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  • There is still a significant amount of fog out on the bike course and should be burning off shortly once the sun gets higher in the sky.
  • Ellis has rode through 7 km's with Blatchford +1:55 back.
  • Lionel moving up ! #IMMT

  • First pro woman out on the bike @marybethellis #IMMT #IRONMANTri

  • Thibodeau is riding in third, at +3:55 followed by Ritchie in fourth, at +4:26.
  • L'équipe des "peelers" à l'oeuvre. / Our peelers team doing some peeling! #IMMT #SwinBikeRun instagram.com/p/6cXUMTCEZY/

  • TOP 21 Pro Men - Thru Bike Split 1 - 7.0 km

    1 1:03:52 14 Brian Fleischmann CO USA
    2 1:04:36 0:44 24 Eric Limkemann VA USA
    3 1:05:03 1:11 4 Paul Ambrose AUS
    4 1:05:06 1:14 3 Jordan Rapp CA USA
    5 1:05:41 1:50 5 Justin Daerr CO USA
    6 1:08:30 4:38 10 Thomas Gerlach WI USA
    7 1:09:17 5:26 2 Lionel Sanders ON CAN
    8 1:09:18 5:27 9 Trevor Delsaut NC FRA
    9 1:09:21 5:30 18 Dylan Gleeson BC CAN
    10 1:09:24 5:32 20 Chad Holderbaum PA USA
    11 1:09:36 5:44 8 Christophe Bastie FRA
    12 1:11:07 7:15 28 Patrick Wheeler MA USA
    13 1:11:24 7:33 27 Brendan Naef BC CAN
    14 1:11:28 7:37 21 Stephen Kilshaw BC CAN
    15 1:11:42 7:50 12 Patrice Brisindi QC CAN
    16 1:12:44 8:53 13 James Chesson NJ USA
    17 1:13:16 9:25 26 Doug Maclean NY USA
    18 1:13:20 9:28 15 Jason Frank VT USA
    19 1:13:21 9:29 19 Nigel Gray ON CAN
    20 1:13:27 9:36 23 Peter Kotland SC CZE
    21 1:15:17 11:25 17 Pierre-Yves Gigou QC CAN
  • TOP 9
    Pro Women - Thru Bike Split 1 - 7.0 km

    1 1:04:40 36 Mary Beth Ellis CO USA
    2 1:06:34 1:55 38 Liz Blatchford AUS
    3 1:08:34 3:55 61 Karen Thibodeau BC CAN
    4 1:09:06 4:26 53 Tami Ritchie FL USA
    5 1:10:47 6:07 41 Liz Lyles NV USA
    6 1:10:50 6:10 59 Caroline St-Pierre QC CAN
    7 1:10:55 6:15 39 Jackie Hering WI USA
    8 1:11:53 7:13 60 Kathryn Thomas VA USA
    9 1:12:29 7:49 35 Sara Gross BC CAN
  • Rapp has powered his way into the lead around 25 km's and is pulling away from Fleischmann with each pedal stroke.
  • Ambrose is on a mission and blown by Fleischmann and has his sights on Rapp 20 m up the road.
  • More women through 7 km's

    TOP 19 Pro Women - Thru Bike Split 1 - 7.0 km

    1 1:04:40 36 Mary Beth Ellis CO USA
    2 1:06:34 1:55 38 Liz Blatchford AUS
    3 1:08:34 3:55 61 Karen Thibodeau BC CAN
    4 1:09:06 4:26 53 Tami Ritchie FL USA
    5 1:10:47 6:07 41 Liz Lyles NV USA
    6 1:10:50 6:10 59 Caroline St-Pierre QC CAN
    7 1:10:55 6:15 39 Jackie Hering WI USA
    8 1:11:53 7:13 60 Kathryn Thomas VA USA
    9 1:12:29 7:49 35 Sara Gross BC CAN
    10 1:14:04 9:25 58 Laura Siddall CA GBR
    11 1:15:09 10:30 44 Anne Basso NC FRA
    12 1:16:10 11:30 42 Sarah Piampiano CA USA
    13 1:16:39 11:59 48 Carly Johann CA USA
    14 1:17:15 12:36 49 Heather Leiggi DE USA
    15 1:18:15 13:35 56 Maggie Rusch NC USA
    16 1:19:12 14:32 46 Jacqui Gordon NJ USA
    17 1:19:34 14:54 54 Lisa Roberts AZ USA
    18 1:20:25 15:46 37 Jessie Donavan VT USA
    19 1:20:44 16:05 51 Caroline Martineau QC CAN
  • Looks like Ambrose (riding in second) is content on marking Rapp up front for the time being.
  • " Let's go @tamburkr " #ironman #IMMT #tremblant #quebec #canada #swim

  • At 40 km's Rapp is leading with Ambrose 1 second back. Limkemann is third, +1:39 followed by Fleischmann +2:21 while Sanders is riding in fifth, +4:43 after getting out of the water with a 7:12 deficit.
  • At 36 km, Ellis has a 2:53 advantage on Blatchford with Thibodeau riding +6:22, Lyles +9:27 and Hering +9:38.
  • At 40 km's, Ellis appears to have put the throttled down and built up a +3:18 lead on Blatchford. Lyles has powered her way into third +6:02 with Thibodeau slipping to fourth, +6:41.
  • Rapp continues to lead at 50 km's with Ambrose riding 8 seconds back. Limkemann is third +3:07, Fleischmann +4:20 and Sanders still riding in fifth just over five minutes off the pace. You have to wonder when Sanders will start to make a big push forward.
  • Looks like Rapp has pushed the pace as Ambrose is off the pace and riding a minute back at 54 km's. Limkemann is riding in third +3:21, while Fleischmann +5:40 is fourth and with a patient Sanders is riding at +5:35 off the pace, but still well placed at this junction of the race.
  • At 50 km's, Ellis has increased her lead to +3:55 on Blatchford. Lyles sits +6:51 in third with Thibodeau in fourth, +7:56.
  • Rapp has opened up a +1:12 lead on Ambrose at 60 km's. Limkemann is third +3:19 while Sanders is now riding in fourth, +5:22, however has not made any time up on the leader at this time.
  • Ellis's lead keeps expanding and the American's now has a +4:16 lead on Blatchford at 56 km's with Lyles still holding onto third but has slipped to +7:33 off the pace. Thibodeau is riding in fourth at +8:40.
  • Rapp's lead has now grown to almost two minutes on Ambrose at 67 km's. Limkemann has a solid hold of third at +3:44, Sanders is holding on to fourth, +5:38 with Fleishmann just a few seconds back.
  • Ellis is getting close to building up a five minute lead on Blatchford 63 km's. Lyles is hanging tough in third at +8:11 with Thibodeau now riding over nine minutes back of Ellis.
  • TOP 5 Pro Men - Thru Bike Split 2 - 73.5 km

    1 2:39:02 3 Jordan Rapp CA USA
    2 2:41:39 2:37 4 Paul Ambrose AUS
    3 2:43:28 4:26 24 Eric Limkemann VA USA
    4 2:44:52 5:50 2 Lionel Sanders ON CAN
    5 2:45:27 6:25 14 Brian Fleischmann CO USA
  • Ellis's continues to power away from the field and now has +5:22 lead on Blatchford, +8:46 on Lyles, +9:42 on Thibodeau and over 15 minutes on Hering.
  • More men through 73.5 km's into the bike:

    1 2:39:02 3 Jordan Rapp CA USA
    2 2:41:39 2:37 4 Paul Ambrose AUS
    3 2:43:28 4:26 24 Eric Limkemann VA USA
    4 2:44:52 5:50 2 Lionel Sanders ON CAN
    5 2:45:27 6:25 14 Brian Fleischmann CO USA
    6 2:46:41 7:39 5 Justin Daerr CO USA
    7 2:48:23 9:21 10 Thomas Gerlach WI USA
    8 2:48:25 9:24 18 Dylan Gleeson BC CAN
    9 2:49:20 10:18 9 Trevor Delsaut NC FRA
    10 2:52:42 13:40 21 Stephen Kilshaw BC CAN
    11 2:52:44 13:42 8 Christophe Bastie FRA
    12 2:52:46 13:44 20 Chad Holderbaum PA USA
    13 2:52:47 13:45 28 Patrick Wheeler MA USA
    14 2:52:51 13:49 19 Nigel Gray ON CAN
  • Rapp has a +3:33 lead on Ambrose at 81.5 km's.
  • Last years #IMMT champ Sara Gross on course now. #IMMTTremblant #simplyfaster

  • Jordan Rapp, toujours premier chez les pros, au 90e km. - Jordan Rapp is still leading the pros, at the 90th km. #IMMT #ironmantri @jordanrapp

  • Ellis is on fire here in Quebec and now has a +6:02 lead on Blatchford at 73 km's. Lyles is riding in third, +9:33 while Thibodeau is in fourth, +11:01.
  • At 81 km's, Rapp is leading with Ambrose +3:33 in second, Limkemann +5:01, Sanders +6:27, Fleischmann 8:03 and Daerr +8:33.
  • Rapp has a +4:33 lead on Ambrose as men's race finish off the first half of the bike.Limkemann continues to ride in third, at +5:38 while Sanders has a solid hold of fourth, +6:51 back. Fleischmann , in fifth, is going backwards quickly and is almost 10 minutes down to Rapp.
  • Ellis is keeping the hammer down and has a 7:01 advantage in Blatchford at 81 km's.
  • Mary Beth Ellis, toujours première chez les femmes pros, au 90e km. - Mary Beth Ellis is still leading the womens pros, at the 90th km. @marybethellis #IMMT

  • The first two women have completed the first half of the bike course with Ellis leading Blatchford bay +7:06.
  • Rapp's lead has ballooned to +6:15 at 107 km's over Ambrose. Sanders and Limkemann are riding together, +7:12 and 7:18 off the pace.
  • Lyles still has a solid hold of third place in the women's race at 90+ km's but is now over 12 minutes in arrears with Thibodeau riding in fourth looking at a +14:20 deficit.
  • We have confirmed that the 2014 Subaru Ironman Mont Tremblant champion, Sara Grosshas dropped out of the race due to a calf problem.
  • Bike: 110 Km's:
    1 Rapp leading
    2 Ambrose +6:35
    Sanders +7:28
    Limkemann +7:31
    Fleischmann +12:22
  • Going back a bit for the women's race to the bike halfway point here was the runing order:

    1 3:18:11 36 Mary Beth Ellis CO USA
    2 3:25:17 7:06 38 Liz Blatchford AUS
    3 3:30:10 12:00 41 Liz Lyles NV USA
    4 3:32:24 14:13 61 Karen Thibodeau BC CAN
    5 3:34:28 16:18 42 Sarah Piampiano CA USA
    6 3:35:07 16:57 58 Laura Siddall CA GBR
    7 3:35:27 17:17 39 Jackie Hering WI USA
    8 3:35:47 17:37 37 Jessie Donavan VT USA
    9 3:37:39 19:29 49 Heather Leiggi DE USA
    10 3:38:39 20:29 54 Lisa Roberts AZ USA
    11 3:38:48 20:38 60 Kathryn Thomas VA USA
    12 3:39:52 21:42 59 Caroline St-Pierre QC CAN
  • We are watching Sanders dealing with a flat rear tire at 109 km on the course on our live video feed.
  • This flat has cost Sanders over 5 minutes now (and counting) and is now struggling with a jammed chain.
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