3rd fastest bike split for the day leads to course record
Norcross, Georgia –Brent McMahon announced his presence to the Half-Ironman world in grand fashion on Sunday April 5th by storming to victory at the New Orleans 70.3 triathlon. Finishing in Jackson Square, located deep in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter, on the unofficial opening weekend for the Triathlon season, McMahon faced a stacked international field including former Ironman World Champions Chris McCormack and Luc Van Lierde.
At the completion of the 1.2 mile swim McMahon was one of the leaders. From there McMahon rode Blue Competitions Cycles’ state of the art, wind-tunnel tested carbon Triad to the third fastest bike split amongst all competitors, including a lead during the first portion of the 56 mile bike leg, returning to transition in 3rd position. During the 13.1 mile run McMahon used his second fastest run split of the day to take the lead, and he eventually broke the finish tape with a lead of more than two minutes.
“I’m really stoked to take my first 70.3 win of my career and win my first race of the season with such a strong field,” said McMahon, the former Canadian Olympian. “This is my first season to really commit to the non-draft and longer distance races, and my preparation has started well. I really enjoyed the crowd and the course” continued McMahon. “The Blue Triad is perfect. The fit is exceptional and I know that while I am on the Triad it allows me to be as fast I can while being as efficient as possible because, just like all the age groupers who buy a Triad, I got to go to the A2 Wind-tunnel to test and dial in my aero position.”
Chris McCormack and Timothy O’Donnell rounded out the men’s podium while the women’s race was won by multi time Ironman World Champion Natascha Badmann who finished just minutes ahead of Catriona Morrision and reigning 70.3 World Champion Joanna Zeiger.
“What an exciting way for Blue to start the season,” said Chance Regina of Blue Competition Cycles. “This has to rank as one of the biggest victories for Blue, especially since the Triad just hit retail floors four weeks ago. This race proves the Triad is one of the premier aero bikes on the market and our offer to put every consumer buying a Triad bike into the wind-tunnel means not only will the bike be fast; its rider will be fast. Just maybe not quite as fast as Brent was today.”
Blue’s new Triad is part of the company’s 2009 lineup that also includes the T-17 multisport/time trial bike, the new CXC all-carbon cyclocross machine and the RD1, a full-carbon road bike with quality components priced under $2,000. Blue Competition Cycles garnered a great deal of attention recently when they announced that every buyer of a complete Triad bicycle will receive a certificate for one hour of time in the A2 Wind Tunnel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.