Doha Corniche, Qatar – Exactly one week after Ellen Van Dijk won the women’s Tour of Qatar, Mark Renshaw made it an exceptional two-out-of-two for HTC-Highroad when he scooped the overall victory in the same race for the men.
Renshaw made a successful defense of his lead in the 126.5 kilometer final stage from Sealine Beach Resort to Doha Corniche on Friday, to finish ahead of Australia’s Heinrich Haussler and Italian Daniele Bennati.
Qatar is the first stage race win of Renshaw’s career. “The last day was really a question of staying in the pack and making sure I stayed close to Haussler and at the head of the field,” Renshaw said afterwards, “It’s great to come here and get the win in Qatar, it’s such a hard race and to follow on the win by the women’s team makes it even something special.”
Lezyne is an official sponsor of Team HTC-Highroad, providing the team the best in hand pumps, floor pumps, CO2 inflators, multi-tools, and tire repair.
San Luis Obispo, CA –Carla Swart was one of the most talented young riders in the world when she was tragically killed in traffic while training in her home country of South Africa. She was 23 years old with an incredible collegiate career behind her, and HTC-Highroad was honored to have been her first pro team even for such a short while.On Saturday, March 12, a Ride to Remember Carla has been set up by her cycling peers. It begins at 9:30am from 367 State Street in Los Altos, California . There will be a sixty-mile route as well as a thirty-mile route, and there is no cost to ride.
Donations can be made to one of two funds set up on Carla’s behalf. One is a fund called Carla’s Circle set up by High Road Sports to benefit Carla’s family. Carla was very close to her family and always wanted to be able to give back to support them and in particular her mother who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. Another way to donate is to support the Scholarship fund set up by Lees McRae College where Carla attended University.
Details and entries for the ride are available here.
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.
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!