Lowe Climbs High, Schlecks 3rd and 4th in L-B-L, Zipp Athletes Dominate at St. Anthony's Tri
April 28, 2008
Australian climbing ace Trent Lowe of Team Slipstream Chipotle Powered by H30 took second on Saturday's Brasstown Bald stage of the Tour de Georgia. The rider, on Zipp 202s, bested Team Astana's Levi Leipheimer (USA) but forfeited the overall lead to High Road's Kanstantin Siutsou (BLR). Lowe ended up second overall in the seven-stage tour while grabbing the race's Best Young Rider award. For more, visit the team's website.
Also at the Tour de Georgia, Jason McCartney rode his way to the tour's King of the Mountains award. Across the globe, brothers Frank and Andy Schleck (LUX) rode to 3rd and 4th places respectively in the spring classic Liege-Bastonge-Liege. Andy's long solo break-away was not enough to hold off eventual race winner Alejandro Valverde (ESP), second place David Rebellin (ITA), and brother Frank. Team CSC's website has all the details. Watch the action on cycling.tv.
In Triathlon, Zipp athletes dominated the St. Anthony's Triathlon in Florida. Matt Reed (USA) once again showed his peers his form, setting the fastest time in the bike leg and capturing first overall. Other Zipp athletes in the top 5 include Andy Potts (USA) second, Craig Alexander (AUS) fourth and Richie Cunningham (USA) in fifth. Sarah Haskins (USA) won the women's race by over a minute while Zipp athletes Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) and Sam McGlone (CAN) took third and fourth respectively.
Photo of Trent Lowe courtesy of Mitchell Clinton.
Photo of Schlecks courtesy of Tim De Waele.