was a very well organised event, and so convenient and easy with everything on site. Personally I didn’t have a great day, just one of those days when you’re given lemons and can’t make lemonade let alone gin n’ tonic! It was just unfortunately a day when I never really got out of third gear, and I think just the past couple of weeks of travel and countries, leM me flat. It was always likely to be a possibility, with my movements and then being back at home, but of course you never want it to happen in any race let alone a Championship event.    To see the live coverage follow the link here www.thechampionship.de/?page_id=1616   However what a difference a week made and I travelled to Herning in Denmark to race Challenge Herning, which also doubled as the ETU European Middle Distance Championships. I was in a completely different head space leading into Herning, than I had been in Slovakia. It’s hard to explain, apart from it being a good thing! Another fantasHc Challenge event. The course was great and so much fun and again live coverage for the race. The swim in a lake, and the bike a one 90km loop along rolling hills in the beauHful Danish countryside. The run, four laps in the town center of Herning, which created great atmosphere with all the crowds. It was a very unique run, with lots of twists   and turns, including spiraling up and over a pedestrian footbridge and also running through the middle of the Library. I very much enjoyed racing in Herning, probably helped with my performance leading me to yet another second place by the finish. Again my swim needs work, as I’m giving up too much Hme to the front, but I had a decent bike ensuring I moved up the field to get to T2 in fiMh, but preOy much with forth place. Forth then set off at a blistering pace on the run, and I just had to keep my cool and my pace, having confidence that I’m  stronger at the end of the run and was able to build into it. Fortunately this ran true and whilst we both moved up the field to now be in second and third I was able to move into second at about 13km and press ahead to hold this to the finish.  It was fantastic to see that both The Championships and Challenge Herning had live coverage and set the standard for races. Now it’s a quick 24hour turnaround in the UK, before heading to Girona in Spain, for a few weeks of training as I prepare for Challenge Roth on 9th  July.  I also recently received my notification letter that I have qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in  Chattanooga  in  September, however I have turned down this opportunity with my current race schedule and to ensure I can give focus and attention to the World Championships in Kona in October. However it was pleasing to have qualified at the first cut off.  Whilst I was back in the UK for a few days, I took the opportunity to spend the morning with Sock Mine, one of the brand that I’m an ambassador for and kindly support keeping my feet in good shape through their awesome socks. Sock Mine is also a very local company to where I was born in Mansfield and more importantly are bringing manufacturing back to Great Britain. It was great to spend the time with the team, and we managed to shoot  several videos and took several images which will then be released over the coming weeks and  months.   2017 RACE RESULTS •  Challenge Herning (half), Denmark 10th June 2nd •  The Championships, Challenge Family 3rd June 12th •  Ironman Australia, Australia 7th May Champion – Fastest Bike Split and Run Split •  Challenge Melbourne (half), Australia 7th April 2nd – Fastest Run Split •  Ironman New Zealand, New Zealand 4th March 2nd – Fastest Bike Split • Challenge Wanaka, New Zealand 18th February 2nd – Bike Course Record 2017 RACE SCHEDULE •  Challenge Roth, Germany 9th July •  Challenge Roma, Italy 22nd July • Challenge Prague, Czech Republic 29th July •  Challenge Walchsee Kaiserwinkl, Austria 3rd September •  Ironman World Championships, USA 14th October



58/Twentyfour Wheel Review!


“With price, convenience and performance all taken into account, it’s hard to look past the Profile Design 58/Twenty Fours.” Click the link below to read about how the 58/Twentfour series wheels stack up against the competition when taking into account all multiple factors such as performance, handling and price.   Click here to check out the 58/Twentyfour wheel set. Or click here if you are looking for a full carbon disc brake wheel.



Slowtwitch Reviews the J5/F40TT


Slowtwitch Reviews the J5/F40TT We put a lot of time and research into all of our products fit metrics but the most recent advancements made from of our years of research are the new J5 bracket, F40TT and the Aeria Ultimate. Head over to slowtwitch.com for a great in-depth review of our J5/F40TT and some info on the all new Aeria Ultimate. "Another element I loved about the J4/F35 was how wide you could adjust the pads without any kind of bracing system. Same with the J5 except you can adjust it even wider and as opposed to the 3 width options with the J4 there are 8 with the J5"



Team Endurance for MS


  Team Endurance for MS Join @teamendurancefundraces to race for more than just a PR. Together they raise funds and race to support research to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. www.researchms.org We are excited to see @teamendurancefundraces training and racing with Profile Design gear in 2017. They race not just for PR’s but also to raise funds towards research to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Join by May 15 for complete benefit package. Grab your gear and join @teamendurancefundraces and race for more than just a PR. Any race, Any Place we have the fundraising plan for you to train, race, and make a difference in funding research to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Team Endurance for MS is open for membership for the 2017 season. Members may choose to race in the official team home race, Trifest for MS, or in any race of their choosing through the Any Race, Any Place program. Interested athletes may join or get additional information at  http://www.ms-stride.org/teamendurance.



How to Choose Aero Handlebars


How to Choose Aero Handlebars Ex-Professional Cyclist Simon Richardson explains everything you need to know about making your decision.Essentially there are 2 basic choices to make, either a fully integrated bar or a clip-on version. Without a doubt, the easiest to install are clip-on bars, but the fully integrated bars are likely to offer the biggest gains. However, it's a personal decision and the best thing to do is visit a bike-fitter for assistance.



Matthias Schindler - German Champion!


Matthias Schindler - German Champion! Congratulations Matthias on the German Championship victory! "I had really given everything and was rewarded in the end for the effort. An incredible feeling. I am definitely not the best driver in my class in Germany, but in this race I had the courage and, of course, the little bit of luck that belongs to it." Full article here



Braden and Laura come out on top at IM NZ


IRONMAN NZ is in the books and it was a great weekend for Profile Design athletes Braden Currie who placed first and Laura Siddall who placed a strong second. "Currie swam among the lead group, then was second off the bike as windy conditions battered the competitors in Taupo. On the run, he was able to chase down a spent Terenzo Bozzone and never look back." http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/90072560/Braden-Curries-Ironman-New "Behind McCauley, Laura Siddall showed a plethora of tenacity to run her way back up into second. It was an inspiring effort from the Brit who had also registered the fastest bike split for the second time in two weeks."   http://www.witsup.com/mccauley-magic-at-imnz/