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Thursday, December 18, 2014

2014: A World Championship Year for SRAM Athletes 

A photographic look back at the many world titles won by our incredible pro athletes in triathlon, road cycling and cyclocross: 

 

UCI Cyclocross World Championships, Hoogerheide, the Netherlands - Feb. 1

Junior Men - Thijs Aerts (Belgium) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team

SRAM drivetrain

 

Thijs Aerts attacked on the final lap to claim the championship with fellow Belgians Yannick Peeters and Jelle Schuermans rounding out the podium. Photo ©Balint Hamvas Cyclephotos

 

UCI Cyclocross World Championships, Hoogerheide, the Netherlands - Feb. 1

U23 Men - Wout Van Aert (Belgium) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team

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Wout Van Aert left no doubt in the U23 men’s race. He attacked on the opening lap and built his lead throughout for a magnificent victory.  Photo ©Balint Hamvas Cyclephotos

 

UCI Cyclocross World Championships, Hoogerheide, the Netherlands - Feb. 2

Elite Men - Zdenek Stybar (Czech Republic) Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Pro Cycling

SRAM drivetrain, Zipp wheels, bars, stems, seatpost, Quarq power

Stybar captured his third world title with the Czech trading attacks and counter attacks with Sven Nys in a race for the ages. Photo ©TDWSport.com

 

ITU World Championship, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Aug. 31

Javier Gomez (Spain)

SRAM drivetrain, Quarq power

Javier Gomez finished strong in the ITU World Championship Grand Final in Edmonton to clinch his fourth draft-legal World Championship title. And Gomez wasn’t done winning titles yet… Photo ©Specialized

 

IRONMAN® 70.3 World Championship, Mont-tremblant, Quebec, Canada - Sept. 7

Javier Gomez (Spain)

SRAM drivetrain, Zipp wheels, Quarq power

 

Javier Gomez, just a week after his ITU world title, took charge on the bike leg to capture the 70.3 World Championship. Photo ©Nils Nilsen N2PHOTOservices

 

UCI Road World Championships, Ponferrada, Spain - Sept. 21

Elite Women’s Team Time Trial - Specialized-lululemon (USA)

SRAM drivetrain

Specialized-lululemon – comprised of Chantal Blaak (NED), Lisa Brennauer (GER), Karol-Ann Canuel (CAN), Evelyn Stevens (USA), Carmen Small (USA) and Trixi Worrack (GER) – averaged

49.8kph on the 36km course for an impressive third consecutive title in the team time trial world championship. Photo ©BrakeThrough Media

 

UCI Road World Championships, Ponferrada, Spain - Sept. 23

Elite Women’s Time Trial - Lisa Brennauer (Germany) Specialized-lululemon

SRAM drivetrain

At just 26 years old, Lisa Brennauer of Germany stayed strong throughout the course to power to victory in the 29.5km Elite Women’s Time Trial. Photo ©BrakeThrough Media

 

UCI Road World Championships, Ponferrada, Spain - Sept. 28

Elite Men’s Road Race - Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland) Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Pro Cycling

SRAM drivetrain, Zipp wheels, bars, stems, seatposts, Quarq power

A young but savvy and determined pro. An all-or-nothing laterace attack. A historic win for Poland. Michal Kwiatkowski’s thrilling victory in the Elite Men's Race at the UCI Road World

Championships instantly became one of the 2014’s defining moments. Photo ©TDWSports.com

 

IRONMAN® World Championships, Kona, Hawaii - Oct. 11

Pro Men’s Race - Sebastian Kienle (Germany)

SRAM drivetrain, Zipp wheels, Quarq power

Taming some of the stiffest winds the race had seen in years, Sebastian Kienle took command at Kona on the 112-mile bike leg. He was just a couple minutes off the course record. (Kienle on

podium with second place Ben Hoffman and third place Jan Frodeno, a SRAM sweep.) Photo ©Nils Nilsen N2PHOTOservices

 

IRONMAN® World Championships, Kona, hawaii - Oct. 11

Pro Women’s Race - Mirinda Carfrae (Australia)

SRAM drivetrain, Zipp wheels, Quarq power

The defending Kona champion, Mirinda Carfrae stayed in contention and preserved energy on the bike to run down her rivals and a repeat world championship on the run, her specialty. Photo ©Nils Nilsen N2PHOTOservices 

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