Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wellington and Carfrae crush the competition!
Posted on April 6, 2009 4:59:46 PM
Cannondale athlete Chrissie Wellington won with her traditional crushing dominance at the Ironman Australia compeition this past weekend in Port Macquarie.

She set a new course record for women and bested her closest competitor by more than 24 minutes. In doing so, Wellington came in 13th overall, finishing five minutes ahead of former Ironman Australia overall winner Jason Shortis.

This is Wellington’s second title championship in Australia and, now in her third year as a professional triathlete, Wellington remains undefeated after her first six Ironman races.

Wellington rode a Cannondale Slice to victory, and has cited the bike in recent news stories as one of the principal reasons she chose to ally herself with the brand.

"That Chrissie has chosen our bike over the other offers that were presented to her is a real testament to the design," said Steve Metz, Cannondale's vice president of product management. "We know we have an aerodynamic frame. But the performance attributes of the Slice that other bikes don't have are lighter weight and vibration-damping comfort. This means less mass to propel forward and less fatigue caused by road vibrations. Chrissies and Miranda’s results this past weekend speak for themselves!"

Meanwhile, teammate Miranda Carfrae won the Ironman 70.3 competition in Oceanside, California. Carfare overcame Sarah Groff during the final quarter mile of the run, recording the second-fastest women’s run at this race. No doubt that the comfort-enhancing features of the Slice left Miranda's legs fresher for the run!

Congratulations to both Chrissie and Miranda on their remarkable racing this past weekend!

All Cannondale triathletes race aboard the new Slice Hi-MOD, utilizing BB30 for incredible pedaling efficiency, sophisticated vibration-damping S.A.V.E. features, and race-proven geometry that puts riders in a lower position for better aerodynamics.

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