Trek Adds Corbin & McQuaid, Specialized Keeps Alexander
Defending ITU Cross Triathlon champion and XTerra pro Melanie McQuaid will be racing aboard Trek’s Superfly 100 full suspension 29er when she hits the dirt. On the pavement, the Speed Concept 9.9 will keep her rolling.
“The Superfly is the perfect bike for all of the high-speed XTERRA courses and will make me even faster,” said McQuaid. “The fastest cyclists in 70.3 and Ironman racing are on Trek bikes and that’s where I want to be. Being presented with an opportunity to join the Trek family was something I couldn’t pass up.”
On pavement only, top American finisher at the 2011 Ironman and half-Ironman world championships Linsey Corbin will be racing the Speed Concept 9.9 triathlon bike. Shown above, she’ll be scootin’ out of T1 on her custom rig for the next three years with this new contract.
For Specialized, Craig Alexander will stay aboard after switching to the Big Red S just before Ironman Kona last year, where he set a course record of 8:03:56 aboard the Shiv. He’ll be joined by Chris MacCormack, Rasmus Henning, Jordan Rapp, Melissa Rollison and Nicki Butterfield for long-course races. Sticking to the short-course format on Specialized bikes will be Jan Frodeno, Javier Gomez, David Hauss, Tim Don, Lisa Norden, Barbara Riveros and Paula Findley. They’re also supporting two ITU Development Team members, Abraham Louw and Leonardo Chacon Corrales.
Conrad Stoltz will continue to race XTerra aboard his S-Works Epic and is joined by Dan Hugo.