Team Rapha-FOCUS and Riders Find Success With Giro Sport Design at USA Cyclo-Cross National Championships

Riders from Team Rapha-FOCUS and found success at the 2013 USA Cyclo-Cross National Championships in helmets, gloves, and footwear from Giro Sport Design. In the Men’s Junior event, Logan Owen dominated the field to capture his 8th National title, while in the Women’s ranks, Kaitlin Antonneau claimed the Women’s Collegiate race. In the Elite Men’s RaceTeam Rapha-FOCUS ‘ 21 year old phenom Zach McDonald proved he made the right choice in skipping the U-23 class by riding to a stellar silver medal against the best pros in America this weekend in Verona, WI. Antonneau wore the new Giro Air Attack™ Helmet, while McDonald was one of three men in the Elite top 5 to wear the Air Attack™ Helmet.

In frigid conditions that turned a rolling course into a battlefield of mud and ice, reigning U23 Champion McDonald was at the front of the Elite race from the gun, part of a 6 man group (including three riders) that pulled away on the second lap, led by eventual winner Jonathan Page. With 5 laps to go, McDonald was the only rider able to match Page’s pace and hovered a handful of seconds behind the leader until the final lap.’s Jamey Driscoll came in a scant 15 seconds later to claim the bronze medal.

Giro Sport Design is proud to supply helmets, gloves, and footwear to all of Team Rapha-FOCUS and helmets to Several riders including McDonald chose to ride in the new Giro Air Attack™helmet, which has now been used by riders to win Ironman triathlon, elite CX, road, and track events, and even Olympic events. With a systematic approach to design and wind tunnel–tested performance, the Air Attack™ offers a unique combination of reduced aerodynamic drag and enhanced cooling power that improves a rider’s overall efficiency and performance. The Air Attack™ will be available in March 2013 in two versions – including one with a magnetically-anchored optical shield – with MSRP of $200 USD and $240 USD respectively.

Photo Courtesy: Brian Vernor