Specialized Racing's 2013 cross-country and marathon team roster includes current Olympic Champion Jaroslav Kulhavy, Kohei Yamamoto (2008-2012 Japanese national champion), Todd Wells (2010–2012 U.S. National Champion), Lea Davison (5-time U.S. National Champion), and newcomer Tereza Hurikova.
The late Burry Stander (left) and Christoph Sauser, winners of last year's Cape-Epic.
Defending Cape Epic champion, and 2011 Marathon World Champion Christoph Sauser is transitioning to a full Marathon World Cup schedule for 2013. When asked about the switch, Christoph said, “It was time for a change. Cross-country racing only got shorter, and I got older It's not a good combo! In the past I always enjoyed racing marathons and now I am ready for the complete switch. Not having the winning results in Cross Country lately also helped me to change my goals. Waiting for days in hotel rooms just for a 1.5k circuit race started to pull on my nerves. Now I am so excited to go for the big laps where I will find more adventure and new places. My focus will be on the ABSA Cape-Epic and World Championships, but also Transalp, 4Peaks and the classics towards the end of the season.”
Todd Wells is back in 2013 for select World Cup events and racing on U.S. Soil.
Lea Davison will be rocking for Specialized.
For the 2013 season, the men will be racing aboard S-Works Epic 29ers
, and the women aboard S-Works Fate 29ers.
The team will also be supported with Specialized Prevail helmets, S-Works MTB shoes, saddles, gloves, and apparel as well as Roval wheels.
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