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Purito – sølv til verdensmesterskabet i Toskana

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Joaquim Purito Rodríguez var kun få centimeter fra at vinde verdensmesterskabet, der blev kørt i Toskana i søndags. Efter utrolige 270km cykelløb i regn, lyn og torden, stak Purito første gang afsted på den sidste stigning lige uden for Firenze.

Efter flere angreb på de sidste 5km, så det ud til at han havde fået nok hul til at vinde en legendarisk solo sejr, men portugisiske Rui Costa nåede op til ham med 600m til mål. Efter 7 timer på cyklen kæmpede de to nu intenst i spurten på de sidste meter, og Purito missede lige præcis sin drømmesejr og måtte tørre tårerne af ansigtet ved præmieoverrækkelsen.

Vi vil gerne udtrykke vores uforbeholdne respekt for hans indsats, ikke kun til VM, men gennem hele sæsonen. Vi er stolte over dig. Tillykke Joaquim!

Grande Purito!

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Europamestre – Alban Lakata og Grand Canyon CF SLX

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Super weekend for Topeak-Ergon Racing Team og Canyon. Alban Lakata blev europemester for anden gang, Sally Bigham vandt sølv og and nyeste rytter på holdet Nadine Rieder sprintede sig til bronze i XCE sprint konkurrencen. Uheldsramte Robert Mennen opnåede en imponerende 12. plads efter en lang skadesperiode.

Efter sin sejr i Riva Marathon sidste uge, følte Alban Lakata at han havde styrken til at komme på podiet til europamesterskabet i mtb maraton i Singen. Han havde dog ikke turde håbe på guld. “Jeg regnede med at have medaljechancer her, men jeg havde ikke troet at jeg kunne vinde guld på sådan en hård rute, og mod så stærke konkurrenter”, forklarer den nykårede europamester.

Efter at have vundet EM i 2008 og VM guld i 2010, så er den seneste titel ingen tilfældighed for “Albanator” “Det var tid til at vinde igen, og jeg er altid ekstremt motiveret, når mine venner og fans står på ruten og hepper mig frem, og det er godt at se hvor populær mtb sporten er i Tyskland.”

XC EM Singen

Tredie søvmedalje til Sally
Topeak-Ergon rytter Sally Bigham skabte også overskrifter. I bidende kulde dominerede hun løbet fra starten af. På den anden stigning lå hun forrest i den førende trio, der efter 28km allerede havde omrkring to minutter ned til feltet. Sabine Spitz blev sat, og duellen var nu mellem Esther Süss og Sally Bigham. Sally måtte slutteligt stille sig tilfreds med en meget flot andenplads.

XC EM Singen

Nadine Rieder skabte også røre til det tyske mesterskab i Eliminator-Sprint, da hun snuppede bronze medaljen. Men den 23 årige rytter kunne i starten ikke rigtigt nyde den. “For at være ærlig, så havde jeg forventet mere”, udtalte Nadine. Men hun ser nu fremad. “Jeg glæder mig til min første sprint world cup næste fredag.”

XC EM Singen

Vi siger stort tillykke til den nye europamester Alban Lakata og hele det succesfulde Topeak-Ergon Racing Team.
I næste uge er der igen spænding med den første Worldcup i 2013 sæsonen køres, og Jura bjergene venter verdens bedste ryttere i Albstadt.

Katusha’s Paolini vinder Giro d’Italia etape og kører i den lyserøde førertrøje på Canyon

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Med et flot timet angreb vandt Katusha Teams Luca Paolini tredje etape i Marina d’Ascea i 2013 udgaven af Giro d’Italia på sin nye Canyon Ultimate CF SLX. Paolini’s sejr er den første Grand Tour etape sejr for den nye Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, der blev introduceret til Eurobike 2012. “Vi er meget stolte over Luca Paolini, og hans flotte sejr i Italien”, udtaler Canyon’s team koordinator Andreas Walzer. “Han viste suverænt overblik, og vi er overbevist om, at Katusha teamet har styrken til at opfylde ambitionerne i Giro d’Italia.”

Luca Paolini gewinnt die dritte Etappe des Giro d'italia auf seinem Ultimate CF SLX und holt sich das rosa Trikot / Foto: ROTH

Paolini overtog også den lyserøde førertrøje. Med sine 36 år, så er det utroligt at dette faktisk er det første Giro d’Italia for Katusha’s italienske klassiker specialist Luca Paolini. “Jeg har altid kørt på hold, der ville have att jeg skulle køre Touren, eller også kørte jeg Vuelta for at forberede mig til VM. , så jeg er meget glad for at blive valgt til at køre Giroen,” udtaler Paolini. “Jeg kørte denne etape som en klassiker. Vi kørte en god holdkørsel på anden etape, så jeg vidste at jeg kunne overtage førertrøjen, hvis jeg vandt. Jeg angreb på det rigtige tidspunkt og fik med det samme et hul. At vinde etapen og førertrøjen er en drøm, der bliver til virkelighed for mig!

Luca Paolini gewinnt die dritte Etappe des Giro d'italia auf seinem Ultimate CF SLX / Foto: ROTH
Paolini vandt hermed sin 15. og absolut største sejr i sin karriere. Da feltet eksploderede de sidste 25km. forblev Paolini fokuseret. Han forklarer “Jeg led meget på stigningen, men jeg reagerede ikke på angrebene, kørte bare mit eget tempo. Jeg angreb, da det virkelig gjaldt. Jeg vidste, at der var en lille stigning nær mål, og jeg kører ok nedad, så jeg tog chancen. Jeg tror det er den bedste dag i min karriere.”

Paolini dedikerede sejren til hans far, og han forklarer “Min far var indlagt på sygehuset i dag grundet en mindre operation. så den lyserøde trøje er til ham.” Luca Paolini og Katusha teamet vil arbejde hårdt på at beholde den lyserøde førertrøje så længe som muligt. Med sine 246km, så er 4. etape fra Policastro til Serra San Bruno, så er etapen en af dette års Giro´s længste med en gradvis 10km stigning mod mål.

Luca Paolini gewinnt die dritte Etappe des Giro d'italia auf seinem Ultimate CF SLX und holt sich das rosa Trikot / Foto: ROTH

Canyon sejr i”Eschborn-Frankfurt” med Simon Spilak

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Så havde Erik Zabel igen forudset vinderen. I lørdags til Stoppomat Challenge ved Pure Cycling Festival tippede Canyon ambassadør og sportslig leder af Team Katusha auf Simon Spilak som vinder til “Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt”.

Fire dage senere blev Zabels forudsigelse til realitet. Sloveneren snød hele sprintereliten med ryttere som André Greipel og John Degenkolb, og han kørte sin Canyon først over mållinjen foran sidste års vinder Moreno Moser.

Simon Spilak siegt bei

Næste store triumf for Spilak
Spilak var endda oprindeligt slet ikke planlagt til at køre løbet. “Vi besluttede, at grundet min gode form, så skulle jeg deltage, og det gav gevinst”, udtalte en glad Spilak efter løbet.

Efter sin sejr i GP Miguel Indurain og en flot samlet andenplads i Tour de Romandie, føjede den 26 årige Spilak med sejren i den tyske endags klassiker endnu en flot sejr til CV’et: “Første halvdel af sæsonen er nu veloverstået, og jeg er meget tilfreds.”

Tillykke til Simon og hele Katusha teamet!

Daniel Moreno triumferer i Flèche Wallone

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Flot sejr til Katusha på Muur de Huy! Det russiske World Tour Team dominerede den midterste Ardenner klassiker og tog første- og sjettepladsen.

På den op til 26 procent stejle stigning mod mål, havde Daniel Moreno de bedste ben og kørte på sin Aeroad CF som vinder over målstregen.

Joaquim “Purito” Rodríguez, fuldendte triumfen, da han sluttede som nr. 6 kun otte sekunder efter Moreno.

Purito: Klar til Lüttich-Bastogne-Lüttich

Ingen tid til at slappe af for Katusha profferne efter denne succes. Søndag, 21. april følger den sidste Ardenner klassiker Lüttich-Bastogne-Lüttich, Puritos yndlingsløb. Det er det ældste endagsløb, og det er takket være sin meget bakkede profil gennem de walloniske Ardenner en af de sværeste klassikere overhovedet.

Den næsten 260 kilometer lange rute indeholder talrige stejle stigninger. Den mest berømte er Cote de la Redoute med en længde på 2km og maksimal stigning på hele 20%. Det er lige præcis det slags terræn Purito elsker. Venga Purito!

Bärenstarkes Katusha-Duo: Daniel Moreno (li.) und Joaquim Rodriguez / Foto: ROTH

Følgende Katusha ryttere er udtaget til Ardenner ugen:
Giampaolo Caruso (ITA), Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS), Alberto Losada (ESP), Daniel Moreno (ESP), Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP), Simon Spilak (SVN), Angel Vicioso (ESP), Eduard Vorganov (RUS).

Canyon og Katusha: lær af hinanden, vind sammen!

Vær med!. Overbevis os om at du er en stor “Purito” fan, og tag med os til Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Han sluttede 2012 sæsonen som nr. 1 på UCI verdensranglisten, og han vil blive æret ved starten af Tour of Catalonia. Han vandt bla. Lombardiet Rundt og Flèche Wallonne.
Han kørte mange dage i den lyserøde førertrøje i Giro d’Italia og den røde førertrøje i Spanien Rundt.
Og han er tændt til 2013 sæsonen.

Joaquim

Vi taler selvfølgelig om Joaquim “Purito” Rodriguez, den enestående spanske rytter på Katusha World Tour Teamet
For få dage siden vandt han en flot sejr i Tirenno-Adriatico, og i dag stiller han med store ambitioner til start i Tour of Catalonia.

Selv om Purito helt sikkert ikke vil mangle motivation, så har vi designet en speciel Aeroad CF til ham, som helt sikkert vil fange de mange fans opmærksomhed, samt de andre ryttere (der forhåbentligt alle er blevet sat af Purito).

Aeroad CF #1 Edition Joaquim

Vi er meget stolte over at kunne tilbyde jer, vores fans, en helt unik mulighed i dag.

Hvad kan du vinde:

Du kan komme med til klassikeren Liège-Bastogne-Liège, og komme helt tæt på Katusha teamet, og selvfølgelig også Purito, når verdenseliten kæmper sig over “La Doyenne”. Du vil selvfølgelig også få muligheden for at møde Purito personligt, og udødeliggøre øjeblikket for dine venner. Vores Social Media Team være med dig og opleve super cykelløb sammen med dig. Vi dækker selvfølgelig rejse og hotel omkostninger.
Vi afholder en speciel præmieudtrækning for alle deltagere med flotte præmier fra Katusha og Canyon.

Hvad skal du gøre:

Som professionel cykelrytter, så er fansene de vigtigste for Purito. Hvis du kan overbevise ham om, at du er hans største fan, så er du den helt rigtige person til at vinde denne super præmie.
Mail os et foto eller en tegning (max. 5 MB), der viser hvor passioneret en fan du er, og overbevis Purito. Brug e-mail adressen meetpurito@canyon.com, og skriv i emne feltet “I am the biggest Purito fan”. Husk at billedet skal være af dig, og du skal have rettighederne til at bruge det.
Ved at sende os dit foto, så giver du os lov til at publicere det på Facebook og vores andre medie kanaler såsom Twitter og Canyon.com.
Deadline for indsendelse er 3. april 2013. Vi forbeholder os ret til at ekskludere modtaget materiale, der indeholder krænkende og upassende fotos. Canyon og Katusha ansatte må ikke deltage.

Hvad sker der herefter?

Vi vil jævnligt uploade alle de fotos vi modtager i et Facebook album, så du kan se, hvem der er ægte Purito fans. Hvis du gerne vil have dit Facebook navn på dit billede, så skriv venligst dette tydeligt i din e-mail ved deltagelsen i konkurrencen. Purito vil gennemse alle fotos og vælge den mest overbevisende fan, og vi vil derefter offentliggøre vinderen på alle vores medie kanaler. Hvis du vinder, så vil vi kontakte dig direkte, og du behøver ikke at gøre mere, end at se frem til fantastisk oplevelse.

Vi ønsker alle deltagerne i konkurrencen held og lykke!

Dit Canyon team

The perfect match: Fabien Barel hits the trail with the Canyon Factory Enduro Team

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Since the beginning of the year there have been rumors, now it’s official: the French mountain bike hero and three-time downhill world champion Fabien Barel joins the Canyon Factory Enduro Team. Fabien Barel’s commitment is not only from a sporting perspective an excellent decision for Canyon. The Frenchman’s long experience in racing and as an educated engineer will greatly contribute to Canyon’s bike development. The 32-year-old has great technical experience and will be able to give a lot of input to the development team.

Three-time world champion signs with Canyon bikes
Canyon Factory Enduro Teamrider Fabien Barel / Photo: Markus Greber

This year, the Canyon Factory Enduro Team was founded and consists of five team riders. Fabien Barel is the figurehead of the team. That’s why Roman Arnold, CEO of Canyon Bicycles, has a high opinion of Fabien:
“I am happy that Fabien is joining Canyon for the upcoming season. Together we will achieve great things. Fabien has proven in the past that his ideas are trend-setting. But also his character fits well with Canyon’s philosophy.”

It’s for sure that the other team riders Ines Thoma, Marco Bühler and Eugen Maxi Dickerhoff will get the profit of the talented world champion. We can also expect to see Scotsman Joe Barnes build upon his very competitive Enduro skills. Together with Fabien, Joe will form an unbeatable duo that will lead the Canyon Factory Enduro Team. During the Bike Festival Garda Trentino in early May, the new and enthusiastic team will face their first Enduro race while the highlight of the season will be the new Enduro World Series.

For Fabien Barel, this season will be an exciting milestone in his career.
He said: “Debuting in the Enduro World Series with Canyon is ideal for this new challenge. This season will be great for both of us – I can tour with the Canyon Factory Enduro Team and at the same time share my experience to help Canyon going forward in the development of the Gravity sector. I sincerely look forward to the synergy that our mutual passion will drive into MTB.”

Fabien Barel testing his Canyon Strive AL Race / Photo: Markus Greber

Autograph session in Koblenz on April 27th and 28th
Fabien Barel will attend the Canyon Pure Cycling Festival in Koblenz on April 27th and 28th. As part of the Canyon season opener, the three-time world champion will hold an autograph session and meet his fans in person. In addition, there will be a guided Enduro tour with Fabien.

Are you already curious about Fabien Barel and his Canyon bike? Then watch a brand new video clip. It shows, Fabien Barel talking about his role within the Canyon Factory Enduro Team – including shots from one of his first test rides!

Introducing Canyon Factory Enduro Teamrider Joe Barnes

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Wherever they turn up, there is always something going on. Joe Barnes and the “Dudes of Hazzard” are an unbeatable combo and we therefore got them on board very quickly. Joe as the official rider of the Canyon Factory Enduro Team and his colleagues Liam Moynihan and Fergus Lamb – who are also riding Canyon bikes – will support the team throughout the season. The “Dudes of Hazzard” already caused quite a stir on the enduro scene last season and in 2013 the fun-loving and adventurous Scotsman together with the Canyon Factory Enduro Team in the battle for podium places.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we proudly present Mr. Joe Barnes

Joe Barnes mit seinem Van

Date of birth: 11.06.88
Domicile: Fort Williams (Scotland)

Hi there Joe, where are you hanging out at the moment? Have you done a runner from the good old Scottish winter?

I am at home in Fort William at the moment. You are correct, the Scottish winter is something to run from and I have been away twice this winter already. One week in Tenerife and one week in Mallorca. Both trips were great fun and a good chance to train and get used to my new bike. It feels nice to be home now, though, doing what I like best, building a new trail and having fun riding bikes in the mud.

As a “Dude of Hazzard” you really stick out like a sore thumb on the scene and are always painting the town red. Now you’ve got all these new responsibilities towards the team, how are you going to juggle everything?

It is funny you should say that as we are actually all very reserved people and generally keep ourselves to ourselves. The number one thing is always professionalism at the races as we are all very competitive. The Lurid Van and comedy scooters at races do stand out though! You wouldn’t want to walk to the shop when you could drive the scooter, it’s all about saving energy;) With Canyon also supporting Liam and Ferg from “the Dudes” it should add to the family atmosphere and I think I will fit in well with the Canyon family and new team surroundings.

In May the Enduro World Series gets underway. What are your aims and how do you see your role in the team?

I can’t wait for the first race in Italy. As it is the first year the World Series is being run I hope to take my strong race craft from racing DH and adapt to the new format straight away. I have always ridden as a privateer in the past so riding for a team set up will provide some great benefits to me, with technical support and also the chat brought on by a team atmosphere. I hope that I can take my own style to the team, gel well with my team mates and get some top results.

Enduro is a way of life. That’s obvious when one watches your videos. What’s a race weekend with the “Dudes” really like then?

We get to the venue and spend about an hour driving round in circles deciding the ultimate location to park. Wind direction, south facing, distance to pits and remoteness all to be considered. Then the scooter comes out and we take it in turns driving about, getting to know our surroundings/having fun. On track, we walk and ride everything a lot and always take line choice really seriously, discussing everything later that evening. Once the biking is done the ping pong table comes out and a quick game to relax usually happens. Potatoes for dinner and then a film in the van to finish the day off nicely. Once the race is done we slowly pack up and are always the last to leave. We really enjoy our racing, competition and also the fun to be had when not peddling your heart out.

Joe Barnes in Action auf Mallorca / Foto:Dudes of Hazzard

You’ve already rocked a few trails on your Strive. What do think of the bike so far? What’s the perfect enduro bike in your eyes?

I have been riding my Strive for a good few months now. The first thing I found was how easy it is to jump onto and just ride. Really comfortable angles and linkage. For enduro a light bike is important and I have been planning my race bike this week. I can’t wait to get on my super light rocket ship once it’s built!

Enduro is tough on the body for sure, so how do you keep yourself in shape?

I started working with a trainer last October and things have been going really well. I feel I have got a good balance between effort and rest, gym and road and never forgetting my trusty mountain bike and skills practice.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a mountain bike pro?
It’s a tricky one as I have always ridden my bike and worked in a bike shop, as that’s all I have wanted to do. I am engineering minded so this was always an option for me, but I think a bit of everything is best. A self employed chief. Film making, handy work and bike mechanic ,with lots of spare time for having fun.

A life without the bike is like…?
Not worth thinking about. Two wheels is the best thing ever.

Thanx!

The Enduro World Series 2013

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

For the first time in 2013, an enduro race series will be held under the auspices of the newly founded Enduro Mountain Bike Association.
The organization and race series was founded in 2012 to unite the international enduro community as well as to further promote the discipline among the riders and the bike industry as a whole.
The Enduro World Series combines the biggest mountain bike enduro events in the world.

Canyon Enduro Road Trip 2012 /  Foto: Markus Greber

It begins with an event on the demanding, but also flowing trails around Punta Ala in Italy against the ideal backdrop of the Mediterranean. The series then moves on to the alpine trails in Val d’Allos in France before making its way overseas to the high-profile events of the international gravity scene such as the Colorado Freeride Festival in the USA and the Crankworx Festival in Whistler/Canada.

The seven events in the World Enduro Series will be staged in four different countries and on two continents.
We can hardly wait to see how our new Canyon Factory Enduro Team will fair on the world’s trails this season. It promises to be an exciting season all round, especially now that all the top riders on the enduro scene will be coming together to do battle in their very own category.

Here are the dates of all this season’s events at a glance.

18.05.2013 – 19.05.2013 | Superenduro PRO – Punta Ala, Italy
29.06.2013 – 30.06.2013 | Enduro World Series – Val d’Allos, France
06.07.2013 – 07.07.2013 | Crankworx Les 2 Alpes – Les 2 Alpes. France
27.07.2013 – 28.07.2013 | Colorado Freeride Festival – Winter Park, USA
10.08.2013 – 11.08.2013 | Crankworx Whistler – Whistler, Canada
24.08.2013 – 25.08.2013 | Enduro Des Nations – Val d’Isere, France
19.10.2013 – 20.10.2013 | Superenduro PRO – Finale Ligure, Italy

Further information on the Enduro World Series is available on the official website or on its own Facebook fan page

Next one please: Introducing Canyon Factory Enduro Teamrider Marco Bühler

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

At the tender age of just 20 Marco Bühler is the youngster in the Canyon Factory Enduro Team. In his relatively short career he has already achieved several successes and we are very happy to be accompanying him on his career path in the enduro pro scene. One thing is certain – we are sure to hear a lot more from this young man this season, because Marco is very highly motivated and just can’t wait to start competing!

Name: Marco Bühler
Date of birth: 10. June 1992
Domicile: Gunzesried / Allgäu, Germany

Portrait Marco Bühler / Foto: Privat

Trek Bike Attack Lenzerheide 2012: 14th place
Milka Wheels of Speed Amateur Willingen 2012: 5th place
Specialized Enduro Series Sammerberg 2012: 13th place
Specialized Enduro Series Kirchberg 2012: 15th place
Specialized Enduro Series 2012: 14th place
Crema Cycle Short Track Willingen 2012: 3rd place
CaiDom Brixen 2011: 9th place

Hi Marco,
Congratulations. We are happy that you are part of the new Canyon Factory Enduro Team.

Just a few years ago enduro was one of the rather more exotic disciplines. This year the first Enduro World Series gets underway and this is great development. How did you get into cycling and above all enduro sport? Do you have a particular role model who inspired you?

Thank you very much. I am really looking forward to the new team and the coming season with the new Enduro World Series.
When I was 15 years old I initially got into mountain biking through my dad. Therefore, at the start I didn’t have the fitness and experience in competitive cross country events, which most of my rivals have. My first race proper was the Trek Bike Attack in the Lenzerheide region, which is still one of the highlights in my racing season. In the following season I began riding events for the Mountain Heroes and then became involved in enduro sport.
One of my greatest role models is Rene Wildhaber, one of the fastest riders in enduro sport. However, this isn’t the only reason I admire him. I also think he is a very interesting personality. He is very down-to-earth and also lives and breathes for the sport and the mountains. Mario Thoma is also another of my role models. He was my former team manager on the Mountain Heroes squad and a very good friend. Mario was himself a very successful downhill racer in the past.

You already know Canyon bikes from your time with the Mountain Heroes. Tell us a little about your experiences with the team bike Strive.

For me the Strive is the perfect bike for almost every type of racing. It is a great bike for fast pedaling, suppresses squat and is a great climber as well. On the downhill the rider will appreciate the true strengths of the Strive. The somewhat shorter wheel base and the lower bottom bracket combine to make the bike lively, agile and the rider feels at home in any type of terrain. Whether you’re riding at extremely high speeds or in blocked terrain, the Strive is top notch.

Voller Einsatz beim Dakine Trailfox 2012

2013 will be your first season as a pro rider. What are you looking forward to most and what are your major aims for the season?
“The term pro sounds strange to me, because for me my role models or riders I look up to are the pros.
Most of all I’m looking forward to the new team, my new teammates and above all to riding races again. This year I’ll be concentrating on the German Enduro Series and a few other races as well, including events that are part of the World Series. For me the most important thing is to improve my results and performances and to continue enjoy riding my bike. ”

How are you preparing for the start of the season?

It is important for me in winter to take my mind of cycling for a while, so I do a lot of cross country skiing, training in the gym or in the indoor climbing centre. In the middle of February I’m back on the bike and off to Sospel in France for the training camp. At the start of April the first races get underway in France.

What do you do when you’re not riding your bike?

That’s a tough question. In winter my biggest passion is the snow and skiing. I’m currently in the process of becoming a state certified Ski Instructor. In the summer I would like to do some more climbing and touring in the mountains since the mountains mean everything to me. I’m also currently studying business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Kempten.

Thank you for your time and have a great start into the new season!