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Lezyne Ambassador Bobby McMullen Gets 3rd at CCCX

Lezyne Ambassador Bobby McMullen Gets 3rd at CCCX

Bobby McMullen killed it this last weekend. No news there.

Bobby McMullen kicked off the 2012 Season by taking third place in his division at the CCCX X-Fusion SuperD at Toro Park in Monterey on Sunday, January 22.
McMullen, who is legally blind,  competes alongside (often ahead of) fully-able racers…….and kills it.

Bobby was gracious enough to join Lezyne at our Headquarters in San Luis Obispo with his friend and guide, Peter Lucas to allow us to take some video and photo of him for this upcoming year. Above is a teaser of images to come!

Specialzed lululemon’s Chloe Hosking and Loren Rowney Winning!!

Specialzed lululemon's Chloe Hosking and Loren Rowney

(Chloe on the left, and Loren on the right.)

Specialzed lululemon’s Chloe Hosking and Loren Rowney Winning!!

Chloe Hosking and Loren Rowney are 2 for 2 in the Bay Thriller in Australia!

Lezyne sponsored Specialized lululemon riders Chloe Hosking wins day 1 of Bay Thriller and Loren Rowney takes the victory in day 2! This only seems fitting that they are crushing this Australian event as both girls are originally from Australia. Chloe is from Canberra and Loren is from Queensland.

Specialzed lululemon's Chloe Hosking and Loren Rowney

In an interview with Chloe after the race, she stated: ”I love racing like that,” (speaking of the attack-filled race) she said. ”I don’t really like just sitting in and then sprinting. For me it was really exciting to go out there and show what women’s racing can be like. There has just been some really negative things said in the press lately about how women’s racing is boring and how we don’t deserve a minimum salary.”

When the Herald put it to Hosking that women’s cycling lacked support from the very top of the sport’s administration, she replied: ”What can be said? Pat McQuaid’s a dick.

Read more here.

Specialzed lululemon's Chloe Hosking and Loren Rowney

Specialized-lulemon’s newest recruit Loren Rowney, took all of two days to win her first race of the season. Following her team-mate Chloe Hosking’s lead, Rowney took out a round of the Jayco Bay Series in Geelong on Monday, making it two out of two for the Specialized-lululemon duo. Rowney, who worked tirelessly for Hosking’s win on day one, was merely following instructions when she put herself in the break of the day. “Chloe and I had talked this morning with our Total Rush teammates and she said ‘whatever happens, someone from our team needs to be in every break,’” said Rowney. “I saw a break go with none of us in it and knew I had to get across.”

Rowney then had to play a smart game to outsmart the strong Green Edge riders. When Amanda Spratt went on the late attack out of the break, Loren covered her and was able to go past her for the win. “Loren was so strong today,” said Hosking. “She’s amazing and she rode the perfect race. We’re really looking forward to seeing what’s going to happen tomorrow. Hosking now leads the series by only one point with two stages remaining.

Specialzed lululemon's Chloe Hosking and Loren Rowney

PRESS RELEASE: Cedric Gracia Continues and LEZYNE Places 3rd in German Awards

LEZYNE NEWS – CEDRIC Continues through 2012/Lezyne Places 3rd in German Mag Award.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Cedric Continues as Lezyne Ambassador Through 2012

Cedric Gracia

San Luis Obispo, CA – Lezyne is proud to announce the continued partnership with gravity legend Cedric Gracia (CG Racing Brigade) through the 2012 Season. A Lezyne Ambassador since 2009, Cedric is a long-time user and supporter of Lezyne. “Cedric is a great athlete to work with and a lot of fun. He has really helped to spread Lezyne’s message of Engineered Design around the world. We are stoked to continue working with him,” said Patrick Ribera-McKay, Lezyne’s Worldwide Marketing Manager.

Cedric will be using Lezyne pumps, tools, tire repair, bottle cages, CO2 inflators, organizers, and LED lights throughout the 2012 season. Learn more about Cedric and Lezyne here: Cedric Gracia Lezyne Ambassador Page

Lezyne Places 3rd in German Magazine Readers Awards.

Ulrike Schlifske

Germany – Lezyne was recently awarded 3rd Place for Best Pump Brand in the reader polls for the German magazines “RoadBIKE,” “MountainBIKE,” and “bike.” Lezyne’s Ulrike Schlifske and Jessica Vogel (Marketing Assistant, 2 Wheel Distribution) were on hand to accept the awards. This is the second year that Lezyne has received honors from the readers of “RoadBIKE,” “MountainBIKE,” and “bike” magazines.

Tiffany Cromwell Lezyne Sponsorship Continues

Tiffany Cromwell Lezyne Sponsorship Continues

San Luis Obispo, CA – Lezyne is proud to announce the continued sponsorship of Austrailian pro cyclist, Tiffany Cromwell. Currently riding for Honda Dream Team (Aus) and Lotto Laddies Team (Bel), she is one ofAustralia’s top cyclists climbing up the world ranking.

Lezyne started working with Tiffany in 2010 after Lezyne CEO Micki Kozuschek meet with her in Adelaide during an Australian dealer tour. Tiffany will use Lezyne’s award-winning hand pumps, floor pumps, multi-tools, and tire repair to keep her training and racing at her best.

Hailing from Adelaide, Australia, Tiffany began racing as a junior at age 13 and quickly began winning races. In 2008, Tiffany turned pro by signing with the US-based Colitiva Sutter Home team. That same year she won her first professional race, the 2008 Sea Otter Classic, as well as a number of strong results. In 2010 she has moved to competing full time in Europe with the Australian Institute of Sport national women’s team where she competed in all of the major races on the world calendar including the world cup series, Giro D’Italia feminine, La Route de France feminine, and finished off the year by competing in her first World Road Cycling Championships in Australia.

Tiffany’s 2011 season is off to a great start! Riding for the Honda Dream Team, she won Stage 2 of the Jayco Bay Criterium Series (Aus) where she also finish 1st overall in the Sprint Classification.

Granieri Joins Lezyne

Granieri Joins Lezyne

Lezyne is proud to announce its sponsorship of French dirt jumping phenomenon Yannick Granieri. He is one of the best French dirt jumpers to come along in a long time. He hails from Lyon, France and has bikes in his blood.

Career highlights include 2nd at the 2010 Austria King of Dirt, 2nd at the 2010 Winterpark Crankworx, and 4th overall at the 2010 FMBO World Tour – the best ranked European at the event!Lezyne’s Uli Prokasky, European Marketing & Sales, first talked to Granieri at the Eurobike tradeshow last September and finalized the partnership last month. Yannick will ride with Lezyne floor pumps, hand pumps, multi-tools, and tire repair.

This announcement comes on the heels of Yannick’s 3rd place finish at this year’s White Style snow jumping event where he was one of the lucky 12 riders to qualify for the final run. He finished runner up to Sam Pilgrim and Sam Reynolds (1st and 2nd). Congratulations Yannick!

Learn more about Yannick here:

Lezyne Ambassador Page
Yannick Facebook Page