The Enduro World Series 2013

  februari 7th, 2013 | 14:27 | Canyon Onlineredaktion

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

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Introducing Canyon Factory Enduro Team Lady Rider Ines Thoma

  februari 6th, 2013 | 16:13 | Canyon Onlineredaktion

Spotlight on the Canyon Factory Team rider Ines Thoma. She is currently one of the fastest female German enduro riders. Her list of successes, especially those last season speak for themselves. First place at the Specialized Enduro Ride in Willingen, victory in three stages of the Specialized Enduro Series, first place at the Dakine Trailfox in Flims and the list continues. The tough and fun-loving girl from the Allgäu region in Germany has set herself big targets for this season and we are really looking forward to accompanying her on her continued road to success!

Name: Ines Thoma
Date of Birth: 03.08.1989
Domicile: Wildpoldsried, Germany

100 % Pure Cycling : Ines beim Canyon Enduro Road Trip 2012 / Foto: Markus Greber

Hi Ines,
You are one of the fastest female German enduro riders around and have been taking part in events successfully for several years now. How did you get involved in cycling and did you always want to become a pro rider?

Yes, it’s hard to imagine now that it’s already more than 17 years ago. At the tender age of 5 I took part in ski events and our trainer entered us for an MTB race in the summer. I just got my bike out and started riding around in circles on the grass behind our house (training so-to-speak)) and that’s how it all started…
As a CC rider I always wanted to take part in the Olympic Games. Perhaps that dream will come true in enduro racing.

What are your main aims for your first season in the Canyon Factory Enduro Team? Do you have a favourite event or is there a race that you definitely want to take part in?
First and foremost I want to be as fast as possible and enjoy success with the team. I’m really excited about what awaits us at the Enduro World Series. My favourite event? I can’t say that for sure yet, but the Megavalanche event at Alpe d’Huez and on La Réunion is already underlined on my racing calendar.

You are the only girl in the team. Does it matter to you whether you are on the road with boys or girls?
No, not at all. In this regard I’m not difficult at all. It’s highly motivating to be able to ride with fast and friendly people and one can learn a great deal regardless of whether one is male or female.

Portrait Ines Thoma  /Foto: Markus Greber

What demands do you place on your material? What makes a perfect enduro bike in your eyes?
Light, lively, playful and if it looks good, then all the better. Canyon has succeeded in bringing together all these characteristics in the new Strive – bellissimo!

Enduro races demand skillful handling, coordination and above all a whole lot of fitness and stamina. How are you preparing for the season and how do you keep yourself in good shape?

At the moment alongside telemark skiing I also do long-distance skiing and go jogging in order to get fit. When I have finished my final exams at the beginning of April, then I’ll be spending a lot of time on the bike to work on my bike handling skills and put the fine edge on my fitness.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
My house, my car, my boat… hmmm, or rather my hill farm, my convertible, my bike!!
When I think about everything that has happened over the last 5 years, then anything is possible and I’m really looking forward to it!

Welcome to the team! We’re really pleased to have you on board!

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Next one please: Introducing Canyon Factory Enduro Teamrider Marco Bühler

  februari 5th, 2013 | 16:11 | Canyon Onlineredaktion

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!

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Goud voor Canyon Young Hero Eva Maria Palm – Belgisch kampioene in de individuele achtervolging

  februari 5th, 2013 | 12:04 | Canyon Onlineredaktion

Wat een dag was het voor Canyon Young Hero Eva Maria! Drie medailles sleepte de 15 jarige Belgische in de wacht in haar leeftijdscategorie bij de nationale amateurkampioenschappen in Gent, op haar Canyon V-Drome.
Goud bij de 2000 meter individuele achtervolging, zilver bij de scratch en brons in de puntenkoers.
Bij deze willen we Eva Maria feliciteren en we wensen haar veel succes in het nieuwe seizoen. We vinden het geweldig om haar ook in haar tweede jaar als Canyon Young Hero te kunnen ondersteunen. Op naar een spannend en succesvol seizoen!

Belgische Landesmeisterin Eva Maria Palm

Zo beleefde Eva het afgelopen winterseizoen:

“Omdat ik gedurende het hele winterseizoen de beste tijd op de 2000 meter had, was het mijn grootste doel om Belgisch kampioene te worden! In de winter combineer ik cyclocross – wat erg populair is in België – en baanwielrennen. Dit jaar werkte dat nog redelijk goed, volgend jaar denk ik dat dit niet meer lukt. Ik zal dus een keuze moeten maken voor één van de twee.
Eind december 2012 nam ik deel aan de Belgische kampioenschappen Omnium en behaalde daar een tweede plaats. Dat was echter een teleurstelling, omdat ik “”verloren”" had door een onterechte beslissing van de wedstrijdcommissarissen…”
Twee weken later nam ik deel aan het Belgisch kampioenschap Cyclocross, waar ik de derde plaats bemachtigde. Opnieuw een teleurstelling, aangezien ik in de eerste ronde door toedoen van een van de Elite dames ben gevallen (in België starten de Elitedames 30 seconden voor de dames jeugd. Omdat veel jeugdrensters sterker zijn, worden veel eliterensters ingehaald, wat regelmatig tot een chaos leidt!). Ik finishte weliswaar als eerste U17-dame maar dat zegt niets, aangezien de U17- en U19-klassen een gezamenlijk klassement hebben.

Een week later kon ik, ondanks ernstige rug- en kniepijn (waarvoor ik ook nog steeds in behandeling ben) bij de Belgische sprintkampioenschappen in verschillende disciplines deelnemen. Ik ben eigenlijk alleen maar gestart om ervaring op te doen, aangezien de sprint mijn zwakke punt is.

Ik had maar een doel. Ik moest gewoonweg winnen…
Dit weekend moest het dan allemaal gaan gebeuren: op zaterdag stond de scratch op het programma. De wedstrijd verliep goed, maar ik had me zoals altijd slecht geplaatst. Ik kon me enkel door een lange sprint naar voren werken, maar het was niet voldoende voor de overwinning. Uiteindelijk moest ik genoegen nemen met de tweede plaats… Zondag was dan mijn grote dag. Ik had maar één doel, ik moest gewoon winnen. Ik had al zoveel tegenslagen moeten incasseren… Op de weg brons, op de MTB zilver, bij de cross brons en in het omnium zilver!

Auf los gehts los: Startschuss für Eva Maria auf ihrem Canyon V-Drome

Ik wist dat ik het kon, dus ging ik aan de start en heb ik alles gegeven! Omdat ik de laatste aan de start was, kon ik aan mijn tijd direct zien dat ik gewonnen had. Met mijn tijd (2:39:681) was ik niet helemaal tevreden, aangezien ik al eens beter gereden had (2:38:510). Maar ik kon met ongeveer 2 seconden voorsprong winnen. Na meermaals naast het goud te hebben gegrepen, kon ik eindelijk van mijn eerste plaats genieten, ook al had ik hem liever in de cross of op de MTB behaald. Maar dat komt de volgende keer wel! ‘s Middags kon ik een derde plaats in de puntenkoers bezegelen.

Eva Maria Palm auf  dem Weg zu Gold

Nu is het winterseizoen voorbij en kan ik me volledig op het zomerseizoen voorbereiden. Hopelijk wordt het komende seizoen net zo leerzaam als vorig jaar. 2012 was zonder de ondersteuning van Canoyn zeker niet zo goed verlopen. Baan en tijdritten waren überhaupt niet mogelijk geweest! Mijn opname in het Canyon Young Heroes Team heeft me sterk gemotiveerd en ik hoop dat dat zo blijft!
Bedankt!

Groeten, Eva

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Canyon Factory Enduro Teamrider Maxi Dickerhoff

  februari 4th, 2013 | 15:31 | Canyon Onlineredaktion

Introducing Maxi Dickerhoff

Name: Eugen-Maximilian Dickerhoff
Domicile: Altenstadt (Oberbayern) / Königsbrunn (Augsburg)
Date of birth: 19.06.1988
MTB since: 2002
Racing since: 2004

Portrait Maxi Dickerhoff / Foto: Manuel Sulzer

Hi Maxi. We are pleased to welcome you to the Canyon Factory Enduro Team.

Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get into cycling? What fascinates you about this sport?

Hi all. Many of you probably know me already as an integral part of the MTB News.de editorial office [IBC] therefore it won’t be news to some of you that I have been an enthusiastic race rider for ages. I discovered MTB sport when I was able to observe the then reigning Swiss Downhill Champion Claudio Caluori during his downhill training in the Graubündner Scuol when I was on my annual summer kayak holiday with my family in 2002. The speed, the extremes and above all Claudio’s bike handling captured me to such an extent that just a few days later I myself tried to ride the easy section of the course. The fun and the fascination have stayed with me until this day.

You have been successful in the gravity scene for years now, above all in downhill. Now you are starting off in the enduro scene. What do you want to achieve in your first season with the Canyon Factory Enduro Team? How do you see your chances at the first Enduro World Series?

My downhill background has always been of use to me in enduro events. 80% of the timed sections take place on downhill routes and are, depending on the series, not all that easy. Anyone who can fly down the course in true downhill style already has a really strong hand. My aim is therefore to position myself right at the front, above all in demanding downhill focused events in order to collect important points for the overall classification in the newly founded Enduro World Series. With Tibor as Team Manager and my teammate Ines, Marco and Joe we are really well positioned to be up right there in the mix in the overall rankings at the World Series.

As an editor at MTB-News.de [IBC] you are literally at the source of information and always up to date as far as the latest trends are concerned. What do you make of the development in the enduro scene over the last few years and where do you think the sport is ultimately heading?

The popularity, which enduro racing is currently enjoying, is massive. I don’t know of any other discipline in the sport which has received such a lot of hype in recent times as enduro racing has. In every country enduro series are emerging – all of them are based on a fundamental format similar to that of car rally sport with various rounds and interim stages although there are often major differences in the interpretation of the regulations. These differences within a single discipline did not exist in the past in bike sport and this is exactly the reason why enduro appeals to so many different mountain bikers and unites riders from all kinds of disciplines.
The fact that enduro is one of the few MTB trends that is swooping across to North America from Europe and not the other way round as is normally the case in the MTB industry demonstrates that the discipline has a real future. Therefore, there is still plenty that awaits us in the future. I only hope that the attractive diversity of enduro sport remains for a very long time to come.

Standbild Video / Film: Benni Klose

You’ve been riding your new enduro full suspension Strive for some time now. What was your initial impression? What makes a perfect enduro bike in your eyes?

The first impression was, as expected, very positive. I can now determine in advance and with a great deal of accuracy with the help of detailed geometry data whether a bike is suitable for me or not. I set great store by a long main frame, a short rear triangle, a high front end and a low bottom bracket. The Strive had all these features combined, and I knew this because I had already studied the bike very closely in advance. My first ride out on the bike confirmed all my expectations.
Unfortunately the weather over the last few weeks here in the foothills of the Alps hasn’t exactly played into our hands – the mix between rain, snow and cold hasn’t made rides out on my new Strive particularly inviting, which is why I can’t yet provide you with any more accurate and entertaining feedback on the bike. But at the end of February we finally make our way south where I’ll be able to really saddle up and have mega fun!

Have a look at the first test rides on the Strive AL (filmed by Benni Klose)

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Fitness, a good clean riding style, power and concentration – enduro places considerable demands on the rider. How do you prepare for the season and keep yourself fit?

As I’ve already mentioned, the God of weather Petrus seems to be very moody at the moment. The changeable weather makes it difficult to pursue a consistent training program outdoors. As far as the snow permits, I try to do as much cross country skiing as possible. When there isn’t much snow, I plod my way through the slush and mud and this training is then polished off with the usual hours I spend in the gym and indoor climbing centre.

Where can one see you when you’re not out training on your bike?

Well now, you won’t get that many opportunities! Anyone involved in bike sport whether it’s a hobby or job, won’t really have time for anything else. I would like, however, in the near future to get myself a motocross bike to clear my head and take my mind off cycling for just a while. And if I’m doing something that’s totally unconnected with bike sport, then you’ll find me with a camera in my hand, because photography is something that really does help me get away from it all.

Thank you for your time Maxi! We wish you a very successful start into the season.
We can’t wait!

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Lifestyle, action, fun – Enduro

  februari 1st, 2013 | 16:38 | Canyon Onlineredaktion

The race is on. You hit the pedals and start spinning that crank. You bomb up the short, stiff climb with ever increasing speed. When you reach the top, you take a short, deep breath, search for your line and forge ahead again. Your aim is to get down the trail as quickly as possible. You fly into the tight corners, leaving your rival in your wake. Your heart is pounding and one adrenalin kick follows another. There is nothing save you, your bike and this hellish descent.
Fun, action and freedom. This is mountain biking in its purest form – Pure Cycling at its very best. This is enduro!

Strive for the podium

There’s hardly a magazine that’s not writing about it; there’s hardly a manufacturer that doesn’t offer special bikes or clothes for it. Since last season enduro has been the talk of the town. In 2013 even the first Enduro World Series celebrates its premiere. But what exactly is it that’s hidden behind the term enduro?

What exactly is Enduro?
The term has its origin in motor cross and is derived from the English word endurance. In mountain biking, however, the term enduro is far more than just another word for a discipline.
In short, you just can’t put the term enduro into the confines of a box and rightly so. There is simply no de facto standard since enduro is a mix between the cross-country and downhill disciplines – an exciting variation of short climbs and technically demanding super-fast descents. The racing in various events is also extremely diverse. There are events with individual starts, mass starts and in some events times are recorded over the entire course or even just on the downhill sections. Nearly everything is possible.

Impression

A thirst for adventure,
the openness to experience something new, stamina, fighting spirit and above all the love of cycling is what makes enduro special. Riders from increasing numbers of other disciplines are converting to the enduro scene. Regardless of whether they come from 4cross, downhill or cross-country – enduro is open to everyone. However, anyone who really wants to succeed must work damn hard. This sport demands quite a lot of the rider, who ideally should have strength, stamina, a tidy riding style, versatility and concentration.

Canyon Factory Enduro Team
Over the next few days we will be introducing you to our new team riders. Who are we talking about? We are talking about the Scottish bike pro Joe Barnes, the German top riders Ines Thoma, Marco Bühler and Maxi Dickerhoff. Then we have….. Yes, you’ll have to wait just a little while longer to find out who else is in the team…..
The bike they’ll be using in 2013 is the enduro bike Strive Race. Their mission is to achieve top results!
You can look forward to interesting interviews, cool photos and above all a great season with the Canyon Factory Enduro Team as well as some exciting racing and great victories to boot!

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Thomas Genon and Anton Thelander team up with Canyon

  januari 29th, 2013 | 12:31 | Canyon Onlineredaktion

Young, unconventional, creative and talented: four characteristics that perfectly describe the slopestyle & dirt riders Thomas Genon and Anton Thelander. This spirit, but also their standing and know-how in the sport were the main reasons for Canyon to get the two athletes on board. A win-win situation for both sides: Thomas and Anton have a professional and respected partner to support them and at the same time they push forward developments in the gravity sector of the German bike brand.

Thomas und Anton mit ihren neuen Canyon Bikes / Copyright: Markus Greber

Thomas Genon and Anton Thelander belong to the young generation of freeriders who have focused on dirt and slopestyle for a number of years. Their high spirits and aspirations provide a fresh impetus to the world of freeriding. The incredible potential of 19-year-old Thomas is obvious: Last season, the Belgian awed the bike community with his victory at the Red Bull Joyride in Whistler. By the end of the FMB World Tour 2012 season Thomas was ranked 3rd overall – an incredible achievement for such a young rider. At Nine Knights 2012, the Swedish rookie Anton Thelander impressed fellow professionals as well as experienced judges with his performance and won the “ruler of the week” award.
For both athletes the partnership with Canyon is another important milestone in their young career.

Canyon founder and CEO Roman Arnold is thrilled with the two athletes: “With their positive attitude, Thomas and Anton convey their enthusiasm for the sport. And that is what Canyon also stands for: Pure Cycling. Together with the two guys we want to share this passion and build bikes that meet the highest demands and at the same time are just fun.”

Thomas und Anton im Gespräch mit dem Canyon Entwicklungsteam /  Copyright: Markus Greber

Professional cycling is an important part of Canyon. The Koblenz manufacturer cooperates with the world’s best cyclists in order to continuously improve their bikes year upon year. These young riders could not be happier to go on such a journey with Canyon.
Thomas is eager to get started: “I’m happy to work together with such a big brand like Canyon. Roman, the R&D team, Anton and I have sat together and have discussed our goals. Together, we want to build a really cool bike – not only for us but also for our fans. So stay tuned for what is coming up this season!”
To get to know their new partner better, in mid-January Thomas and Anton visited Canyon headquarters in Koblenz. There, they had the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of Canyon and take a look behind the scenes.

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Canyon Bicycles en “Queen of Kona” Leanda Cave gaan een samenwerking aan

  januari 23rd, 2013 | 11:44 | Canyon Onlineredaktion

Canyon Bicycles en Leanda Cave – ’s werelds nummer 1 triatlete op de middellange en lange afstanden en de regerend “Queen of Kona” – gaan in 2013 een nieuwe samenwerking aan. Haar nieuwe werkpaardje is de Speedmax CF tijdritfiets, die al verschillende onderscheidingen won.
De Speedmax CF is perfect geoptimaliseerd om aan Leanda’s eisen te voldoen en past zich gemakkelijk aan de rijder aan dankzij diverse aanpassingsmogelijkheden en combinaties van stuurpen, basisstuur, extensions en spacers.

De “Queen of Kona” en 4x World Champion Leanda Cave

“Na mijn eerste meeting met het Canyon team besefte ik direct hoeveel tijd en passie er is gestoken in de ontwikkeling van de nieuwe Speedmax CF. Het ontwikkelingsteam is bijzonder vooruitstrevend en de feedback die atleten geven vloeit gelijk terug in het ontwikkelingsproces. Voor mij was de eerste testrit op de nieuwe racemachine het belangrijkste. Hij voelde ongelofelijk snel en comfortabel aan vanaf de start. Ik kan niet wachten om wedstrijden op de nieuwe Speedmax CF te rijden.” – Leanda Cave

Sebastian Jadczak (Canyon product manager), „Queen of Kona“ Leanda Cave en Jürgen Zäck. Eerste kennismaking met de fiets in Phuket.
Sebastian Jadczak (Canyon Produktmanager ), Leanda Cave und Jürgen Zäck auf Phuket

In haar huidige wintertrainingsschema, en voor de korte, heuvelachtige en technische parkoersen in het wedstrijdcircuit, vertrouwt de 34-jarige triatlete uit Wales op de Aeroad CF met triatlonset-up. Het succesvolle seizoen 2012 werd bekroond door Cave’s dubbele wereldkampioenstitel, van de 70.3 Ironman in Las Vegas en het Ironman wereldkampioenschap op Hawaii. Ze is de enige atlete in de geschiedenis van de sport die beide titels in hetzelfde seizoen won.

“We zijn verheugd dat we Leanda Cave’s medewerking konden confirmeren voor Canyon. Ook zijn we trots op het feit dat we Leanda kunnen voorzien van één van de beste tijdritfietsen ter wereld, de Canyon Speedmax CF. We hopen dat de samenwerking met één van ’s wereld meest succesvolle sportvrouwen ons waardevolle feedback zal opleveren, die uiteindelijk zal terugvloeien in onze R&D op het gebied van de triatlon- en tijdritfietsen”, aldus Andreas Walzer, Canyon Team Liaison Manager.

Speedmax CF “Union Jack” design
Speedmax CF

De officiële seizoensopening is op 3 maart 2013, met de Escape from Alcatraz. Op 14 juli zal Cave haar Ironman-vorm beproeven tijdens het Challenge-Roth evenement. Haar doel voor 2013 is helder: het versterken van haar dominantie in de langeafstandstriatlons en haar “Queen of Kona”-titel verdedigen. We kijken uit naar een succesvol seizoen met Leanda!

Wij kijken uit naar een succesvol Triathlon seizoen met Leanda!

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Katusha Rodriguez Wins Lombardia, Tops World Tour Rankings on Canyon

  oktober 1st, 2012 | 14:13 | Canyon Onlineredaktion

With an audacious win in Italian season-ending classic Giro di Lombardia, Katusha Team’s Joaquim Rodriguez scored his 10th win of the 2012 season and took over as the world’s #1 ranked rider in the UCI World Tour Rankings, with 692 points to beat Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins who had 601 points.

Riding a Canyon Aeroad CF 9.0 Katusha team bike, Rodriguez soloed to victory in the pouring rain at the Giro di Lombardia to become the first Spaniard to win the race in it’s 106 year history. Rodriguez attacked on the day’s final climb of the 3km, 7,4% average, 15% max Salite di Ello-Villa Vergano and was able to stay away from a strong chase group.

RADSPORT / LOMBARDEI-RUNDFAHRT / 29.09.2012 / ROTH

“This is the most important triumph of my whole career,” explained 33 year old Rodriguez post-race. “For me this has been a perfect season:
I won Fleche-Wallone, and I took the second in the Giro d’Italia and third place in the Vuelta a Espana. I had two goals at the Giro di Lombardia; to win this prestigious race and to take the lead in the UCI World Tour Ranking, and I managed both. So I’m really happy.”

Rodriguez said “It’s hard to know if I was the strongest rider over the course of the year, and Wiggins was certainly the best stage race rider,”
said Rodriguez, who finished on the podium of both the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España. “All I can say is that 2012 has certainly seen the best Joaquim Rodriguez yet.”

With the 2012 season over, Rodriguez looks forward to 2013, explaining “I have work to do in the time trial, as always,” he said. Rodriguez rides a Canyon Speedmax CF time trial bike and explains “I’ve improved an awful lot in the time test this year, but I still have to work a lot in the wind tunnel over the winter to make sure that what I’ve done to date doesn’t go to waste. In the mountains, on the other hand, I think I can compete with the strongest, and sometimes I’m the strongest myself.”

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Purito Rodriquez verovert de leiderstrui in de Vuelta e España!

  augustus 22nd, 2012 | 11:44 | Canyon Onlineredaktion

Katusha Team’s Purito Rodriquez heeft de leiding genomen in de Vuelta e España.
Na de vierde etappes staat Purito nummer 1 in het algemeen klassement. Op de finish bergop op Valdezcaray kwam Purito op zijn Canyon Aeroad CF als 18e boven. Aljandro Valverde (Team Movistar) verloor kostbare secondes door een valpartij op 30 km van de finish.

Spanien-Rundfahrt 2012, 4. Etappe: Purito übernimmt die Gesamtführung

Na afloop van de etappe gaf Purito uitleg over de dag: “Ik had niet verwacht vandaag de rode leiderstrui te veroveren. Uiteraard ben ik erg blij met deze trui maar ik had liever de etappe van gister gewonnen. Dit geeft me nog meer motivatie om mijn doel te verwezenlijken, hoog eindigen in de Vuelta e España”.
De verschillen zijn klein en alles is nog mogelijk.
Over de val van Valverda zei Purito: “Ik had niet direct door dat Valverde betrokken was bij de valpartij. Toen ik het hoorde van zijn teamgenoot vroeg ik mijn Katusha teamgenoten om te stoppen met rijden, hiermee bekritiseerd ik niet het rijden van de andere teams maar op dat moment was het volgens mij het beste om te doen”.

Gefeliciteerd Purito! En veel succes tijdens de rest van de Vuelta e España!

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