Felt News


Australia — British veteran David Millar rode his Felt DA to a silver medal in the elite men’s time trial at the 2010 UCI Road World Championships in Melbourne, Australia.

Millar started his race strong, laying down the fastest opening spit on the 45.8-kilometer course. Starting fifth from last, he was the first rider to break the hour mark, with a time of 59:11.94. In the end, the Garmin-Transitions rider finished just over a minute behind Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara, who captured his fourth World Championship gold in the time trial.
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UtahFelt-sponsored multisport athlete Josiah Middaugh was crowned the 2010 U.S. XTERRA Champion at the XTERRA USA Championships in Ogden, Utah. It was the final race of the off-road triathlon series' U.S. Pro Series.
"The pro field in Ogden was the strongest I have seen so far this year, and although the race felt like a struggle I pressed hard the whole way and was able to secure a top 3 finish for my 6th time in as many races," Middaugh said.
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Spain — Garmin-Transitions sprinter Tyler Farrar scored a huge win on Sunday, outsprinting Mark Cavendish to emerge the champion of the final stage of the Vuelta a España in Madrid. 

Three weeks of intense racing concluded with a short, fast circuit race in front of a large crowd in central Madrid. Farrar put himself in position in the final corner and then launched ahead on his Felt F1 with 100 meters to go. He powered away from Cavendish, who finished second, and Australian Allan Davis, who was third

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Spain Garmin-Transitions sprinter Tyler Farrar scored big points in the sprinters’ classification with a second-place finish in Friday’s Stage 19 of the Vuelta a España. Farrar powered across the line on his Felt F1 just behind Belgian Philippe Gilbert in the 231km stage from Piedrahita to Toledo. The American now sits second overall in points with two days remaining in the season’s final grand tour.
Farrar has been consistently near the front in the sprint stages of this year’s Vuelta and now trails points leader Mark Cavendish by 12 points (136 to 124).

The Garmin-Transitions team’s GC leader Tom Danielson maintained his top-10 standing on Friday. The American, who rode well in the mountains and in Wednesday’s time trial, is eighth overall.
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Canada Ryder Hesjedal accomplished his goal of animating Friday’s Grand Prix de Cycliste de Québec, a one-day ProTour race in Québec City, Canada. The Garmin-Transitions rider just missed the podium, finishing fourth and taking the honor of being the top North American.

Hesjedal emerged as a top GC rider at this year’s Tour de France, where he finished seventh overall. He was motivated to put on a good show at two ProTour races in Canada, Friday's Grand Prix de Cycliste de Québec and the upcoming Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal on Sunday.

Hesjedal initiated a move in the final lap of the hilly circuit in Québec City, dashing ahead on his Felt F1. He was joined by a small group, and Frenchman Thomas Voeckler took the win.
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Germany — The Felt Ötztal X-Bionic World Cup mountain bike team announced today the signing of Swiss cross-country talent Thomas Litscher for 2011. The 21-year-old won a silver medal in the Under-23 XC race at World Championships in Canada last week and is considered one of the sport’s rising stars. 

“We had great interest in him last year, however his commitments with the MIG team lasted through 2010,” said team director Jorg Scheiderbauer. 

Scheiderbauer said he sees great potential in Litscher. In addition to winning silver at the Worlds in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Québec, last weekend, he was also part of the winning Swiss team in the team relay. 

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Mexico — Felt-sponsored multisport athlete Seth Wealing won the XTERRA Mexico Championship on Saturday, repeating his 2009 win at the off-road triathlon in Valle de Bravo.
Wealing, who lives in Boulder, Colorado, mastered the slippery, muddy bike course on his Felt Nine. He chased South African Dan Hugo, finishing 1 minute behind, and then surged ahead on the run to take the win.

“The first lap [of the bike] was pretty hectic with Dan Hugo, Francisco Sorono and I racing tight,” Wealing said. “The second lap was incredibly slippery and muddy, and I focused on making sure to make no mistakes and avoid crashes.”
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Spain — Tyler Farrar sprinted to victory in Stage 5 of the Vuelta a España Wednesday, powering his Felt F1 past Koldo Fernandez and Mark Cavendish to take the win in the 199km stage from Guadix to Lorca. 

Farrar's seventh win of the season came a day after he was almost forced to abandon the race with a stomach bug. The win also made him a co-leader in the points competition; he is now tied with Spaniard Igor Anton. 

A breakaway formed early in the stage and was caught by the chasing sprinters’ teams, including Farrar’s Garmin-Transitions squad, in the approach to the finish. Cavendish made his move first in the final sprint, but Farrar rocketed past to take the win.
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