MTN-Qhubeka Trek Madone
We already know from our test last year that the Trek Madone is an amazingly advanced bike but is buying a bike just about having the latest technology? Does the bike buying process have to be a totally selfish act? What if by buying that bike you could have an effect on the lives of others? If that appeals to you then Trek may have the answer…
Its not often that a new pro team and their bike can make a difference on both the racing scene but also on the lives of people in need. You may have noticed the yellow clad riders of new team MTN-Qhubeka Samsung on board yellow Trek Madones finishing high up in races over the first few weeks of the 2013 season. They took the Team Prize at the Tour of Langkawi and Sergio Pardillo finished third overall.
Then a rejuvenated Gerald Ciolek – a name many of us will remember as being a sprinter on a par with Mark Cavendish a few years ago – has been prominent in sprints once again, winning a stage at the Three Days of West Flanders and finishing up there with a third and a fourth place against the best in the sprint-fest that occurs in the first few stages of Tirreno-Adriatico.
This early season success has resulted in a place in Milan-SanRemo for the team. Could they do something truly amazing there? Well no matter the result in San Remo, MTN-Qhubeka Samsung are already doing something amazing… (continued on page 2)>