Mark Cavendish - "The lead-out train will be perfect"

Check out this great movie about Mark Cavendish!

Craig Alexander takes 3rd Ironman World Title

The Big Island of Hawaii has a vibe, there is a rhythm, a cadence that increases as race draws closer. For Craig Alexander this was the exclamation point on a season that has had it ups and downs. After the recent tumultuous period with bike sponsors, Crowie set about doing two things: the first was regaining the title - mission accomplished; while the second was to prove that the move to the new sponsor, Specialized, was the right one. Again, mission accomplished.

At the line Crowie leapt for joy and then collapsed, overwhelmed by the feat of his third win and the toll it had taken on his body. He then spent a period in the medical tent after the struggle of the final 3 kilometres took their toll. A new course record also exemplified how strong his day had been. A emotional and at times teary interview with Mike Reilly revealed Crowie was in this for his family and his supporters.

For Crowie this was the complete victory. A masterpiece. To wax lyrical, Crowie simply crafted the most beautiful win of his stellar career. It answered all the questions and proved his greatness. This surely must elevate him into the best triathlete Australia has ever produced. His Vegas win, backed up with his win in Kona today was the fitting end to a sensational season. "It started with a dream. I just can't believe it," said an emotional Alexander. "I was happy to win it once but three times I can't tell you what
it feels like but three times is unreal, I can't tell you what it feels like. "This sport has given me so much. Today was the performance that I've been dreaming of."

Eurobike Award 2011 PRO CNC Minipump

The bike industry gathered again in Friedrichshafen, Germany last week for the biggest bicycle show in the world: the Eurobike. One of the highlights was the Eurobike Award 2011 price ceremony: 59 of the 430 entries from 27 countries from around the world convinced the jury of their special innovation and design quality.

One of the awards was given for the most compact product of all: The new PRO CNC minipump. This innovative pump is outstanding by its compact design (21x130mm!) with telescopic handle that allows users to pump their tires up to 8 bar/120 Psi easily.

It features a smart 55 degrees ergonomic valve head (Presta and Schrader reversible) which allows users to pump their tires without having to bend down completely as with conventional products. Durable quality is guaranteed by its Al-6061 CNC machined construction. It stands out by its state-of-the-art design with a black, sand blasted and matte finish with lasered logos. Weight is only 80 grams.
This minimpump is easy to store in the back pocket of your cycling jersey as well as to mount on the bike without disturbing the look and feel of your racer.
It has been provided with an innovative lock system with an internal magnet to make sure that the pump handle will remain closed when you don’t use it.

Vanderham Star series - The movie

Check out this great movie about the coorperation between Thomas Vanderham and PRO!

The Athertons - The movie

Click the play button to watch this cool movie about the PRO Star Series of the Athertons!

Team Rabobank tests PRO's first superlight diskwheel at TdF 2011.

Luis León Sánchez claimed victory in 7th stage of Tour 2011

Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) has won the 9th stage of the Tour the France. With this victory he claimed his 3th stage win in the Tour the France of his career. Sanchez claimed victory on a dramatic day of racing. The Rabobank rider beat his French breakaway companions Voeckler and Sandy Casar (FDJ) on a uphill finish in Saint-Flour.

Sanchez used a PRO Stealth Evo handlebar for his stage win.

Cavendish wins his second stage of Tour 2011

Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) celebrated his 17th stagewin of his career in the Tour the France. In the 7th stage, with the finish line in Châteauroux, he beat Alessandro Petacchi and André Greipel at the finish line.

The 26 year old British sprinter used the extremely rigid PRO Vibe Sprint Mark Cavendish Star Series stem and PRO Vibe Sprint Mark Cavendish Star Series Handlebar.

Steven Kruijswijk wins 6th stage in Tour de Suisse

Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) took his first professional win in his career in the 6th stage of the Tour de Suisse. The 24 years old second year professional made his winning move 2km from the finish line, at the last climb of the day, the hors category Triesenberg/Malbun ascent.

Steven Kruijswijk used a PRO Stealth Evo handlebar for this impressive victory.

Matthew Goss wins Milan - San Remo

21 March 2011 – Matthew Goss (HTC-Highroad) celebrated the biggest win in his career last Saturday, beating Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) on the finish line at Milan - San Remo.

The 24 year old Australian sprinter used Shimano's Dura Ace Di2 in combination with the extremely rigid PRO Vibe Sprint stem and PRO Vibe 7S handlebar.

Tony Martin wins Paris - Nice

14 March 2011 - Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) has won the overall classification of 2011's Paris-Nice. The 25-year old German talent based his overall victory on the individual time trial at which he crushed the competition, defending the lead successfully in the two remaining –very wet– stages.

Martin uses SHIMANO DURA-ACE Di2 shifting technology both at his time trial and his racing bicycle. His time trial bike is also mounted with a PRO Missile Evo time trial bar and his racing bike with a PRO VIBE 7S handlebar and stem.

The Return of Dan Atherton

In July of 2010 British mountain biker Dan Atherton sustained a terrifying injury. A crash at his own dirt jumps in North Wales resulted in a break of the C1 Disc in his neck. Just about the worst injury a rider could sustain and survive. Dan’s constant commitment and dedication that he puts into his riding was then needed to get him through the recovery. With months in a brace and none of his life’s usual manic activity, there were low moments along the way and plenty of time for contemplation. Dan’s determination to recover was only enhanced by his desire to return to the highest level of the sport that he has achieved so much success in before.
On the 20th January, Dan received the results of a final CT scan from Dr Robert Bray, the spinal specialist who has been overseeing his treatment. Red Bull’s Darren Roberts, the Atherton families personal trainer, accompanied Dan and had this to report, “The fractures have all healed and the tiny fragments of bone which are loose will be absorbed by the body over time, there was a slim possibility that an operation was required to remove these - but thankfully that op is not needed. More importantly Dr Bray said the words we've been waiting to hear since July 2010, 'you're good to go Dan, totally healed - get back on your bike and get riding hard. Try not to break it again'.”
It is with great happiness that we can announce Dan is now back on a bike and in full training, this moment was never a certainty as the injury to the C1 Disc was one of the most catastrophic ever seen. With strength and conditioning training to get him back to full race fitness his aim is to return to World Cup competition at the second round of the series in Fort William, Scotland. Concentrating on the discipline of downhill he’s hoping to take his new PRO-equipped Commencal Supreme bike back to the podium glory he enjoyed before this incident.

Vos claims 4th Cyclocross World Championship title in St Wendel

30 Jan 2011 ... SANKT WENDEL, GERMANY - Last weekend Marianne Vos succeeded in winning her 4th Cyclocross
World Championship title (3rd in a row!). On the tough course in St Wendel Compton initially set the pace, and only Nash
and Vos could follow. In the last lap Marianne went to the lead of the group and quite easily managed to create a small
gap which proved to be the winning move.