Whitney Schultz Third in Tour of Vail!

Whitney Schultz of the Paceline Projects p/b Veloforma team broke away, lapped the field and took a sensational third place in the final stop of the USA CRITS Series in Vail. And Schultz's teammate, Kat Carr, took 10th overall in the series!

From USA Crits: In the women’s race, Allar, Alison Powers (NOW and Novartis for MS) and Whitney Schultz (Paceline Projects p/b Veloforma) formed a breakaway just six minutes into the women’s race which spawned a gap that gradually grew to 33 seconds by the halfway point. The trio would lap the field with only 18 laps remaining as the rest of the peloton competed for the 4th position. Amity Elliot of Team Kenda attacked with 13 laps to go and the 30 second lead she was able to retain on the field, guaranteed her that 4th place finish.

Lenore Pipes of RIDECLEAN/ marked Schultz in the final moments of the race in the tiny mountain town to deliver fellow teammate Allar to a first place finish, with Alison Powers (NOW and Novartis for MS) and Whitney Schultz (Paceline Projects p/b Veloforma) coming in second and third respectively. As soon as the top four crossed the line, a huge crash took down much of the remaining field who were competing for the number five spot, including Robin Farina (NOW and Novartis for MS) and Allar's RIDECLEAN/ teammate Colleen Hayduk.

Talk about a sensational finale to the road season by this talented duo. Follow along on their future explots on the Paceline Projects p/b Veloforma website.


Paceline Projects Team Reports on "Black Veloforma Ninjas"

Kat Carr and Whitney Schultz, who constitute the Elite women's duo with a penchant for super-high-paced criterium speed and are the backbone of the Paceline Projects team, recently reported on their carbon Veloforma Strada road bikes. Here's an excerpt: 

Kat and I are both on the latest Strada SLR. This sweet, slick machine is light, fast, and STIFF. It handles confidently on Colorado and Utah mountainous descents and just as well on sharp crit corners at Tulsa Tough. I've gotten to ride Veloforma bikes for the past three seasons. I had a break last year, riding another larger company's bike frame (which never really did it for me), I was super pumped to get back on a Veloforma last year and am so, so happy to be riding one again this year.

Check out the whole write-up here, and follow along as they rock podiums at some of the US' biggest races.


’Cross Is Coming. Heck, It's Already Here!

A mid-training ride break in Forest Park on a freshly-built Team CCXIt's Labor Day weekend – the unofficial end of summer... and beginning of cyclocross season! Many folks are lining up for their season's first races today, while others will trickle in over the next month or so. Our Veloforma Team CCX carbon cyclocross bikes have found new homes all over the country in the past month, and we still have orders coming in.

Looking to dramatically upgrade your ride this season? Drop us a line. We can't guarantee you better results, but we can certainly help you to minimize your excuses come race day. Look for us – and our bikes – frolicking around in the woods and lining up at race courses near you!

Local Masters racer, Aaron Even, debuting his new Team CCX in Forest Park.


Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma's Kovalcik and Urbanski Bring Home National Gold and Bronze

Zak Kovalcik's National Championship gold and jersey. ©Zak KovalcikZak Kovalcik of the Sizzle Pie p/b Veloforma team won the Elite Omnium Track National Championships in South Carolina this past weekend. On Friday he won the flying lap and elimination races, then Kovalcik used a winning kilometer time trial effort to secure the overall victory. Teammate Al Urbanski  joined Kovalcik on the podium, snagging third, with Stefan Rothe (Tulsa Tough) in second.

Great job by Zak and Al, and more terrific results for the all-business carbon Veloforma Pista Pro track bike!

Kovalcik broke down the racing action for us:

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Versatility. And Winning!

The transition between high-speed crit and uphill TT was an easy one. The bike setup, with Hed Stingers, is identical. Add LS skinsuit, Castelli aero gloves & shoe covers and a c.1996 aero helmet (extra credit for goofy sticker) and: Presto! ©VeloformaThere's been a whole bunch of high-speed race action locally here in Portland, Oregon, and, naturally, Veloforma's bikes and sponsored athletes have figured prominently. Anna Christainsen of the Ironclad Performance Wear team won the Franz Bakery Criterium in the Elite women's field last weekend in impressive fashion – she attacked the field midway through the race and consistently extended her lead all the way to the line over the hilly course. The race promoters ran the event as a points race, with every lap worth both points towards the overall result and $5. Christiansen had the event wrapped up with 10 laps to go, but she kept on plugging – and picking up some extra dough along the way.

Veloforma's Josh Liberles, who races for the HPC-RPM Mortgage team, did an unusual back-to-back double on his Veloforma Strada SLR carbon road bike. On Saturday he carved through the high-speed corners in the Franz Bakery Criterium to take a well-earned fourth place before toeing the line on the same rig for the Larch Mountain Hillclimb time trial the very next day.

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