The TFR Triathlon squad is rolling into Ibiza on a sweet new paint job
Same Speed Concept, sick new look.
The Trek Factory Racing Triathlon squad will be riding the same paint scheme this year: A snazzy spectrum of red and blue that somehow rides even faster than it looks. Holly Lawrence, Ben Kanute, Ellie Salthouse, Alex Yee and Taylor Knibb are going to easy to spot in the field — even when they’re not at the front of it.
The fresh paint will be in action this weekend for the PTO European Open in Ibiza. Lawrence and Kanute will be flying their new colors in the pro women’s and men’s races, respectively. (Salthouse is in action too, but her new bike is not yet ready to be introduced to the world.)
Take a look at the new scheme below, then scroll to the bottom for details on what should be a thrilling race amongst a stacked group of triathletes in Ibiza.
The PTO European Open will kick off with the men’s pro race this Saturday at 8:15 a.m. local time (2:15 a.m. ET), followed by the women’s pro race at 9:45 a.m. local time (3:45 a.m. ET). Those watching from Europe can tune in on Eurosport or GCN+. Those watching from anywhere else in the world can watch for free on PTO+.
The race should be one of the best of the early season. In addition to Kanute, the men’s field will be headlined by Olympic champions Jan Frodeno, Alistair Brownlee and Kristian Blummenfelt. Trek athlete Rudy von Berg, who recently won Ironman Texas in stunning fashion, will also be taking his excellent run of form to the course.
On the women’s side, Ashleigh Gentle, Lucy Charles-Barclay and Daniela Ryf will be among the favorites to win, but a deep field makes this race impossible to predict. Lawrence and Salthouse will certainly be gunning for the top step. Fenella Langridge, who took sixth at Kona last year (with flair!), and Tamara Jewett, who recently won Ironman 70.3 Oceanside, will also be bring Speed Concepts to Ibiza with podium ambitions.
The course is slightly shorter than a typical middle-distance race at two kilometers for the swim, 80 kilometers for the bikes and 18 kilometers for the run. Expect explosive racing in the Mediterranean.