Trek World Racing launches new wbsite & historic double World Cup win
Trek World Racing’s recent success is no April fools joke. Back to back wins on Sunday with the DH and on the eve of the UCI World Cup Round #1 here in South Africa, Trek World Racing has launched a brand new website for the team…
From the opening homepage where there is a lot of new information on the team, viewers can select Cross Country or Downhill where the news and information will be discipline specific and includes a lot of new information on the riders, results and equipment. In the Video sections the team has also uploaded two brand new episodes of In Pursuit. In the XC theres the new episode entitled Victory In Africa featuring the Flueckiger brothers at the Cape Epic, and in the Downhill section, the new video is entitled Pre-season In Iberia following the gravity riders in their build up to the new season.
There are many new features of this new website, which are summarized below:
1)Media Login Here the media can request a password and have access to team images for season 2011. This replaces the Photoshelter site from 2010.
2)New Video Launch to wide screen Loading from the teams You Tube channel, select any video from the list and the site takes you automatically to the top of the screen for a wide screen view.
3)Twitter Feeds Each of the riders latest twitter feeds are automatically loaded each time you log in, as well as the teams twitter feed.
4)Results and Calendar Latest results shown in a new format with rider headshots and placings. The upcoming events where the team will be participating are also shown.
5)Bikes The technical information on bikes and the teams specific components are now included with a link to Trek’s web pages for further info.
6)Team Staff Introducing the people behind the scenes that keep the riders on track.
7)Sponsors Logo placement and description with web links to all of our valued sponsors.
8)Images Gallery Images added regularly for the public gallery.
9)Facebook link and RSS functions are included on the new site.
10)News All of the latest news from the team, added into the homepage as well as discipline specific.
Stay up to date with Trek World Racing via this new website and send any enquiries about the features and functionality through the contact page.
At the opening round of the 2011 Downhill World Cup, Trek World Racing’s Tracy Moseley (GBR) and Aaron Gwin (USA) have walked away with the leaders’ jerseys of the series after a display of blistering speed, strength, and determination in front of a huge crowd in sunny Pietermaritzburg. For Tracy it was her first World Cup win in the coveted rainbow jersey of the World Champion, and for Aaron, it was his first World Cup win ever, and the first by an American male since 1999.
Aaron qualified 7th 2 days ago, but in the time between that race and todays final, he worked with the Trek World Racing mechanics to find the ideal set up for what was going to be a much faster and drier race. His Fox suspension was perfectly dialled as was his choice of Maxxis rubber, and together with a supreme show of speed in the first and second sectors the Californian, who only started racing World Cups in 2008, scored his 8th World cup podium, but an all-important first win for his career, and his new team.
For Tracy Moseley, who did the same thing as Aaron here in 2009 when she won her first World Cup for Trek World Racing on her first outing for the team, it was her 13th career win, and her 3rd for the team. After winning qualifying on Friday by nearly 6 seconds, it was a much tighter affair today winning by 0.28secs. The course was running about 15 seconds faster for the women and the effort to get the bike to the line was huge.
Tracy said: “That was so tough today. Towards the end I was running out of steam and had the rear kick up on something in the lower section of the track; then I heard the onsite commentary say it was going to be close, so I dug deep until the end. It means a lot to win my first World Cup at my first attempt since earning the World Champs jersey, it just means so much.”
Aaron said: “I’m pretty speechless actually. It’s a dream. In the first sector I made a little mistake, hitting some trees with my shoulder, but then I just regrouped and put as much power down as I could in the middle sector. By the end, the legs were really feeling it, and then it was a pretty nerve wracking waiting in the hot seat. The bike is amazing, I can’t praise it enough, and the whole time here in South Africa with the team has been so great. Can’t wait for Fort William, I love that track.”
Team Director Martin Whiteley said: “Three years ago Trek, like Aaron, wasn’t racing at the top level of World Cup Downhilling. Here we are today with clearly a winning package and I can’t speak highly enough of the engineers in Madison, and our key sponsors who give our talented athletes such an amazing set up to do their job. I’m so proud of everything this team has done since we arrived in Africa 4 weeks ago, and I’m really looking forward to a thrilling 2011 season”.
There are 6 weeks until Round 2, in Fort William (SCO), but between now and then, the Trek World Racing boys will be racing on the east coast of the USA.