Canadian triathletes to ride Blue's latest multisport bike following its Olympic debut
Norcross, Georgia - Blue Competition Cycles announced they are sponsoring the Canadian husband and wife triathlon team of Heather and Trevor Wurtele. Heather made a big splash on June 22, 2008 when she came from relative obscurity to dominate the Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene with a winning margin of more than 11 minutes and taking the fastest bike split by more than 10 minutes. On the same day, Trevor Wurtele placed second at Lifesport Victoria International Half Iron. In 2007, he placed first in the 25-29 age group at the 2007 Ironman Canada. Heather turned professional in 2007 and Trevor in 2008.
"We are very pleased to sponsor Trevor and Heather as they continue what can only be described as an incredible first year as professionals," said Chance Regina of Blue Competition Cycles. "As amazing as Heather's bike split at Coeur d'Alene was, we know she'll ride even faster at the Hawaii Ironman on our new full carbon multisport bike, the TriadTM . We have Heather and Trevor working in the A2 wind tunnel to optimize their riding positions," Regina concluded.
"We're looking forward to upgrading our rides to Blue's sweet T16 aero frame before this year's Ironman Canada," said Heather. "Shortly after that, we'll begin riding the new full carbon Triad. We've got our sights on the 2008 Kona in October. By then, we'll both have our riding positions dialed in. I can't wait to take on the bike split at Kona on the Triad," Heather said.
Heather and Trevor are both natives of Vernon, BC Canada and have been athletic since childhood. Trevor excelled in downhill skiing, road cycling, 24-hour mountain biking and adventure racing. As Trevor says, "I did my first triathlon when I was 25 and I've been hooked ever since." Heather was a volleyball star who also loved rowing, adventure racing and skiing.
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