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Team Rapha-Focus Announces 2012-2013 International Roster

Riders, 3 US Men & 3 European Women, Now Flying Rapha-FOCUS Colors

Rapha Performance Roadwear announces today the 2012-2013 roster for Team Rapha-FOCUS, a professional cyclocross racing team. The third-year team will expand to six riders, balancing the men’s and women’s teams, and will contest an international schedule with the intention to place riders on their respective national teams for the 2013 World Cyclocross Championships to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
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Team Signing Session at Interbike

For fans attending Interbike, stop by the Focus Bicycles Booth (#2043) tomorrow (Wednesday) for a signing session with our very own Jeremy Powers and Zach McDonald immediately following the Rapha Focus Circulus! Roughly 1:15pm local time. (Chris Jones is currently racing in the Tour of Britain and unable to attend)

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 (all times local, PST; UTC -7)

The Most Handsome Bike in Cyclocross

All the cycling outlets are a flutter over the Rapha FOCUS team edition FOCUS Mares CX1 bikes, for good reason! It started last week with VeloNews, this week we’ve got:

Chris and Zach are running some of the best (and lightest – team bikes weighing in at about 15.2lbs on race day) equiptment out there: Both riders are on “the most handsome bike in cyclocross,” the FOCUS Mares CX1 (all carbon frame and fork), at 5’10″ Chris is riding the Large (55.5cm) and at 5’8″ Zach rides the Medium (54cm), all bikes feature the SRAM Red BB30 drive train, Fi:zi’k saddles, Easton Wheels and accessories, Crank Brothers pedals, a full selection of Challenge Tires for every condition, and TRP Brakes.

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Thursday Throwback Video

From the archives, check out FOCUS Bikes founder Mike Kluge’s Cyclocross World Championship win from 1992, and his sweet tail slide at the finish line! That’s Karel Camrda (CZE) and Adri van der Poel (NED) coming in 2nd and 3rd behind him at Roundhay Park in the UK.

While we’re on the subject of videos of the many people that help Team Rapha Focus get it done, we found some portraits and video profiles of two photographers whose amazing work we feature quite a bit: Dan Sharp and Jeff Curtes. But wait, there’s more! Team Mechanic Brian Dallas gives a video walkthrough of the Team Service Course.

Rapha Focus Mares Walkthrough on VeloNews

The Rapha-Focus Team Mechanic, Brian Dallas, takes VeloNews on a video tour of our Team Issue 2011 Focus Mares CX1 bikes. The video and some accompanying photos are up on VeloNews


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