Felt Bicycles Continues Support for TWENTY24 Pro Cycling team through Paris 2024 Olympic Cycle
The Southern California-based bike brand supplies TWENTY24 Pro Cycling with its FR road bike, DA time trial bike, and Breed gravel bike.
Rancho Santa Margarita, California (September 9, 2021) — Felt Bicycles is thrilled to announce its continued partnership with the TWENTY24 Pro Cycling race team for the next three seasons. The Southern California-based bicycle brand first joined forces with the storied women’s team in 2011.
For over a decade, riders from the TWENTY24 Pro Cycling squad have gone on to score numerous victories aboard Felt bikes. These include overall victories from TWENTY24 athletes at UCI races like the Giro Rosa, Gent-Wevelgem, Tour of the Gila, Colorado Classic, Joe Martin Stage Race, Redlands Classic, and others. TWENTY24 Pro Cycling athletes have also earned a total of eleven Olympic and Paralympic medals and multiple World Championship titles aboard Felt bikes. These include the legendary Kristin Armstrong winning two of her three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the time trial, as well as Chloe Dygert winning both the junior and elite time trial world championships. Most recently, TWENTY24 Pro Cycling athlete Jennifer Valente took home two medals—gold in the Omnium and bronze in the team pursuit track events—at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
In addition to helping some of the world’s fastest riders achieve victories at the highest levels of the sport, TWENTY24 Pro Cycling has long focused on creating a pipeline supporting young female cyclists and nurturing the next generation of pro athletes while connecting these young women to collegiate scholarships. The team’s very name is a symbol of its dedication to this cause, with the squad updating its title every four years to coincide with the next Olympic cycle—a key period of development in preparing young cyclists for the world’s biggest sporting competition.
TWENTY24 Pro Cycling has also become one of the leaders in the ever-growing gravel cycling scene, supporting countless North American events and empowering its riders to compete in what many fans and pundits agree is a key area in the future of bike racing. As recently as the 2021 season, TWENTY24 Pro Cycling athletes have taken multiple victories and podiums at gravel events including a top-five finish at Unbound Gravel—the highest-profile gravel event on the racing calendar. Also, TWENTY24 has been at the forefront of the pro/am athlete integration on the Zwift eSports platform since 2017, and it continues a robust Premier League race schedule and popular community ride programming that attracts global weekly participation.
“We are thrilled to continue working with Felt Bicycles,” says Nicola Cranmer, General Manager of TWENTY24 Pro Cycling. “We've shared a decade of incredible success, including multiple Olympic medals and world championship titles, as well as developing some of the best athletes in the sport aboard our arsenal of Felt bikes.”
“As a long-time supporter of women's cycling, Felt Bicycles is thrilled to continue our partnership with TWENTY24 Pro Cycling, a program with a storied history of developing and nurturing elite female cyclists,” says James Hibbard, Felt's Director of Sports Marketing.