In my opinion, Leanda's setup is reasonably well-managed. It just looks cluttered because of the Graal it's sitting on. Up front she's got a TorHans aero bottle, keeps a small bento box behind the stem, and has a gel flask just forward of the seat tube. There's one supplemental bottle on the down tube. But nothing hanging off the saddle, and nothing that looks too hobbled-together. There is definitely room for improvement, but it's hard to convince an athlete of that, especially when they came home with the win.
One of our favorite types of features are the ones that take a close-up, zoomed-in look at the actual setups pros are racing with. This year, we noticed that more and more pros are turning away from the traditional aerodrink-type bottles that dominated the field for a solid decade, and are moving towards BTA setups that we've discussed many times here on TriRig.
Fireworks erupted at Oceanside when Andy Potts and Jesse Thomas came down to a sprint finish. On the women's side, Heather Jackson put the hurt down with her blistering run to take the win. Check out our supersized race-day gallery inside.
It was a long, hot day in the Nevada desert, full of exciting racing and an upset of the established order. New winners were crowned in Sebastian Kienle and Leanda Cave. Check out our supersized gallery.