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Janorschke Finishes Top Ten in Stockholm


Stockholm UCI 1.1: The super-fast and frantic 182 kilometers race took riders in and around the city of Stockholm. Janorschke of Team Vorarlberg scraped though narrowing missed the podium, but still took valuable UCI points for the team. The first-time trip to the royal country has thus paid off fully. The 44 Km / h average in 4h 08min and a super hard final sprint made for an exciting race. Team Vorarlberg worked to stay up front and stay involved throughout the race. All attacks in the race were quickly countered, since many teams is angerückt had their Sprinter fraction. Thousands of spectators along the route experienced a thrilling finale. Victor de la Parte, Patrick Hunter and company put Janorschke in the optimally position for the final sprint. Up to 100 meters before the finish podium seemed realistic, but only "almost". With seventh place it should still help the team’s Top Ten Ranking. Second is the Dane Hoelgaard (Team Joker) before Poland Stepniak (Team CCC Sprandi). Daniel Paul is 30, Patrick Hunter 44th, Victor de la Parte 50th, Daniel Lehner 82. - All at the same time. More Information Full Results Janorschke Finishes Top Ten in Stockholm By: team-vorarlberg.at Janorschke finishes seventh place in the high-speed Stockholm UCI 1.1 to secure another top ten performance for Team Vorarlberg!



Prestige Imports Junior Team Riders join USA Cycling


Prestige Imports Junior Team Riders join USA Cycling By: Eric Short Sam Fogel will join team USA at the 2015 UCI Junior Track World Championships and team mates Jackson Hootman, Kenny Boots, Max Huddleston, and Will McBryde join USA Cycling & Team USA at the Colorado Junior Challenge Denver, Colorado: The goal of the Prestige Imports Junior Development Team has always been to give opportunities to talented junior riders who want to take their competitive cycling to the next level. Sam Fogel and his team mates, Jackson Hootman, Kenny Boots, Max Huddleston, and Will Mcbryde, have made good on that goal by working hard and being chosen to join Team USA. Sam Fogel will be representing Team USA & USA Cycling at the 2015 UCI Junior Track World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. He will ride in the Kerin, Match Sprint, and Team Sprint events. Hootman, Boots, Huddleston, and Mcbryde were selected to represent Team USA & USA Cycling at the Colorado Junior Challenge. Justin Adis, General Manager of Prestige Imports and an enthusiastic cyclist, said, "This is at the heart of why we have a junior team." According to Adam Zimmerman, team coach and co-founder, the Prestige Imports Junior Development Team is a pipeline to the professional ranks. He stated, "I have a true passion to grow the sport of competitive cycling and it all starts with junior development. Working with juniors is challenging but also quite fun as you see their progression through the ranks each season." Sam Fogel added, "This season has been a positive learning experience for me. Through the support of our development team and the guidance from my coach I have been able to race and compete against some of the best riders in the country. Being chosen to represent Team USA Cycling and Prestige Imports at the Junior World Championships is a great honor." Eric Short, team director, and Adam Zimmerman began the junior development program in conjunction with the Prestige Imports Masters Team two years ago. The 2014 roster had 12 juniors and the 2015 roster grew to 16 juniors. Last year the team had 40+ podium placings, four Colorado State Championship titles, and one of the juniors, Maxl Freeman was selected to represent Team USA in Europe, racing in Belgium and the Netherlands. The team was also the number one ranked junior team in the state of Colorado. This year, the team has already reached 40+ podium placings and has had several team members win great awards: Will Mcbryde took 4th at the USA Cycling National Championship Road Race Kenny Boots was 6th at the USA Cycling National Championship Time Trial Stephen Hass was chosen to race with a European junior composite team in August Multiple podium placings at the San Dimas Stage Race where the team won the King of the Mountain jersey and placed 4th and 5th in the general classification Additional Resources: World Junior Championships Colorado Junior Challenge



Sneak Peek Video


His first iron-distance triathlon was also going to be his last – but he won it. Since then, SpeedTeam/TwentyFour pro Dylan McNeice has been racing his way into the record books, building a story we may one day look back on as legend. We caught up with Dylan a couple of days before he took the repeat win at Challenge Taiwan. Check out a sneak peek of our TwentyFour Series interview with one of triathlon’s top athletes:



Sneak Peek Video: More Than Just a Wheel


It has been said that "the most valuable real estate in Southern California is the one meter behind Charon "GB" Smith." He's got something to say about the TwentyFour Series, which he's been known to call "magic wheels" - check out a sneak peek of our interview with one of California's top sprinters:



Luxford's Double Take Wins


SpeedTeam/TwentyFour pro Annabel Luxford proved she’s back in business with back-to-back weekend wins at IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah and Challenge Shepparton. Luxford lit up Australia’s early season competition with two key wins within seven days. She kicked it off on Sunday November 9th in Western Australia’s popular vacation city of Mandurah. Amidst a stacked field, she rolled into T2 hot on the heels of Anja Beranek. Despite rising temperatures, she managed to secure a lead amongst the quick and impressive group of Caroline Steffen, Nikki Butterfield and Rachel Joyce – a lead she refused to give up. The win was an emotional one for Luxford, who spoke highly of long-time friend and mentor Jackie Fairweather who recently passed away. “ She’s been a long time friend, number one a friend, but a mentor as well and the biggest take away that I got from Jac was to get the very best out of your self.” Luxford captured another win just days later at Challenge Shepparton. Despite a close match on the bike between Luxford and Radka Vodickova, Luxford got the jump out of transition and pulled out a strong lead on the run. Her 1:20 run split gave her a solid buffer on the rest of the field, putting her across the line over 8-minutes ahead of second place.



Kienle and Carfrae Crowned Kona Champs


Congrats to Profile Design SpeedTeam pro 2010, 2013 and now 2014 World Champion, Mirinda Carfrae! Carfrae swept the race in trademark run-them-down Rinny form, arriving in T2 over 10-minutes back off the lead female cyclists and turning on the heat to rein them in one by one. In the meantime, she posted a new run course record of 2:50:25, beating her 2013 record setting marathon by 12 seconds.   Rinny was powered on the bike course by the Profile Design Aeria bar and the Aero HC Hydration System, helping lay the groundwork for the awesome finish. From everyone at the Profile Design Ohana - CONGRATS, Rinny! Click here to check out the Profile Design products that powered Rinny on the Queen K! Kienle a Queen K Rocketship On the men’s side, SCOTT Pro Triathlon Team member Sebastian Kienle took home his first Kona World Championship title with a time of 8:14:18. His trademark bike ability helped him pick up places with expert precision as he approached Hawi, returning down the Queen K to secure the day’s fastest bike split in 4:20:46. He maintained his powerful placement during the run, with no one in sight as he came out of Energy Lab. Along the Queen K, Kienle piloted the bike that gave him the European Championship title. The new SCOTT Plasma 5, developed in partnership with Profile Design features a fast, powerful and aerodynamic front-end, utilizing the patented Profile Design Aeria bracket and riser system, while also providing a glimpse at the new 2015 T5+ extension.



Team Surf City Cyclery Seals the Deal on SoCal's "Triple Crown"


The unofficial season closing race in the streets of Los Angeles' famed Brentwood district took place last Sunday. Team Surf City Cyclery/Sterling BMW was able to take the win with a massive attack by Kayle LeoGrande. This is the first Brentwood Grand Prix victory for the team in its four year history, on what many consider one of the hardest course of the schedule. That win, coupled with Charon Smith's win at The Dana Point Grand Prix and Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, gives the team its first win of all 3 queen races in one season, and quite possibly the first time it has happened in Masters competition. 



Daerr Dominates Boulder


Profile Design SpeedTeam pro Justin Daerr clinched his first IRONMAN victory at the inaugural IRONMAN Boulder. The race quickly became a virtual two-man duel between Richie Cunningham and Boulder native Justin Daerr. Despite being no stranger to the podium, with several top 3 finishes at banner events such as IRONMAN Lake Placid, Challenge Wanaka and IRONMAN Texas, as Daerr himself put it – the win “was a long time coming.” Daerr emerged from the water roughly 3minutes behind Cunningham, but was able to hang closely on the bike with the two posting practically identical bike splits of 4:24:48 and 4:24:56 respectively. The sun beat down on the beautiful Boulder Creek two-loop run. While fellow competitors faded, Daerr held a steady pace and put down the only sub-3 hour run split of the day with a strong 2:59:41. Daerr posted a final time of 8:20:26 – over ten minutes ahead of the second place finisher.



Rinny Wins Roth


Carfrae came off the bike in 6th place, giving race leader Rachel Joyce a 6:22 advantage coming out of T2. Carfrae deployed her trademark strategy, and one-by-one began to gain places amongst the field. At the 30km mark, she finally caught Joyce, and reminiscent of last October on the Queen K, made her way into first place. Just two weeks after a victory at Challenge St. Andrews, Carfrae’s Roth performance included the second fastest ever Roth run split of 2:53:27, and the 4th fastest overall time on Roth records. Inspired by loud, record crowds of nearly 220,000 spectators, Carfrae and Roth’s 6,000 athletes were treated to a record-breaking audience celebrating the 30th Anniversary of one of triathlon’s greatest races. “I’ve heard so much about the race hard not to get wound up in the emotion, the last 1km the crowds were amazing and felt myself getting emotional. I felt like I was going to cry,” said Carfrae. She described the Roth experience as “like nothing I’ve ever witnessed.” Carfrae’s road to 2014 Kona has been one paved in podiums. Of the 7 events she has raced thus far in 2014, she has posted 4th or better in six of them. Carfrae is next slated to toe the line at IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka at the beginning of September. Follow her road to Kona on Twitter @mirindacarfrae.



Gajer Conquers Kraichgau


Just 4 weeks off of a stunning 2nd place performance at IRONMAN Texas, SpeedTeam/TwentyFour pro Julia Gajer ran away with the victory at Challenge Kraichgau. Kraichgau featured a thrilling duel on the run course, with Gajer and eventual 2nd place finisher Gina Crawford running together for 14K, neither slowing the pace. In the final few meters, Gajer pushed the pace to escape Crawford’s sights and clinch her 3rd podium of 2014. “It was for me probably the hardest race I’ve ever contested in the Kraichgau,” said the winner minutes after her victory. Fellow SpeedTeam/TwentyFour Pro Laura Philipp rounded out the top 4. Gajer’s 5,310 Kona Points put her in 15th place on the Women’s Kona Points Ranking System. The 750 points awarded by WTC-owned Challenge Kraichgau seal her spot on the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship start list. Roll-over Julia's bike below to check out the equipment that powers her outstanding 2014 performances:



SpeedTeam Pro Kate Bevilaqua Takes Busso Title


Proving to be the superstar that she is, SpeedTeam pro Kate Bevilaqua conquered a loaded field to take the win at Ironman 70.3 Busselton. With two second place finishes in Busso, Kate arrived to the start line thirsty for the win - and took it in spectacular fashion.  Bevilaqua exited the water in second position, and rode solo for most of the day through Busselton’s Tuart Forest. A small group of women caught her with 15K to go on the bike, sending her into T2 alongside two prime competitors. Her rocket ship 1:25:13 run sealed her victory by nearly two minutes.  “I threw caution to the wind and went for it at the beginning of the run, hoping my fitness would allow me to get across the finish line first,” said Bevilaqua. “It did - and I'm over the moon to come away with the top podium position!" Follow the rest of Kate's season on Twitter @katebevilaqua      



McNeice Claims Second Back-to-Back Win


Straight off a 2013 of high-profile wins at Challenge Taiwan and Challenge Wanaka, SpeedTeam/TwentyFour pro Dylan McNeice continues to make a name for himself. This past weekend, McNeice, back in Taiwan to defend his 2013 title, claimed the win over a fast field determined to catch the race favorite. Taiwan completed a drive for two back-to-back wins for McNeice, who also took the repeat win at Challenge Wanaka earlier this year. Last year’s Challenge Wanaka was the first full iron-distance event for McNeice. His repeat win made him the first male athlete to successfully defend his title in the event’s 7-year history. “My first long distance race was always going to be Wanaka,” McNeice told Australian Triathlete last year. “Actually Wanaka was going to be my first and my last! Before Wanaka, I’d decided that my time was up.” This weekend’s Challenge Taiwan continued the unexpected hot streak for the New Zealander, making it his fourth lead-from-the-start iron-distance win. Roll-over Dylan's bike below for a tour of what Profile Design equipment Dylan selected to propel him to the top of Sunday's Challenge Taiwan podium: 



Tom Davison Heads to the Commonwealth Games


The triathlon team to compete at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games was named yesterday by the New Zealand Olympic Committee at the Tri NZ High Performance Centre in Cambridge. Profile Design SpeedTeam/TwentyFour member Tom Davison was one of the 3 selections to the team.  After almost leaving the sport for a “real job”, Tom has been producing powerful performances throughout the last year on TwentyFour Series wheels. At the beginning of April, Davison powered the train at ITU World Triathlon Auckland, averaging 400watts over the 40K draft-legal bike course on a 38/TwentyFour wheelset. His impressive performance catapulted fellow teammates into top 10 spots.   "It’s a huge honour to represent your country in any race; to do it at the Commonwealth Games is unreal. A lot of work has gone into making the team,” said Davison. "My parents are my biggest supporters so they were obviously over the moon. To make this team for them is my biggest motivator as they have supported me through thick and thin. Dad’s response summed it up, he just shouted ‘you have made my year, you bloody beauty’, that was a great moment, but for me now the hard work is just beginning." Fellow Speed Team/TwentyFour pro Nicky Samuels of Wanaka was also named to the team as a reserve for the Mixed Team Relay.