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Back 6.15.2009

Six Victories for Zipp Athletes Over Weekend.

2007 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Andy Potts (USA) won his third Escape from Alcatraz triathlon on Zipp Wheels last weekend.  Gear West’s David K. Thompson (USA) took second.  David rides Zipp wheels, Zipp VukaAero, and the Zipp VumaChrono crankset.

Triathlete Terenzo Bozzone (NZ) won Ironman 70.3 Eagleman.  Terenzo, the reigning Ironman 70.3 World Champion, laid down a 2:08:11 bike split and had a total time of 3:51:11.  In the women's race, Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) won for the second weekend in a row.  Mirinda rode a Zipp ZEDTECH 900 disc along with a ZEDTECH 4 to victory.  Her total time was 4:16:51.  Fellow Zipp athlete Desiree Ficker took third on the day with a time of 4:28:13.  In addition to Zipp wheels, Desiree races on the Zipp VukaAero.

In Kansas Zipp Athletes Pip Taylor (AUS) and Jo Lawn (NZL) took second and third respectively.  They were bested by two-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington.  Zipp sponsored athlete Luke Bell (AUS) won the men’s race with a total time of 3:49:35.

Zipp Athletes Linsey Corbin (USA) and Sam McGlone (USA) took second and third in Ironman 70.3 Boise.  Both Linsey and Sam rode Zipp wheels.

Tyler Farrar (USA) of Garmin-Slipstream won the three-day Delta Tour Zeeland.  Farrar bested Alessandro Petacchi heading into the 2009 Tour de France.

Cervelo Test Team’s Kristin Armstrong (USA) won her last race on American soil.  Armstrong, who is retiring at the end of 2009, won her fourth consecutive Nature Valley Grand Prix.  Kristin also took the jersey for the most aggressive racer as well as the king of the mountains jersey.

Congratulations to all the Zipp sponsored athletes for outstanding performances last weekend.