Felt News

Litscher claims 9th place in a hellish and never ending last lap, Markt overtook 79 riders

8/24/2011
Thomas Litscher gained lots of self esteem in the last World Cup race of the season and rode into the Top 10 for the 4th time. In a hellish and never ending last lap, he claimed the ninth position and kept World Champion Hermida in check. A great end of a great World Cup season! In two weeks, Litscher will try to catch the rainbow.
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8/15/2011
Next big win for FELT racextract. Athlete Andi Böcherer! The 27 year old triathlete from Freiburg wins the 70.3 Ironman European Championships in Wiesbaden in 4:08:36! After his injury break, he definitely is back and finally qualified for the Ironman World Champs in Hawaii.
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8/15/2011
Litscher had the best start, lead the field into the first turn and was in reach of the podium after the first lap but in the end, there was nothing left. Thomas Litscher had to quit the race due to technical problems and had to watch Jaroslav Kulhavy win the race from the outside. The Czech winner also secured the overall World Cup win at his home race in Nove Mesto.
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8/15/2011
Paul Van Der Ploeg picked up the second prize in the opening Eliminator Sprint race at the World in Nove Mesto (CZ). In this spectacular new race format, only one strategy leads to success: Full speed!
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8/11/2011
Thomas Litscher crossed the finish line without his saddle but won his second medal at the European Champs in Dohnany (Svk).
 
Looked like gold for a long time
Until the fourth round, the young Swiss rider from the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Team was in the lead. Together with Italian Kerschbaumer, he dominated the race and confirmed his reputation once again.
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8/11/2011
Moraths lonely race ends with Olympic qualification standard
Adelheid Morath secured the Olympic qualification standard one year before the Games. With her 10th rank at the European Champs in Dohnany (SVK), she entered the Top10 for the second time in a row.
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8/5/2011
The European Championships in Dohnany (SVK) started with a silver medal for the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC team. The Swiss Team with FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC rider Thomas Litscher won the silver medal in the team relay.
 
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8/4/2011
After a few weeks injury lay-off Andi Böcherer is back to race.
And not only back – he showed another time that he is one of the fastest Tri Pros of the year.
At the Heidelbergman race in Germany Andi took the lead from the beginning with a strong swim split, in the chasing group set former IM Champion Timo Bracht – that two guys fought for the victory.
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8/1/2011
Hadleigh Farm, England – Felt Otztal X-Bionic rider Karl Markt once again proved himself as one of the elite talents in XC racing, finishing third in the Olympic Test Event over the weekend.  Markt, who just won the Austrian National Championship two weeks ago, arrived on the podium alongside two former XC World Champions.  The 31-year-old Austrian is putting together a fantastic season with X-Bionic, taking multiple UCI wins and podiums.

The Olympic Test Event in Hadleigh Farm gave riders the opportunity to race the Olympic course for 2012.  The racers completed seven laps of the rolling course in hot temperatures, which quickly separated the field.  Markt, riding a full-suspension Felt Edict LTD, was among the top four riders throughout the race.
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7/26/2011
After her victory at Ironman France only 4 weeks ago, Tri Pro Silvia Felt took part in the next big Ironman race in Frankfurt which also was the European Championship.
For all of the 2300 athletes it should a real challenge because of the bad weather conditions – 10 C with rain and strong wind at the start – that made the race extremely hard.
 
For Silvia the mission was clear: She needed a Top Ten result to get the qualify for the World Championships in Kona done.
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7/19/2011
It was the next great weekend for the FELT Pros, chasing the medals at the Nationals with fantastic results: 
 
First title: Switzerland U23 national Championship – Winner Thomas Litscher: Thomas Litscher was in a class of his own winning by two minutes over Matthias Stirnemann and Jérémy Huegenin. 
 
Second title: Austrian national Championship – Winner Karl Markt, Bronze medal for Simon Scheiber: Hard weather conditions at the location in Hohenems couldn’t stop Karl Markt from his first Austrian Cross Country title – for him a dream comes true and he is the first Austrian man to win both – Marathon and Cross Country titles. Teammate Simon Scheiber followed Karl on the podium and took the bronze medal.
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