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IRONMAN 70.3 Pays d'Aix

    Andreas Boecherer is at the 80-km-mark: Domenico Passuello is about 2:50 behind and in third - 100 meters behind Boris Stein and 50 meters ahead of Joe Gambles. Gambles is followed by Jan van Berkel, Michi Weiss and Sylvain Sudrie.
    5 kilometer to go for Andreas Boecherer #flyingatpaysdaix
    Make ready, Aix-en-Provence: Andreas Boecherer is making his way to T2.
    Andreas Boecherer is off the bike in 2:38:20.
    Andreas Boecherers bike split: 2:12:21.
    Prepare for hectic in T2 - Boris Stein, Domenico Passuello, Michi Weiss, Sylvain Sudrie, Jan van Berkel are next to you...
    Boris Stein is off +2:35
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    Michi Weiss is off +3:24
    Top 10 Men Bike Finish:

    1 6 BOECHERER, Andi (GER) PRO 02:38:20
    2 2469 STEIN, Boris (GER) PRO RSG MONTABAUR +02:35 02:40:55
    3 2471 WEISS, Michael (AUT) PRO TRIRUNNERS BADEN +03:24 02:41:44
    4 3 SUDRIE, Sylvain (FRA) PRO GUIDEL TRIATHLON +03:45 02:42:05
    5 30 VAN BERKEL, Jan (SUI) PRO IMPULS TRIATHLON ... +03:55 02:42:15
    6 7 PASSUELLO, Domenico (ITA) PRO AS MONACO TRIATHL... +04:01 02:42:21
    7 5 GAMBLES, Joe (AUS) PRO +04:13 02:42:33
    8 2465 FERNANDEZ, Nicolas (FRA) PRO AS MONACO +04:51 02:43:11
    9 2468 STEGER, Thomas (AUT) PRO PEWAG RACING TEAM +05:55 02:44:15
    10 10 ROTA, Sylvain (FRA) PRO +05:55 02:44:15
    Michi Weiss had the fastest bike split: 2:12:15. He was 6 seconds faster than Andreas Boecherer, Boris Stein managed a 2:12:41.
    10 more km on the bike for Camilla Pedersen.
    Top 6 Men Run Km 2.5:

    1 6 BOECHERER, Andi (GER) PRO 02:49:46
    2 2469 STEIN, Boris (GER) PRO RSG MONTABAUR +02:38 02:52:24
    3 2471 WEISS, Michael (AUT) PRO TRIRUNNERS BADEN +03:16 02:53:02
    4 3 SUDRIE, Sylvain (FRA) PRO GUIDEL TRIATHLON +03:26 02:53:12
    5 30 VAN BERKEL, Jan (SUI) PRO IMPULS TRIATHLON ... +03:47 02:53:33
    6 7 PASSUELLO, Domenico (ITA) PRO AS MONACO TRIATHL... +03:48 02:53:34
    Thanks to a super fast split Ritchie Nicholls has made his way into Top 10 again. He is in 8th now (+5:53).
    Waiting for Camilla Pedersen in T2.
    Camilla Pedersen is off the bike.
    Her lead is 3:30 over Gabriella Zelinka.
    Camilla Pedersen's bike split: 2:34:48.
    Top 10 Men Run Km 5.3:

    1 6 BOECHERER, Andi (GER) PRO 02:59:23
    2 2469 STEIN, Boris (GER) PRO RSG MONTABAUR +02:31 03:01:54
    3 2471 WEISS, Michael (AUT) PRO TRIRUNNERS BADEN +02:55 03:02:18
    4 3 SUDRIE, Sylvain (FRA) PRO GUIDEL TRIATHLON +03:20 03:02:43
    5 7 PASSUELLO, Domenico (ITA) PRO AS MONACO TRIATHL... +03:30 03:02:53
    6 30 VAN BERKEL, Jan (SUI) PRO IMPULS TRIATHLON ... +03:31 03:02:54
    7 5 GAMBLES, Joe (AUS) PRO +04:03 03:03:26
    8 2464 NICHOLLS, Ritchie (GBR) PRO PPR TEAM +04:55 03:04:18
    9 2468 STEGER, Thomas (AUT) PRO PEWAG RACING TEAM +05:38 03:05:01
    10 2466 PANNIER, Anthony (FRA) PRO TRIATHL'AIX +06:02 03:05:25

    The run course is 4-loop-course. The boys are on the 2nd loop now while the pro women start into the half marathon now.

    Ritchie Nicholls and Michi Weiss are the fastest runners so far today. Nicholls managed the first 7.8 km in 26:55 minutes, Weiss in 27:34. They are really flying out on the course.
    Top 10 Women bike finish:

    1 58 PEDERSEN, Camilla (DEN) PRO ETOM 03:03:30
    2 52 ZELINKA, Gabriella (HUN) PRO PEPERONCINO TEAM +03:21 03:06:51
    3 49 TONDEUR, Alexandra (BEL) PRO URBAN TRI SPORTS +06:45 03:10:15
    4 57 MULLAN, Eimear (IRL) PRO ALAMEDA O.N +06:46 03:10:16
    5 50 VAN DEN BERG, Tineke (NED) PRO TVR, ROTTERDAM AT... +09:09 03:12:39
    6 55 HENGARTNER, Corina (SUI) PRO TRI CLUB BODENSEE... +09:09 03:12:39
    7 48 STEURER, Bianca (AUT) PRO ÖAMTC RV DJ'S BIK... +09:30 03:13:00
    8 87 MORRISON, Kimberley (GBR) 25 TRI-ANGLIA +09:34 03:13:04
    9 80 HOOIJMAN, Pleuni (NED) 25 DOLFIJN AMSTERDAM +10:09 03:13:39
    10 95 RIOU, Morgane (FRA) 25 ISSY TRIATHLON +12:57 03:16:27
    Half time for Andreas Boecherer. He is at the 10.6 km mark. Race time: 3:18:36.
    Boris Stein is 1:59 behind.
    Michi Weiss is at 2:31.
    Something happened to Camilla Pedersen. We try to find out if she had a penalty or a technical issue. She is in second now - 1:59 behind Gabriella Zelinka through Km 2.5 of the run.

    Camilla Pedersen on the bike.

    Andreas Boecherer starting his run.

    Boris Stein - in second place after the bike.

    Michi Weiss making his way onto the podium today?

    Boris Stein on the bike.

    Top 10 Men Run Km 10.6:

    1 6 BOECHERER, Andi (GER) PRO 03:18:36
    2 2469 STEIN, Boris (GER) PRO RSG MONTABAUR +01:59 03:20:35
    3 2471 WEISS, Michael (AUT) PRO TRIRUNNERS BADEN +02:31 03:21:07
    4 30 VAN BERKEL, Jan (SUI) PRO IMPULS TRIATHLON ... +02:57 03:21:33
    5 7 PASSUELLO, Domenico (ITA) PRO AS MONACO TRIATHL... +03:07 03:21:43
    6 3 SUDRIE, Sylvain (FRA) PRO GUIDEL TRIATHLON +03:33 03:22:09
    7 2464 NICHOLLS, Ritchie (GBR) PRO PPR TEAM +04:10 03:22:46
    8 2468 STEGER, Thomas (AUT) PRO PEWAG RACING TEAM +05:53 03:24:29
    9 2466 PANNIER, Anthony (FRA) PRO TRIATHL'AIX +06:29 03:25:05
    10 2 OSPALY, Filip (CZE) PRO EKOL TEAM, KOMETA... +06:40 03:25:16
    Ritchie Nicholls' run split for the first 10.6: 36:20.
    We hear that Camilla Pedersen got a penalty - that's why she lost so much time in T2.
    Michi Weiss seems to suffer
    .
    Top 10 Women Run Km 5.3:

    1 52 ZELINKA, Gabriella (HUN) PRO PEPERONCINO TEAM 03:29:50
    2 58 PEDERSEN, Camilla (DEN) PRO ETOM +02:03 03:31:53
    3 49 TONDEUR, Alexandra (BEL) PRO URBAN TRI SPORTS +02:14 03:32:04
    4 57 MULLAN, Eimear (IRL) PRO ALAMEDA O.N +05:09 03:34:59
    5 55 HENGARTNER, Corina (SUI) PRO TRI CLUB BODENSEE... +08:04 03:37:54
    6 87 MORRISON, Kimberley (GBR) 25 TRI-ANGLIA +08:14 03:38:04
    7 50 VAN DEN BERG, Tineke (NED) PRO TVR, ROTTERDAM AT... +08:38 03:38:28
    8 48 STEURER, Bianca (AUT) PRO ÖAMTC RV DJ'S BIK... +08:43 03:38:33
    9 80 HOOIJMAN, Pleuni (NED) 25 DOLFIJN AMSTERDAM +09:44 03:39:34
    10 95 RIOU, Morgane (FRA) 25 ISSY TRIATHLON +10:01 03:39:51
    This race will get really close on the final 5 k. Boris Stein is 1:12 behind Andreas Boecherer through Km 15.9. Jan van Berkel is at 2:14.
    Alexandra Tondeur is in second in the women's race - she has passed Camilla Pedersen at Km 7.
    Top 10 Men Run Km 15.9:

    1 6 BOECHERER, Andi (GER) PRO 03:38:05
    2 2469 STEIN, Boris (GER) PRO RSG MONTABAUR +01:12 03:39:17
    3 30 VAN BERKEL, Jan (SUI) PRO IMPULS TRIATHLON ... +02:14 03:40:19
    4 7 PASSUELLO, Domenico (ITA) PRO AS MONACO TRIATHL... +03:36 03:41:41
    5 2464 NICHOLLS, Ritchie (GBR) PRO PPR TEAM +03:42 03:41:47
    6 3 SUDRIE, Sylvain (FRA) PRO GUIDEL TRIATHLON +04:37 03:42:42
    7 2468 STEGER, Thomas (AUT) PRO PEWAG RACING TEAM +06:50 03:44:55
    8 37 BANTI, Herve (MON) PRO AS MONACO TRIATHL... +06:59 03:45:04
    9 2466 PANNIER, Anthony (FRA) PRO TRIATHL'AIX +07:34 03:45:39
    10 2 OSPALY, Filip (CZE) PRO EKOL TEAM, KOMETA... +07:54 03:45:59
    Ritchie Nicholls is about to pass Domenico Passuello. Will he make it onto the podium?
    Update women Km 7.8: Zelinka, Tondeur (+1:44), Pedersen (+2:08), Mullan (+5:17).
    Close, close, close: Boris Stein is 46 seconds behind leader Andi Boecherer through Km 18.4.
    Van Berkel at 1:53.
    Nicholls at 3:27.
    Passuello at 4:23.
    1 kilometer to go for Andi Boecherer - but Boris Stein is almost in his neck. The gap is about 150 meters.
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