PEARL iZUMi & Revelate Designs Present “I’m Not Stopping—Lael Wilcox Races the Navad 1000 Across Switzerland”

September 19, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (Sept. 19, 2018)— PEARL iZUMi has partnered with Revelate Designs to present “I’m Not Stopping – Lael Wilcox Races the Navad 1000 Across Switzerland.” 

The Navad1000 is a 1000-kilometer-long self-supported mountain bike race that climbs 30,000 meters through the Swiss Alps. Lael Wilcox chose the race as her first ultra-endurance competition in Europe, crossing nearly the entire country of Switzerland by bike. The film showcases the relentless natural beauty of the Swiss Alps and the challenges of ultra-endurance bike racing. Sacrificing sleep and finding food and water along the way, Lael pushes as hard as she possibly can through the course’s grueling route in an attempt to beat the course record of 5 days, 5 hours, 8 minutes. After days of effort and focus, Lael finishes in a fast, 4 days, 10 hours, 13 minutes, becoming only the second woman ever to complete the Navad 1000.

“The sheer beauty of Switzerland and the high level of competition inspired me to push myself in ways I’d never imagined,” Wilcox said. “I love this style of racing because I spend almost every hour outside moving through the natural world. Over the course of days, the landscape and conditions are constantly changing. I thoroughly enjoyed the effort this race demanded, and I honestly don’t think I could’ve ridden faster.”

The film was produced and edited by US-based photographer Rugile Kaladyte and presented by PEARL iZUMi and Revelate Designs.  Watch the video here and view more on the PEARL iZUMi blog. 

About PEARL iZUMi:
For over 60 years, PEARL iZUMi has been evolving and revolutionizing the design and manufacture of performance apparel and footwear for athletes who depend on uncompromising gear. PEARL iZUMi products empower cyclists and triathletes to be faster, more comfortable and to perform better every day.

About Revelate Designs:
Revelate Designs was founded in 2007 in Anchorage Alaska where the expansive wilderness offers endless adventuring and pushes a high design standard which they build their gear to excel in. Revelate has innovated many of the systems and bag concepts found in dedicated bikepacking gear and have been doing it longer than any other manufacturer.