Parcours to Support Kyle Smith In His Upcoming Appearance at The PTO Collins Cup
August 24, 2021
Parcours, a leading British manufacturer of cutting-edge aerodynamic cycling wheelsets, are pleased to announce that they will be supporting international professional triathlete Kyle Smith for his appearance at The Challenge Championship in Samorin, which also plays host to the PTO Collins Cup.
This weekend will see Kyle Smith, a professional triathlete from New Zealand race at the Challenge Championship event in Samorin, Slovakia in order to gain crucial points for Team International at the Collins Cup. In his first season of long-distance racing, Kyle also has his focus on the upcoming 70.3 World Championships in St. George, Utah and the rescheduled IRONMAN World Championship race in February in Kona, Hawaii. Throughout his training and racing, Kyle will be supported by the wide range of Parcours wheelsets to ensure that he has the best options for every course profile to enable him to race as efficiently as possible.
With the recent news of the postponing of the IRONMAN World Championships 2021 fresh in everybody’s mind, all eyes are looking forwards to this weekend’s race which is set to be incredibly hotly contested in the PTO Collins Cup. This middle distance event is hosted at the x-bionic Sphere, and with the bike route taking in the flats alongside the Danube river, aerodynamics and efficiency are set to play a huge part in the overall race result. Kyle is proud to be supported by Parcours to ensure that he will be on the fastest possible wheels for the bike leg ahead. Parcours have an excellent range of disc-brake and rim specific wheels available with various profiles and depths to cut through the most blustery of conditions.
This is Kyle’s first season racing both middle- and long-distance triathlons, having impressed as a junior and as an under-23, winning World Champion titles in both Aquathlon and Cross triathlon. Kyle has continued to find success as he progresses through the ranks, winning both 70.3 Taupo and Challenge Wanaka with new course records in the process, and qualifying for the IRONMAN World Championships with a third place finish at his first ever IRONMAN distance race in Taupo.
Kyle said “I’m so grateful for Parcours support this season. Not only do they provide amazingly reliable and fast wheelsets, but the knowledge and expertise of aerodynamics that Dov has brought to the table in this partnership will stand me in excellent stead to have my best race ever this weekend in Samorin”
He continues: “I can’t wait to race these wheels at the Collins Cup and lay down a marker for the world to see. At the start of the year, I was laying bricks to get by and afford to race, it is fantastic to now have opportunities like this!”
Dov Tate from Parcours said “We’re really excited to be supporting Kyle for the rest of the 2021 season, as he builds up towards both Collins Cup and Ironman 70.3 World Championships. After really breaking through onto the world scene this year, we’re looking forward to seeing him race amongst the best athletes in the world”
For more information about the full range of Parcours wheels, visit www.parcours.cc.
Kyle is supported by HUUB, Asics, Clif, Teamline, Parcours and Pro Create and Winger Group Automotive. Follow Kyle on @kylesmithnzl on Instagram.
Sam Begg – Compete PR