Almost five years to the day after a traumatic accident that left her in a coma for nearly three weeks, Camilla Pedersen took the win at the Gerardmer Triathlon in France, one of the toughest courses in Europe. Following the Danish triathlete’s traumatic brain injury in 2013, her doctors warned her that she might never ride a bike again, let alone compete at the highest level of the sport. Camilla defied the odds, and has been steadily getting back to full fitness, with her win earlier this month shining as a true testament to her determination and love of racing.
"I was really happy with the win," said Pedersen. "And it's even more fun because it's a big event. I felt really good and comfortable from the start to the finish. It was especially great to see that all of the hard work has paid off after dealing with some residual health problems that recently sent me in and out of the hospital. But now I'm back in business, back on track, and back on top."
Pro triathlete Braden Currie kicked off his 2021 racing season in his home country of New Zealand at the Tauranga Half event. In one of the most thrilling race days in the event's history, Braden soared to a record-smashing podium finish. Next up, he'll take on the biggest events in New Zealand.
Touring on your bicycle over many days and across long distances is nothing new. But the latest crop fo bikepacking bikes, gear, and accessories makes it more fun than ever. We asked one of our brand ambassadors for some tips on how every cyclist can get the most fun out of any bikepacking adventure.
Gravel riding is here, and it’s fantastic. Adventuring off the beaten path is unlike any type of riding you've done before. So if you’ve recently caught the gravel riding bug, or you’re just looking to see what all the fuss is about, then check out the following tips for taking on your first-ever gravel bike race.