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IRONMAN 70.3 Pays d'Aix

  • Welcome to the Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix! The pro race starts on Sunday at 7.40 a.m.
  • Good morning and welcome at the IRONMAN 70.3 Pays d'Aix. The pro race will start in about 3 minutes!
  • And they are off!
  • This is the swim course. Lake of Peyrolles en Provence is located about 20 km from Aix en Provence. We will have 7 wave starts today.

  • We have 2434 registered athletes today including a strong pro field.

  • Let's have a look at some of the favorites today.

    In the men's field we have among others:

    Filip Ospaly (CZE)
    Fraser Cartmell (GBR)
    Ritchie Nicholls (GBR)
    Frederic Belaubre (FRA)
    Romain Guillaume (FRA)
    Joe Gambles (AUS)
    Boris Stein (GER)
    Sylvain Sudrie (FRA)
  • In the women's field we have among others:

    Camilla Pedersen (DEN)
    Eimear Mullan (IRE)
    Alexandra Tondeur (BEL)
    Amy Forshaw (GBR)
    Susie Cheetham (Hignett/GBR)
    Jeanne Collonge (FRA)
  • Half time in the water: Sylvain Sudrie and German Andreas Boecherer are in the lead.
  • Andreas Boecherer is first man out of the water - 23:09 minutes.
  • What a super close Top 20:

    1 6 BOECHERER, Andi (GER) PRO TRIATHLON +00:00 00:23:09
    2 3 SUDRIE, Sylvain (FRA) PRO GUIDEL TRIATHLON +00:06 00:23:15
    3 2 OSPALY, Filip (CZE) PRO EKOL TEAM, KOMETA... +00:25 00:23:34
    4 30 VAN BERKEL, Jan (SUI) PRO IMPULS TRIATHLON ... +00:26 00:23:35
    5 14 CARTMELL, Fraser (GBR) PRO STIRLING TRI CLUB +00:31 00:23:40
    6 2466 PANNIER, Anthony (FRA) PRO TRIATHL'AIX +00:33 00:23:42
    7 12 BIGOT, Benoit (FRA) PRO 2 +00:34 00:23:43
    8 2474 JARRIGE, Yvan (FRA) PRO SGDB +00:35 00:23:44
    9 40 GOETSTOUWERS, Stenn (BEL) PRO TEAM 185 +00:35 00:23:44
    10 36 ANDRE, Thomas (FRA) PRO SAINT RAPHAEL +00:36 00:23:45
    11 2467 RUVIRETA, Joan (ESP) PRO CN VIC ETB +00:37 00:23:46
    12 2464 NICHOLLS, Ritchie (GBR) PRO PPR TEAM +00:37 00:23:46
    13 4 GUILLAUME, Romain (FRA) PRO TRIATH'LONS +00:39 00:23:48
    14 37 BANTI, Herve (MON) PRO AS MONACO TRIATHL... +00:39 00:23:48
    15 2470 VERSTRAETE, Maxime (BEL) PRO +00:40 00:23:49
    16 25 ROUX, Manu (FRA) PRO GTVHS SCOTT +00:41 00:23:50
    17 2468 STEGER, Thomas (AUT) PRO PEWAG RACING TEAM +00:42 00:23:51
    18 5 GAMBLES, Joe (AUS) PRO +00:42 00:23:51
    19 10 ROTA, Sylvain (FRA) PRO +00:44 00:23:53
    20 2465 FERNANDEZ, Nicolas (FRA) PRO AS MONACO +00:45 00:23:54
  • Andreas Boecherer already started the bike part - 4 seconds ahead of Sylvain Sudrie and 12 seconds ahead of Jan van Berkel. Filip Ospaly is in fourth (+23).
  • Fast bike splits behind: Boris Stein (+2:16) and Domenico Passuello (ITA/+2:19) started the bike together... They are very strong cyclists.
  • Top Women Swim Finish:

    1 58 PEDERSEN, Camilla (DEN) PRO ETOM +00:00 00:25:24
    2 191 MENEGON, Michela (ITA) 35 GC VAL DI MERSE, ... +00:58 00:26:22
    3 44 BELKADI, Laurie (FRA) PRO TCG79 PARTHENAY +01:01 00:26:25
    4 52 ZELINKA, Gabriella (HUN) PRO PEPERONCINO TEAM +01:07 00:26:31
    5 45 CORACHAN, Judith (ESP) PRO 1 +01:22 00:26:46
    6 212 WASSINK-HITZERT, Sandra (NED) 35 AV TRIATHLON +01:46 00:27:10
    7 56 KOMANDER, Ewa (POL) PRO +01:51 00:27:15
    8 49 TONDEUR, Alexandra (BEL) PRO URBAN TRI SPORTS +02:07 00:27:31
    9 87 MORRISON, Kimberley (GBR) 25 TRI-ANGLIA +02:42 00:28:06
    10 211 VETSCH, Petra (SUI) 35 TRIVIERA/TRISTAR ... +02:42 00:28:06
    11 64 SIMMONDS, Imogen (GBR) 18 IMPERIAL COLLEGE ... +02:43 00:28:07
    12 214 YNDESTAD, Cathy (USA) 35 FCA ENDURANC +02:45 00:28:09
    13 73 CROISSANT, Lucie (FRA) 25 TRIATHL'AIX +02:45 00:28:09
    14 82 MARKHAM, Tracy (RSA) 25 +02:47 00:28:11
    15 48 STEURER, Bianca (AUT) PRO ÖAMTC RV DJ'S BIK... +02:47 00:28:11
    16 323 DUSS, Steffi (SUI) 25 TEAM KOACH +02:48 00:28:12
    17 57 MULLAN, Eimear (IRL) PRO ALAMEDA O.N +02:56 00:28:20
    18 93 PUECH, Marion (FRA) 25 TRI 12 +03:01 00:28:25
    19 164 VIVET, Delphine (FRA) 30 SARDINES TRIATHLO... +03:03 00:28:27
    20 181 HASLEBACHER, Andrea (SUI) 35 TRI TEAM STEFFISB... +03:37 00:29:01
  • No question: Camilla Pedersen wants to start into the IRONMAN European tour as she has done in 2014: with victories. She started the bike with an advantage of 1:08.
  • Attention: stunning bike course ahead... 90 kilometers through the beautiful heart of French Provence.

  • Andreas Boecherer seems to hammer on the bike. His lead should be more than a minute. In 2nd is Sudrie, together in 3rd/4th are Gambles/van Berkel.
  • We hear from the course: A group of about 12 pursuers is 2 minutes behind the lead - including Ospaly and Cartmell.
  • Andreas Böcherer leads by 1:13 over Sylvain Sudrie after 30 km.
  • Top 20 Men Bike Km 30.8:

    1 6 BOECHERER, Andi (GER) PRO TRIATHLON 01:14:09
    2 3 SUDRIE, Sylvain (FRA) PRO GUIDEL TRIATHLON +01:13 01:15:22
    3 5 GAMBLES, Joe (AUS) PRO +01:33 01:15:42
    4 30 VAN BERKEL, Jan (SUI) PRO IMPULS TRIATHLON ... +01:34 01:15:43
    5 14 CARTMELL, Fraser (GBR) PRO STIRLING TRI CLUB +02:52 01:17:01
    6 2465 FERNANDEZ, Nicolas (FRA) PRO AS MONACO +02:53 01:17:02
    7 10 ROTA, Sylvain (FRA) PRO +02:54 01:17:03
    8 7 PASSUELLO, Domenico (ITA) PRO AS MONACO TRIATHL... +02:55 01:17:04
    9 37 BANTI, Herve (MON) PRO AS MONACO TRIATHL... +02:56 01:17:05
    10 2466 PANNIER, Anthony (FRA) PRO TRIATHL'AIX +02:57 01:17:06
    11 2464 NICHOLLS, Ritchie (GBR) PRO PPR TEAM +02:58 01:17:07
    12 2 OSPALY, Filip (CZE) PRO EKOL TEAM, KOMETA... +02:59 01:17:08
    13 4 GUILLAUME, Romain (FRA) PRO TRIATH'LONS +03:00 01:17:09
    14 12 BIGOT, Benoit (FRA) PRO 2 +03:01 01:17:10
    15 2470 VERSTRAETE, Maxime (BEL) PRO +03:03 01:17:12
    16 2468 STEGER, Thomas (AUT) PRO PEWAG RACING TEAM +03:05 01:17:14
    17 40 GOETSTOUWERS, Stenn (BEL) PRO TEAM 185 +03:06 01:17:15
    18 2469 STEIN, Boris (GER) PRO RSG MONTABAUR +03:08 01:17:17
    19 2471 WEISS, Michael (AUT) PRO TRIRUNNERS BADEN +04:09 01:18:18
    20 36 ANDRE, Thomas (FRA) PRO SAINT RAPHAEL +05:21 01:19:30
  • Domenico Passuello seems to be in a good shape after winning IRONMAN Taiwan. He is one of the pace makers in the strong second group.
  • Camilla Pedersen is on her way - 2:30 minutes ahead of Gabriella Zelinka (HUN) through 25 kms. In third is Alexandra Tondeur (+4:00).
  • Camilla Pedersen has passed the timing at Km 30.8 - 1:25:53. Waiting for Gabriella Zelinka.
  • Zelinka is 2:10 behind.
  • Tondeur in third (+4:07)
  • Eimear Mullan is a very strong biker - and in fourth place after 30.8 km. She is 4:35 minutes behind.
  • Top 10 Women Bike Km 30.8:

    1 58 PEDERSEN, Camilla (DEN) PRO ETOM 01:25:53
    2 52 ZELINKA, Gabriella (HUN) PRO PEPERONCINO TEAM +02:10 01:28:03
    3 49 TONDEUR, Alexandra (BEL) PRO URBAN TRI SPORTS +04:07 01:30:00
    4 57 MULLAN, Eimear (IRL) PRO ALAMEDA O.N +04:35 01:30:28
    5 56 KOMANDER, Ewa (POL) PRO +04:44 01:30:37
    6 87 MORRISON, Kimberley (GBR) 25 TRI-ANGLIA +05:14 01:31:07
    7 48 STEURER, Bianca (AUT) PRO ÖAMTC RV DJ'S BIK... +05:44 01:31:37
    8 50 VAN DEN BERG, Tineke (NED) PRO TVR, ROTTERDAM AT... +06:19 01:32:12
    9 191 MENEGON, Michela (ITA) 35 GC VAL DI MERSE, ... +06:23 01:32:16
    10 80 HOOIJMAN, Pleuni (NED) 25 DOLFIJN AMSTERDAM +06:39 01:32:32
  • It's a tough part of the bike course - and Sudrie seems to attack. We hear from the course that the gap between Boecherer and Sudrie is less than 30 seconds now.
  • Waiting for the leaders in Pourrières at Km 57.5. Here is the next timing.
  • Andreas Boecherer is still in his own orbit. 1:51:29 race time.
  • Waiting for Boecherers pursuers.
  • Sylvain Sudrie is together with Jan van Berkel - and they are way behind. It has not been Sudrie to hit the gas in the last kilometers - it was Boecherer!
  • The lead is 2:42.
  • We see Boris Stein - he is in the Top 5 now. Don't forget: He won 2014 IRONMAN Switzerland and 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland thanks to outstanding bike-run-combinations.
  • Top 10 Men Bike Km 57.5:

    1 6 BOECHERER, Andi (GER) PRO 01:51:29
    2 30 VAN BERKEL, Jan (SUI) PRO IMPULS TRIATHLON ... +02:42 01:54:11
    3 3 SUDRIE, Sylvain (FRA) PRO GUIDEL TRIATHLON +02:43 01:54:12
    4 5 GAMBLES, Joe (AUS) PRO +02:44 01:54:13
    5 2469 STEIN, Boris (GER) PRO RSG MONTABAUR +02:52 01:54:21
    6 7 PASSUELLO, Domenico (ITA) PRO AS MONACO TRIATHL... +03:03 01:54:32
    7 2471 WEISS, Michael (AUT) PRO TRIRUNNERS BADEN +03:33 01:55:02
    8 2468 STEGER, Thomas (AUT) PRO PEWAG RACING TEAM +03:44 01:55:13
    9 4 GUILLAUME, Romain (FRA) PRO TRIATH'LONS +03:45 01:55:14
    10 2465 FERNANDEZ, Nicolas (FRA) PRO AS MONACO +03:54 01:55:23
  • 2013 IRONMAN 70.3 European champion Ritchie Nicholls is in 12th - 3:57 behind. In 18th is Filip Ospaly (+4:14).
  • Andreas Boecherer is hammering his way. After a serious bike crash last spring he is on his way back to the top again.

  • Sylvain SUDRIE is on the hunt.

  • Boris Stein is in third!
  • Boris Stein is in second!
  • German Boris Stein has made his way onto the podium in 65 kilometers. After the swim he was 2:12 minutes behind.
  • Camilla Pedersen is still in the lead: race time 2:09:00 through 57.5 km of the bike.
  • Domenico Passuello seems to be side-by-side with Joe Gambles and Jan van Berkel. Austrian Michael Weiss seems to be right behind those three as well = thrilling bike course.
  • Gabriella Zelinka is 2:33 behind Camilla Pedersen thru 57.5 km.
  • Time for the big gaps: Alexandra Tondeur and Eimear Mullan lost time - they are 6 minutes behind Camilla Pedersen.
  • Top 10 Women Bike Km 57.5:

    1 58 PEDERSEN, Camilla (DEN) PRO ETOM 02:09:00
    2 52 ZELINKA, Gabriella (HUN) PRO PEPERONCINO TEAM +02:33 02:11:33
    3 49 TONDEUR, Alexandra (BEL) PRO URBAN TRI SPORTS +06:04 02:15:04
    4 57 MULLAN, Eimear (IRL) PRO ALAMEDA O.N +06:08 02:15:08
    5 87 MORRISON, Kimberley (GBR) 25 TRI-ANGLIA +06:17 02:15:17
    6 56 KOMANDER, Ewa (POL) PRO +07:09 02:16:09
    7 50 VAN DEN BERG, Tineke (NED) PRO TVR, ROTTERDAM AT... +07:35 02:16:35
    8 48 STEURER, Bianca (AUT) PRO ÖAMTC RV DJ'S BIK... +07:50 02:16:50
    9 80 HOOIJMAN, Pleuni (NED) 25 DOLFIJN AMSTERDAM +08:06 02:17:06
    10 55 HENGARTNER, Corina (SUI) PRO TRI CLUB BODENSEE... +08:09 02:17:09
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