Felt News

JULY 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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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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The women of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Team stole the show from the men in the team at the fifth Worldcup of the season in Windham, USA. Most notably it was Adelheid Morath who had an impressive day! With her 14th place Morath is one important step closer to the Olympic Games 2012. The BDR set the condition to two ranks inside the Top15 and Morath now jumped this hurdle once.
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A perfect start, a crash and a great finish: Thomas Litscher went through all ups and downs of a real World Cup showdown in Mont Sainte Anne, Canada.
The FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC rider had a perfect start riding in 4th position. He was side by side with the world’s best riders until a crash in the third round ended his chance of a podium World Cup. Litscher last around 2 minutes having to stop in the tech zone which threw him back into 14th position. But instead of giving up, Litscher caught fire and recaptured place by place. His great pursuit ended in a fantastic last lap.
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