Lazer Sport News: Cyclocross Results and Company News

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– Lazer Sport adds new staff member to our team!

We are proud to announce a new employee to the Lazer Sport team: Celia Santos!

Celia’s responsibilities at Lazer will include graphic design for our new helmets and other product lines. Celia is originally from Portugal and studied graphic design in her home town of Porto. She has spent the last six years living and working in Valtellina Italy as a graphic designer for the helmet company MET.

Celia has a passion for sport, ignited and cultivated in the Swiss Alps near St. Moritz where her parents have lived for the last 30 years. We are very happy to have Celia join our team where she will bring this passion along with her experience and enthusiasm to contribute to the further growth of the Lazer brand.

Welcome to Lazer Sport Celia!

– Telenet-Fidea team dominates the European cyclocross circuit

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Current Cyclocross World Champion Zdenek Stybar (above right in the special edition World Champion Lazer Helium) has been having a dream season. Stybar spent the early season winning every race he started including the October 31st Superprestige Zonhoven. Some recent knee issues have slowed him down slightly in the last few weeks but a 2nd place finish on November 20 at the GP Hasselt Belgium and a 5th place finish on November 21 at the Superprestige Gavere Belgium shows that he has held his good form and should be back to his winning ways very soon. Stybar currently leads the UCI Cyclocross rankings with 780 points, 308 points over the next closest competitor!

Stybar’s team mate Kevin Pauwels (above left in the Lazer Helium team edition) showed his good form last weekend with a pair of fantastic results. At the November 20 GP Hasselt Belgium Pauwels would prove the strongest rider of the day taking victory over his team mate Stybar with another team mate Bart Wellens finishing in 4th. The following day in Gavere Belgium Pauwels would find himself in a sprint finish again the veteran cyclocross star Sven Nys. Pauwels nearly won again, losing the sprint by only inches to Nys with Pauwels team mate Wellens again finishing 4th on the day and Stybar coming in 5th.

The Telenet-Fidea team is looking great as they look towards the next UCI race November 27th in Koksijde Belgium. Lazer Sport is proud to support the Telenet-Fidea team and wish them good luck this weekend!

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The Cannondale-CyclocrossWorld team is dominating the racing scene in the United States again this year! After Jamey Driscoll narrowly missed victory at Cross Vegas on September 22nd the team has hardly looked back. The following weekend they went two for two at the US Gran Prix Planet Bike Cup in Madison Wisconsin with Jeremy Powers (above right in the Lazer Helium!) riding solo to the finish to win the Saturday September 25th race and USA National Champion Tim Johnson (above left in the Lazer Genesis) winning the Sunday September 26th race in the same style. Johnson and Powers would exchange days, but the results would remain the same at US Gran Prix Derby City Cup in Louisville Kentucky on October 23rd and 24th. Johnson would finish alone to take victory on day one with Powers doing the same the very next day. The third stop of the US Gran Prix, the New Belgium Cup in Fort Collins Colorado, would give Johnson another opportunity to put his national champion jersey at the top of the podium with his win on Sunday November 14. The US Gran Prix series wraps up next month in Portland Oregon with The Stanley Portland Cup on December 4-5. From there the team moves on to Bend Oregon for the USA Cyclocross National Championship held on December 12. Johnson will be trying to defend his 2009 championship win while his team mates Powers and Driscoll will be looking for their first championship. Lazer Sport is proud to support the Cannondale-CyclocrossWorld.com team with Helium and Genesis helmets and we wish the team continued good luck in their upcoming races!

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Following victories at Cross Vegas on September 22 and podium finishes at the US Gran Prix Planet Bike Cup in Madison Wisconsin on September 25-26 the LUNA Chix team have ramped up their performance as the season moved forward. At the Derby City Cup on October 23-24 Georgia Gould (above left in the Lazer Helium team special edition) would take back to back solo victories proving to be the dominate rider of the weekend. Czech National Champion Katerina Nash returned from racing in Europe to take part in the US Gran Prix New Belgium Cup in Fort Collins Colorado November 13-14. Nash would claim the victory on Saturday with her team mates Gould finishing in 3rd and Amy Dombroski finishing in 4th. On Sunday Nash would finish in 2nd place with Gould again finishing in 3rd and Dombroski in 5th. The LUNA team will continue their season next month at the US Gran Prix Stanley Portland Cup in Portland Oregon with Gould and Dombroski then moving to Bend Oregon the following weekend for the USA Cyclocross National Championship on December 11. Lazer Sport is proud to support the LUNA Chix team with Helium special edition helmets and we wish the team continued success this season!

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It’s not often you see a professional rider switch equipment mid-season. But if the product is great, and the stars align, that very thing can happen. Lazer Sport is excited to form a sponsoring partnership with Katie Compton through the 2013 racing season. Katie will be equipped with the Lazer Helium stars and stripes special edition helmet to celebrate her status as the reigning US Cyclocross National Champion. Her first races in the Helium took place on November 13-14 at the US Gran Prix New Belgium Cup in Fort Collins Colorado. She finished the weekend with two visits to the podium, taking 2nd place on Saturday and claiming victory in the race on Sunday. Katie now prepares to return to Europe and compete in one of her favorite races, the UCI World Cup in Koksijde Belgium on November 27th, where she has finished on the podium for the last three years. Lazer Sport is proud to support Katie Compton!

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We love that guy’s name.

– Lazer dealers: helmet hanger display now available

In support of our sales team we now offer helmet hanger displays to make it easy to showcase Lazer helmets. Every helmet hanger can be outfitted with a custom header card. These header cards are now on our FTP server and are ready for your customization. You can find the header cards on our FTP site. If you don’t have this FTP site information please e-mail us and we will send you the details. The header cards are saved as Microsoft Office Publisher files.

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Some great Lazer helmets ads from our Japanese distributor, Helium on the left and the Urbanize helmet on the right.

Also, Lazer children’s helmets sold in boutique baby stores in Japan! If you have any images of your store, or see Lazer helmets being displayed or sold at an interesting location please snap a photo and email it to us for our Facebook page!


– Check out the Lazer Sport You Tube Channel! (www.youtube.com/lazersport)

We will be new product information, technical details regarding Lazer helmet features and race footage of Lazer sponsors teams and athletes. Please subscribe to our You Tube Channel to keep aware of everything going on with Lazer Sport!

– Check out our website! Find it at: www.lazersport.com

We are updating the site regularly and will have additional information posted soon. In the mean time please bookmark our new web page and share with your friends, colleagues and dealers!
Lazer Distributors! Have you submitted your dealer list for our website? If not please send it to us as soon as possible!

– Don’t forget to visit our blog as well! www.belgianheadcase.com

We are posting race results, rider reports, interesting articles and videos on a regular basis. Check it out!

Best regards from Lazer Sport!

source: Christopher T. Smith
LAZER SPORT NV


About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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