Severin Zotter Wins Race Across America in Endura
Austrian endurance specialist leaves opposition far behind.
Severin Zotter, an Endura supported 33-year-old from Austria, won the 2015 edition of the epic Race Across America earlier today with an overall race time of 8 days 8 hours and 17 minutes. Run as one mammoth stage from Oceanside in California to Annapolis in Maryland, the race covers over 3000 miles from the Pacific to the Atlantic. By comparison, this year’s Tour de France route is a “paltry” 2100 miles.
Zotter, who hails from Graz in Austria, is a regular visitor to his local Endura dealer, Andas Biken and has been using Endura products in training for his ultra-endura races. Zotter chose to ride in our innovative FS260-Pro SL Bibshorts, which offer the outstanding comfort for long days in the saddle. Featuring the 700-series pad developed with German bike fit experts, gebioMized, available in 3 different widths for the perfect body match, Italian Power Lycra fabric, Coldblack technology and raw edge comfort cuffs with super fine silicone grippers the Pro SL is an ideal short for this grueling test. Other key Endura products to support his win in the world’s hardest race were ourAirshell Helmet, Crossbow Glasses, FS260-Pro Adrenaline Race Cape and FS260-Pro Aerogel Mitts, plus a selection of warmers.
Endura’s Sales and Marketing Manager in Germany, Richy Thomas said, “We are delighted that Severin chose to wear our product and went on to win this epic race. The fact the he has chosen Endura to take care of the all important contact points on the bike proves the caliber of our product. We congratulate him on this amazing achievement and hope we can continue to support him in the future.“
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