Queen of Kona, Leanda Cave, signs sponsporship deal with Canyon Bicycles for 2013.
Canyon Bicycles and Leanda Cave, who is currently the world’s best female triathlete over the middle and long- distances as well as the reigning “Queen of Kona, will be embarking on a new cooperation in 2013.
Her new tool of the trade is the time-trial bike Speedmax CF, which has already won several awards. The Speedmax CF is perfectly optimized to meet Leanda’s requirements and offers great rider flexibility thanks to the diverse possibilities that are available to combine stem, base bar, extensions and spacers.
“After my first meeting with the Canyon team I immediately realised just how much time and passion had been invested into the development of the new Speedmax CF. The R&D team is very progressive indeed and the feedback received from the athletes flows directly back into the development. For me the most important thing was the first test-ride on the new race machine. It immediately felt unbelievably fast and comfortable. I can hardly wait to start racing on the new Speedmax CF” – Leanda Cave.
During her current winter training schedule and for the short, hilly and technically demanding competitions the 34-year old from Wales trusts in the Aeroad CF with the triathlon set-up. Cave crowned her successful season in 2012 with the double world championship of 70.3 Ironman in Las Vegas and the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii and is the only athlete in the history of the sport to have won both world titles in the same season.
“We are thrilled that we have been able to secure Leanda Cave’ s services for Canyon. We are also very proud that we are able to supply Leanda with one of the best time-trial bikes in the world, the Canyon Speedmax CF. During this cooperation with one of the most successful sportswomen around we hope to gain some very valuable feedback which will ultimately flow directly back into our R&D in the area of triathlon and time-trial machines”, explained Andreas Walzer, the Canyon Team Liaison Manager.
The official start to the new season is on 3rd March at the Escape from Alcatraz event. On 14th July she will be able to put her Ironman form to the test at the Challenge-Roth event. Her aim for 2013 is clearly mapped out: to establish her dominance in triathlon over the long-distance and defend her “Queen of Kona” title. We are looking forward to a successful season with Leanda!