• 2014/02/03 World Championship medal for Wyman and Challenge
    • World Championship medal for Wyman and Challenge World Championship medal for Wyman and Challenge

      It was an incredible weekend of racing that we all definitely savored. The highlight of the weekend was our showcase rider, Helen Wyman, taking home the bronze medal in the elite women's race on Limus Team Edition Tubulars at 18 psi. Besides her, we supported top-20 rides by Jonathan Page (elite men), who raced very well despite getting tangled in both of the early crashes, Ellen Van Loy (elite women) and Christine Majerus (elite women).

       

      Besides that, here are a few things you'll be interested in from Challenge lately:

       

      Athletes

       
      See the attached image for the Equipe Bretagne - Séché Environnement team kit that they will wear in the Tour de France, and Challenge-equipped bikes

       

      Challenge plug by Ellen Van Loy in an article about the Cyclocross World Championships Favorites in Cyclocross Magazine “My good form now is certainly not planned as such because my husband Tom had to significantly lighten my training schedule a lot because off my lack of time due to work and the accumulated mental fatigue. And then there were the neck problems after my endo in Leuven. Hmm…maybe my decent result in Nommay is due to my new Challenge tires [chuckles].”

       

      A very thoughtful Helen Wyman blog from Worlds. She claims they used 17 bottles of tubular glue this season! There is also a special shoutout for Challenge, who she says is a sponsor that goes above and beyond. We certainly try to for her.

      "I thank @ChallengeTires for their total faith in my ability. For letting me develop new products & for making women riders a priority."

       

      All Access Belgium episode 2 with Jonathan Page: Cycling Dirt released a multi-episode show following Page in his racing and daily life. It requires a login to watch, so let me know if you'd like to see them and I can send you one

       

      Also be sure to check out episode 1

       

      Jonathan Page's Cycling News blog, post-Nationals and pre-Worlds, with mentions of Challenge

       

      Crystal Anthony interview on being a full-time teacher and full-time athlete, her path to cyclocross, her 14th-place World Cup performance

       

      Peter Gougen's Chicane-equipped Pro Bike Gallery on Cyclocross Magazine, and popped up again on Road Bike Review

      Reviews

       

      Reviews

       
      A very positive Pista 320 review in Cycling Weekly

       

      Grifo Team Edition Tubulars were recommended in the November issue of VeloNews

       

      A very positive review of the Chicane on Cycletechreview.com

       

      Cycling Dirt posted The Wyman Method for selecting 'cross tires in its entirety with links to our product pages

       

      In other news

       

      Slowtwitch test shows that sealants work better with latex tubes than with butyl