We spent a great few days down in Woodlands, Texas, for the 2014 IRONMAN Texas, working the expo and cheering on our athletes during the race. We spent three days at the expo hanging out and working on any QR bike that came our way; thanks to Bike Lane, there were more than a few QR bikes racing that weekend.
It was great day for our athletes. On the women's side, Julia Gajer rode her QR Illicito to a fastest overall bike split and a second overall finish. QT2 pro Jennie Hansen made her debut race on the PRsix, using her new bike to crush the field and unleash her killer run, good for a sixth place finish overall. QT2 Age-grouper Meredith Gardner took 2nd place in her age-group with a dominating performance.
QR German pro Julia Gajer came out of the water in 3rd overall with a 52:36, and blasted her way to first off the bike with a 4:53 bike split.
Julia only lost one spot with a 3:09 marathon. According to Julia, this race was one of her best bike splits ever.
QT2 pro Jennie Hansen came out of the water in 1:04, and quickly moved up into 11th on the bike with a 5:01 split.
Once she started running, though, there was nothing to stop her from continuing to move up through the field, splitting a 3:06 marathon to finish sixth overall.
Age-grouper Meredith Gardner came out of the water in 2nd place in her age group and never looked back, moving up to 1st on the bike with a 5:21 split, and rounding the day off with a 3:33 marathon, good for a 2nd place age-group finish.
On the men's side, QT2 pros Doug MacLean and Matt Curbeau represented, with 15th place and 19th place finishes, respectively.
Doug MacLean came out of the water in 55:27, rocked the bike split with a 4:45.
He kept his position with a 3:09 marathon, which was good for an 8:56 finish.
Matthew Curbeau also debuted his new PRsix at Texas, riding it to a 4:44 bike split.
Matt finished with an overall time of 9:07, good for 19th.
We had a great time, and our next event will be Raleigh 70.3. We will be at the race expo, as well as hosting clinics at Inside Out Sports.