Thursday, January 29, 2009
Pro Track Team Hawk Relay on Felt!
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.
"I basically told Felt Bicycles we wanted to be associated with the best technological partners in the world and Felt Bicycles is at the top when it comes to producing world-class track frames. Their work with Sarah and other elite athletes over the last couple of years is well documented and I'm very excited about this partnership. I believe this relationship is going to give our team every advantage." says Robin Horwitz, Team Director and owner.
“When Sarah and her coach Andy (Sparks) told us she was moving to Hawk Relay and that there was an opportunity to be associated with the whole team, it instantly became interesting.” says Doug Martin, Felt’s Marketing Director. “After a 2-hour meeting with Robin it was clear he has the talent, desire and passion to make it all go. We are thrilled to have Adam and Travis on our bikes and listed as Felt athletes.”
The Hawk Relay Cycling Team will be using the Felt TK1 which was developed in part at the San Diego Low Speed Wind Tunnel. The Felt TK1 is the same bike used 2008 US Olympians Sarah Hammer, Taylor Phinney, Michael Blatchford and Mike Friedman in Beijing. The TK1 frame is currently available as an aftermarket product.