16th September 2019
Lisa Brennauer of WNT-ROTOR won Saturday's individual time trial in the Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta and also claimed a historic first victory in the general classification on Sunday riding ROTOR's new INspider power meter. Geoffrey Bouchard took over the King of the Mountains jersey for AG2R La Mondiale in stage 16 of la Vuelta and held it until yesterday's finale in Madrid with 22 point margin over his nearest rival. This is the 2nd consecutive Grand Tour KOM victory for AG2R riding 2INpower road following Romain Bardet in the Tour de France. Edvald Boassen Hagen (Dimension Data) again showed his hunger to be in the hunt for a stage victory on the final day eventually finishing 5th in final stage sprint.
Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR team rounded off a very strong season with a double victory in men and women's elite categories in the Portugal Cup with Dan McConnel and Githa Michiels taking victories in both races. Bec McConnell was second to her Belgian teammate and caddette rider Francesc Barber took the final victory of the season in the Copa Catalana. Meanwhile Jesus del Nero took 2nd place on the podium at the ROTOR big race riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB.
As the cyclo-cross season kicked into action in the USA Felipe Orts (Teika) claimed a 3rd place podium finish riding 1x13 on day 1 at Jingle Cross, while former under-23 world champion Eli Iserbyt (Pauwels Sauzen Bingoal) stepped up to elite category to take victory in the 1st round of the World Cup in Iowa city riding ALDHU. Ismael Esteban (Team Brea) finished 2nd in cyclo-cross short track at Madrid's Festibike also riding 1x13.
9th September 2019
Following her 3rd place podium finish 1 week ago at the World Championships in Canada, Bec McConnell (Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR) again put in an excellent performance riding Q RINGS® and KAPIC Carbon in the final round of the World Cup series in Snowshoe to finish 4th in the race and 5th in the overall season standings. In under-23, Laura Stigger (Specialized Racing) completed another second place race finish while also securing 2nd place in the season standings In total ROTOR has 5 athletes in the women's elite top 20 rankings Anne Tauber (6th - CST Sandd Bafang), Yana Belomoina (12th - CST Sandd Bafang), Eva Lechner (15th - Torpado) and Githa Michiels (19th - Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR).
In the men's elite rankings Jordan Sarrou (Absolute Absalon) riding Q RINGS® and KAPIC Carbon, recorded another top 10 finish to also finish 5th in the overall season standings. In men's under 23, Vlad Dasclau (Brujula Bike) overcame a puncture at the beginning of the race to claim a 4th place finish to be crowned season champion. Specialized Racing teammates Simon Andreassen and Christopher Blevins also finished in the top 10 for the season. In the mixed elite team rankings, Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR currently sit in 3rd position with 5,166 points, only 170 points off the leaders in top spot. CST Sandd Bafang have also enjoyed very consistent results across the season and lie one place back in 4th.
In anticipation of the upcoming cyclo-cross season, Felipe Orts (Teika Cycling Team) won the first stage of the elite under 23 Vuelta Valencia riding 1x13 groupset. Jesus Del Nero (Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR) returned to win the Tarancón Challenge in Spain 14 years after first winning the race, riding the 12 speed version of 1x13 groupset. In the Vuelta España, Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale) fought hard for a 3rd place podium finish in stage 13, while Q RINGS® rider Ben O'Connor (Dimension Data) finished stage 15 in 6th place.
Last weekend saw the conclusion of the World Triathlon Series in Lausanne, Mario Mola fought hard to retain his world title taking 2nd place in the race and also 2nd in the series classification. Compatriot Fernando Alarza continued an excellent season to also claim a 3rd place podium spot and 4th in the overall season rankings. Dani Molina was again crowned world champion in para-olympic duathlon for 3rd successive season with all athletes riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road. Meanwhile, Belgian athlete Bart Aernouts took 6th place at Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road.
26th August 2019
Road Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R La Mondiale) was on the podium in all four stages of the Tour du Limousin claiming a win in stage 3 and victory in the general classification. Teammate Oliver Nassen also put in an impressive performance to win the final stage of the Bink Bank Tour a week earlier with both riders on 2INpower Road. Q RINGS® youth rider, Carlos Rodríguez (KOMETA cycling team) took victory in the Vuelta a la Ribera del Duero.
MTB Ahead of next weekend's MTB World Championships in Mont-Sainte Anne in Canada, Australian riders Bec & Dan McConnell (Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR) claimed victory in their respective categories in Julbo Eastern Grind MTB Race riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB.
Ironman In the IRONMAN 70.3 Vichy in France, British triathlete David McNamee took 2nd place in the elite men's category. Meanwhile in the women's elite category, US triathlete Jocelyn McCauley also claimed second place with both athletes riding oval Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road.
5th August 2019
MTB Vlad Dascalu's (Brújula Bike) outstanding season continues as he took his 4th successive World Cup title in the under 23 category at Val Di Sol, Italy. Following on from his recent triumphs in his national and European championships, Dascalu continues his incredible form riding KAPIC. Also in the men's under 23 category teammates Christopher Blevins and Simon Andreassen (Specialized Racing) were 4th and 5th respectively. In the women's under 23 category Laura Stigger (Specialized Racing) was 3rd riding 2INpower MTB.
In the women's elite category there were 4 ROTOR athletes in the top-10, with teammates Yana Belomoina riding KAPIC in 4th & Anne Tauber on 2INpower MTB in 5th (CST Sandd Bafang). Meanwhile Bec McConnell (Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR) was 7th riding Q RINGS & KAPIC and Eva Lechner (Torpado) was 10th riding Q RINGS & 2INpower MTB.
The road season moved to the UK at the weekend with the Prudential Ride London-Surrey Classic where Giacomo Nizzolo (Dimension Data) was again in contention for the sprint finish eventually taking 6th place while Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale) also came close with a 8th place finish. Q RINGS® rider Joni Brandão (EFAPEL) claimed a podium finish in stage 4 of the Volta a Portugal and lies in 4th place overall in the general classification. In the women's edition of the Donostia San Sebastian Classic, Janneke Ensing was 2nd place for WNT-ROTOR.
US-based pro triathlete Leslie Smith reached the podium taking 2nd place at Ironman 70.3 Boulder riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower ROAD.
27th July 2019
Road Congratulations to Romain Bardet of AG2R La Mondiale on claiming the prestigious king of the mountains polka dot jersey at the 2019 Tour de France. Following early disappointment, his “never give up” attitude is also one of ROTOR's guiding values and riding 2INpower Road and ROTOR rings makes us proud to support such a strong athlete. It is the first time that a cyclist riding ROTOR components wins this coveted prize and Bardet’s fifth time to be on the podium in the Champs-Élysées.
Following top-5 finishes in the final stage of the previous 4 editions of the Tour, Edvald Boasson Hagen of Dimension Data again fought hard in traditional final day sprint but eventually had to settle for fifth place across the line. Young rider Alessandro Fancellu, of Kometa Cycling Team, took victory in the general classification of the Vuelta a León. MTB In the European Cross-Country Championships in Brno, Czech Republic Vlad Dasclau (Brujula Bike) again showed his domination of the under 23 category to be crowned European champion riding KAPIC. In the women's under 23 category, Laura Stigger (Specialized Racing) was 2nd place while Rocio del Alba Garcia (BH Templo Cafes) was 4th. In the women's elite category Yana Belomoina (CST Sandd Bafang) was 2nd place while Q RINGS® riders Githa Michiels (Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR) and Eva Lechner (Torpado) were 7th and 8th respectively. Anton Sinstov (Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR) also completed a top-10 finish in the men's elite category.
23rd July 2019
Road Following her stage victory at Giro d'Italia, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Bigla Pro Cycling climbed the podium again at La Course by Le Tour de France with a 3rd place finish riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road. Teammate Elise Chabbey also put in a strong performance and was crowned Queen of the mountains while WNT-ROTOR were represented in the top-10 finishers by Spanish rider Ane Santesteban. Continental team KOMETA cycling claimed stage victories at the Giro del Valle de Aosta with Juan Pedro Lopez on stage 3 and Michel Ries on stage 4.
World Triathlon Series Mario Mola returned to form taking second place in WTS round 8 in Edmonton, Canada. Equipped with Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road he renewed his fight to retain the world title by jumping back to 2nd place in overall rankings. Fernando Alarza put in a strong performance to finish 8th and he also remains in contention (4th overall) ahead of the season grand final which will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland on Sep 1st.
MTB Following an intensive few weeks of World Cup races, MTB action switched focus this weekend to national championships throughout the globe. An incredible 8 ROTOR athletes were proclaimed national champion in various categories with a further 7 riders achieving podium finishes in their native competitions. Among the notable victories were Githa Michiels of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR in Belgium, Alan Hatherly of Specialized Racing in South Africa, Ane Tauber of CST Sandd Bafang in Netherlands, Vlad Dasclau in Romania, Ricardo Marinheiro in Portugal and Lill Candice in South Africa (all from Brujula Bike).
16th July 2019
WNT-ROTOR put in a consistently strong performance across the 10-day Giro Rosa stage race to win the the team classification. Bigla Pro Cycling claimed an impressive stage 8 victory with a 1st and 2nd place finish for Elizabeth Banks and Leah Thomas respectively with both athletes riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road.
At the Tour of Austria, Dimension Data won the team classification with Q RINGS® rider Ben O'Connor finishing 2nd in stage 4 and three riders also finishing in the top-10 of the GC. Jannik Steimle of Team Vorarlberg Santic took victory in the prologue and again in stage 5 as the Austrian Continental team claimed 2nd place in overall classification.
In the Tour de France Dimension Data sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo achieved 3 top 10 finishes in the opening week. The team will be hoping to build on some positive involvements the daily breakaways from the peloton as the Tour arrives to the Pyrénées. AG2R La Mondiale will be looking to build on a solid performance from Oliver Nassen in yesterday's breakaway to finish 4th.
Vlad Dascalu of Brújula Bike continued to show his domination in the under 23 mens World Cup series with a 3rd successive victory riding KAPIC in Les Gets France. In the women's under 23 category Laura Stigger of Specialized Racing team climbed her second World Cup podium with an impressive performance riding 2INpower MTB. In the elite categories Jordan Sarrou of Absolute Absalon and Bec McConnell of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR achieved top-10 finishes with both riding Q RINGS® and completing the challenging cross-country circuit in 8th place.
9th July 2019
MTB Round 3 of the UCI MTB World Cup took place in the stunning mountain circuit of Andorra. Exciting young talent Vlad Dasclau of Brujula Bike claimed his second win and 3rd podium of the season riding KAPIC. In the men's elite Jordan Sarrou of Absolute Absalon continued his strong form with a 5th place finish while Anton Sintsov of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR was 8th.
In women's elite category Yana Belomoina of CST Sandd Bafang claimed a podium finish with a fine performance riding KAPIC while teammate Ane Tauber also finished in the top-10 in 7th place. Q RINGS® rider Githa Michiels of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR showed a strong recovery from her early season knee problems to finish in 6th place and jump to 3rd in the overall rankings for the season.
Road Dimension Data had a good start at the Tour de France with Giacomo Nizzolo finishing 4th in the sprint finish of stage 1 in Grand Depart in Brussels. AG2R La Mondiale will be looking to improve over the first week and position Romain Bardet for a parcours that is ideal for specialist climbers as the race for the season's biggest prize continues. After 2 stages of the Tour of Austria Jannik Steimle of Continental Team Voralberg Santic claimed the prologue victory and is currently leading the general classification with many World Tour teams also competing.
Bigla Pro Cycling team made a fantastic start to the Giro Rosa finishing 2nd in the opening day team time trial with all riders on Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road. Team leader Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig claimed 3rd place in stage 3 and and continues to challenge in the general classification. WNT-ROTOR have also completed two top-10 finished with Spanish rider Ane Santesteban and they will be hoping to take a stage podium as the prestigious Italian Women's Tour continues until the Sunday 14th July.
24th June 2019
Road Giacomo Nizzolo of Dimension Data produced an incredible sprint finish, powering to victory at the final stage of the Tour of Slovenia riding 2INpower Road. Meanwhile continental Team Voralberg Santic rider Colin Stüssi took a stage 2 win at the Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc.
MTB Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR finished the 5th edition of the Superprestigio series with 2 titles. María Rodríguez was 1st in the women's elite category and David Campos in men's under 23. In the men's elite race at Estella, 3 ROTOR athletes shared the podium with Ismael Esteban of Aldro-A-Rueda 1st, Pablo Rodríguez of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR 2nd and Josep Duran of BH Templo Cafes 3rd. Rocio del Alba Garcia of BH Templo Cafes also took 1st place in the women's elite and under-23 categories riding Q RINGS® and KAPIC.
Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR riders David Arroyo took victory in the Open of Castilla La Mancha marathon format and Jesus del Nero was 3rd in the Power Race of Astorga, over 110 kilometers with a time of 4 hours and 42 minutes. Cadette rider Francesc Barber was crowned champion of the Balearic islands as he continues to deliver impressive results this season.
Enduro Gabriel Torralba of ORBEA Enduro team was pro-claimed Spanish Champion in under 23 category riding Q RINGS® & R-Hawk while teammate Vid Persak took victory in the third round of the EWS European Series in his native Slovenia.
Czech Triathlete Radka Kahlefeldt continued her strong run of form to claim her first European Championship medal finishing 3rd at Ironman 70.3 Elsinore, Denmark riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road.
17th June 2019
MTB Jordan Sarrou of Absolute Absalon continued his strong run of results to claim the first victory riding KAPIC Carbon and QRINGS® at the Proffix Swiss Bike Cup. At the Danish national championships Sebastian Fini of CST Sandd Bafang retained his national crown with Specialized's Simon Andreasson also taking second place for a consecutive season.
Road Romain Bardet of AG2R La Mondiale showed good form in the build up to the Tour de France with top-10 GC finish at the Critérium du Dauphiné. Dimension Data's Reinardt Janse van Rensburg sprinted to a 3rd place finish at the GP du canton d'Argovie ahead of this weeks Tour de Suisse. Team Voralberg Santic completed their first UCI 2.2 tour victory at the Oberösterreichrundfahrt Tour of Austria with Jannik Steimle taking a stage 1 win and victory in the general classification.
WNT-ROTOR made a strong start to the Ovo Women's Tour with Lisa Brennauer securing podium finishes on stage 1 and 3 to hold the race leader's jersey. Bigla Pro Cycling team put in consistent performance of the 6-stage race and delivered Top-10 finishes in the GC from Elizabeth Banks and Leah Thomas with both riders on Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road.
Building on his recent win in Ironman Lanzarote, Frederik Van Lierde claimed victory again at Ironman 70.3 Les Sables-d’Olonne, France. With a margin of nearly 10 mins on his nearest rival, Frederik put in the day's fastest bicycle time of 2:07:20. Frederik is a long time Q RINGS® user and trains precisely with his 2INpower data to peak for the key endurance events of the season.
10th June 2019
In the build-up to this year's Tour de France, Edvald Boasson Hagen of Dimension Data took victory on the opening stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné. 23 year-old French rider Dorian Godon of AG2R La Mondiale won the ITT of Boucles de la Mayenne and claimed the youth jersey in the general classification. Powermeter data from 2INpower Road is essential in helping our riders train appropriately so they can be in peak shape for the key races of the summer.
Kirsten Wild added to her winning ways this season for WNT-ROTOR at the Tour de Bretagne Féminin stage 1 & 2 victories, finishing 2nd in general classification and with the green jersey for points. Jóni Brandão of EFAPEL cycling Team continued his winning form riding Q RINGS® in stage 5 of the Grande Prémio Jornal de Notícias in Portugal claiming the green jersey for points and 3rd in General Classification.
Anton Sinstov of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR claimed his 3rd national champion title in his native Russia on a testing circuit with 220m of positive elevation gain. Teammate and Belgian national champion Githa Michiels overcame her recent knee injuries to put in a victorious performance over 4 stages at the Alpentour Trophy in Austria. Both riders use Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB and will be training hard in preparation for the upcoming World Cup test in Andorra the first weekend in July. Former Spanish cyclocross champion, Ismael Esteban was victorious in the MMR Asturias bike race.
4th June 2019
Kathrin Hammes of WNT-ROTOR put in a consistently strong performance over the 6 stages of the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour to be crowned winner in the general classification. Kathrin was supported by the whole team throughout the race and this is the latest fantastic result for WNT-ROTOR in the 2019 season.
At the Boucles de l’Aulne in France, Alexis Gougeard of AG2R La Mondiale took 1st place while teammate Benoît Cosnefroy claimed victory at the GP de Plumelec. Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Bigla Pro Cycling also took victory in the women's edition of the same race. Edvald Boasson Hagen claimed a win on stage 3 of the Tour of Norway for Dimension Data and finished 3rd in overall general classification of the race. Baptiste Planckaert of Wallonie-Bruxelles was 1st at Rund um Köln while teammate Lionel Taminiaux also shared the podium. Jannik Steimle of Team Voralberg Santic was victorious in Stage 4 of Fléche de Sud. All riders are using ROTOR's 2INpower Road power meter to get precise data about to optimise their pedalling performance.
MTB Following and injury ridden start to the season Q RINGS® rider Sam Gaze of Specialized Racing Team returned to winning ways at the Sea Otter classic with a fine performance to take victory in the men's elite category. Promising young teammate Laura Stigger also claimed victory in the women's elite category. Sebastian Fini of CST Sandd Bafang was top of the podium at Race Days Vejle in his native Denmark riding Q RINGS® and 2INPower MTB, while teammate Yana Belomoina continued her strong run of form with another victory at Jelenia Góra Trophy in Poland.
Ironman Victoria Triathlete Heather Wurtele put in an excellent performance riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road in IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria, in her native Canada to take second place on the podium. Czech triathlete Radka Kahlefeldt, was also 2nd place at The Championship, Challenge Samorin in the Slovakia. The reduced knee stress provided by Q RINGS® are ideal for endurance athletes and allow for less fatigue and a smoother transition from cycling to running.
27th May 2019
This weekend round 2 of the UCI World Cup travelled to Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic. Australian rider Bec McConnell followed up her 8th position in Albstadt with a fantastic performance to finish 2nd and achieve a first World Cup podium for her team Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR. Jordan Sarrou also put in a fine performance and delivered another top 10 finish for Absolute Absalon riding the newly launched KAPIC Carbon with Q RINGS®.
In under 23 category Vlad Dasclau of Brújula Bike improved on his 2nd place in Albstadt to take victory in Nove Mesto. Simon Andreasson also riding KAPIC carbon and Q RINGS® for Specialized Racing Team pushed our new lightweight crankset to the limit to take a deserving 3rd place while David Nordemann of CST Sandd Bafang was 4th riding Q RINGS and 2INpower MTB. In the women's under 23, Laura Stigger of the Specialized Racing Team again climbed the podium in 3rd place.
ROAD In Road discipline, AG2R La Mondiale took a stage 2 victory in the Tour de l'Ain with a sprint finish from Alexandre Geniez to the summit of the Col de la Faucille. Teammate Mathias Frank was 3rd in stage 2 and 5th in stage 3 to finish 2nd overall in the general classification. Bigla Pro Cycling had an outstanding team performance at the Swissever GP Cham-Hagendorn with a win for Julie Leth and Elizabeth Banks in 2nd place on the 111.6 km course with all team members riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road. Portuguese Q RINGS® rider Jóni Brandão of EFAPEL Cycling continued his consistently strong start to the season with a second place finish at the 11th Memorial Bruno Neves and also took red jersey as top intermediate sprinter.
Ironman Lanzarote Frederik Van Lierde achieved his 9th IRONMAN victory with a superb performance in Lanzarote putting in the fastest bike split of the race at 5:01:32 and beating his nearest rival by five minutes. Frederick is a former IRONMAN world champion and long times Q RINGS® and power meter user and he paced himself perfectly to take a well deserved victory in the prestigious Canary Islands event.
21st May 2019
This weekend round 1 of the UCI MTB World Cup kicked off at Alstadt, Germany and Jordan Sarrou of Absolute Absalon put in an impressive performance to secure a 3rd place podium finish riding Q RINGS® and KAPIC cranks. In the women's elite category, CST Sandd Bafang teammates Yana Belomoina and Anne Tauber, fought hard together to take 3rd and 4th places respectively. Bec McConnell of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR also showed great determination to move through the field of riders and take a top-10 finish with 8th position. Laura Stigger of the Specialized Racing Team was 1st in women's under 23 category while Vlad Dasclau of Brujula Bike contested a close sprint to finish on the podium in men's junior category.
The tough weather conditions of the Giro d'Italia continued with Tony Galopin of AG2R La Mondiale climbing the podium for 2nd place in stage 7 on Friday while 25 year old teammate Nans Peters claimed the white jersey for the best young rider category and he maintains his position of 3rd in general classification after the first 9 stages. Justin Jules of Wallonie-Bruxelles took a stage 1 victory at the Vuelta Aragon in Spain and junior rider Carlos Rodriguez of Kometa Cycling Team took victory at the French Tour de Gironde.
17th May 2019
WNT-ROTOR's Lisa Brennauer claimed a stage 2 and general classification victory of the Festival Elsy Jacobs in Luxembourg. Elizabeth Banks of Bigla Pro Cycling also shared the podium with a strong ride on Q RINGS and 2INpower Road. Dimension Data's Ben O'Connor secured at Stage 3 podium finish while at the Tour of California, teammate Giacomo Nizzolo grabbed 5th position in a sprint finish of stage 3 of the Giro d'Italia. The 3 week Italian Grand Tour continues where race management and rider data will be essential for our teams using 2INpower Road.
Ahead of this weekend's World Cup in Albstadt, Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR's Dan McConnell put in an impressive performance for victory in the 3rd round of the Superprestigio. In cadette category, Francesc Barber again showed is promise by taking second place in round 2 of the Coupe de France. Both rider use Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB
9th May 2019
MTB This weekend Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR continued their early season success ahead of the opening round of the World Cup in Albstadt later this month. Belgian national champion Githa Michiels took victory in latest round of the Copa Catalana while teammate Bec McConnell was 4th. In the men's elite category Dan McConnell claimed 4th place while Russian rider Anton Sintsov finished 6th to reclaim the leader’s jersey in the GC of the Copa Catalana.
In the Open de España XCO, Pablo Rodríguez took victory and gained enough points to be crowned overall winner of the series with one round still left to compete. Younger talents Maria Rodriguez (under 23) and Francesc Barber (cadette) both continued to show their dominance with victories in their respective categories. Elsewhere Alan Hatherly of Specialized Racing team claimed victory in his native Mankele, South Africa while Annie Tauber of CST Sandd Bafang took 3rd place on the podium in Heubach, Germany.
Road – Giro d’Italia begins 11th May Giacomo Nizzolo and Ben O’Connor will spearhead Team Dimension Data’s Giro challenge for the 102nd edition of the Corsa Rosa, starting in Bologna on 11th May. Analysing cycling data from 2INpower Road to be in peak condition for the first Grand Tour of the season the riders completing the squad includes: Enrico Gasparotto, Danilo Wyss, Ryan Gibbons, Scott Davies, Amanuel Ghebreigzhabier, Mark Renshaw.
AG2R La Mondiale also announced their team and will be hoping Tony Gallopin can build on last year's performance at the Vuelta a Espana where he showed his ability to compete for general classification in a three week event. Full squad includes François Bidard, Nico Denz, Hubert Dupont, Ben Gastauer, Nans Peters, Alexis Vuillermoz and the management team will be crunching the data numbers from 2INpower to pace their strategy throughout the demanding three weeks of racing.
Following on from earlier success this season, Q RINGS® rider Jóni Brandão of Portuguese Team EFAPEL took 1st place in the Clássica das Aldeias do Xisto and also a Stage 2 victory at the Vieira do Minho "O GOGO" Trophy. Colin Stüssi of Team Vorarlberg Santic took 1st in the team's native Austria at the GP Vorarlberg Nenzing while under 23 rider Alejandro Ropero of Kometa Cycling Team took 2nd place at GP Macario (Copa de España)
1st May 2019
Bec McConnell and Githa Michiels of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR continue to dominate the Copa Catalana at Santa Susanna with a 1st and 2nd place respectively. With both riders in their national champions colours using Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB, where the benefits of explosive acceleration and recovery provided by oval chainrings could be seen throughout the closely contested battle. McConnell led for most of the race until teammate Michiels flew past her on the final long climb. However Bec recovered on the descent and overtook her Belgian counterpart in an exciting sprint to victory.
Young talent Francesc Barber of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR again showed his dominance with yet another victory in the cadette category. There were 2 more podiums for Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR with María Rodríguez 3rd in under-23 and Dan McConnell 5th and Pablo Rodriguez 6th in men's elite race. In Denmark Simon Andreassen of Specialized Racing Team claimed victory riding Q RINGS® and KAPIC while Sebastian Fini of CST Sandd Bafang took 2nd place.
Liège-Bastogne-Liège brought yet another top 10 result for Q RINGS® rider Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Bigla Pro Cycling at this year’s Ardennes Classics in very tough weather conditions. US Triathlete Jocelyn McCauley put in a very strong performance at Ironman 70.3 in Texas to claim second spot on the podium riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road. The reduced knee stress provided by Q RINGS® are ideally suited to endurance athletes as there are less accelerations and decelerations because knee speed remains more constant
22nd April 2019
Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) seems fully recovered from his hard fall in the final stage of La Volta Catalunya with a great top-10 performance yesterday to finish 9th in the Amstel Gold Race. While in the women's race, Danish cyclist Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Bigla took 6th place, continuing her strong form following her 3rd position a few weeks ago at the Tour des Flanders.
Great results are the fruit of continuous and daily work and both cyclists train and compete with ROTOR's 2INpower Road power meter so they can evaluate their fitness in the most precise way. Analysing ROTOR's proprietary metrics, measuring balance in both legs independently, torque effectivness & the roundness of the pedal stroke (Pedal Smoothness). Cecilie and all her teammates on Bigla Pro Cycling Team, opt to use Q RINGS® oval chainrings, currently the only professional road team where all members use oval chainrings. MTB - Victories in VolCAT and Vuelta Ibiza Italian rider Eva Lechner produced an impressive victory in VolCAT, over a demanding 4 stage Marathon format. In addition, former professional road cyclist David Arroyo, this year wearing the colors of Elite UCI MTB team Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR, claimed victory in the XIX Vuelta Ibiza BTT competing in the individual format. In the team category of the same race, cyclocross duo Ismael Esteban and Felipe Orts took 3rd place on the podium delivering a great performance in a discipline that is not their specialty.
Both Lechner and Arroyo, as well as Esteban and Orts, all use Direct Mount Q RINGS® oval chainrings, which allows them to reduce daily fatigue and get better performance from each pedal stroke, to face the hard challenges of MTB stage competitions. All of them also benefit from the use of the 2INpower MTB power meter, so they can regulate their efforts in the long days of MTB, allowing them to check accumulated fatigue stage after stage with the independent power measurement in each leg. This data allows them to know if the level of effort of each leg is maintained throughout the daily stages, or if one of the legs is more fatigued than the other, facilitating the work of the masseuse to manage recovery.
15th April 2019
At the Sea Otter Classic, Simon Andreassen & Annika Langvad took victory in the elite categories for Specialized Racing Team riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB. Teammate Christopher Blevins took second place and Alan Hatherly retained his African continental elite title in Namibia.
In Road, Q RINGS® rider Jóni Brandão of EFAPEL claimed victory in stage 3 of the GP Beiras e Serra da Estrela and 3rd in general classification. WNT-ROTOR's Kirsten Wild took 2 stage victories at the Healthy Ageing with overall victory in the points classification and 3rd place in general classification riding 2INpower Road. Alexis Gougeard of AG2R La Mondiale took a stage 3 victory and also won the overall classification of the Circuit de la Sarthe in France.
At the Open de España, XCO Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR had a fantastic team performance with Pablo Rodríguez claiming top spot on the podium in elite category with teammate David Campos in 3rd position and 1st in under-23 category. In cadette category, Francesc Barber again showed his potential with a 1st place finish while Githa Michiels was 2nd in the 3 Nations Cup in Germany. In Internalionali D'Italia, Jordan Sarrou of Absolute Absalon was 2nd riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB while Anne Tauber and Yana Belamonia of CST Sandd Bafang were 2nd and 3rd respectively in the elite women's category.
8th April 2019
This weekend Bec and Dan McConnell of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR retained their titles in the elite category of XCO National Championships Australia riding Q RINGS® & 2INpower MTB while teammate Githa Michiels took 1st place in the GP Stad Beringen. Anne Tauber of CST Sandd Bafang was 1st in Haiming, Austria riding 2INpower MTB with Yana Belomoina finishing 5th.
Young talents Vlad Dascalu of Brujula Bike was 1st in round 2 of elite category of the Superprestigio in Spain and under 23 rider María Rodríguez of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR also claimed 1st place in the elite women's category with both athletes riding Q RINGS® & 2INpower MTB. In the Taça de Portugal Pablo Rodríguez of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR took 3rd place while Rocio del Alba García of BH Templo Cafés UCC claimed top spot on the podium in the women's elite category.
In Road discipline, the classic's season continued with Bigla's Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig taking 3rd position of the podium in the Tour of Flanders riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road while Lisa Brennauer of WNT-ROTOR completed a strong sprint to make top-10 finish taking 8th place. Oliver Naesen of AG2R La Mondiale continued his strong recent performances taking 7th place in the men's race.
Finally, Spanish cyclo-cross champion Felipe Orts added a prestigious victory in the intensive 2km cobbled climb to the Castle of Cuéllar demonstrating his explosive power in road discipline riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road.
1st April 2019
This week Kirsten Wild of WNT-ROTOR powered to her second World Tour win in four days with a convincing sprint win at Gent-Wevelgem. Following her victory at Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne riding 2INpower Road and ROTOR chainrings, the experienced Dutch rider again climbed to the top of the podium.
Following his second place at Milan-San Remo last week, Belgian rider Oliver Naesen of AG2R La Mondiale produced a strong sprint finish to take third and another podium place at Gent-Wevelgem riding 2INpower Road and ROTOR chainrings. Pro continental team Wallonie-Bruxelles took 2 stage victories at the Settimana Internazionale Coppi & Bartali race in Italy with Em?ls Liepi?š taking stage 1 and Ludovic Robeet claiming stage 4 with both riders on 2INpower Road and ROTOR chainrings.
In MTB at the Coupe de France in Marseille, ROTOR riders had impressive performances across categories with 3rd place finishes for Jordan Sarrou of Absolute Absalon and Githa Michels of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR with both athletes on Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB. Rocio Del Alba Garcia of BH Templo Cafes UCC was also 5th in elite women's.
In junior Carlos Canal Blanco of Academia Postal Maceda again showed his dominance this season by adding another victory to his record riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB. While Absolute Absalon teammates Axel Zingle & Thomas Bonnet were 3rd and 4th respectively in the under 23 category.
March 25th 2019
Annika Langvad of Investec-Songo-Specialized showed great consistency throughout the Cape Epic riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB to take an historic fifth victory of the gruelling stage race. Alan Hatherly of Specialized Foundation team took 5th in general classification and 1st African Team.
In the master category Spanish duo Jose Hermida & Joaquim Rodriguez of Merida Factory Racing claimed GC victory riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB with veteran Bart Brentjens of CST Sannd Bafang team taking 1st place in the Grand Masters category.
Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR continued their great start to the season as Anton Sintsov & Pablo Rodríguez took 1st and 2nd respectively at the Cofrentes Superprestigio both riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB. In XCO Vrtojba, Slovenia, Yana Belomoina of CST Sandd Bafang took 1st place riding KAPIC.
In Road discipline, Belgian rider Oliver Naesen of AG2R La Mondiale showed his class in Milan-San Remo to take 2nd place on the podium at the first Monument of the season riding 2INpower Road. Also in Italy, Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Bigla Pro Cycling claimed 3rd place in the Trofeo Alfredo Binda riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road.
Young talents in the Kometa Cycling team continued their great run of form with junior rider Raúl García taking 1st place in the Vuelta a la Ciudad de Cieza. In Ironman 70.3 in Davao, Philippines, Czech triathlete Radka Vodickova took first place using Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road.
March 18th 2019
This weekend ROTOR MTB riders achieved great success across categories in the Spanish open and Cape Epic. Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR had 4 winners including Russian Anton Sintsov and Belgian Githa Michiels achieving the double in men's and women's elite, María Rodríguez in under 23 and Francesc Barber in cadette were 1st in their respective categories.
Carlos Canal of Academia Postal Maceda team was victorious in the Junior category with all riders are using Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB. In Australia Bec and Dan McConnell added to the triumph in the first round of the National Cup taking victory in both men's and women's categories.
At the Cape Epic Annika Langvad of Investec-Songo-Specialized had a fantastic start riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB taking 1st place in the prologue and stage 1 with teammate Anna van der Breggen.
In the master category Spanish duo Jose Hermida & Joaquim Rodriguez of Merida Factory Racing took victory riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB with veteran Bart Brentjens CST Sannd Bafang team taking 1st place in the Grand Masters.
In road discipline, Romain Bardet had a strong performance in Paris-Nice for AG2R La Mondiale to finish 5th in General Classification while development team Kometa Cycling continued with fantastic recent results with Carlos Rodriguez taking victory and outright leadership in the Junior Spanish Cup. Javi Serrano claimed outright victory in Cabedo Trophy 2019 with both riders on Q RINGS® & 2INpower Road.
In Ironman 70.30 in Campeche Mexico, Canadian triathlete Heather Wurtele took first place using Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road.
March 11th 2019
Mario Mola put in a fantastic performance at the opening round of of his title defence of the World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi. Fernando Alarza also showed a powerful finish to claim 3rd place with both athletes using Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road.
In MTB Anton Sintsov of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR took 1st place in the 2nd round of the Copa Catalana and assumes the overall leader's position with an impressive race riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB. In the Copa De Portugal Vlad Dascalu of Brújula Bike was 1st and Carlos Coloma of BH Templo Cafés was 2nd place with both riders on Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB. Mario Costa rounded off the podium also riding Q RINGS® and INpower MTB.
Ahead of next weeks Cape Epic Sam Gaze of Investec-Songo-Specialized was in road action in South Africa claiming victory in the Cape Town Cycle Tour riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road. While development team Kometa Cycling took two consecutive victories in the Cabedo Trophy with Carlos Rodriguez & Javi Serrano both riding Q RINGS® & ALDHU.
March 5th 2019
US Ironman athlete Jocelyn McCauley claimed victory and her second Ironman 70.3 New Zealand title with a course record time riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road.
British rider Becky Cook of Orbea Enduro Team took 1st place in round one of the Spanish Enduro Open riding R-Hawk cranks, with teammate and under-23 rider Gabriel Torralba putting in an excellent performance to claim 3rd position in the men's pro category riding Q RINGS® & R-Hawk.
March 4th 2019
This weekend French rider Alexis Vuillermox of AG2R claimed the first team victory of the season in Livron-sur-Drôme riding 2INpower Road and ROTOR chainrings.
At the Cyprus Sunshine Cup, MTB rider Yana Belomoina of CST Sannd American Eagle was 1st place riding KAPIC while Githa Michiels of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR was 2nd riding Q RINGS® & 2INpower MTB
In Chelva, in the men's elite category Anton Sinstov took 3rd place for Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR riding Q RINGS® & 2INpower MTB. In the under 23 category Vlad Dascalu of Brújula Bike was 2nd place and Alex Single of Absolute Absalon came 3rd both riding Q RINGS® & 2INpower MTB.
Carlos Canal of Academia Postal Maceda team was victorious for the 2nd week in a row in the Junior category while Maria Rodriguez of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR took 2nd place in under 23 category both riding Q RINGS® & 2INpower MTB
In the Andora Race Cup in Italy Eva Lechner was 2nd place riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB.
In the Durban Ultra Triathlon, James Cunnama was 1st place and Matt Trautman 2nd with both athletes riding Q RINGS® and 2INpower Road.
Current World Champion Alfonso Cabello has achieved his 8th Spanish Championship title in the Kilometer Time Trial in the C5 category of the Spanish Championship adapted to track. Alfonso uses the new 2INpower Track cranks.
Feb 25th 2019
WNT-ROTOR had a fantastic result at Setmana Ciclista Valenciana with Clara Koppenburg taking a stage win on Saturday and overall classification on Sunday. Clara was riding Q RINGS® & 2INpower Road and WNT-ROTOR also won overall team classification in a great team effort to open the season.
In MTB Annika Langvad took 2 stage victories and 1st in General Classification riding Q RINGS® & 2INpower MTB in after a spectacular performance at the beautiful Cyprus Sunshine Cup.
ROTOR's development rider program continues to grow every year and this weekend upcoming talent Juan José Rosal lead the Kometa Cycling Team to a podium trio in Circuito del Guadiana riding 2INpower Road and Q RINGS®.
In MTB, Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR team's youngest rider, Francesc Barber showed his quality with an impressive victory in the Cadette category at the Copa Catalana in Spain. Meanwhile, Carlos Canal of Academia Postal Maceda team took victory in Juniors with both young riders on Q RINGS® & 2INpower MTB.
Team Vorarlberg, Road Continental team from Austria celebrated their presentation recently and released this bike presentation video featuring 2INpower Road and ROTOR chainrings.
Please click on the youtube link to view.
Feb 18th 2019
The MTB season continued with the Mediterranean Epic Carlos Coloma took victory in the first stage with his new team BH Templo Cafes riding Q RINGS® & 2INpower MTB.
Bec McConnell of Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR also took first stage victory riding Q RINGS® & 2INpower MTB.
In Cyclocross Denise Betson of Marlux-Bingoal claimed first place in Hulst, Netherlands, riding ALDHU and ROTOR chainrings. Teammate Michael Vanthourenhout was second place at Middelkerke, Belgium riding ALDHU and ROTOR chainrings.
Feb 2nd 2019
This weekend we had a fantastic start to the MTB season with Q RINGS® riders winning in both men's and women's elite category in the Costa Blanca Bike Race.
Sebastian Fini and Martin Blums of CST American Eagle claimed an incredible 4 stage wins to take GC victory in the Men's category while CST team-mates David Nordemann & Marc Bouwmeester were 2nd overall. In the women's elite category Primaflor-Mondraker-ROTOR riders Githia Michiels and Bec McConnell took top spot on the GC podium with all riders on Q RINGS® and 2INpower MTB.
In the Cyclo-cross World Championships in Denmark, Michael Vanthourenhout of Marlux-Bingoal was 4th with Ely Iserbyt claiming silver medal in the U23 category both riding ALDHU and ROTOR chainrings.