Not too long ago we reported that Katie Compton would be riding Trek bikes for the coming season, but that she would no longer be racing under the Trek Factory Racing team name. It seems that she is indeed looking for new sponsor support as she shifts her focus more towards US events.
In response to our previous reporting, her husband/mechanic Mark Legg-Compton took to Facebook and posted the statement, below. Maybe your business or team is looking for an athlete to support?
Towards the end of the season we shared some news that Zach McDonald would be ending his season riding Alchemy Bicycle Company’s Balius. Fast forward to 2016 Cyclocross Tokyo and McDonald was seen racing a Focus Mares CX in old Rapha-Focus livery. What gives?
It seems that McDonald was the unfortunate victim of delayed luggage on his trip to Tokyo with his airline misplacing his bike bag. That left McDonald without a bike or shoes.
Lucky for him an understanding cyclocross fan lent him a bike that should have proven familiar, as well as a pair of shoes so that he could race. Check out the exchange between McDonald, Alchemy Bicycle Company and TexasBikeRacing.com in the comments of this Facebook post:
We all likely spend at least some of our training time riding around goofing off with buddies. Spinning through the woods, maybe even hoping a fence to get to some special section of trail.
It seems we’re all more like the pros than we imagine. Check out the video below of 2016 World Champion Wout van Aert and his teammates on a final training ride of the season. Maybe it’s actually that the pros are like us?
And take a look at the bike van Aert is on. Interesting.