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Bell Takes World Cup Lead

Beijing, China - Canadian track cyclist Zach Bell moved into first place in the UCI Omnium World Cup standings with his second place in Beijing.  The 28-year-old Canadian has strung together consistent performances in the multi disciplined Omnium and moved into a commanding lead.  
On day 1, Bell won the Flying Lap with a time of 13.233.  He took 4th in the Points Race and 6th in the Elimination Race to finish day 1 in second place.  Day 2 saw Bell finish 6th in the Individual Pursuit, 9th in the Scratch Race, and 4th in the Kilo, just missing the Omnium win by two points.

FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Rider Paul Van Der Ploeg wins the FELT Alpine Assault 2011

Congratulations to our FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC rider Paul Van Der Ploeg! He won the FELT Alpine Assault 2011, Australia’s ultimate 100km Mountain Bike race. The race starts at Falls Creek and finishes 100km later in Mt Beauty after travelling through the spectacular Alpine National Park.

Kona World Champion Mirinda Carfrae on Felt


Irvine, CA – Felt Bicycles is pleased to announce it will sponsor 2010 Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae in 2011 and beyond.  The 29-year-old Australian will compete on the groundbreaking Felt DA triathlon bike through 2013.

“I was very fortunate to have a number of bike sponsors pursuing me for the 2011 season,” said Carfrae. “Ultimately it came down to which company could provide me with the best combination of support and product to help me defend my World Championship. After meeting the team at Felt, studying the DA’s wind tunnel numbers, and considering their history in the sport of triathlon, the choice became obvious.”

Snowsill and Ryf on Felt through 2013


Irvine, California - Felt Bicycles is pleased to announce that Olympic and 3-time World Triathlon Champion Emma Snowsill (AUS) will be racing on Felt bikes through 2013.  Snowsill, one of the most accomplished short distance triathletes of all time, will focus on ITU and non-draft legal triathlons in 2011 and look to defend her Olympic Triathlon title in 2012.

“I am thrilled to know I will be riding and racing on a Felt for the next three years.  I have known Jim (Felt) since 2003, and ridden his bikes since ‘04,” said Snowsill. “The team at Felt has supported me throughout my career and I am delighted to know I will have the equipment advantage that comes with such a superior brand.”

Hammer Wins World Cup Omnium, Bell takes Bronze

Cali, Columbia - Team OUCH's Sarah Hammer took her first 2010-2011 World Cup Gold Medal with a win in the Women's Omnium.  Hammer, a three time World Champion in the Individual Pursuit, has performed well in her transition to the multi-race event.  Fellow Felt Athlete Zach Bell took Bronze in the Men's Omnium.  The Canadian took Second Place in the Melbourne Men's Omnium two weeks prior, and retains his second place in World Cup rankings.
Hammer, who just began competing in the Omnium this year, was the class of the field in Cali.  The 27-year-old American won each of the first four events (Flying Lap, Points Race, Elimination Race, andIndividual Pursuit) on her way to Gold.