American long-distance triathlete Linsey Corbin and Trek have announced that Corbin will be riding a Speed Concept 9.9 over the next three years. Corbin previously had a sponsorship with Scott Bikes. Read about the move on Linsey Corbin’s blog and check out the complete press release below:
Trek Bicycle is proud to announce the signing of professional triathlete Linsey Corbin. The top American finisher at the half-Ironman (70.3) world championships will race aboard Trek’s groundbreaking Speed Concept 9.9 over the next three years as she continues to vie for the top step of triathlon’s most prestigious podiums.
“Linsey’s consistent results at the top of the sport make her a perfect match for representing Trek, “said Trek Performance Brand Manager Nick Howe. “Her mental toughness and positive attitude combined with her success on the course make it really exciting for us to bring her into the Trek family, and we’re excited for her to represent us aboard the Speed Concept.”
Corbin, an Ironman Coeur D’Alene champion, will begin her season on the US half-Ironman distance circuit before taking her signature cowboy-hat style to her first European race at Ironman Austria in July. Her goal events for the year include the Ironman and 70.3 world championships, where she finished third in 2011.
“To be a part of the Trek family, riding the fastest bike on the market – it is only going to help my performances,” said Corbin. “The first road bike I bought was a Trek 5600 and I’ve always admired the fastest cyclists in the sport: Julie Dibens and Chris Lieto. Just like my athletic pursuits, Trek is constantly pushing the envelope with innovation and design. I am looking forward to many fast and fun times ahead.”
Both Corbin and her custom Trek Speed Concept 9.9 will be attending the “Meet the Pros” night at Trek Bicycles of Tucson. The event will be held on Feb. 10 from 6-9pm.