West Point triathlon teams took command of USA Collegiate Division at the 2010 USA Duathlon National championships, in Richmond, VA. The women’s team swept the top four spots, while the men’s team took six in the top ten. The teams credit fast bike splits to their custom-built Serotta bikes combined with specific aerodynamic bicycle fits through Paraic McGlynn, Director of Applied Cycling Science, at the Serotta International Cycling Institute.
“It is telling that all five of our podium finishers at the 2010 USA Duathlon Nationals and 2010 Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon were riding Serottas. Not only has the superior bike fit and performance improved the athletes’ bike splits, but their outstanding run times show that they are arriving into T2 fresher and with more energy,” states, West Point Triathlon Team Officer-in-Charge, Maj. Murphy Caine.
The West Point Women dominated the field claiming the top four finishes not only in collegiate, but also in the U-24 year old category. And in an outstanding performance, the final of her career, Ashley Morgan finished first for collegiate and second among the entire women’s field. Her bicycle of choice for the race was the MeiVici AE, which offers supreme aerodynamics coupled with the renowned ride quality and handling characteristics of a Serotta custom frame. The MeiVici AE features a seat tube angle-specific rear wheel cut out and an innovative aero seatpost for maximum aerodynamics and weight savings.
The men’s team had multiple standout performances. Brian Trainor’s earned him 18th overall, but also an individual National Championship Title for being the fastest U-19 athlete. This delivered the men’s team its fourth National Title in the past two years
The Serotta CXII was the bicycle of choice for the majority of both men’s and women’s teams. The CXII features aerodynamically shaped C5S triple-butted proprietary Colorado Concept steel tubing, which is comfortable yet stiff for maximum efficiency, while an aero downtube and stays make for a slippery profile.
The Duatholon National Collegiate Championships are held each year in conjunction with the USA National Duathlon Championship Festival. This year more than 30 colleges were represented at the Nationals. Over 1700 athletes competed to win individual national titles within age categories and a place on the 2010 USA Duathlon National Team.