• 2014/05/19 Wins on and off the tarmac
    • Wins on and off the tarmac Wins on and off the tarmac

      Challenge went out to our partner race, the Almanzo 100, once again, and had a feed oasis set up. The non-sponsored winner of the race was on Challenge Grifo XS Open Tubular tires. Here is a look at some excitement from the race: “Horses back”

       

      Eric Young Pro Bike Gallery from the Amgen Tour of California on Road Bike Action

       

      Challenge riders Christine Vardaros and Ellen van Loy both went to the Paris-Ancaster (P2A) gravel race in Canada (placing 2nd and 3rd). Check out her Pro Bike Profile on Cyclocross Magazine

       

      Gravel Grinder reviews have started coming in, now that a handful of editors have mounted and ridden them. 

       

      From GravelBike.com

       

      From GravelGrinderNews.com

       

      Results

      Road

       

      Amgen Tour of California

      Overall King of the Mountains classification

      1st — Will Routley

      Stage 4

      1st — William Routley (Optum)

      Will Routley King of the mountains jersey

       

      Tour of California Women’s Time Trial

      2nd — Brianna Walle (Optum)

       

      Tour of California Women’s Circuit Race

      3rd — Brianna Walle (Optum)

       

      Women’s Tour of Britain

      Overall Teams classification

      1st — Optum

       

       

      Triathlon

       

      Ironman Lanzarote Canarias Triathlon Spain

      1st — Romain Guillaume

      Check out a great video of him crossing the line

       

      Ironman Texas

      2nd Pro Men — Matt Russell (Timex)

      8th Pro Women — Jackie Arendt (Timex)

       

      Rev3 Knoxville

      6th — Richie Cunningham (Timex)

       

      HITS Grand Junction Half

      1st overall — Tim “Superman” Hola (Timex)

      1st Overall — Christine Hammond (Timex)

       

      IronCat - Full Distance (last weekend)

      1st overall — Ann Parthemore (Timex)

      This video is not in English but it does have some great footage of Ann on course.