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Spain — Tyler Farrar sprinted to victory in Stage 5 of the Vuelta a España Wednesday, powering his Felt F1 past Koldo Fernandez and Mark Cavendish to take the win in the 199km stage from Guadix to Lorca.


New York Blaza Klemencic of the Felt Otztal X-Bionic mountain bike team finished the 2010 UCI MTB World Cup Series on a high note, scoring a fourth-place finish at the finals on Saturday in Windham, New York. The Slovenian rode her Felt Six to her best World Cup finish of the year.


Spain — The Garmin-Transitions team rolls into the final grand tour of the season, the three-week Vuelta a España, with a talented lineup including sprinter Tyler Farrar—on a roll after winning the recent Vattenfalls Classic—and fellow American Christian Vande Velde (pictured) who is looking to put injuries and bad luck behind him and finish the season on a high note.


Two victories, a second and a sixth place. This is the conclusion of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team last weekend. Karl Markt, Sabrina Enaux, Vladimir Riha and Adelheid Morath took part in races in Austria, France and Germany. 


The Netherlands Garmin-Transitions rider Jack Bobridge scored the biggest win of his career in Stage 5 of the eight-day Eneco Tour in The Netherlands on Sunday. The Australian joined a breakaway that lasted nearly all of the 204-kilometer stage and then launched a solo attack in the final 2km to win on his Felt F1.


The Netherlands  Svein Tuft of the Garmin-Transitions team threw down a convincing win in Tuesday’s opening time trial of the eight-day Eneco Tour. The Canadian National Time Trial Champion rode his all-new 2011 Felt DA to his first ever ProTour stage win in the 5.2km prologue in Steenwijk, The Netherlands.


Italy — Daniel Martin scored a brilliant win in Italy on Tuesday to give the Garmin-Transitions team two major victories in one day. Martin, who turns 24 on Friday, followed teammate Svein Tuft’s ProTour stage win at the Eneco Tour with a solo victory at the Tre Valli Varesine one-day race in Italy.


GermanyTyler Farrar of the Garmin-Transitions team sprinted to victory aboard his Felt F1 at the Vattenfalls Classic ProTour race Sunday in Hamburg, Germany. Farrar, who also won here last year, became the first rider in the event’s 15-year history to win two in a row.


Italy — Korean track racer Hye Jin Lee scored a breakthrough victory on her Felt TK1 bike at the 2010 UCI Junior Track World Championships in Italy on Thursday. Lee won the women’s 500-meter Time Trial with a time of 0:35.479, not far off the mark of a world record.


With Alban Lakata (AUT) and Esther Süss (SUI) two of the big favorites have won the world champion title in mountain bike marathon in Sankt Wendel (GER). Although the Slovenian Blaza Klemencic was temporarily on bronze course she had to be content with rank 12 after the 107 km long race. Karl Markt (AUT) and Adelheid Morath (GER) were happy with the places 15 and 19.


Poland Dan Martin of the Garmin-Transitions team wrapped up his first ProTour win Saturday, protecting his lead in the final stage of the seven-day Tour of Poland.


Denmark — Lightning struck twice for the Garmin-Transitions team on Saturday. After Dan Martin wrapped up his first ProTour win at the Tour of Poland stage race, Canadian Svein Tuft gave the team another major victory when he won the Stage 5 Time Trial at the Tour of Denmark.


PolandDan Martin of the Garmin-Transitions team took control of the Tour of Poland on Thursday, attacking on the final climb of Stage 5 to take the solo win and the overall race lead.


Four athletes represented the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team at the fifth world cup of the season in Val di Sole (ITA). The conclusion after a tough race weekend is very positive. Karl Markt (AUT) achieved his best world cup result of the season (26th place), Blaza Klemencic (SLO) is back in the world elite after her bad cold (17th place) and Sabrina Enaux (FRA) confirms her consistent performance with her 30th place in Italy. Only Simon Scheiber (AUT) was unhappy with the race. After technical problems with his chain, he had to get out of the race in the first round.  


Italy — Felt Ötztal X-Bionic team rider Natascha Binder, along with her teammate Bettina Dietzen, rode to a second-place overall finish in the women’s category at the grueling eight-day TransAlp race. The marathon off-road race started in Füssen, Germany, and finished in Riva, Italy.


France — The Garmin-Transitions team finished off a memorable Tour de France with a third-place finish by New Zealander Julian Dean in Sunday’s final stage in Paris. Canadian Ryder Hesjedal (pictured) finished safely in the main group, his impressive seventh-place overall placing intact. 


France — Canadian Ryder Hesjedal of the Garmin-Transitions team continued his breakthrough Tour de France performance with another impressive showing on the penultimate stage. Hesjedal’s strong ride in the Stage 19 time trial—a tough 52km slog through the wind from Bordeaux to Pauillac—lifted him up to seventh place overall one day before the finish in Paris. 


France — Ryder Hesjedal was supposed to be supporting Garmin-Transitions team leader Christian Vande Velde on these long, difficult Pyrénéan mountain stages of the 2010 Tour de France, but Vande Velde’s Stage 2 crash and subsequent early exit from the race resulted in a change of plans. Hesjedal is now the team captain in the mountains, and every day the Tour marches toward its finish in Paris, the Canadian is proving more and more capable in the role.


France — One day after suffering another team setback at the Tour de France—this time the loss of Robbie Hunter who broke a bone in his elbow in a Stage 10 crash—American sprinter Tyler Farrar lifted the Garmin-Transitions team’s spirits again with a hard-fought third-place finish in Bourg-les-Valence. 



Rhode Island— Felt triathlete Terenzo Bozzone continued his hot streak with another Ironman 70.3 win, this time in Providence, Rhode Island. Riding the all-new 2011 Felt DA, the New Zealander topped a competitive international pro men’s field to take the win with a time of 4:01:15.


France — The Tour de France entered the mountains Saturday and the Garmin-Transitions team’s top GC man Ryder Hesjedal proved up to the task of riding with the big guns. The Canadian finished the 165.5km Stage 7 from Tournus to Station des Rousses safely in an elite group of contenders and moved up to third place overall.


France — With super-sprinter Tyler Farrar still nursing injuries sustained in a Stage 2 crash, Farrar’s lead-out man Julian Dean stepped up for the Garmin-Transitions team on Wednesday’s Stage 4 race from Cambrai to Reims and delivered an impressive second-place finish.


France — Canadian Ryder Hesjedal gave the Garmin-Transitions team a much-needed lift on Tuesday with a gutsy, aggressive ride through the fearsome, cobblestone-heavy third stage of the Tour de France. Hesjedal went hard from the start, joining a breakaway on his Felt F1 team bike and staying strong all the way to the end of the brutal 213km stage from Wanze, Belgium, to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut in northern France.


The Netherlands – Veteran British rider David Millar got the Garmin-Transitions team off to a speedy start in the 2010 Tour de France, powering his Felt DA to a third-place finish in the 8.9-kilometer prologue time trial in Rotterdam.


Canadian Svein Tuft (pictured) and Brazilian Murilo Fischer led the Garmin-Transitions team efforts at various National Championships around the world last weekend.




France – Americans Christian Vande Velde (pictured) and Tyler Farrar will lead a deep Garmin-Transitions squad at the upcoming Tour de France. The nine-man roster was announced for the July 3-25 stage race, and it’s clearly a team that can shoot for both stage wins and a high General Classification. 


After a successful training camp in the new Area 47 in Ötztal Karl Markt finished off a big week of training with a 6th place in the Austrian MTB Grand Prix at Windhaag on the weekend. 


In the pouring rain the third race of the German Mountain Bike League in the Swabian Albstadt took place last sunday. By Sabine Spitz and Moritz Milatz two German athletes celebrated their first victory of the season. The FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team achieved four top 15 results. Only Simon Scheiber, who seems to be dogged by bad luck, had to drop out of the race with technical problems in a promising position.


Anna Baylis-Scheiderbauer, who has won the TriStar Germany as an amateur last weekend, has shown at the Bike Festival in Willingen that she is one of the best allrounders.


Iowa – Felt-sponsored triathlete Emma Snowsill surged past fellow Australian Emma Moffat to win the Hy-Vee ITU Triathlon Elite Cup in Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday. Snowsill put in a strong ride on her Felt ZW bike and then a scorching run to win by 16 seconds.


Maryland – New Zealander Terenzo Bozzone continued his 2010 hot streak, scoring his latest win at Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Eagleman in Cambridge, Maryland. The 25-year-old already has three major wins and a handful of podium finishes since partnering with Felt at the beginning of the season.


The Netherlands – American Tyler Farrar showed he still has the sprinter’s form that carried him to two Giro d’Italia stage wins when he won this weekend’s Delta Tour Zeeland in The Netherlands. Farrar finished second in two stages, and his Garmin-Transitions team helped him defend the lead to win the overall on Sunday.


Switzerland — With David Millar sitting fourth overall at the Critérium Du Dauphiné heading into the final two days of the eight-day stage race in France, the other half of the Garmin-Transitions squad is also poised to start another ProTour event, the June 12-20 Tour de Suisse.


FranceGarmin-Transitions rider David Millar put in a stellar solo effort on the all-new 2011 Felt DA to finish second in Wednesday’s 49km Stage 3 Time Trial at the Dauphiné Libéré stage race in France.


Hawaii — American triathlete Tim DeBoom scored a big win in Hawaii on Saturday, turning in a strong performance on his Felt bike to win the Rohto Ironman 70.3 Hawaii. DeBoom finished the bike split in pursuit of race leader Matt Lieto and Luke Bell, and then outran his two competitors to take the win.


France – The Garmin-Transitions team announced its lineup for the June 6-13 Dauphiné Libéré stage race in France, one of the key preparation events for the Tour de France in July.


Italy – With Garmin-Transitions double stage winner Tyler Farrar out of the Giro d’Italia in the final days of the three-week race, Farrar’s lead-out man Julian Dean made the most of an opportunity to sprint for himself, finishing second in Stage 18.


The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Offenburg was the anticipated highlight. Already early on the sunny Sunday morning thousands of spectators came to the huge World Cup stadium and to the course in the forest of Rammersweier in order to see the worlds best mountain bike riders. In the men`s race more than 20,000 spectators came to the Offenburg, a new attendance record was set.


California – The Garmin-Transitions team finished the Amgen Tour of California on a high note as Canadian Ryder Hesdjedal won a thrilling final stage in Westlake Village (pictured) and David Zabriskie hung tough to finish second overall.


ItalyTyler Farrar of the Garmin-Transitions team unleashed a powerful sprint on his Felt F1 team bike to win his second stage of the 2010 Giro d’Italia in Bitonto, Italy, on Tuesday.


California – David Zabriskie capped off an incredible day for the Garmin-Transitions team when he won Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California and took over the race lead in Santa Cruz on Tuesday.


The second round of the German National Round in Heubach demanded a lot from the athletes of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team. At winter temperatures and steady rain especially Simon Scheiber and Blaza Klemencic had bad luck. Manfred Reis finished as second on the 48 km distance at the Worldclass Mountainbike Marathon Challenge in Offenburg.


After a two-week rest from competition the second round of the German National Series takes place in Heubach and once again the absolute world elite is on the start. Several international top stars have registered in both the women`s and men`s competition. As in Houffalize all athletes will have to adapt to difficult and wet conditions. The FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team will travel to Heubach in order to test the form for the home World Cup in Offenburg next weekend.


Italy – Saturday’s epic Stage 7 of the Giro d’Italia, which subjected riders to rain and muddy roads in the Tuscany region of Italy, caused much damage to some of the race’s GC hopefuls, but Garmin-Transitions rider David Millar rode brilliantly, moving up to third place overall.


Mexico – American Sarah Hammer set a new world record in the women’s 3,000-meter individual pursuit while competing at the 2010 Pan American Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico.


The Netherlands – Stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia was a day of highs and lows for the Garmin-Transitions team. It was another chaotic stage in The Netherlands, and for the second day in a row crashes played a role in the outcome.


After the first two World Cups of the season, the majority of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team has taken a rest from competition in order to regenerate and prepare for the upcoming German national round in Heubach (16.05.) and the World Cup in Offenburg (23.05.). Sabrina Enaux, Manfred Reis and Anna Scheiderbauer were taking part in different competitions and all of them landed on the podium.


Korea – Felt triathletes Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf swept round 2 of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series in Seoul, Korea on Saturday, May 8.


The Netherlands Tyler Farrar of the Garmin-Transitions team survived a day of crashes, including one that took him down with less than 50 kilometers to go, to win a wild Stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia in The Netherlands on Sunday.


The Netherlands — The Garmin-Transitions team is set to race the first grand tour of the season, the three-week Giro d’Italia, which kicks off in Amsterdam this Saturday, May 8. Look for the team to be where the action is from start to finish, contesting sprints, time trials and the high alpine stages on their Felt bikes.


Just a week after the World Cup opener in the English Dalby Forest, Houffalize (BEL) is the venue of the second of six World Cup races this season. With its almost 5,000 inhabitants the village in the Ardennes is a stronghold of mountain biking hosting a World Cup for the 18th time.


In the second World Cup of the season at Houffalize (BEL) the weather played an important part. Both the women and the men had to struggle with the difficult conditions on the rain-softened course. Eva Lechner (ITA) and Spaniard Jose Antonio Hermida won their race after a tough battle. The Slovenian Blaza Klemencic of FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team was able to catch up from grid 58 to rank 16.


The Mountain Bike World Cup Offenburg is an absolute highlight in the annual sports calendar in Germany. The world of mountain biking holds its breath when the best riders take to the most difficult track in the World Cup circus.


With the Swiss Nino Schurter and Irina Kalentieva (RUS) the world champions of 2009 won the first World Cup in Dalby Forest (GB). As seventeenth Sabrina Enaux (FRA) was the best athlete of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team. After a technical problem in the third round the race was over for Blaza Klemencic (SLO).


Texas — Felt-sponsored triathlete Terenzo Bozzone scored his biggest win of the 2010 season, beating a stacked men’s field to take the title at Sunday’s Memorial Herrman Ironman 70.3  Texas in Galveston. As the inaugural U.S. Pro Ironman 70.3 Championship, the event featured many of the sport's top stars.


Despite travel problems the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team has arrived in Dalby Forest (GB) on Wednesday in good spirits. No wonder, as the team comes with top results from the Bundesliga race in Münsingen to England. The second place of Blaza Klemencic (SLO), the strong performances by Sabrina Enaux (FRA) and Adelheid Morath (GER) and the 10th place of Karl Markt (AUT) have strengthened the confidence and offer best prospects for the World Cup opener in Dalby Forest on sunday.


While the Cross Country professionals of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team convinced at the Bundesliga race, the marathon riders of the team also showed their strength last weekend. At Uralan spring marathon in Münsingen and the Kellerwald Bikemarathon in Gilserberg all four athletes finished amongst the Top 5.


The first race of the Bundesliga season in Münsingen has exceeded all expectations. Only overall World Cup winner Lisi Osl (AUT) defeated the Slovenian Blaza Klemencic after a thrilling head to head race. Also Sabrina Enaux (FRA) and reigning German marathon champion Adelheid Morath persuaded with ranks seven and eight as well as Karl Markt ranked 10th in the mens competition.


New York — Caleb Fairly of the Holowesko Partners-Felt Under-23 team scored a big win at the UCI-ranked Tour of the Battenkill race in New York on Sunday. The 23-year-old joined a small break and then powered his Felt F1 team bike to an impressive solo win, dropping former 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis on the final climb to win the tough 124-mile race that includes plenty of rugged dirt roads in upstate New York.


The Netherlands — Canadian Ryder Hesjedal rode his Felt F1 SL to an impressive second-place finish at the 257-kilometer Amstel Gold Race, the first of the three Ardennes Classics, on Sunday. It was the Garmin-Transitions rider’s top finish ever at a Classic and the latest in a string of breakthrough performances that included his first grand tour stage victory in Spain last summer.


New Orleans — Terenzo Bozzone laid down a sizzling bike leg in the Oschner Ironman 70.3 in New Orleans on Sunday to finish second. A new addition to Felt’s stable of triathletes, Bozzone survived the hot, humid conditions to rack up another stellar result. He also finished second at Ironman New Zealand earlier this season.


The full ensemble of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team travels to the German National series race in Münsingen (GER) on 18th of April.


One week before the opener of the Bundesliga series in Münsingen, where the whole world elite meets for the first time this season, Blaza Klemencic and Karl Markt have succeeded in Eisenberg (AUT).


BelgiumGarmin-Transitions rider Tyler Farrar kept his hot streak alive, sprinting to his second major win in Belgium in a week. Farrar powered past some of the world’s fastest sprinters on his Felt F1 to take the victory in the 98th Schelderprijs, a 204.5-kilometer midweek Semi-Classic.


Belgium—American Tyler Farrar overcame two crashes and battled to a valiant fifth-place finish at Sunday’s Tour of Flanders Spring Classic in Belgium. Farrar’s top-five, his best-ever finish at Flanders, highlighted a great day of racing by the Garmin-Transitions team.


Belgium — Tyler Farrar, the star sprinter of the Garmin-Transitions team, made his first win of the 2010 season a big one, scoring a major victory on the cobblestone streets of De Panne, Belgium. Farrar outsprinted the field on his Felt F1 team bike to win the 112-kilometer Stage 3a at Three Days of De Panne.


Belgium— David Millar won the final stage time trial at the Three Days of De Panne stage race Thursday, completing an incredible day for Garmin-Transitions, in which they took three wins: Tyler Farrar sprinted to victory in the morning’s road stage, then Millar won both the final stage and the overall.


Belgium — A gutsy ride in terrible conditions at the Three Days of De Panne stage race put Garmin-Transitions rider David Millar in fourth place overall with one day to go in the three-day race. Millar fought off the rain and finished in a chase group 41 seconds behind the day’s winner, Frenchman Sebastian Turgot, and now sits poised to make a run at the overall win on Thursday.


The FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team presented itself well recovered at different races last weekend. At Kamptal Klassik Trophy in Langenlois (AUT) three of the four starters landed in the top 15. Adelheid Morath was 13th at the prelude of the Racer Bikes Cup in Buchs (SUI). In the first race after her shoulder injury Sabrina Enaux finished seventh at the French Cup.


France — David Millar of the Garmin-Transitions team proved he’s still one of the best riders in the world against the clock, powering his Felt DA TT bike to victory at the final stage of Criterium International in Corsica Sunday. Millar beat two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, who finished second, plus a long list of other top pros including American Lance Armstrong.


This coming weekend the athletes of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team will start at races in four different nations.


Denmark - American Sarah Hammer won the Women’s Individual Pursuit competition at the 2010 UCI Track World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday. Hammer rode her Felt bike to a winning time of 3:28.601, crushing her nearest competitors by nearly 4 seconds.


Just one week after winning the Australian Mountain Bike Series, Paul van der Ploeg of FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team now also won the U23 Oceania Continental Championship in Dunedin (NZL).


New Zealand — Australian Paul Van der Ploeg of the Felt Ötztal X-Bionic World Cup Mountain Bike Team made it two major wins in two consecutive weeks. A week after winning the Under-23 Australian Cross-country Series Championship, Van der Ploeg won the U-23 Oceania Continental XC Championship in Dunedin, New Zealand.


Australia — Australian Paul Van der Ploeg of the Felt Ötztal X-Bionic World Cup Mountain Bike Team showed he’s in top form at last weekend’s Australian National Mountain Bike Series Finals. The 21-year-old scored a win in the Elite Men's Short Track event, which tied him with Olympian Dan McConnell atop the overall season standings.


Felt Colbornes elite UK road cycling team launch rides to success.


After the strong results at the Maremma Cup the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team left optimistically for Montichiari last week to ride for podium ranks at the "Trofeo Giorgio Senini".


It was only the second Ironman over the full distance after her debut in Nice 2009. Last Sunday the manager of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team showed with eight place at Ironman China, that she can compete with the Ironman world's elite primarily on the bike.


The endurance athletes from FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team have been preparing for Ironman China since September 2009


Two riders among the top 5, one in the Top 10 and another one in the top 20 - this is the very positive conclusion of the first race weekend of the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team in Italy.


France — The Garmin-Transitions squad kicked off the most important stage race so far this season with British veteran David Millar scoring a top-10 in the prologue at Paris-Nice. Millar rode his Felt DA TT bike to a seventh-place finish in the 8-kilometer time trial outside of Paris.


New Zealand — Terenzo Bozzone made his first Ironman competition on a Felt bike one to remember, finishing a strong second at Saturday’s Ironman New Zealand.


Spain — South African sprinter Robbie Hunter made it two-for-two, winning Thursday’s second stage of the Tour of Murcia in Spain, and keeping the leader’s jersey in the hands of the Garmin-Transitions squad for another day.


Spain — It didn’t take the Garmin-Transitions team’s newly signed sprinter Robbie Hunter long to make a splash. The 32-year-old South African delivered a big win to the team Wednesday, rocketing to victory at the opening stage of the Tour of Murcia on his Felt F1 SL team bike.


Belgium — Garmin-Transitions rider Tyler Farrar kicked off his 2010 Spring Classics campaign with a strong third-place finish at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (formerly Het Volk) on Saturday. Racing on Belgian cobblestones for the first time this season, Farrar charged to the front of a chase group near the end of the 204-kilometer race, scoring the final podium spot behind Spaniard Juan Antonio Flecha and German Heinrich Haussler.


Oman—Australian Time Trial National Champion Cameron Meyer showed off his considerable talent for racing against the clock with a third-place finish against some of the world’s top pros in Friday’s final stage of the Tour of Oman. The 22-year-old Garmin-Transitions rider finished just behind Time Trial World Champion Fabian Cancellara to take the final podium spot and move up to third place overall in the final GC standings.


Oman—Tyler Farrar scored another second place on his Felt F1 in the Persian Gulf Monday, this time at Stage 2 of the Tour of Oman.


Qatar—Garmin-Transitions rider Tyler Farrar finished the week strong at the Tour of Qatar stage race, barely missing the victory with a second-place in Friday’s final stage from Al Wakra to Doha Cornich.


Impressive presentation of the Team FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC

The presentation of the unique Team FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC on Wednesday evening has exceeded all expectations. Nearly 90 minute long a varied program was offered to the guests, the pressmen and the sponsors.


Qatar — The Garmin-Transitions squad opened the Tour of Qatar stage race on a high note, finishing second in Sunday’s Team Time Trial. On a typically blustery day in Qatar, which sits on the northern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, the team covered the 8.2-kilometer course in 9:49, 8 seconds behind the first-place Team Sky.


Garmin-Transitions’ lead sprinter, American Tyler Farrar, will test his early-season form in the Persian Gulf this week, as he kicks off his 2010 season with Tour of Qatar stage race. The roads of this six-day race, which starts with a team time trial on Sunday, are mostly flat, with the main challenge being the punishing winds that buffet this area on the northern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.




Garmin-Transitions’ lead sprinter, American Tyler Farrar, will test his early-season form in the Persian Gulf this week, as he kicks off his 2010 season with the Tour of Qatar stage race. The roads of this six-day race, which starts with a team time trial on Sunday, are mostly flat with the main challenge being the punishing winds that buffet this area on the northern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.


January is training camp season for pro road teams, and the Garmin-Transitions squad just wrapped up a two-week camp in Spain. Riders tested out new Felt bikes, endured a bit of rain, and put in some long miles together as they got reacquainted before the 2010 season heats up.


Allrounder Anna and Jörg Scheiderbauer join the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team
The sporting duo, Anna and Jörg Scheiderbauer complete the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team. Anna and Jörg have a dual function in the team. As managing directors of the Scheiderbauer Sports GmbH they are both responsible for the management and the leadership of the team along with their role as Triathlon and Mountain Bike athletes.
Both show that a successful business life and success in professional sports can go hand in hand. In 2008 and 2009 Anna and Jörg achieved the ultimate prize in Event Organisation, being awarded the best UCI Mountain Bike World Cup event of the Year. Alongside running two mountain bike events and a triathlon event in Offenburg, Anna and Jörg also offer training and nutrition advice and manage a specialist mountain bike, road and triathlon shop.


Canadian Zach Bell rode his Felt TK1 to two wins at the final round of the UCI World Cup Track Series in Beijing. Bell, who just switched to Felt a few short weeks ago, won both the points race and the scratch race in Beijing.


Australia — The 2010 ProTour season is underway in Australia, and South African Robbie Hunter, a new recruit to the Garmin-Transitions team, was in the finishing mix in the first two stages of the Santos Tour Down Under. Hunter, picked up from the South African team Barloworld to give the team’s American sprinter Tyler Farrar an ace lead-out man, finished fourth in Wednesday’s second stage in Australia.


Excitement, talent and determination were the perfect ingredients
for a successful sporting feast that is the Spec- Savers Ironman 70.3 South Africa. 
Spectators cheered for new champions, Britain’s Fraser
Cartmell and South Africa’s own Mari Rabie who broke the course and run records in the process.


With Carolin Schiff and Vladi Riha the next two athletes have signed at
the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team. While the previous athletes set
their focus on the olympic cross country, Riha and Schiff especially
prefer mountain bike marathon.


Team line-up features four Australian riders including Cameron Meyer, newly crowned national time trial champion; Jack Bobridge to ride his first pro race


Felt Bicycles is pleased to announce the addition of 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Terenzo Bozzone to its lineup of talented Olympic and World Champion triathletes. The 24-year-old New Zealander will ride Felt bikes, including the DA triathlon bike and AR aerodynamic road bike, in 2010 and beyond.


The young 22 year old Italian prooves again his potential winning brilliantly in Vina del Mar last weekend.


Australia — Four days after his brother Cameron won the Australian Time Trial National Championship, 20-year-old Travis Meyer pulled off an incredible win in the Men's Australian Road Championship to give the Garmin-Transitions team not just one, but two 2010 Aussie National Champs.


Australia — Cameron Meyer jump-started the Garmin-Transitions team's 2010 season with a big win Wednesday at the Australian Time Trial Championship. Meyer rode his Felt DA to victory in Buninyong, Victoria, blitzing the 39-kilometer course with a time of 50:52. He beat second-place finisher John Anderson by 28 seconds.


Felt Bicycles has partnered with the International Cycling Union (UCI), the world governing body of cycling, to supply a full stable of road, time trial, track, mountain and BMX frames to the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland. The architecturally renowned World Cycling Centre opened in 2002 and houses the offices of the UCI staff as well as elite training facilities for Olympic cycling hopefuls from around the world. The WCC also functions as a training center for national-level cycling coaches, team directors and other management roles within the sport.


Boulder, CO -- The Garmin-Transitions team has officially announced its 2010 roster. Coming off a strong 2009 season, which saw the team place second overall in the Tour de France with two riders in the top 10, and score three stage victories at the Vuelta a España, plus success at the Tour of Britain and the Sun Tour, the team features 10 Americans among a total of 27 riders from eight different countries. The team will once again race Felt bikes, including the DA time trial bike, plus team editions of the F, AR and Z series road bikes.


Talented Swiss enduro racer will race Compulsion and Virtue bikes in 2010


Transitions Optical has been named the newest sponsor of the Garmin-Slipstream ProTour team. The team, which will continue to ride Felt bikes in the 2010 race season, will now be named Garmin-Transitions.


She is an old acquaintance in the Mountain Bike World Cup scene: the 29-year old Blaza Klemencic belongs for years to the absolute world leaders. The Slovenian champion will join Sabrina Enaux and the German Adelheid Morath as the third prominent women rider in the new FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team.



He is regarded as a rider of the future. With his 21 years Simon Scheiber has progressed in the sport of mountain biking. Born in Sölden/Austria he is Austrian champion of the under 23 category in XCO. Furthermore he achieved the 21st place at the U23 World Championships in Canberra/Australia.


Manfred Reis, known as „Manne“, showed his talent with 18 years winning the 2008 U23 German championships. With the U23 Title, Manne made history as the youngest athlete of all time to win the gold medal. The newly formed FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team has secured the services of the giant talent until 2012.


Less than a week after it revealed its first team rider, Sabrina Enaux of France, the Felt Ötztal X-Bionic World Cup mountain bike team announced a second signing. Adelheid Morath, the 25-year-old German national marathon champion, is the latest addition to the team.


Since the announcement of the new professional FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC World Cup Team during Eurobike at the beginning of September the buildup of the team is in full swing.


Garmin announced on Tuesday that it has extended its sponsorship of the Garmin-Slipstream ProTour team by three years. Extending the current agreement, which lasts through 2010, Garmin will remain partners with Slipstream through 2013.


AustraliaBradley Wiggins put the finishing touches on the Garmin-Slipstream squad’s dominating performance throughout the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Australia on Saturday. The Brit, who took over the lead after winning Friday’s time trial stage on his Felt AR, defended his lead on Saturday’s final stage in Melbourne to take the overall victory in the weeklong stage race.


Australia — As an Olympic medalist with a long list of major wins to his name when racing against the clock, Garmin-Slipstream rider Bradley Wiggins was expected to do some damage in Friday’s decisive time trial stage at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Australia. Sure enough, Wiggins delivered, employing a secret weapon—his Felt AR, the most aerodynamic road bike ever created—to take the win and the overall lead with one stage to go.


Australia — Chris Sutton of the Garmin-Slipstream squad made it three in a row on Thursday, winning another stage at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour and extending his hold on the leader’s jersey for another day.


Australia—Garmin-Slipstream rider Chris Sutton scored his second consecutive stage win at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Australia on Wednesday, taking over the lead in the seven-day stage race. The Garmin-Slipstream squad managed the 164km stage from Warrnambool to Apollo Bay perfectly, putting Sutton in the driver’s seat of the race and keeping GC contenders Bradley Wiggins and Svein Tuft in striking distance in third and fourth overall.


Australia — After narrowly missing victories at the first two days of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Australia, Garmin-Slipstream’s Chris Sutton broke through for the win on Tuesday’s Stage 2 in Warrnambool. Sutton outsprinted fellow Aussies Jonathan Cantwell and Matthew Wilson at the end of a tough 141km stage to take the win.


Australia—Team Garmin-Slipstream’s Chris Sutton narrowly missed victory at Stage 1 of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in his home nation on Monday. The Aussie finished second, edged out at the line by Estonian Jaan Kirsipuu, a four-time stage winner at the Tour de France.


Begium—The professional road racing season may be winding down, but Garmin-Slipstream sprinter Tyler Farrar hasn’t slowed down a bit. On Sunday the American speedster added another major victory to his incredible 2009 season with a win at the four-day Franco-Belge stage race.


Los Angeles — Felt-sponsored triathlete Daniela Ryf of Switzerland posted the latest in a string of impressive performances with a third-place finish at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon on Sunday.


France — Tyler Farrar is looking unbeatable after a second straight win at the Franco-Belge stage race on Friday. The 25-year-old Garmin-Slipstream rider won the bunch sprint—beating Alexandre Usov of Belarus and Jimmy Casper of France—to take Stage 2 and hold onto the yellow leader’s jersey.


France—Team Garmin-Slipstream rider Tyler Farrar got back to his winning ways with a victory at the opening stage of the Franco-Belge stage race on Thursday. Farrar outsprinted Italian Danilo Napolitano and Belgian National Champion Tom Boonen to win the 213km stage from Templeuve to Mouscron, Belgium.


Wednesday’s Under-23 World Championship Time Trial race in Mendrisio, Switzerland, offered a glimpse of the future for the Garmin-Slipstream squad. Jack Bobridge, a 20-year-old Australian who will ride Felt as a member of Garmin-Slipstream next season, handily won the 33.2-kilometer race against the clock.


Just three weeks before the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, Australian Michellie Jones posted a major victory at the Ironman 70.3 Cancun. The Felt-sponsored Jones was unstoppable, start to finish, in what is considered an important tune-up race before Kona.


Spain — Veteran David Millar won Stage 20 of the Vuelta a España on Saturday, giving Garmin-Slipstream its third stage win of the season’s final grand tour. Millar stormed to victory on his Felt DA team bike, covering the 27.8-kilometer course in Toledo with a time of 35:53.


Great Britain — Midway through the weeklong Tour of Britain, Garmin-Slipstream rider Chris Sutton sits third overall, just 5 seconds behind race leader Kai Reus of The Netherlands.


Kansas City, Missouri — Four-time U.S. Time Trial Champion Dave Zabriskie kept the Tour of Missouri title in the Garmin-Slipstream family, capturing the overall win in the seven-day stage race after his teammate and defending champion Christian Vande Velde was forced to abandon earlier in the week following a Stage 1 crash.


Great Britain — Garmin-Slipstream’s hot streak continues. Following major victories at the Tour of Spain and the Tour of Missouri in the U.S., Chris Sutton won Saturday’s opening stage at the Tour of Britain. Sutton battled to victory in a bunch sprint at the finish, besting second-place Italian Michel Merlo to win the 172-kilometer race from Scunthorpe to York.


Spain — Canadian Ryder Hesjedal rode a brilliant race in Spain on Friday, scoring a dramatic win atop the Alto de Velefique to give Garmin-Slipstream its second straight stage victory at the Vuelta a España. 


Missouri — Four-time U.S. Time Trial Champion Dave Zabriskie kept Garmin-Slipstream’s hot streak alive on Friday with a stage win at the Tour of Missouri. Zabriskie crushed the field in the hilly 30.5-kilometer time trial in Sedalia, beating second-place finisher Gustav Larsson of Sweden by 30 seconds. It was Garmin-Slipstream’s second major win on Friday, after Ryder Hesjedal’s mountaintop stage win at the Vuelta a España.


Spain — Garmin-Slipstream sprinter Tyler Farrar reached a new level in his breakout season by checking off another major career first on Wednesday—his first Grand Tour stage victory. The 25-year-old American sprinted to victory in Stage 11 of the Vuelta a España on his Felt F1 team bike, giving Garmin-Slipstream its first grand tour stage win of the season.


Spain — Garmin-Slipstream’s Ryder Hesjedal narrowly missed his first-ever grand tour individual stage win at the Vuelta a España on Tuesday, finishing second after helping drive a successful breakaway to the Stage 10 finish in Murcia.


Garmin-Slipstream rider Bradley Wiggins put in a crushing performance to win the British Time Trial Championship on his Felt DA team bike on Sunday. Wiggins clocked a time of 1:02:15 in the three-lap race in Buckinghamshire, more than two minutes faster than second-place finisher Michael Hutchinson


Spain — Garmin-Slipstream’s David Millar finished second in Stage 7 of the Vuelta a España on Saturday, posting an impressive ride in the rainy 30-kilometer time trial that started and finished on a Formula One motor racing circuit in Valencia.


Spain — Tyler Farrar of the Garmin-Slipstream squad came a little bit closer to his first ever Grand Tour stage victory with a second-place finish in Stage 6 of the Vuelta a España on Friday. Farrar, who has been on a late-summer tear with a series of wins in major European races, finished just behind Friday’s winner Borut Bozic of Slovenia. The finish allowed Farrar to hold onto his fourth place GC standing after six stages.


Spain — Garmin-Slipstream sprinter Tyler Farrar racked up another top-five finish at the 2009 Vuelta a España on Thursday, finishing fourth in the 174-kilometer Stage 5 from Tarragona to Vinaros. The American now sits fourth overall in the season’s final grand tour, 21 seconds behind race leader Andre Greipel, the winner of Stage 5.


The Garmin-Slipstream team today announced six exciting new additions to its 2010 squad. The new team members consist of experienced veteran professionals and promising young up-and-comers including two-time Under-23 U.S. Time Trial Champion Peter Stetina (pictured above). Read more to find out the details on the talented riders who will be racing Felt bikes in 2010.


Garmin-Slipstream’s Tyler Farrar followed up his impressive third-place finish in the opening stage time trial of the Vuelta a España with a fifth place finish in Stage 2 on Sunday. Farrar battled it out with the top sprinters at the end of a 202km stage that was won by German Gerald Ciolek. The American’s fifth-place finish kept him near the top of the GC standings, and he’s now fourth overall, 12 seconds behind race leader Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland.


Greenville, SC - Aboard his Felt DA, the worlds fastest UCI-legal TT bike, Dave Zabriskie, aka "Catpain America" rocketed to his fourth consecutive U.S. Pro Time Trial Championship today, his fourth in as many years.  DZ crushed a stacked field of U.S. solo-effort specialists in the 33.4K event taking the win in a blistering 39min 37sec, a full 44sec in front of second place finisher Tom Zirbel.


American Tyler Farrar, fresh off his string of four major race wins in less than a week's time, took an impressive thrid place in today's opening TT in the 2009 edition of the Vuelta a Espana.


Reigning Olympic Triathlon Champion Jan Frodeno won the seventh round of the Dextro Energy World Championship Series in Yokohama, Japan, on Sunday. The German made an aggressive attack on his Felt AR on the bike leg, and then surged late in the run to win by 18 seconds over Kris Gemmell of New Zealand and Javier Gomez, the current World Champion from Spain, in the run.


Alex Howes of the Felt-Holowesko Partners team is having an incredible summer. On Saturday Howes won the “Queen Stage” of the Tour of Utah, besting some of the world’s best professionals with a victory at the Snowbird Ski Resort in Park City.


Tyler Farrar jetted to another win aboard his Felt F1 Garmin-Slipstream team bike at the Eneco Tour in Belgium on Saturday. It was the 25-year-old sprinting sensation’s third stage win of the eight-day race through Belgium and The Netherlands, and the victory allowed him to solidify his hold on the overall race lead.


Garmin-Slipstream rider Tyler Farrar maintained his overall lead at the Eneco Tour stage race in Belgium on Friday with a second-place finish in Stage 3. Farrar finished the day with a 10-second GC advantage over stage winner Tom Boonen, now second overall.


Reigning Olympic Triathlon Champion Jan Frodeno won the seventh round of the Dextro Energy World Championship Series in Yokohama, Japan, on Sunday. The German made an aggressive attack on his Felt AR on the bike leg, and then surged late in the run to win by 18 seconds over Kris Gemmell of New Zealand and Javier Gomez, the current World Champion from Spain, in the run.


Super-sprinter Tyler Farrar racked up his second straight win for the Garmin-Slipstream squad Thursday at Stage 2 of the Eneco Tour in Belgium. Farrar kept hold of the race leader’s jersey, continuing an amazing week in which he has scored three wins in five days.


Garmin-Slipstream rider Tyler Farrar kept his hot streak alive on Wednesday with a win at Stage 1 of the Eneco Tour stage race in Belgium. The stage win gave the 25-year-old American the overall leader’s jersey in the eight-day stage race through Belgium and The Netherlands.


Dave Zabriskie is racing on home turf this week. The resident of Salt Lake City is competing in the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah without his usual Garmin-Slipstream teammates, and he got off to a smashing start on Tuesday with a second-place finish in the opening stage, a 4.5-kilometer time trial.


Garmin-Slipstream rider Tyler Farrar got off to a great start at the Eneco Tour stage race on Tuesday, finishing second in the 4.4-kilometer time trial. Farrar, coming off the biggest win of his career at the Vattenfall Cyclassics ProTour race in Germany on Sunday, finished the Eneco prologue in 4 minutes, 56 seconds—one second behind winner Sylvain Chavanel.


Felt triathletes Becky Lavelle and Michellie Jones dominated the Ironman 70.3 race in Lake Stevens, Washington, over the weekend, finishing first and third respectively.


Germany -- Garmin-Slipstream rider Tyler Farrar scored a huge victory in Germany’s Vattenfall Cyclassics on Sunday, becoming the first American to ever win the international circuit race in Hamburg, Germany.


Spain -- Garmin-Slipstream rider Tom Danielson announced a return to form with a stage win and third-place General Classification finish in the five-day Vuelta a Burgos stage race in Spain this week. Danielson won Saturday’s Stage 4 Time Trial, completing the 15-kilometer course on his Felt DA team bike in 17:09. Danielson’s Garmin-Slipstream teammate Danny Pate finished the TT second, 10 seconds back.


Led by double national champion Alex Howes, the Felt-Holowesko Partners team dominated the men’s Under-23 U.S. National Road Championships in Bend, Oregon, over the weekend. Howes won both the road race and the criterium, while his teammate Peter Stetina scored his second consecutive U23 national time trial title.


Alex Howes of the Felt-Holowesko Partners team sprinted to the Under-23 Men’s National Road Championship in Bend, Oregon, on Wednesday. Howes won the tough 162-kilometer race on a scorching day with temperatures topping 100 degrees.


American track racer Jimmy Watkins won the kilometer time trial at the Pan American Championships in Mexico on Tuesday. Watkins put in an incredible time of 1:01.08 on his Felt TK1 track bike.


The Garmin-Slipstream team rolled into the finish of the 96th Tour de France in Paris on Sunday with a list of major accomplishments from the three-week grand tour. British rider Bradley Wiggins was the revelation of this year’s Tour with his incredible fourth-place finish in the general classification, and American Christian Vande Velde finished eighth, giving Garmin-Slipstream two top-10 finishes in the overall.


France — Garmin-Slipstream rider Bradley Wiggins put on a spectacular show of courage to maintain his fourth place standing on the grueling penultimate stage of the Tour de France on Saturday. Wiggins battled with the world’s best climbers on the summit finish to Mont Ventoux, eventually finishing tenth on the stage with a slim 3-second advantage in the general classification over Luxembourger Frank Schleck.


France —The Garmin-Slipstream squad put on an impressive display in Thursday’s time trial stage at the Tour de France. Riding their aerodynamic Felt DA TT bikes, three Garmin-Slipstream riders finished in the top-10 of Stage 18 in Annecy. Brits David Millar and Bradley Wiggins finished fifth and sixth respectively, and American David Zabriskie was tenth.


France — A strong team performance by Garmin-Slipstream’s climbing squad helped team leader Bradley Wiggins hold onto his third-place standing in the Tour de France on a tough day in the Alps Tuesday. Wiggins finished the 159km Stage 16 from Martigny to Bourg-Saint-Maurice in the same group as Astana’s Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong, first and second respectively in the overall. Spaniard Mikel Astarloza won the stage.


Switzerland — Garmin-Slipstream rider Bradley Wiggins surprised the contenders in the 2009 Tour de France with an incredible ride in Sunday’s tough Stage 15 race to a summit finish in Verbier, Switzerland. Wiggins finished fifth on the day, 1:06 behind stage winner Alberto Contador of Spain, a result that moved Wiggins up to third overall in the general classification.


France — Garmin-Slipstream rider Martijn Maaskant finished fourth in a dramatic Stage 14 of the Tour de France that saw a breakaway group spoil the day for the sprinters. Maaskant, a 25-year-old second-year pro from The Netherlands, was part of a 13-man break that went away just 14km into the 199km stage from Colmar to Besancon.


France — Garmin-Slipstream’s two contenders for the overall standings endured a nasty day in the mountains Friday to solidify their top-10 positions in the Tour de France. Stage 13, a 200km race from Vittel to Colmar, was marked by rain and five categorized climbs.


France — Garmin-Slipstream’s young American sprinter came one step closer to his first Tour de France stage victory, finishing just half a bike length behind Brit Mark Cavendish at the end of the 192 km Stage 11 from Vatan to Saint-Fargeau. It was Farrar’s fourth top-five finish in this year’s Tour.


France — Proving once again that he has arrived as one of the fastest sprinters in the world, Garmin-Slipstream rider Tyler Farrar finished third in Stage 10 of the Tour de France. The American finished just behind Brit Mark Cavendish and green jersey points leader Thor Hushovd, who were first and second respectively.


Felt-sponsored athletes had a busy weekend, scoring wins and podium finishes in triathlons and stage races in the U.S. and Europe. While Garmin-Slipstream riders performed flawlessly in three tough mountain stages at the Tour de France, Felt triathletes posted their own successes in several key North American events.


France – Garmin-Slipstream’s top GC riders Bradley Wiggins and Christian Vande Velde showed solid climbing form in the first two mountain stages of the Tour de France over the last two days. After two consecutive stages in the Pyrenees, Wiggins sat fifth overall and Vande Velde was eighth.


Barcelona, Spain – Garmin-Slipstream rider David Millar came within less than one kilometer of a daring solo victory in a rainy sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday. The 32-year-old British veteran helped initiate a four-man break on the day’s second climb, the Côte de Tossa de Mar, and gained a lead of four minutes that put him in the virtual yellow jersey during the 181.5km stage that ventured into Spain for the day.


France – Garmin-Slipstream sprinter Tyler Farrar finished fourth in Stage 5 of the Tour de France on Wednesday. The 25-year-old American contested the final sprint in the 196-kilometer stage from Le Cap d’Agde to Perpignan.


France – The Garmin-Slipstream team powered its way to an impressive second-place finish in Tuesday’s team time trial stage of the Tour de France. Riding their Felt DA time trial bikes, the Garmin squad completed the 39-kilometer stage in Montpelier in 46 minutes and 47 seconds.


France - Tyler Farrar (USA) took 2nd in the 2009 Tour de France's stage 2, a 187K stage from Monaco to Brignoles which ended in a high-speed bunch sprint.  The Garmin team did a fantastic job of delivering Tyler to the line but he could not quite come around eventual stage winner, Mark Cavendish.


Monaco - Bradley Wiggins (GBR), who is having a remarkable year by any measure, continued his hot streak with a brilliant 3rd place finish in the 2009 Tour de France's opening stage, a technical 15.5K individual time trial through the streets of Monaco.


Monaco - The 2009 Tour de France had its formal team presentation today as the world's greatest sporting event is scheduled to begin this Saturday, July 4th in Monaco.  Lead by Christian Vande Velde (USA - left), the Garmin boys were forced into a last minute roster change as Dan Martin was pulled due to a knee injury and replaced by Dutch powerhouse, Martijn Maaskant.


What a weekend of tri racing!  Beginning with Felt's David Thompson (USA-left) taking his 3rd consecutive Philly Tri, Michellie Jones (AUS) making the podoium in Atlanta, ending with Felt athletes Emma Snowsill (AUS), Daniela Ryf (SUI) and Jan Frodeno (GER) being present in every event at the Hy-Vee ITU World Championship Series event in Des Moines, it was simply spectacular.


ST-GEORGE-DE-BEAUCE, Quebec, Canada - Aboard their Felt DA's, the world's fastest UCI-legal TT bike, Garmin strongmen Svein Tuft and Christian Meier took top honors in this weekend's Canadian Elite Natiional TT Championships.


Team Garmin-Slipstream today announced its much-anticipated Tour de France roster.


Washington DC - Felt's Emma Snowsill (AUS - left) and Daniela Ryf (SUI) both earned well-deserved places on the podium in Sunday's ITU World Championship series event held in the US capitol.  For Emma, the reigning Olympic Triathlete Champion and widely considered the best short distance triathlete in the world, it was a day where she lost time during a very rough swim and had to work hard to make up ground on the bike.


Switerland - The 76th running of Pro Tour event the Tour de Suisse concluded today and while Garmin finished outside of the top-10, Cameron Meyer (left) did put together a very impressive 6th place finish in today's 39K ITT - just 8 seconds from 3rd - and for Christian Vande Velde the event marked a return to health and the pro peloton.


San Francisco - Felt triathletes David Thompson, Becky Lavelle and Michellie Jones (both left) all raced extremely well at the NorCal multi-sport classic, Escape from Alcatraz over the weekend.


Holland - Tyler Farrar (USA), now known as one of the fastest men in the world, has won the Dutch 3-day Delta Tour of Zeeland (UCI 2.1) in impressive fashion and with the help of some amazing teamwork.


Middlebury, CT - David Thompson raced to an impressive 4th in the 2009 Revolution3 Triathlon on Sunday, a 70.3 affair that included a strong men's field. David had a particularly strong bike leg aboard his Felt DA and tells his tale like this:


Italy - Bradley Wiggins (GBR), who has impressed the world as he transitioned from track specialist to Pro Tour road rider, took 2nd in the final stage of the 92nd Giro d'Italia, a 15.5K individual time trial through the streets of Rome.


Italy - Just one day after yet another impressive finish by Tyler Farrar (USA) who came in 2nd in the Giro's Stage 11, Bradley Wiggins (GBR - left) uncorked a big ride in Stage 12, a grueling 60.6K individual time trial.


Italy - Tyler Farrar (USA), who rode to very impressive 5th place finish in yesterday's Giro stage 2, backed it up today with a huge 2nd place in stage 3 of the Giro d'Italia, a 198K effort from Grado to Valdobbiadene.  Tyler's 2nd place moved him up to 2nd in the overall, just 8 seconds behind leader Alessandro Petacchi (ITA), and put him in the coveted white "Best Young Rider" jersey.


Italy - Garmin/Slipstream finished 2nd in today's opening 20.5K TTT in this, the 92nd edition of the Giro d'Italia.


In racing action spanning three continents, Felt athletes are doing what they do best - winning and showing up big! 


Belgium - With the sping classics now in full effect the Garmin/Slipstream boys can now look to Wednesday's 72nd edition of Belgian mainstay, Fleche Wallonne followed by Sunday's Liege-Bastone-Liege.


France - As the saying goes, the only thing predictable in bike racing is unpredictability. Going into the 103rd edition of the world-famous classic Paris-Roubaix Garmin had high hopes, especially in light of strong performances in Flanders and Gent-Wevelgem, but it wasn't to be.  Team favorite and leader for the day Martijn Masskant (NED) rode extremely well, but with less than 70K to go was involved in an untimely crash and never re-connected as things were already in all-out mode.


Belgium - On the eve of one of the biggest weeks in the pro racing calendar, Garmin/Slipstream's Bradley Wiggins (GBR) has won the final stage - a 14.75K individual time trial - in the prestigious 3-day 33rd edition of the KBC-Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde.  Teammate and Svein Tuft (CAN) put in a great ride to take 7th in the same stage.  Garmin's one-day specialist Martijn Maaskant (NED) was the top finisher at 7th overall.


France - Garmin's Danny Pate (USA) has taken 2nd overall in the 78th edition of the 2-day, 3-stage Criterium Internationale. This prestegious event holds 2.HC UCI status and was participated in by all the major pro teams.


South Africa - The Felt Intl MTB team duo of Emil Lindgren and Andi Kugler finished the 6th edition of the Cape Epic in 3rd overall - a truely amazing finish in an event like non other.


Spain - Reigning US Pro TT Champ and 2009 Tour of CA 3rd place finisher Dave Zabriskie added another big result to his coffer as he finished up the 2009 Castilla y Leon 5-day stage race in 3rd overall. Dave is having a brilliant early season and his result in Spain certainlt reinforces that he is more then just a TT specialist.  Next up for the Garmin boys is the famed Criterium Internationale (FRA) 2-day race, Mar 28-29.


Palencia, Spain - Garmin/Slipstream's Dave Zabriskie (USA), who is clearly having a great start to his 2009 season, uncorked a big 3rd place finish in today's Stage 2 of the Castilla y Leon, a 28.2K individual time trial.


Felt Team 5th overall!   Stage 3 took the riders from Villiersdorp to Greyton, a 73km route with 1 976m of climbing


Felt international MTB Team 3rd!  The second stage of the most beautiful MTB race in the world started at 7am when it was still dark and with 76& humidity!!!!!! The murderous second stage was of 112 km and with the highest altitude gain of the whole event.


Città di Montichiari (ITA) - With a third place for Miguel Martinez (FRA) in the pro/elite "Internazionali d'Italia" in Montichiari, and the third consecutive victory of Connor McConvey (IRL - left) in the U23 category, the FELT International Team posted an impressive early season performance.  On the same day, teammate Paolo Alberati (ITA) also achieved a important win in his home race with a track record in the "Granfondo Castello di Monteriggioni."


San Benedetto del Tronto, ITA - Garmin/Slipstream sprinter Tyler Farrar (USA) ended the 44th Tirreno-Adriatico with an impressive sprint finish taking second only to Mark Cavendish in today's finale.  Tyler, who won Stage 3, has rapidly become a marked man when things get dialed-up and is now mentioned in the same breath as all of the world's fastest finishers.


Santa Croce sull'Arno, ITA - Aboard his Felt F1 Sprint, Garmin/Slipstream’s Tyler Farrar won today’s 166K Stage 3 of the prestigious 44th edition of the 7-day Tirreno-Adriatico.  Tyler took the sprint ahead of a world-class field including Mark Cavendish, Robbie McEwen and Tom Boonen. It is Tyler’s biggest career win to date and another tremendous victory for Garmin in ’09.


Saint-Etienne, FRA - Christian Vande Velde won today's Stage 4 of Paris-Nice after escaping from his breakaway group and riding solo for the last 20K of the 173.5K stage. It was brillant win for the Garmin/Slipstream pro, one he shared with his new baby daughter as you will se by his finish line celebration!  Teammate David Millar finished with the group just behind Christian and sits 7th overall.


Amilly, FRA - Reigning World and Olympic Pursuit Champion Bradley Wiggins (left) opening the 2009 Paris-Nice in impressive fashion taking 2nd in the opening 9.3K time trial while fellow British countryman David Millar took 5th. Amidst a 159 man pro field and aboard their Felt DA's - the world's fastest UCI legal TT bike - the Garmin/Sliptream pros set the tone during a very wet first stage.


Escondido, CA - In front of huge Southern California crowds the 2009 Amgen Tour of California wrapped an amazing nine days of racing with Garmin/Slipstream's own Dave Zabriskie finishing 2nd overall, just 36 seconds down on winner Levi Leipheimer after almost 31-1/2 hours of total racing.


Pasadena, CA - Garmin/Slipstream's Christian Vande Velde (left) made the winning break today as ten men seperated themselves from the peloton mid way up the 4900ft climb in the Santa Clarita/Pasadena stage of the Tour of CA.


Solvang, CA - The individual time trial stage in Solvang has become a bit of an institution in the four short years the Amgen Tour of California has existed and today's event proved very exciting and fruitful for the Garmin/Slipstream squad.  Dave Zabriskie started the day 3rd overall and in the 15mi "race of truth" aboard his Felt DA, the TT specialist put together a huge ride taking 2nd for the day and moving into 2nd overall!


Paso Robles - The ATOC's longest stage - 135mi from Visalia to Paso Robles - fit the format of the last two days:  A long breakaway, enough late action to reel it in at the end, and another high speed dash to the finish.  While none of the Gamin/Slipstream boys contested the sprint, it was good enough to keep things in check and get ready for Friday's 15mi Individal Time Trial in Solvang.


Clovis - Finally the Amgen Tour of CA experienced some sunshine.  The 115mi stage from Merced to Clovis was raced under clear skies and cool weather, and after an active day including a long 3-man break which failed to stick it boiled down to another big rush to the line.


Modesto, CA - The 104mi ATOC stage from San Jose to Modesto was marked with more rain and cold weather, a small breakaway that got gobbled up in the very end and no significant changes in GC.  Garmin/Slipstream sprinter Tyler Farrar (center) grabbed an impressive 4th place in the dash for the finish line and Dave Zabriskie held serve to stay in 3rd overall, 28 seconds behind leader Levi Leipheimer.


Santa Cruz, CA - Aboard his Felt Z1, Garmin/Slipstream’s Tom Peterson won today's stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of CA, a wet and windy 116mi affair from Sausalito to Santa Cruz!  Tom was a part of a long 10-man breakaway that split just after going over the Golden Gate bridge and through San Francisco as the race headed south.


Santa Rosa, CA - When the pros come over from Europe and think about riding in California you can bet this is not what they had in mind. The 107mi Stage One from Davis to Santa Rosa was an epic marked by very cold, wet weather and ridden in full winter gear.


France - The 2009 Medeterranean Tour (2.1 HC) finished up Sunday and defending Irish National Champ and Garmin/Slipstream pro Dan Martin walked away with 3rd overall and 1st in the Best Young Rider's competition!  At just 22yrs old, most agree this young man has a huge future ahead of him!  The whole team rode well to support Dan including Danny Pate who came in 5th overall!


Sacramento, CA - And just like that the 2009 Amgen Tour of CA is underway!  Garmin/Slipstream placed two riders in the top-10 of today's 3.9K Prologue as US National TT Champ Dave Zabriskie (left) grabbed 3rd and Olympic TT Silver medalist Svein Tuft took 9th.  Provisional results below.  Look for more soon!


So much going on right now!  In the old days, February meant pro cyclists were still gearing up with camps, 'cross, track racing and regiional events as they prepared for the spring classics.  Not anymore.  Today, February means the Felt supported Garmin/Slipstream Pro Cycling Team is competing in three major stage races on three different continents - The Amgen Tour of California (Feb 14-22), The Tour de Langkawi (Feb 9-15) and the Mediterranean Tour (Feb 11-15).


tafe of California - This coming Saturday marks the beginning of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California, Feb 14-22.  The country's premier pro cycling event, the 2009 edition of the ATOC has increased to nine stages beginning in Sacramento and ending in Escondido, and promises to be bigger and better than ever!


Langkawi, Malaysia - Lead by Director Sportif Johnny Weltz, the Garmin/Slipstream squad of Ricardo van der Velde, Christian Meier, Cameron Meyer, Chris "CJ" Sutton, Lucas Euser and Timmy Duggan opened the Tour of Langkawi in fine form.


Qatar (Feb 6, 2009) - Dutch speedster Hans Dekker finished the last day of Qatar just one place shy of the podium, taking fourth in today's furious bunch sprint finish.


Qatar (Feb 1, 2009) - Putting their team time trial training to the test, Garmin-Slipstream won the opening event at the 2009 Tour of Qatar, a 6K team time trial. Bradley Wiggins crossed the finish first and will wear the gold leader’s jersey while Huub Duyn will wear the best young rider jersey.


January 29, 2008 (Los Angeles, CA) – Felt Bicycles is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the Hawk Relay Cycling Team, a UCI professional Track trade team based in Los Angeles, CA. Hawk Relay Cycling Team members including 2-time World Pursuit Champion Sarah Hammer, 2-time US Olympian Adam Duvendeck, and Canadian National Champion Travis Smith (shown) have already begun using their new Felt frames.


Australia (Jan 26, 2009) - Garmin/Slipstream's Ryder Hesjedal (CAN - shiown) finished the 2009 Tour Down Under in 11th overall as the week-long stage race concluded today in Adelaide.


From all of us here at Felt Bicycles, we wish you - our friends, fans, supporters and onlookers - a very Happy Holiday season.


Beijing (Nov 26, 2008) – Felt’s own Joscha Forstreuter and riding partner Timo Pritzel both were invited to participate in the recent Guinness World Record Show in China and each came home co-world record holders.


Nov 23, 2008 (Boulder, CO) - After a week of training, testing and overall "team building" in Boulder, the Garmin/Slipstream Pro Cycling Team was officially announced last Saturday to an enthusiastic crowd at the historic Boulder Theatre. In front of approximately 700 friends and fans, the riders were presented one-by-one, each greeted to a huge ovation.


Felt Bicycles is very proud to announce the sponsorship of the newly expanded FELT International MTB Team in 2009. Just one year after the team`s first season as a Felt-supported program, the Tuscan-based professional cross-country squad has set their sights on becoming an international factor at the highest level of the sport, including participation in the 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.


Nov 2, 2008 -  On the heels of taking the Beijing Olympics gold medal, Felt's Australian triathlete Emma Snowsill kicked off the Aussie summer with a dominant performance at the Noosa Triathlon Sunday, winning in one hour, 59 minutes, 39 seconds.


Oct 22, 2008 (Boulder, CO) - Join Slipstream Sports on Saturday, November 22 in Boulder, Colorado as they introduce the new Felt-sponsored 2009 Team Garmin-Chipotle H3O professional cycling team. Meet all the new talent and welcome back the heroes from a spectacular year of international success!


Divisadero, Mexico (October 10, 2008)Tom Peterson sits in fourth place overall following the individual time trial at the Vuelta a Chihuahua. With three stages to go the leader of the Garmin/Chipotle-H3O squad is displaying the same form that took him to the bronze medal at the U23 National Championship Road Race in August.


Virgin, Utah (October 6, 2008)Cam Zink put together a crowd-silencing 360 and a ripcord drop down one of the steepest lines of the Red Bull Rampage: The Evolution to finish 5th in the event. After qualifying 9th, Cam put together two flawless runs to boost his final placing, though he couldn’t overcome the riders who tackled the event’s signature 60-foot gap jump.


Dallas (October 6, 2008)Becky Lavelle took the Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series Toyota Cup for the second year in a row. At the series’ final stop in Dallas, Lavelle finished sixth to preserve her lead in the season-long competition.


Oct. 5, 2008, Carson, Calif—Colby Pearce teamed with Daniel Holloway to win the Madison at USA Cycling Elite Track Nationals at the ADT Event Center velodrome Sunday.


Oct. 4, 2008, Carson, Calif.—The fact that Garmin-Chipotle H30 rider Taylor Phinney took his third national title in the 4,000 meter pursuit was impressive enough. He topped it Saturday by setting a new track record, clocking at time of four minutes, 23.514 seconds while defeating Daniel Harm.


Poperinge, Belgium (October 3, 2008)Tyler Farrar moved into the overall lead of the Circuit Franco-Belge as a result of his second place finish in Stage 2. The Garmin/Chipotle-H3O rider took enough bonus seconds thanks to his fast finish to move 2 seconds clear of Tom Boonen in the overall classification.


Carson, Calif. (October 3, 2008)—The Garmin/Chipotle-H3O Team led by Kilo National Champion Taylor Phinney took the gold medal in the men’s Team Pursuit. The squad featured Phinney, Daniel Holloway, Colby Pearce and Dave Koesel.


Carson, Calif. (October 2, 2008)—In the first afternoon of competition at the Elite Track National Championships Taylor Phinney scored gold by riding to victory in the Kilo. The 18-year-old from Boulder, Colo., turned in a time of 1:03.208, some 2 seconds faster than second place.


Sept. 25, 2008, Varese, Italy—It was a long time coming after a setback earlier this year, but Team Garmin-Chipotle time trial specialist David Zabriskie returned to the podium in a UCI World Championship Thursday, claiming the bronze medal.


Irvine, Calif. (September 18, 2008)—It's here!  Come see Felt at Interibke and the Outdoor Demo Sept. 22-26. Meet Christian Vande Velde (shown) and other Garmin/Chipotle-H3O athletes on both Wednesday and Thursday from 3:15 to 4:15 at the Felt booth (#609).  They will signing a brand new Felt poster!


Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 17, 2008)USA Cycling has named six Garmin/Chipotle-H3O athletes to the Elite and U23 men’s squads for the World Championships Sept. 23-28 in Varese, Italy.


Sept. 14, 2008, St. Louis, MO—With the remnants of Hurricane Ike dumping on St. Louis the evening prior and forcing organizers to detour and shorten the course around deluged areas, the peloton’s major players seemed content that the race was won by Team Garmin/Chipotle-H3O's Christian Vande Velde.


Sept 13, 2008, Malibu, Calif—Felt-sponsored professional triathlete Becky Lavelle continues her unbelievable tear across the country this season, winning everything in sight. With wins at the Chicago Triathlon and Los Angeles Triathlon of late. Moving a few miles up the coast to take on the debut Olympic distance event at the famed Malibu Triathlon, could she make it three wins in a row?


Sept. 13, 2008, St. Charles, MO—Team Garmin/Chipotle-H30 rider Christian Vande Velde finished 10th in the main pack to preserve his overall lead at the Tour of Missouri.


Sept. 10, 2008, Branson, MO—Riding the swell of a season that includes a stellar Tour de France performance and a bronze at the US Pro Championships time trial, Team Garmin-Chipotle’s Christian Vande Velde scored a time trial victory in the third stage of the Tour of Missouri, vaulting into the race lead in the process.


St. Flour, France, Sept. 9, 2008—A 181.5k stage from Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise to Saint-Flour was one to detonate the field, and it did just that.


Sept. 8, 2008, Kansas City, Mo.—The grand depart for the 2008 Tour of Missouri started well for Team Garmin-Chipotle, with team sprinter Tyler Farrar taking second in a field sprint.


Newbury, England, Sept 8, 2008—Team Garmin-Chipotle’s Julian Dean finished second on Tour of Britain’s second stage, with teammate Chris Sutton taking third.


Sept 7, 2008, Los Angeles—It’s been Becky Lavelle’s mantra during her run in the LifeTime Fitness Chase for the Toyota Cup series races: drill the bike, and let ‘em try to get her on the run.


Sept. 6, 2008, Souderton, PA—They may have been grey skies, but the sun shone upon Lucas Euser of Team Garmin-Chipotle as he scored his first career victory by outfoxing his breakaway companion in a sprint, winning the 160-kilometer race in 3:50:48.


Cork, Ireland, Aug. 31—The final stage of the Tour of Ireland would be a tough test for Garmin-Chipotle’s Julian Dean. Set in second place throughout the weeklong race, he would face his toughest test, and assault on an overall podium placing—during what would be an arduous closing stage.


Greenville, S.C., Aug 31, 2008—Team Garmin-Chipotle riders dominated the day at the USA Cycling Pro Championships Sunday, with Blake Caldwell taking second in a sprint finish with eventual winner Tyler Hamilton. Caldwell was followed by third-place finisher Danny Pate, with fourth going to Lucas Euster.


Irvine, CA (Sep 1, 2008)—Felt Bicycles has extended its sponsorship of Team Garmin-Chipotle presented by H30, the American pro cycling team dedicated to promoting ethical sporting and developing the next generation of champions, until 2011.