WORLD CHAMP 24H 2015
The CHIRU-MAGURA crew were out in force for the 2015 WEMBO 24 Hour Solo World Championships in Weaverville, California, this past weekend. Chiru Founder Pierre-Arnaud Le Magnan (FRA) was joined by team-mate Fraser Young (CAN) and Myriam Guillot (FRA) to take on the toughest 24-hour racers in the world, on one of the toughest 24-hour race courses the World Championships has ever seen.
As day treated the riders with a pristine blue sky and high 30deg. temperatures, the night was a different story with 5 deg. combined to a cold wind surge, making it very challenging for all the riders to adapt.
Fraser Young riding his Chiru DualSix50 took the lead of his age group riding solid until his contact lenses played a trick on him during the night and rendered him almost "blind", forcing him to stop for several hours to get his vision back. Back in the game he managed to finish in 5th place !
Myriam Guillot racing her Chiru Six50 in the women's Elite was not at her best as struggling to get read from a food poisoning ! Feeling low on power and being sick on the bike, but she is so determined she did finished the race in 7th place.
Pierre-A. Le Magnan rode 2 bikes , Chiru Pulse and Rangi Rangi with different set-up, but course was so challenging on the downhill part that favour went to the Rangi Rangi for its comfort and speed over rugged terrain. Pierre finished in 2nd in his cat., solid performance for a 24hr rookie.
Team CHIRU-MAGURA is powered by : CHIRU bikes, MAGURA, ROTOR, AMERICAN CLASSIC, SYNTACE, TIME Pedals, CL brake pads, ZERO RH+, Hutchinson tyres