Bart Aernouts, Rudy von Berg, Sara Svensk and Alex Yee join Paula Findlay as Trek-supported triathletes
During the 2020 triathlon season, you’ll see a few more custom Speed Concepts lined up in transition. Four new triathletes receive Trek support this year, joining Canadian Paula Findlay as Trek Race Shop athletes.
Returning triathlete Paula Findlay rode her Miami green Speed Concept to win back to back victories in December at Ironman 70.3 Wells and Challenge Daytona. This year, she has her eye on the 70.3 World Championships.
“My goals for the 2020 season are to stay healthy, podium at each race I do. My first race will be Oceanside 70.3 in April,” Findlay said.
Four new triathletes join Findlay on the the Trek Race Shop roster this year.
Belgian Bart Aernouts placed top ten in the Ironman World Championship in 2018 and 2019. He has his eyes on the top step of that podium in 2020 and is excited to do it on a Speed Concept. Aernouts says he’s really into technical details on his triathlon gear and loves his new bike.
“What I really like about it is the integration and how everything meets. It’s really easy to travel with. You can see that it’s a bike where they were thinking about all the details,” Aernouts said. “To adjust the brakes, I’ve never seen a bike where they make it so easy to have a different wheelset. Just change with one or two screws. People were thinking about everything on the bike.”
American Rudy von Berg will ride Trek this year. He was on fire in 2019, taking three regional 70.3championships–North American, European and South American–along with landing third at 70.3 World Champs.
“I’m starting my 2020 race season at the Oceanside 70.3 and hope to have two peaks in my season, the first at Collins Cup and the second at Worlds,” von Berg said. “I’m stoked to be on Trek. Since I was young, Trek has been my dream sponsor.”
Swedish Sara Svensk joins the Trek-supported roster this year. She has ridden a Trek bike for the last four years, and now graduates up to the next level of support. Svensk’s top results in 2019 was winning Ironman Barcelona and she placed top 10 in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships.
Svensk lives and trains in Gothenburg where she is also a general practice doctor. Her sights are set on Kona in 2020.
British Alex Yee rounds out the Trek-supported triathlete roster for 2020. He is a young and very fast racer who is considering a 2020 Olympic bid in two events, triathlon and 10K. If he qualified in both, he would make history, so keep an eye on young and ambitious Yee this year.