Trek: Trek Superfly Blazes Iceman Cometh

2011/11/07By Andrew Rosch

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  • 29er hardtail ridden to victory in men’s and women’s events

This weekend the Trek Superfly 29er hardtail was ridden to victory in both the men’s and women’s pro events at the 22nd running of the season-culminating Iceman Cometh race in Traverse City, Michigan. Lukas Flükiger (CHE) of Trek World Racing and Heather Irmiger (USA) of Subaru-Trek each took wins aboard their team-issue carbon 29ers.

In only his third race atop 29” wheels, the typically 26”-riding Flükiger found the Trek Superfly ideally suited for the course’s fast, rolling terrain. Riding with a pack that included fellow Trek athlete, and Iceman defending champion, Brian Matter for the majority of the race it was Flükiger who jumped ahead of the competition over the last climb. And after the 30-mile course, the Trek World Racer had enough energy remaining to sprint out of the final corner and take the win. Over the course of the race, Flükiger would average a break-neck 19.5 mph.

"I was definitely happy to have chosen my Superfly 29er,” said Flükiger after descending the podium. “It was fast from the start and helped me keep a comfortable lead the entire race. I didn't know there were races like this in the USA. The crowd was incredible, the racing was fast, and it was just an exciting race. I am definitely coming back."

Heather Irmiger capped off a strong season with her own Superfly victory at Iceman, besting a strong women’s field that included the current world champion. While this is not the first time a Trek athlete has won Iceman, it is the first time the brand has taken home both of the legendary ice trophies.