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Rudy Project News Review vol. 31

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Lead Image: A Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank rider finishes a climb in the Redlands Cycling Classic. Photo: @dmunsonphoto

TEAMS GIVE 110% DURING TOUR DE FRANCE

Rudy Project teams brought home a stage win and two top ten placements in the points classification, with 5 consecutive stages in the polka dot climber’s jersey for Trek-Segafredo’s Toms Skujns. Rudy Project provided the three teams with the limited edition Tralyx Fade in this historic Grand Tour, as well as top of the line helmets in exclusive colors for Team Bahrain-Merida. Read the full race recap here.

 

WINNING ONE OF A KIND

A big congrats to @xdillonx82bx for winning the limited edition Tralyx Fade! Thank you to those who participated, you'll get another shot soon, we promise. Follow @rudyprojectna on Instagram for more contests and gear giveaways!

 

KONA 2018 PREVIEW

Get ready to rumble on the Big Island this year! On the men's side, Ruedi Wild, Andi Dreitz, and Matt Chrabot will be rocking Rudy Project all the way down Ali'i Drive. On the women's side, champions Mel Hauschildt, Meredith Kessler, and Heather Jackson will go toe to toe with Sarah Piampiano, Rachel McBride, and Jodie Robertson. Stay tuned for more Kona updates, and don't forget to swing by the Rudy Project Village at Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel the week before the race. 

 

RUDY PROJECT: OFFICIAL EYEWEAR OF USA PENTATHLON

USA Pentathlon Multisport is the umbrella organization which provides US national governance for a variety of multi-sport disciplines including the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon as well as Obstacle Course Racing, Biathle, Triathle and Laser-Run competitions. And now elite pentathletes and organization members all have access to exclusive Rudy Project pricing and frames! Read the full announcement here. Shown here: 2017 National Champion Samantha Achterberg.

 

PODIUM ONE WINNERS

 

Congratulations to the 41 age group triathletes that have redeemed their PODIUM ONE rewards! (Shown here: Klodian Mitri) It's no easy feat to win your age group in an ultra distance triathlon, and they've earned their free Boost 01 helmet and Tralyx sunglasses! To find out full details and qualifying races, visit our website.
Winners to date:  Allison L., Alysha K., Amy H., Amy J., Arthur H., Bill H., Bob M., Brenda B., Chris D., David L., Derk de K., Frank G., Hilary F., Jackei D., Jayden., Jen K., Jeremy B., Julia S., Julie K., Kateri P., Kella M., Kelly W., Kiah W., Kristin L., Larry L., Leah R., Maggie P., Mary M., Matthew P., Megan P., Meghan F., Michael D., Nancy P., Natalie G., Peggy Y., Ryan G., Sean F., Tom M., Victoria., and Zuzana T. Congratulations!!!

 

HOW TO PICK A HELMET: RACING

Road. Aero. Road-aero? How do you know what helmet to wear on race day? Do you go with something more ventilated, more aero, the best of both worlds? We tackle the age-old question and tell you how to make the best choice for race day. Read on...

 

BEST SUNGLASSES FOR RUNNING

The Spinhawk SLIM gets major props from Women's Running as one of the best frames to wear while running. Listed as 'Best for Small Faces,' the popular style tones down the bug eye look for those with narrower faces, and can be ordered with prescription.

 

THE MANUAL
REVIEWS THE SINTRYX

Called 'the best outdoor sunglasses of 2018," the Sintryx has been racking up accolades since it launched. The Manual says: "If you’re looking for performance, specifically on the bike, look no farther than Rudy Project. If you’re heading into variable light, then the ImpactX-2 photochromatic lenses are the ticket. Quickly changing from 9 percent to 74 percent VLT, the glasses allow you to ride from the dark to bright sunlight without the need to take your shades off." Read the full review.

 

TOP PICKS FROM SUN VALLEY

Editors from MTBR.com riding single track in the playground that is Sun Valley  got to try out the brand new Protera mountain bike helmet and Sintryx sunglasses with ImpactX-2 photochromic lenses. To say they liked them would be an understatement: "These shades are a one-stop shop with maximum adjustability." Read on...

 

 

 

 Worn by cycling legend Miguel Indurain, the Aggressor was the first pair of performance eyewear to bring ergonomic temple tips, aggressive styling, and vented lenses onto the pro cycling scene. If you like what you see, you'll love what we've got coming out... Stay tuned!

 

 GEORGE CESPEDES of TRIANIMAL ENDURANCE

The founder of TriAnimals and TriAnimal Endurance, George started racing triathlon in 1989 and won a lottery slot to Kona in 1991. A USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach, his coaching philosophy focuses on having fun, communication, and "planning your race, and racing your plan." Why does he love Rudy Project? "They offer top endurance helmets and sunglasses - you can't beat them." Pictured here with Rudy Project NA Events Director Johnny Vu.

 

 

 

KIKKAN RANDALL: LIVING LEGEND

As a young girl living in Alaska, Kikkan Randall wanted to be an Olympian. Now, having gotten the gold, and more importantly, having been a key part of getting the women's US ski team to the world stage, she talks about how important it is to give back. Read the full article here from innervoice.life. And stay tuned for more from Kikkan, and how we're teaming up with her to give back this October. 

FOR INDY CAR RACING, ELEVATING YOUR PERFORMANCE IS IN THE DETAILS

Paying impeccable attention to detail pays off, especially at 200+ miles per hour. Learn how Charlie Kimball's method brings more top 10 finishes and major success on the track. Read on...

 

 

ALISON JACKSON: I BELONG HERE

Canadian, yogi, pro cyclist - Alison Jackson's inspiring story of going from a big fish in a small pond to an Olympian, and how she knows she's right where she wants to be. Read the full profile.

 

 THE BACK AND FORTH: FRIENDLY RIVALRIES

Supporting some of the best triathletes in the world means that sometimes we see them competing against each other. But the friendly rivalries and competitiveness are what make this sport so enjoyable. Upstart Ben Kanute vs veteran Cam Dye, Kona legend Heather Jackson vs the Queen of Taupo MBK. How do they manage it? Read on to find out...

 

 

 

 

 

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