Introducing GB Triathlete India Lee, Sponsored By Hargroves Cycles
India is an international triathlete who lives and trains Winchester. Having taken up triathlon in 2013, she has quickly risen to the top of the sport and now competes against the world’s best in the World Triathlon Series.
Her 2016 season was a breakthrough, she won her first World Cup in Sardinia – a race renowned for having a challenging bike course which takes in a tough 20% climb on each of the 4 bike laps. India took off on a solo breakaway early on to secure a 50 second lead by the end of the bike and won the title with a 40-second advantage over 2nd place.
A couple of weeks later India became European Champion! Demonstrating her strength on the bike again, this time she formed an allegiance with GB teammate Lucy Hall to finish the race with a 90-second advantage over the chasing pack. India ran herself to victory through the streets of Lisbon and earned her first European title.
Since the start of 2017 India has been part of the World Class performance programme at British Triathlon Federtation. This gives her access to a network of support staff at the English Institute of Sport that includes the nations best physiotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists and physiologists. Early season results have shown this to have been highly beneficial, with India demonstrating big improvements in her swimming – the discipline that has been her weakness in previous seasons.
Coming up next in her 2017 season is the Leeds World Triathlon Series on June 11th, followed quickly by the European Championships in Kitzbhuel on June 16th. Both races provide opportunities with challenging bike courses that should suit India’s style of riding and racing – so watch this space!
India is a frequent visitor to the Hargroves Cycles store in Winchester and is excited to have their support. The team in the store always provide her with valuable advice on equipment selection – whether that be tyre choice, bike set up or even down to the best colour bar tape!
India can rely on the Hargroves team for the best input. They have an eye for detail which ensures her bikes are built and maintained to the highest standard, and the Hargroves team allow India to have confidence that her equipment is always in top working order and ready for race day.
For the 2017 season, India has been set up with two Specialized bikes from Hargroves – an S-Works Tarmac and a S-Works Venge Vias The best equipment that compliments India when training and racing, allowing India to compete with the best in the world!
You can follow India’a progress with regular updates on her Instagram page @indielee43