Chris Horner poised to take Vuelta win

Christopher Horner team of Radio Shack in the 18th stage of the 'Vuelta'.(Photo: JAVIER LIZON EPA)

Christopher Horner team of RadioShack-Leopard  in the 18th stage of the Vuelta. (Photo: JAVIER LIZON EPA)

     RadioShack-Leopard’s Chris Horner is in position to take his first Grand Tour victory after Friday’s 19th stage of the Vuelta a’ Espana (Tour of Spain).
The 41-year-old American Horner edged Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali at the finish of Friday’s stage to take a slim, three-second overall lead going into Saturday’s  penultimate stage on the mountainous Alto de L’Angrilu, a horrific route studded with 25% grade climbing sections.
The stage winner was Joaquim Rodriguez of Katusha.
       As in the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, Sunday’s final stage is mostly ceremonial with the overall leader going into the stage retaining that position.
Horner’s overall lead gives him yet another record as the oldest rider to lead a grand tour.  He is 41.
“Today was our last chance,” Rodriguez told VeloNews after the finish. “Tomorrow is such a hard stage and Horner is on such good form. The podium will be hard, but the Angrilu will put everyone in their places. The Angrilu never pardons.”
For the Angrilu stage, Horner is likely to get a powerful lead out from teammate Fabian Cancellara, whose big engine has been a factor in Horner’s success in this Vuelta.  Cancellara has already signed for next season with the Trek WorldTeam, which will take over RadioShack-Leopard’s racing license.  Horner does not have a contract for the 2014 season, but his exploits in the Vuelta should stir some interest despite his age.

Moseley rails Remedy 29 to victory at inaugural Enduro World Series

Moseley Wins Enduro

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Brand-new model finds payoff at top level of mountain biking after years in development Punta Ala, Italy

Former World Champion downhiller Tracy Moseley once again proved her talent and all-around riding ability by winning the first-ever Enduro World Series aboard the all-new Trek Remedy 29. The newly-sanctioned discipline of enduro rewards riders who can both descend and pedal well, requiring a well-rounded, yet very capable bike.

The new Enduro World Series provides an optimal test for Moseley and the Remedy 29.As a relatively new discipline, the norms for enduro racing equipment are still being established, with bike setup varying greatly by rider. Moseley chose the soon-to-be-released Remedy 29 to take the inaugural event win. A 140mm full-suspension Trek 29er trail bike, the Remedy 29 was only just released to North American Trek retailers the week before the event in Punta Ala. A European retailer launch is forthcoming.

The Remedy 29 represents a ground-up redesign of Trek’s Remedy platform, with several years in development, testing, and refinement. The all-new bike is a combination of Trek’s proven technologies, Active Braking Pivot ABP and Dual Rate Control Valve DRCV suspension, along with Trek and Gary Fisher’s 29er expertise and exclusive 29er-specific G2 geometry. The result is a long-travel 29er that brings the advantages of bigger wheels to a fully-capable trail bike. Moseley’s win proves that big wheels can tackle the most challenging terrain in a race setting, if the bike is done correctly.

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Trek Domane- Your King of the Classics

Spartucus's taking the lead at the 2013 Tour de Flanders

Spartucus’s taking the lead at the 2013 Tour de Flanders

Admit it, we have all gone on bike rides with friends and found ourselves playing pro peloton,  choosing which pro rider we want to be and doing play-by-play chatter like Paul Sherwen and Phil Liggett as we battle our buddies to imaginary finish lines at the biggest races.

But it doesn’t all have to be fantasy.  The Trek bikes used by professional riders in the biggest races in the world are very similar to the bikes you’ll find at The Bike Lane stores in Springfield and Reston.

Project One Domane 6.9 Spartacus

Project One Domane 6.9 Spartacus

Fabian Cancellara’s Trek Domane 6.9 that he rode to win the Tour of Flanders last Sunday and will ride again this Sunday at the Paris-Roubaix spring classic is not much different from the Domane models you’ll find at The Bike Lane.  In fact, “Spartacus” prefers to ride the comfortable Domane in all of his road races and is capable of producing more than 500 watts of sustained power on the bike, as evidenced by the way he dropped Cannondale’s Peter Sagan on the final climb and time-trialed his way to a stunning one-minute, 26 second gap to secure the Flanders win for his Radioshack-Leopard-Trek team.

Tony M. doesn't stand for Tony Martin; it refers to Cancellara's longtime nickname, Tony Montana (from the movie Scarface). Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.comhttp://velonews.competitor.com/2013/03/gallery/gallery-fabian-cancellaras-trek-domane_279648

Tony M. doesn’t stand for Tony Martin; it refers to Cancellara’s longtime nickname, Tony Montana (from the movie Scarface). Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com

The only changes he makes for the cobblestone classics are slightly wider 25mm tubular tires and manual shifting instead of his usual electronic Di2 setup due to the battering the system takes while riding the stony bergs.  He does have a special Trek Project One custom paint job with his SPARTACUS nickname across the top tube and a smaller decal that says “Tony M”, a reference to an earlier nickname from the gangster film “Scarface,” whose lead character was Tony Montana.

His saddle height is 78cm and his saddle-to-bars reach is 62cm.  He uses a 140mm stem, 175 mm crankarms and a regular 53/39 chainring setup.  Fit is just as important to a recreational rider or weekend warrior, as it is for a pro.   Interested in Domane yet?  The TBL folks are experts at getting your personal measurements dialed in so you can ride away this weekend on your new King of the Classics!

Tour de Flanders – Dominated by Cancellara

Trek voted favorite brand by Bicycling Magazine readers

Top Bike Brands 2013North America’s widest-read cycling publication, Bicycling Magazine, has published its 2013 Reader’s Poll results, with Trek winning the honors of favorite brand. The Bike Lane  can’t agree more!  There were a lot other interesting findings as well!  Personally, the climbing preference was a little surprising but we love that 29% thought that shaving their legs was a sign of dedication to the sport!  Come pick up the new Bicycling magazine at The Bike Lane and read more favorites from the 5000 cyclists that took the survey.how-you-roll_2

Great Athletes Ride Trek- Melissa Stockwell

Celebrating a third consecutive World Championship!

Celebrating a third consecutive World Championship!

This October, Melissa Stockwell represented the United States in Auckland, New Zealand and defended the title she’s held for the two previous years in ITU Paratriathlon competition: World Champion. In 2008, she was a member of the US swim team that competed at the Beijing Paralympics. Representing the US as a world-class athlete is just one part of what makes Melissa an inspiration. How she got there, and the limitless positivity she carries with her every day is what makes her a true champion. Read more about Melissa and her story.  And check out her REALLY cool Madone Project One.

Melissa's Madone pays tribute to two of her great loves: America and triathlon

Melissa’s Madone pays tribute to two of her great loves: America and triathlon

Buy a Speed Concept, Go to Ironman®

Trek and Ironman® have partnered for an exclusive deal for Trek customers who want to take a new 9 Series Speed Concept to one of 2013’s prestigious Ironman events. Subject to availability, starting on September 6, 2012, consumers who purchase a 2013 Trek Speed Concept 9-Series bicycle or frameset will receive one free entry into their choice of the 2013 Ironman Florida or Wisconsin events, even if they are otherwise sold out. Only one hundred total entries are available, so act soon!

Getting an entry is as simple as purchasing a 2013 Trek Speed Concept 9-Series bicycle or frameset through one of Trek’s local participating retailers and providing the requested information. Trek will confirm the purchase with Ironman and the lucky new Speed Concept owner will receive a special online registration code from Ironman for a free race entry into either the 2013 Ironman Florida or Wisconsin event. Please see below for additional promotional details.*

“Pairing the fastest bike in the world with some of Ironman’s most popular courses is a win/win,” said Brandon Buth, Trek Triathlon Brand Rep. “Upgrading to a Speed Concept is the perfect way to experience these super popular courses, and we’ll give you the opportunity to see for yourself when you order a new bike.”

Ironman Wisconsin and Ironman Florida are regularly two of the most difficult Ironman races to gain entry to, and provide drastically different bike courses for age groupers looking to throw down some serious wattage on their new rigs. The speed Concept 9 Series is regularly the fastest bike on course, setting records at Kona and bringing its Kammtail Virtual Foil technology to the masses through Trek’s Project One custom program.

*Quantities limited, while supplies last at participating retailers in the United States and Canada only. Offer void where prohibited by law. No substitutions. Entries are non-transferable. Choice of entry into the 2013 Ironman Florida event on 11/2/13 or Wisconsin event on 9/8/13 is subject to availability. Consumers are responsible for any other applicable fees, including but not limited to licensing fees. Restrictions on participating in Ironman events may apply. Promotional codes for Ironman Florida 2013 will not be available until at least 11/4/2012. Otherwise please allow for up to six weeks from the date of purchase for receipt of a registration code. Registration codes will be sent to the email address provided at the time of purchase. Trek is not responsible for entries or communications that are lost, stolen, or are otherwise not delivered or undeliverable.

via Trek Life | News | Buy a Speed Concept, Go to Ironman®.

Come visit The Bike Lan.  We will help you choose the right Speed Concept and get you on your way to Ironman!