SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
While the worldwide Lezyne team has been working hard to launch the new Year 5 line, our sponsored athletes have been working hard and winning races. Here is a little update on what they have been up to.
HTC-Highroads Win Tour Green
Paris, France – On Sunday, HTC-Highroad’s Mark Cavendish crowned his first ever points jersey win in the Tour de France with a third straight victory on the Champs Elysées. The Manxman took his fifth sprint win of the 2011 race at the end of a ninety-five kilometer stage from Creteil to Paris, blasting ahead of Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway and Germany’s Andre Greipel.
The first British rider ever to win the points jersey, Cavendish said afterwards there could not have been a better way to round off his battle for green than with the twentieth stage win of his career in the Tour de France.
HTC-Highroad completed the 2011 Tour de France as the team with the most victories; five for Cavendish and one on Saturday for Germany’s Tony Martin in the Stage 20 ITT.
For more information about the team go to their website>>.
For all those Team HTC-Highroad fans, check out the limited edition Team Port-a-Shop Tool Kit. The kit contains everything the training and traveling cyclist needs to service his/her bike on the road. For every kit sold, a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Carla’s Circle fund to help the family of fallen team rider Carla Swart. Learn more about Carla here>>.
Gracia Down But Not Out After French Champs
Photo: P. Garcia
Meribel, France – Lezyne Ambassador Cedric Gracia concluded his race run at the 2011 French DH Championships with a trip to the hospital on July 19th. Gracia had a good warm up and was ready to pin it on his race run, but had to retire after landing a jump incorrectly and injuring his left ACL. Gracia had surgery last Friday (7/22) to repair the damage and is now undergoing physical therapy for a speedy recovery.
Gracia was having a great season and was ranked 15th going into the French Championships.
Get well soon Cedric! We need the Sergeant at the front leading the way!
For more information about Cedric, check out his website a href=”http://www.cgracingbrigade.com/”>here>>.
Premont and Cunningham Place High at Windham WC
Windham, USA – Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain had a good showing at the UCI World Cup in Windham, New York earlier this month. Marie-Helene Premont came through with a 5th place finish in the XC while Ruaridh Cunningham brought home a solid 17th place finish in the DH. Not a bad finish for Cunningham considering he was racing injured. Teammates Geoff Kabush and Sabrina Jonnier also had solid results finishing 7th in the XC and 7th in the DH, respectively.
Check out the Windham race video here>>.
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