Four in the Top Five at World Championship TT for Specialized-lululemon
September 24nd, 2013, Firenze, Italy - Ellen Van Dijk won her second Gold World Championship medal on Tuesday when she posted the fastest time in the Individual Time Trial event. An amazing ride to top of a career best season for the young Dutch rider.
Team Specialized-lululemon defended the World Championships TTT title today in Firenze, Italy. The team, made up of Ellen Van Dijk, Evenlyn Stevens, Lisa Brennauer, Katie Colclough, Carmen Small and Trixi worrack, posted a time of 51.60 and an average speed of 50.1km/h.
“It was fantastic riding today by the girls today, said Team Director Ronny Lauke. “We really look forward to this event each year and the hard work paid off today. They did everything right.”
Geraardsbergen, Belgium: Team Specialized-lululemon made a great start at the Lotto Decca Tour on Friday, taking the win in the TTT event. The ladies finished 35 seconds ahead of Orica Green Edge. Ellen Van Dijk, defending champion, will wear the yellow leaders jersey going into stage two.
“It was quite a technical course, and we didn’t really get the chance to learn it but everyone was in the same boat and it was another good opportunity for us to practice as a team together for World Championships,” said Van Dijk. “We have 35 seconds to try to save now and we’ll have to be attentive of time bonuses, but we’re looking forward to trying to defend the jersey.”
Lezyne continues to proudly sport Specialized-lululemon as ambassadors of Engineered Design! Way to go ladies!
Lezyne ambassador Yannick Granieri, the “Stocky Slopestyler” From Lyon, consistently amazes everyone with his MTB freeriding.
He made himself scarce in 2012 until the early part of 2013, with his torn ACL ligament and knee injury forcing him to take leave for the rest of the season. We saw Yannick again, in top shape, at FISE Montpellier last May. Obviously confident in his riding after successful surgery and rehabilitation, he is a true mountain bike professional who works hard so he can live his dreams.
Yannick shares with us his thoughts and insights about his serious injuries and consequent rehabilitation in his new Thibaut Grevet Red Bull Media House video, “Yannick Granieri: Recovery Road Part 1”. This is his story…
Lezyne Ambassador Cedric Gracia took part in the first World Series Enduro Race in Punta Ala, Italy where he shot the first installment of his new Through My Eyes video series. Through My Eyes gives CG fans the chance to follow and take part in the crazy world that The Sergeant plays in. WARNING – He is French, and clothing was optional during filming!
San Luis Obispo, CA – Lezyne is proud to announce it will continue it’s cooperation with Danny MacAskill for another two years. To commemorate the renewed relationship, Lezyne is excited to launch the new MacAskill Signature products: The MacAskill Block tool and MacAskill Travel Drive pump.
Lezyne met with Danny at this year’s Eurobike Expo, where talk of a signature line started. “When we met, we knew we wanted to continue our relationship with Danny. Its been a great year working with him and we are excited to be signed on for another 2-years. We also wanted to do something special with Danny by making something that meets his needs as a pro athlete.” says Patrick Ribera-McKay, Lezyne’s Marketing Manager.
In no time, ideas on paper turned in to real products tailored for Danny, and the rider-mechanic in all of us. The result is a tool and travel pump that are equally suited for use on the bike at home or on the road, easy to carry, with the quality, durability, and style of Lezyne’s Shop Tools. In fact, that quality and stylish design are the main reasons why the Scottish YouTube sensation chose to enter into a partnership with Lezyne.
MacAskill and Lezyne started their cooperation earlier this year and so far both sides have benefited from this decision. The YouTube project ‘Danny MacAskill Insights,’ already past the one million views benchmark, shows the star athlete returning home to Edinburgh, where he visited his roots and tried out his Lezyne equipment for the first time. (The link to the clip). Lezyne also worked with Danny over the summer, where Danny took part in a bike mechanic workshop at a trial youth camp. Lezyne supported this event with a screwdriver workshop, where they taught kids how to utilize a bike multi-tool. You’ll find the video HERE.
The MacAskill Series will be available in stores starting February 2013.
Lezyne is proud to announce that 4x racer and freerider Angie Hohenwarter will join our team of Ambassadors in 2013. Angie has been riding and racing since she was 9 years old. She started with XC, but got bored and moved on to DH and 4X. Now she rides her bike all around the world, sharing her passion for cycling with everyone she comes across. Lezyne first talked to Angie at this year’s Eurobike tradeshow, where she met with Marketing Manager, Patrick Ribera-Mckay. “Angie’s passion for cycling, results, and her plans for what she wants to do in 2013 left an impression. We are glad to have her on board and look forward to working together next year,” said McKay. Angie is a long-time Lezyne fan and had this to say about joining the team. “I’m stoked to be with Lezyne now. Lezyne always was such an eye catcher for me. I love the simple and strong design, and function of their products and I can’t imagine a better partner to take with me on my travels because now 100% prepared for every situation. Thanks guys!”
For 2013, Angie will be riding with Lezyne’s multi-tools, pump, tire repair, organizers, and LED light systems.
Lezyne Ambassador Rachel Neylan Won World Champs and Silver Medal for Australia
“This has truly been the most incredible week…I have had some happy times in my life but nothing could have prepared me for this. Last Saturday I raced the World Championships and won the Silver Medal for Australia. The first women’s road worlds medal in seven years. I am completely honoured, proud and humbled by not only the opportunity to gain such a result and standing on that podium but by the overwhelming support, wishes and genuine happiness that has been flowing my way all week…..”