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Velomotion News (Jul, 2012)

Rewriting history: Eimear Mullan is victorious at Ironman UK

Posted on July 24th, 2012 by Mike Smith
An image of Eimear Mullen UK 1/2 and Full Ironman champion

Eimear Mullan has become the first female triathlete to win the UK 70.3 and full Ironman in the same year, making it a great year for Irish women in triathlon.

The Northern Irish triathlete triumphed at the Ironman UK event in Bolton yesterday, beating close rival Amanda Stevens and winning the race, to go along with the 70.3 race that Mullan won in June.

Eimear, 30, was trailing Stevens after the American built up a 15 minute lead after the 3.8k swim, with the lead still at 13 minutes after the 112 mile bike stage.

Life at Retül: Mike on bike fitting in Boulder

Posted on July 17th, 2012 by Mike Smith
An image of a typical road in Boulder, Colorado

Recently we wrote about Velomotion's Mike Smith going to Retül HQ in Boulder, Colorado to learn more about bike fitting.

Here Mike tells us what's been going on and what he's been up to in Colorado.

Since arriving in last Thursday (05/07/12) I've worked at Retül's HQ every week day and spent the Saturday just gone at the National Olympic Centre in Colorado Springs. This is a 1.5 hour drive north of Boulder with Denver in between the two.

Velomotion's Mike Smith heads to Retül HQ to master the art of bike fitting

Posted on July 5th, 2012 by Mike Smith
An image of Mike Smith of Velomotion performing a bike fit

Velomotion's resident bike fitter and renowned cyclist Mike Smith is leaving the UK to embark on a journey to reach the next level of bike fitting.

This week, Mike is leaving Milton Keynes to venture to Retül Headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, the premium place for bike fitters around the world.

Mike, who has worked for Velomotion since it's inception in 2009, will be working at Retül for the next few months and is hoping to learn some new tips and bike procedures to advance his skills and training.

Liz Blatchford speaks to Velomotion

Posted on July 2nd, 2012 by Mike Smith
An image of Liz Blatchford and friends at Velomotion Bike Fit Studio Milton Keynes

As part of the All3Motion competition to win the chance to train with world-class triathlete Liz Blatchford, we had a chat with Liz last week to discuss her plans to focus on long-course triathlons, training advice and whether she can take over ChrissieWellington's place at the top of the triathlon ladder.

Watch Liz's Interview on Youtube and you can see it on the Velomotion Facebook page.