Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The TOUR de GRUENE was this past weekend. The TdG is one of the biggest and best indiviual and team time trials in Texas. The 2008 record WAS held by none other than Lance Arnstrong. I say "was" because this year a new record was set by Pro Tom Zirbel. Zirbel crushed the 16 mile TT in 32:15 at a blistering 29.8 mph average. What bike was he on to crush the record held by Lance....the 2011 CERVELO P3 with HED Wheels. And when Tom wanted to go fast he went to Austin Tri-Cyclist for his bike. Thanks Tom.
For the women local Austinite Kat Hunter took home the victory and a course record. She tore through the course in 38:46 with a 24.8 average. Bike of choice...Cervelo. TT Consultants - Mott and Austin Tri-Cyclist.
Cervelo now holds the course records! Someone tell Gerard and Phil.
In the 40+ Missy Ruthven held it to win in 39:44, 24.2 average. She was decked out with a Cervelo P4 with the new Shimano Di2. Second on in the 40+ her arch rival Lisa Preeg on a Cervelo P3, maybe its time for the P4 Lisa!
Missy continued her TT dominance in the team time trial and pulled her husband (Don Ruthven) through the course to win the Coed division.
Congrats everyone on a great weekend of racing.