June 27, 2011

This weekend’s National Championships around the world proved a huge success for Team Garmin-Cervélo Men’s and Women’s pro teams, and the Chipotle Development Teams.

In Italy, Noemi Cantele lead the way by taking both the road race and time trial championships.

Her teammate Lizzie Armitstead won the road race in Great Britain out sprinting Olympic champion Nicole Cooke for the win with teammates Sharon Laws and Emma Pooley finishing in 3rd and 4th places.

Finally Trine Schmidt took 3rd place in both the road race and time trial in the Danish championships.

On the Men’s side, Murilo Fischer successfully defended his road race title in Brazil. His distinctive national champions jersey will be joined next year by one from Lithuania as Ramunas Navardauskas won his national road race title.

Dan Martin missed out by the narrowest of margins in the sprint for the Irish championships, claiming second place by less than a tire width! And finally Thor Hushovd claimed 3rd place in the Norwegian national road race.

Not to be out done by their older European colleagues, the Chipotle Development teams dominated the under 23 and junior national titles in the United States.

Rob Squire won the U23 road race with team mate Jacob Rathe taking 2nd place, Rob Bush won the U23 criterium, Jonathan Schilling the junior time trial and Daniel Parks the junior criterium.

“From Dan’s close call to Ramunas and Murilo’s victories to Noemi’s double jerseys to Lizzie’s win, each of these athletes made their team and their country proud,” said Slipstream CEO Jonathan Vaughters.

“And, Team Chipotle earned 15 total medals between our U23s and Juniors – a huge testament to development cycling, something close to my heart.”