What Will Crowie Ride?

 Sep 28, 2011 article & images by Nick Salazar

The biggest hooplah in the tri world for the last two weeks has been the fate of Craig Alexander's sponsorship with Orbea. When he took the win at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships on a de-branded Cervelo P4 instead of his sponsor-correct Orbea Ordu, there has been unending speclation about what he would be riding just a month later in Kona for the full-distance Ironman World Championships.

There is no official word yet on what Crowie will be riding. A picture was posted to Twitter showing Crowie training on the Queen K highway, but I know for a fact that the picture isn't a definitive answer to the question. I don't know what he'll ride, but we should all find out soon. So, I'd like to hear what all of you think.

Leave a comment below with the BRAND of bike that you think Crowie will race on in Kona. One lucky winner will be selected from among the correct answers to get a free TriRig T-shirt. Limit one guess per person. Contest ends on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 12:01am MST, OR whenever there is an official announcement as to Crowie's ride, whichever comes soonest. Have at it!

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