Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Litespeed-BMW Cycling Team-Roster and 2011 Schedule Update

The Litespeed-BMW Cycling Team is ready for a strong showing in 2011. With racing already underway and addition of 6-time Jamaican national champion Oneil Samuels, look for the team to top a podium near you.

Please enjoy the excerpt from the Team's blog:

We have a bit of exciting news to share with all. We have come in to the 2011 racing year with one of our best rosters to date, and it just got even better! The hugely talented rider, Oneil Samuels from Port Antonio, Jamaica, may be a name you’ve seen on the top of many leaderboard in recent years, as he’s won just about everything that can be won in the area. After several years of racing around the Southeast, Oneil and the LITESPEED-BMW team saw the obvious fit and have now come together.

Oneil is the current (and six time) Jamaican National Champion, a member of the Jamaican National Team, and has participated in world renowned events such as the Track World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, the Pan-American Championships, and the Central American and Caribbean Games. Oneil won a gold medal in the Central American and Caribbean Games in Colombia in 2006, and his national titles come in the disciplines of the road race, time trial, criterium, and track. He also has many wins on US soil to his credit. We look forward to a great season with Oneil on board. Welcome aboard!

Additionally, we have posted the 2011 team schedule. Please note that this is a tentative schedule, and dates may be added or deleted as the season progresses.

Thanks, Guys. Good luck at the races!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

ITU Athlete Sean Jefferson Prepares for Clermont ITU Sprint

Litespeed athlete and ITU specialist Sean Jefferson prepares for his first race of the season, the Clermont ITU Sprint Triathlon in Clermont, FL this weekend. Sean will be racing the 2011 Litespeed C1 Dura Ace. The aero road design of the C1 will undoubtedly provide an advantage to Sean, making him faster and more efficient during the race.

New for 2011, the Clermont ITU Sprint Triathlon is draft-legal and composed of 750 meter swim, 20km bike, and 5km run.

Just named USA Triathlon Rookie of Year for 2010, Sean, a 6-time NCAA All-American runner, obviously has impressive run speed. He will need it this weekend since a stacked field of domestic and international athletes are expected.

Coming off a super season in 2010 which culminated in USAT Rookie of the Year honors, Sean has high expectations for 2011 including events on the world-class level.

Good luck at Clermont, Sean!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

About Bicycles' Owner Kent Lofton Races C1R at GA Cup

About Bicycles' owner and Category 1 racer Kent Lofton (pictured in white) had a strong showing in the Georgia Cup kick-off weekend in Savannah last weekend. Racing the 2011 Litespeed Archon C1R, he placed 4th in the criterium and 7th in the circuit race in the Pro, 1, 2 class. He finished 6th overall in the omnium.

Kent Gets Some Help From Litespeed "teammate" Alex Spook

Pre-race Preparations...Digging the Others' Litespeed...

Nice start to the 2011 race season, Kent!

If you want to ride as fast as Kent, be sure to check out the Litespeed Carbon Road Show when it heads to About Bicycles in Jacksonville, Florida on March 10th.