New to the UK, Wheelscience has already partnered with the Castle Triathlon Series, and it has now confirmed the signing of elite triathlete, Tom Higgins, as the first UK ambassador for the brand. Higgins is a regular on the podium at the Castle Triathlon Series and will be putting Wheelscience performance wheels to the test taking part in three half-iron distance events (The Gauntlet) this season.
Higgins has represented Great Britain and is a member of the reputable UK-based Team Freespeed with his passion prevailing in the middle distance. Wheelscience adds that its wheels will ‘make him even more competitive in the field as they prove to shave valuable time off a bike leg’.
Wheelscience provides athletes with built to order, fully customisable and race proven carbon wheels. With claimed time savings of almost 2 minutes over 40km or nearly 9 minutes over a long distance triathlon, Wheelscience wheels are offered with free international and big discounts for Castle Triathlon Series competitors.
Tom Higgins said “It is an honour to be approached by Wheelscience and to be racing on their wheels this year. 2017 is a season that I am looking to make lots of marginal improvements and fine-tune my performance over middle and long distance racing, hopefully culminating in qualification to the IRONMAN World Champs 2017 in Kona. I expect that the performance wheels – especially the disc – will play a huge part in cutting my times and achieving my goals.”
Tom Higgins has made a quick rise in triathlon since being introduced to the sport in 2012. He represented Great Britain at the World Championships in London 2013, raced in the British Triathlon Super Series for a couple of seasons and in 2015 he won his category at the British Sprint Championships. In 2016 he joined Team Freespeed and took a step up to racing middle distance events. His ultimate goal in 2017 is to race the full distance at IRONMAN UK 2017 and Kona at the end of the year.
Wheelscience has also raised the bar on prize packages at Castle Triathlon Series this year with competitors completing the fastest bike split of the Gauntlet event receiving a free set of wheels and cash prices for the Olympic bike splits (male and female).