Team iRT Sponsored by Tifosi 2015!

ErickSlack_0172_kmorrowIntroducing our new sponsored pro team, iRT Racing!  iRT Racing is a men’s continental cycling team based out of Pasadena, California with the mission to bring back the ideals of pureness in sport and to support developing athletes.

Founded in 2014 by Ray Asante and Lynn Perrando (owners of iRT Wheels) and directed by Haldane Morris, iRT Racing will be competing in its inaugural season in 2015 nationally as well as select international races.  The team features a young competitive roster with athletes from both the United States and Mexico.

iRT Racing has created a cohesive environment between the athletes and sponsors, whereby together they can build a program that will be a great experience for not only the spectators of the team, but the sport as well.

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The goals of iRT Racing could not only be about cycling and athletics. Asante and Perrando did not want to create a team that only focused on the world of competitive cycling. Both Asante and Perrando believe that growing a sport also involves growing the entire athlete – body, mind, and spirit.

iRT Racing is proud to partner with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, bringing a philanthropic voice to the organization. With the selection of the research being done by Dr. Anat Erdreich-Epstein MD,PhD, iRT Racing is riding in support of research on children’s cancerous brain tumors. By supporting the research being done, iRT Racing hopes to minimize the number of children in the future that have to endure this terrible illness.

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Welcome Haley Milsap, our Latest Tifosi Ambassador!

Welcome Haley Milsap, our Latest Tifosi Ambassador!

IMG_3291Haley Milsap is a graduate from Ole Miss, where she had eight top-20 finishes and two top-10 finishes. She was also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll, the Chancellor’s Honor Roll and an NGCA All-American Scholar. Haley becomes the third player from the Ole Miss program to earn her LPGA Tour card, joining Dori Carter (2009) and Bernadette Luse (2000).  Haley’s favorite Tifosi’s to date are the Vogels!

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Nice Visor, Nick!

visor3Congrats to Aussie Triathlete Nick Souter, who recently finished his first Hawaiian Ironman in Kona last month, finishing in a VERY respectable 179th place out of 2134 competitors. Check out the cool visor!

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O’Neill Williams On the Air!

For more than 33 years, O’Neill Williams has captivated the nation with his extensive knowledge of outdoor sports. As the host, creator and producer, his television show streams into 171 million United States homes each week and attracts a weekly audience of more than 2,000,000 outdoors men and women via TV, radio, Newsletter, social media and website. He also airs an equally popular weekend radio broadcast on Atlanta’s WSB-AM 750 that is currently in its 22nd season and covers 38 states live every Saturday morning. O’Neill Outside TV program airs throughout the week on Sun Sports, NBC Sports, Destination America Network, and FOX SportsSouth.  For a complete listing of times, visit www.oneilloutside.com. Tifosi Optics is pleased to be O’Neill’s personal choice for eyewear.

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Congrats Chuck Perreault!

Congratulations to Tifosi-sponsored triathlete, Chuck Perreault! He won the Half Ironman Tinman in Tupperlake, NY last weekend. He finished with an astounding 15 minute lead!  He also had the fastest swim, bike, and run times. Chuck’s an animal!

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Update from Tifosi sponsored athlete, Logan Marshall

“I have been real busy with class and work, but my first race was two weekends ago The Keuka Lake Triathlon!  This was my first solo race where I didn’t have my dad or anyone going too. To start the race,  I had a beautiful swim.  I felt decent but not great which is okay as long as I’m moving along and no one is passing me. So I came out of the water in fourth (4th) and exited transition in 3rd! I felt great on the start of the bike so I knew it was going to be a wonderful ride! I held my own for most of it! I loved the heck out of my Tifosi sunglasses, I got a few compliments on the run because I changed models to the white and blue mirrored ones! I love them :) Anyway I came off the bike in 19th place, not too bad and I average almost 20 mph!!  Last but not least, the run, I felt okay on the run, I tried a new morning routine to eat and what not and it was working great, but for some reason on the run I just felt extremely full and I couldn’t take a deep breathe. To throw on-top of that, I thought that my legs were just going to give out, but my swim coach taught me when you’re in pain, continuously say “there is no pain” and that is what I did. It helped for a while then I did really start to hurt to where I thought I wasn’t going to make it to the finish, so I kept repeating that phrase and I did make it! I finished in 2:35 and change. I finished 1st/7 in my age group, and 65/267 so all in all it was a great race. I have my next race this weekend, the TriRock Philadelphia triathlon. It should host about 1600!”

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