The double triathlon world champion Leanda Cave’s season debut on a Canyon bike will be at the 33rd installment of the Escape from Alcatraz event, which takes place on 3rd March 2013. Leanda Cave is currently the world’s best female triathlete and also last year’s winner of the Escape from Alcatraz event. This season the 34-year old wants to repeat her success and make a winning start to her season. For her season debut Leanda has put her faith in her Canyon Aeroad CF with its special triathlon set-up so that she can once again triumph in this truly legendary triathlon.
The event starts just off the Island of Alcatraz in San Francisco. After the jump into the water off a ferry the competitors have a 2.5km swim across the Bay of San Francisco to contend with before they reach the Marina Green Beach where they transfer to the cycling section. On the hilly and winding 29km course Leanda will show her rivals a clean pair of heels on her super fast Canyon Aeroad race machine. After the transfer to the final discipline the competitors must complete a 12km run. The course, which runs along the Golden Gate Bridge, has all the prerequisites for a truly exciting finale to the event. Sections on sand, changes in direction and stretches that are tailor-made for speed await the competitors.
Leanda Cave is hoping to cross the finish-line in first place on Marina Green Beach in a time of under two hours and celebrate her victory with her fans.
Cave’s Aeroad CF with its triathlon set-up is tailor made for the most diverse and fast competitive events. The optimised aerodynamics in combination with the compact frame and the classic handlebar design deliver significantly better handling. In addition, the flatter seat angle means that the race bike is less top-heavy and thus delivers a distinctly better distribution of weight between the front and rear wheels. The undoubted strengths of this bike have already been demonstrated by the pros on the road, who achieved first place in the UCI world ranking on the Aeroad CF in 2011 and 2012. Leanda Cave crowned her successful 2012 season by winning two world championships. Leanda scooped victory in the Ironman 70.3 distance in Las Vegas and the Ironman world championships on Hawaii, making her the Queen of Kona. With her victory in both world championships Leanda Cave is the first athlete in history who has won both world titles in one season.