2015 Triathlon Roster – SRAM the Choice of Champions
Kona and Rio in Everyon's Sights
With eyes fixed on Kona this year or Rio next, the world’s most driven and accomplished pro triathletes choose SRAM. In 2014, SRAM-supported triathletes collected a historic harvest of world championships and podium spots on race-proven SRAM RED 22 componentry. Look for more in 2015:
Our roster of long-course specialists is headlined by men’s Ironman® World Champion Sebastian Kienle of Germany and women’s three time Kona champion Mirinda Carfrae of Australia. “Winning never gets old,” Carfrae said. “I’m a longtime SRAM athlete because its componentry has helped me succeed in the biggest races of my life.”
German Jan Frodeno – gold medalist from Beijing and third in Kona last year – has made the transition to long-course and is a threat for victory in any Ironman® event. Former Kona champs Pete Jacobs and Chris “Macca” McCormack as well as rising star Josh Amberger, all of Australia, also are back with SRAM. On the women’s side, Swiss Caroline Steffen, a former road cyclist with toughness and speed on the bike, is a threat to win everywhere, all the time. SRAM also is proud to support American Linsey Corbin. SRAM also continues to maintain very close ties to retired professional and legend Michellie Jones.
Ready for Rio
Expect heated racing in ITU/Olympic distance races in 2015 as everyone builds toward the 2016 Rio Games. SRAM athletes and British brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, first and third at London in 2012, are the gold standard in draft-legal racing. Watch for them to again push each other, and the pack. Another favorite is Spain’s Javier Gomez, who took silver in London and is reigning ITU World Champ. SRAM is proud to add the talented South African Richard Murray, who just won New Plymouth ITU World Cup. Other ITU athletes include Paula Findley of Canada, Ashleigh Gentle of Australia and Great Britian’s Non Stanford,the2013 ITU World Champ.
Success with SRAM
Success in triathlon – whether long course or Olympic distance – depends are attention to the smallest details, in training, nutrition, race-day strategy and equipment. Equipment is vital to success. SRAM reached a new milestone in triathlon in 2014 by having its supported athletes sweep the men’s podium at the Ironman® World Championship in Kona. This year, our athletes will depend on SRAM RED 22, the world’s lightest and fastest drivetrain, while working with SRAM engineers and technical staff to provide expert real-world feedback for product development. RED 22 provides 22 usable gears with a wide variety of cassettes, chainrings and cranklengths to allow every athlete to conquer every course and wind condition. With a 55-tooth outer ring, SRAM Aero Chainrings are strong, stiff and aero with distinctive SRAM graphics. The SRAM R2C (Return to Center) Aero SL-1190 shifter set helps keep athletes relaxed in their aero position through ease of shifting. Looking beyond a traditional sponsorship model, SRAM also leverages its relationships with pros to help develop new product. Longtime SRAM athlete Jordan Rapp, a bike technologist as well as a pro, also works especially closely with SRAM technical staff.
2015 Sponsored Men
2015 Sponsored Women
Follow the action throughout the season with our SRAM Road Sports Marketing insiders @SRAMRacing on Twitter and Instagram as well as your source for SRAM Road info, @SRAMRoad on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.