Monday, May 19, 2014

Three Podiums in Three Countries, Whole Athlete/Specialized Girls Rock the Dirt

Veda Gerasimek
Gerasimek won't let a little mud get in her way.

Building on the team's international success, all three Whole Athlete/Specialized Junior Women landed on podiums around the globe this weekend. In North America, Veda Gerasimek took top honors at the Maryland State XC Junior 15-16 Championships, while Kelsey Urban earned a strong 2nd place at the highly technical 15-16 Canada Cup in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, only a week after taking the silver medal at the NICA CA State Varsity Championships. 

Kelsey Urban
Urban battles X-terra World Champion Finchamp at the CA State High School Championships.

Meanwhile, Haley Batten scored a very impressive 3rd place at the Bundesliga XC in Heubach, Germany, against a world-class 17/18 field which included the current Junior World Champion. The Bundesliga result comes only a week after another podium finish in Graz, Austria, and marks her third Euro podium in three races. Batten is still only 16. 

Haley Batten
Batten cleans the drops with ease at the UCI HC Bundesliga race.

Haley Batten
Batten in good company in Germany. 

Check out all the team's 2014 Top-10 results here.

Next up for the Whole Athlete/Specialized Cycling Team this month:
5/24 Canada Cup - Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec
5/24 Nove Mesto World Cup - Czech Republic
5/25 Mt. Hamilton Road Race - San Jose, CA
5/30 Albstadt World Cup - Germany

Stay tuned for more exciting news!

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