McMahon rides Blue to Canadian National Championship and Haskins grabs 11th place in Beijing
Norcross, Georgia – On Sunday, August 17, 2008. Elite triathletes sponsored by Blue Competition Cycles raced to success on two continents. In Kelowna, British Columbia, Brent McMahon was crowned 2008 Canadian National Champion. Later that same day (August 18 in China), Sarah Haskins rode Blue’s new TriadTM multisport/time trial bike to 11th place at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China, finishing less than three minutes behind gold medalist Emma Snowsill of Australia.
“We are extremely proud of our sponsored athletes,” said Chance Regina of Blue Competition Cycles. “Sarah and Brent are incredibly dedicated and talented professionals and these results prove it. We’re also gratified to see our new all-carbon multisport bike perform so well in its debut at the Olympics.”
The Olympic Women’s Triathlon marked the first time Blue’s new bike was ridden in competition. “Normally, you wouldn’t ride a new bike in an event like the Olympics,” said Haskins. “But when I rode the Triad in training, I knew I had to have it for this event. I’m glad I did, because the cycling segment was much faster and more difficult than our team expected. The Triad helped me stay in the lead group, putting me in a great position to start the run,” concluded Haskins.
The situation was similar for McMahon at the Canadian National Championships, also known as the Apple Triathlon. “The bike segment was hilly, but I was able to ride to the top of the climbs with ease and transition to the run with the energy I needed to win,” said McMahon.
The next challenge for Blue Competition Cycles is on August 24 when the company’s newest sponsored athletes, the husband and wife triathlon team of Heather and Trevor Wurtele, take on the Ironman Canada in Penticton, British Columbia. Fans will be watching Heather closely, since she came from relative obscurity to win the Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene by more than 11 minutes in June.
About Blue Competition Cycles
Blue Competition Cycles is a bicycle design and manufacturing firm headquartered in Norcross, Georgia. Founded by a group of world class cyclists in 2005, the company has since enjoyed significant annual growth. Leading cyclists and multisport athletes and have ridden Blue Bicycles to victory in a variety of events including time trials, road races, elite triathlons and cyclocross. Blue Competition Cycles has become well known for its expertise in crafting high-end, lightweight bicycle frames and components using aerospace quality carbon fiber. For more information, visit www.rideblue.com.