Review: Kudos Wheels Race Wheel Hire

Top quality, race-specific wheels can be one of the most desired (but expensive) items on a triathletes wish list. For many, that up-front cost can be a bridge too far, but there is another way to get your hands on the fastest kit for that special race day… rental.

Chantal Cummings is a very speedy British Pro triathlete, winner this year of the Ayia Napa Middle Distance Triathlon (HERE), and currently leading the points standings in the Spirit Triathlon Series… with Alpe d’Huez Long Course coming up later this week.

We got her to trial first-hand the wheel hire experience through Kudos Wheels (www.kudos-wheels.co.uk) and report back on the process for us. With a Zipp Super-9 disc and Zipp 808 NSW front wheel to add to her speedy Orbea Ordu bike (pictured above), she certainly had a machine that would match her own athletic talents.

Read the full review on Tri247 here

Ayia Napa Triathlon: Chantal Cummings reports (and wins) in Cyprus

We’ve previously profiled the fast-growing Ayia Napa Triathlon (www.ayianapatriathlon.com) on the site, an early season race which given the wind and rain where I was this past weekend in the UK, looks set to grow and grow. If some early season sun is on your ‘to do’ list, then this Cyprus destination should be on your triathlon short-list for 2020.

The event offers Sprint, Olympic and Middle Distance options (for individuals and teams), and on Sunday British Pro Chantal Cummings, a member of the ETE Racing Team, was back racing over the Middle Distance, in a race she finished third at 12 months ago.

12 minutes faster and two places higher, she topped the podium this year, with team mate and fellow Brit, Claire Weller (a very close second at the Outlaw Half Holkham last year), finishing as runner-up.

Here, Chantal reports back for us on “a great race for anyone looking for an early season event.” Read the full report on Tri247 here.