SOURCE: Trek Bicycles

July 11, 2007 17:49 ET

Trek/VW Duo Reigns Supreme at BC 7

WATERLOO, WI--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - The Trek-Volkswagen racing duo of Chris Eatough and Jeff Schalk swept the competition at this year's inaugural BC Bike Race -- The Pacific Traverse, winning every stage of the 7-day, 7-stage race aboard a special race-edition, all-new Trek Fuel EX with ABP and Full Floater technologies.

After a tightly contested sprint victory between Eatough/Schalk and the team of Andreas Hestler and Kevin Calhoun in Stage One, the Trek-VW riders steadily built their race advantage throughout the remaining stages, in the end finishing with a 17-minute advantage over second place Hestler/Calhoun.

"Best mountain bike race in the world. No doubt," said six-time world 24-hour solo champion Chris Eatough. Of the new Fuel EX, he was quick to point out, "The 5 inches of suspension were perfect for the rocks, roots, and drop-offs. The bike was fast, efficient, and light." When asked about the 2-person team format, Eatough beamed: "As the race went on, Jeff and I felt like we were getting stronger every day, and at the end we were still hungry for more."

About Trek/VW Racing:

The Trek/VW Racing team is proudly sponsored by Volkswagen, RockShox, Shimano, Cytomax, Bontrager, Tecnu Extreme, Light and Motion, Cane Creek, DuMonde Tech, Ogio Bags, SixSixOne and SaraSportline.

About Trek Bicycles:

Headquartered in Waterloo, Wisconsin, Trek Bicycle Corporation is a global leader in bicycle design and manufacturing. From the original hand-built steel touring frames introduced in 1976 to the revolutionary OCLV carbon fiber first introduced in 1992, Trek's passion for innovation, quality, and performance leads the industry with next-generation technology and thinking. With a record seven consecutive Tour de France titles, six straight 24-hour World Solo Mountain Bike Championships, and countless other professional wins, Trek enjoys a rich tradition of victory in the world's premier cycling events. Today, with a broad range of bicycles and cycling products under the Trek, Gary Fisher, LeMond, Bontrager, and Klein brand names, Trek continues to pursue new ways to bring the joy of cycling to all people.

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