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.