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TORQ Announce NEW Triathlon Team

TORQ have confirmed that they will support a team of promising ‘age group’ and ‘Pro’ triathletes for 2010. In the same way as they have done with their Mountain Bike team, in year one, TORQ are looking to get their foot in the door with a view to increasing their support as the team evolves over the next few years...

Martin Goodlad is once again being supported by Torq, utilising a QR CD01 and FFWD wheels. Martin is an Ironman athlete who has raced at the World Ironman Championships in Kona twice. Martin’s aims for 2010 are the UK middle distance championships in Bala and the Scottish long distance championships in Aberfeldy.

James Emery is the team captain, helping to coordinate the Torq triathlon team, he is also utilising a QR CD01 bike with FFWD wheels and Powertap. James has raced two ITU age group World Championships in Lausanne and Hamburg and more recently competed at the 70.3 Ironman World Championships in Clearwater, Florida. James’ aims for this year are Challenge Roth, an Ironman distance event in Bavaria Germany.

Nick Shasha has been racing for Torq for a number of years and specialises in duathlon. Nick is hoping that a FFWD disk wheel will aid his racing this year. Nick has raced at numerous ITU duathlon championships and is once again aiming to be competitive at the National and International duathlon championships.

Chris Panayiotou is new to the team and races Olympic distance racing. Chris is a talented all-round triathlete; last year at the highly competitive Windsor triathlon he finished 11th overall and 3rd in his age group. 

Additionally TORQ will be co-sponsoring a number of other Pro athletes in 2010: Paul Hawkins, Jacqui Slack and Jodie Swallow.

A big thank you to the following sponsors that have helped make the TORQ Tri team to launch:

Quintana Roo (QR) frames/bikes: www.quintanarootri.com
Fast forward (FFWD) wheels:  www.ffwdwheels.com
Saris CycleOps power (Powertap): www.saris.com

As the team start to compete this season, we shall be uploading race reports and other articles of interest. Jodie Swallow, as TORQ's highest profile triathlete will be updating the TORQ website on a regular basis throughout the season, keeping us posted on her drive for olympic selection.