After a few miles on the bike course along the legendary Queen K highway, everything seemed to be going according to plan for four-time and reigning Kona World Champion Daniela Ryf. But by race's end, Ryf would finish well off her usual pace. But it's not always results that define what the Kona triathlon experience truly is.
After being first out of the water at the past two Kona World Championships, Australian Josh Amberger is eager for a podium spot at this year's race. Aiding him on the bike split will be a brand-new Felt IA Disc triathlon race rig, complete with a full component setup from SRAM and Zipp.
Daniela Ryf is the reigning Queen of Kona. A four-time consecutive winner of triathlon’s most prestigious race, the Swiss superstar has dominated this racing season, and she is chasing a historic fifth Kona world championship. This is the bike with which she aims to make history.
Amidst the excitement and anticipation of your race preparation, make sure you’ve done the appropriate work on your bike. After all, you don't want a mechanical problem on race day. Here are the five essential bike checks that you must do before any triathlon in order to help you have the best race ever.
Rally UHC Cycling’s Megan Jastrab won gold in the junior women’s road race at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, England, narrowly finishing ahead of Belgium’s Julie De Wilde. The 17-year-old American was perfectly set up by her USA Cycling teammates heading into the technical finale of the 86-kilometer race.
In the final individual time trial of his under-23 career, Rally UHC Cycling’s Brandon McNulty claimed bronze at the U23 World Road Championships in the Individual Time Trial. The performance marked McNulty’s fourth world championship medal which includes a junior world title from 2016.
Chloe Dygert Owen obliterated her field of rivals en route to her first-ever time trial world championship in the Elite division on a epically treacherous, wet and rainy racecourse in Yorkshire, England. She's on the form of her life, and is now the pre-race favorite heading into Saturday's road race.
The Tour of Utah kicks off on August 12 and runs through August 18, and it's an annual showcase of some of the best talent in North America, along with some of the United States's most epic riding areas and landscapes. We caught up with two pros from Rally UHC Cycling, each of whom has a unique perspective on the event.
Josh Amberger is one of the fastest rising stars in triathlon. The Australian has won a slew of major races, including the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship, and he has been first out of the water at the two previous Kona World Championships. In his own words, he breaks down his most recent race at Ironman Vitoria.
The Rally UHC Cycling men's team arrived in Zurich, Switzerland, this week to compete in the biggest stage race in program history, the WorldTour ranked Tour de Suisse. Running from June 15 to June 23, the race features epic snowy mountain passes and lush rolling valleys, highlighting Switzerland’s natural beauty.
Rally UHC Cycling earned an invitation to the most prestigious day of racing on the women’s calendar, La Course by Le Tour de France. The team received one of only five wildcard spots available and returns to the race for the first time in four years. Described as a ‘puncheurs’ course, it will suit those riders with raw power.
Brandon McNulty Il Giro di Sicilia in spectacular fashion on Saturday, with Rally UHC Cycling successfully defending his leader’s jersey on the legendary slopes of Mt Etna. McNulty finished fourth on the final stage after his teammates, one by one, sacrificed themselves en route to the greatest GC triumph in team history.
With tough early season contests in Spain and Oman under their belt, Rally UHC Cycling enters a second block of European racing with renewed strength and confidence. The team lands in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport Friday for a five-week campaign that begins in France and ends with England’s Tour de Yorkshire.
The first stop of USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour finished as strongly as it had started for Rally UHC Cycling with Sara Poidevin claiming second from the breakaway on the final stage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Megan Jastrab collected the field sprint for fourth and Krista Doebel-Hickok won the Queen of the Mountain.
The Sho-Air TWENTY20 Pro Cycling team just kicked off its season by winning the Team General Classification at the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Team rider Erica Clevenger also took home a stage win on the final day of the event. Learn more about Erica and what makes her team so unique in pro cycling.
The Redlands Bicycle Classic is one of the longest-running and most prestigious stage races in the United States. Check out our behind-the-scenes photo gallery of the Stage 1 time trial and the Sho-Air TWENTY20 Pro Cycling women's team to catch a glimpse into the world of pro cycling.
At the end of a grueling four-week-long Spanish campaign that included forays into Mallorca, Valenciana, Murcia, and Almeria, Rally UHC Cycling closed their Spanish tour by seizing control of the peloton to deliver Colin Joyce to an incredible fifth place finish in the Vuelta a Andalucía finale.
After an extended stay in Spain, Rally UHC Cycling returns to the Arabian Peninsula to tackle the Tour of Oman from February 16 – 21. With six stages, featuring a mix of climbing and desert crosswinds, the race will test the peloton’s resolve as Rally UHC Cycling’s Middle Eastern campaign begins.
After a Mediterranean season opener on the island of Mallorca, the men of Rally UHC Cycling travel to the Spanish mainland to tackle three of the most prestigious races in Spain over the course of eleven days: Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, Vuelta Ciclista a la Región de Murcia, and Clasica de Almeria.
Rally UHC Cycling has received an invitation to one of the world’s most historic one-day races, Le Flèche Wallonne. As part of Belgium’s Ardennes Classics Week, this grueling one-day race occupies the heart of the spring season. Rally UHC Cycling's inclusion is the first time an all-North American team will take part.
Rally UHC Cycling’s Krista Doebel-Hickok climbed to third place on stage two of the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under. After 115 kilometers of intense racing, the peloton hit the base of the final climb intact and Rally UHC Cycling’s newest signing shot off the front of the world-class field.
In one of the most epic Kona World Championships in the event's storied history, records were shattered and expectations about the limits of human performance were obliterated. Daniela Ryf successfully defended her three consecutive titles by winning number four this past Saturday in the most dramatic fashion imaginable.
At the Pan American Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico, American Ashton Lambie set a new world record in the Individual Pursuit event. Wait, no, that's not entirely correct. Lambie absolutely obliterated the previous record by over three seconds, a veritable eternity when it comes to racing on the velodrome.
Daniela Ryf has won a record fourth 70.3 world championship, obliterating one of the fiercest fields to take victory in dominating fashion. All told, she took the win in a total time of 4:01:12, which included the fastest bike split of the entire event. Now she will turn her attention to capturing a fourth Kona title in October.
The penultimate round of the World Triathlon Series went down this past weekend in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and several Felt athletes scored some big results. Joanna Brown of Canada took a solid fourth place finish overall. In the men’s race, Andreas Schilling of Denmark took fifth place overall.
Jennifer Valente of the TWENTY20 Pro Cycling Team earned a stage victory and the Frontier Airlines Sprint Competition Jersey at the crowd packed four-day Colorado Classic stage race this past weekend. Valente showed from the first sprint on stage one that she was in command, where she took the time bonus.
There's nothing quite like the heart of a champion. After shocking the world last year with an incredible maiden championship at the Leadville MTB 100 race in 2017, Larissa Connors returned to the famed Colorado town in order to defend her crown against a new crop of rivals.
Jennifer Valente of TWENTY20 earned four gold medals at the 2018 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships, adding to her already impressive national and world jersey collection. Valente was victorious in Points Race, Scratch Race and Madison, a stunning display of dominance.
The U.S. National Track Cycling Championships wrapped up this past week, and the Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team dominated the event, capturing four national championship titles, as well as three silver medals across a variety of disciplines, with team rider Daniel Holloway putting on a show.
The TWENTY20 Women’s professional cycling team has announced that they’ve signed one of the most uniquely accomplished individuals in the world of cycling. Amanda Coker looks like she was born to ride a bike. The smooth, fluid pedal stroke and relaxed bike position are powered by a grand smile.
One of triathlon racing’s biggest stars is back for what should be an incredible 2018 season. Three-time Kona Ironman World Champion Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae took a year off form competition last season to welcome her first child into the world. After a long winter of training, the Australian is back.
Felt athlete Wout Van Aert has made history. The Belgian superstar won his third consecutive cyclocross world championship, his second of which came aboard the Felt Fx race bike. After a long and arduous racing season Van Aert showed the world what true champions are made of, taking the spoils on a momentous day of racing.
We’re counting down the top 10 moments of 2017 for Felt athletes! There were countless race wins by Felt athletes around the world, both at the professional and amateur levels. Here are some of the most exciting victories, achievements, and moments in the lives and careers of Felt pro athletes.
Last week, the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships invaded Cairns, Australia, and Felt athletes put in some performances for the ages. Sina Frei, the reigning U23 European champion, shot out to the front of the field early on in the Women’s U23 event in a dominant performance.
On a pleasant morning in Chattanooga, Tennessee, triathletes from around the world woke up to perfect racing conditions to take on the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. In the pro women’s division, Felt athlete Daniela Ryf proved, yet again, to be the most dominant competitor in the sport.
The Felt-powered Holowesko-Citadel pro cycling team has taken the 2017 Tour of Utah by storm, winning two of out four stages thus far. On Stage 1, Ty Magner took an emphatic sprint victory and captured the overall leader’s jersey. On Stage 4, Magner’s Holowesko teammate John Murphy took a huge win.
Both the Felt-powered pro cycling teams of Holowesko-Citadel and TWENTY20 Sho-Air put in dominating performances over the past weekend, with each taking home the general classification titles at the Cascade Cycling Classic. The Bend, Oregon, event is one of the most prestigious races in North America.
Robin Carpenter of the Holowesko-Citadel pro cycling team continued his winning ways in 2017 with an impressive victory at the Winston-Salem Classic. Carpenter’s teammate, Ty Magner, took victory in the event’s criterium the day prior. The short but tough climb up Pilot View Street proved decisive.
Wout Van Aert won the UCI Cyclocross World Championship on Sunday riding a Felt FX bike, his second consecutive victory at the sport’s most prestigious event. The Belgian athlete, sponsored by Felt Bicycles, has enjoyed a stellar 2016-2017 racing season with several wins.
Felt Bicycles is proud to announce its sponsorship of both the Crelan-Charles pro cyclocross team, and the Verandas Willems-Crelan Pro Continental road cycling team for the 2017 season. The new Belgian-based outfits will be among the most unique in the sport thanks to its focus on both road and cyclocross.
Daniela Ryf won the Ironman Kona World Championship on Saturday, her second consecutive victory in triathlon’s most prestigious event. The Swiss athlete, sponsored by Felt Bicycles, finished the event with an overall time of 08:46:46, smashing the previous overall women’s course record.
The Olympic Games are considered by many to be the pinnacle of athletic achievement and the zenith of athletic competition. And to win a gold medal is to stamp one’s name firmly in the pages of history. But what of those athletes who win more than one gold medal? Their exploits are the stuff of legend.
TWENTY16 and Felt athlete Kristin Armstrong has been named by USA Cycling selection committee as one of the two time trialists to represent Team USA at Rio Olympics in August. Armstrong, who won a gold medal in Beijing and a gold medal in London, will be focused on a hat trick.
The 2016 Amgen Women’s Tour of California featured a very unique stage in the form of a team time trial, wherein riders on the same team roll out of the starting box in a race against the clock. But this wasn’t just any team time trial, which are typically contested on purpose-built time trial bikes.
The Felt-powered TWENYT16 women’s pro cycling team has been having a stellar season thus far, racking up wins left and right and showing a dominant performance at the Redlands Bicycle Classic. The squad took the victory in the Team GC category, while captain Kristin Armstrong secured the overall win.
The Holowesko-Citadel men’s pro cycling team has been enjoying one of its most exciting seasons in recent years, punctuated by several scintillating victories and a few heart-stopping near misses. In early April, the team headed to sunny Southern California for the 31st annual Redlands Bicycle Classic.
It’s 8:45am on a Wednesday in the city of Highland, California, and the Redlands Bicycle Classic is about to begin. The fastest road racers from all across the Americas are lined up at the start, ready to roll out for a neutral procession before charging into racing action and a brutal day on the bike.
The TWENTY16 Ridebiker powered by Sho-Air professional women’s cycling team’s 2016 race season has been ramping up throughout the Spring, and the squad has been racking up wins at domestic events like Valley of the Sun Stage Race and Chico Stage Race, with an eye toward other big races.
The 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships wrapped this past weekend with the five-day festival of bike racing at London’s Lee Valley VeloPark showcasing some of the sport’s top athletes. Felt supported a wide array of athletes at the event, with many of them nabbing world titles and career bests.
The U.S. Women’s track cycling team made history on Friday, March 4, by winning the gold medal in the team pursuit event at the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. In front of a capacity crowd at the Lee Valley Velodrome in London, England, the four-woman team defeated Canada.