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  • Manuel Kueng is in a great swim shape this morning

  • Michael Raelert after the first lap in end place

  • Jan van Berkel passed the "Staffa Insel" in third to enter second lap

  • Alberto Casadei entering second lap in 4th place

  • And he is flying out of the water: Manuel Kueng enters T1
  • 48:52 swim time for Manuel Kueng
  • Michael Raelert is on the way to T1
  • Michael Raelert is 1:51 behind after the swim
  • Top 5 Men Swim Exit:

    1 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach +00:00 00:48:52
    2 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack +01:51 00:50:43
    3 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +01:55 00:50:47
    4 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +01:56 00:50:48
    5 14 Everett, Kevin (FRA) PRO +01:57 00:50:49
  • Sensational transition for Michael Raelert - the gap to Kueng is 1:20 now.
  • Ronnie Schildknecht is still in 10th place - he is 6:22 behind Manuel Kueng.
  • Top 13 Men Swim Exit:

    1 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach +00:00 00:48:52
    2 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack +01:51 00:50:43
    3 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +01:55 00:50:47
    4 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +01:56 00:50:48
    5 14 Everett, Kevin (FRA) PRO +01:57 00:50:49
    6 10 Bader, Martin (AUT) PRO +02:43 00:51:35
    7 5 Aigroz, Mike (SUI) PRO +04:50 00:53:42
    8 27 Nikitin, Evgeniy (RUS) PRO JusTTri Team +06:01 00:54:53
    9 2 Pleše, David (SLO) PRO +06:20 00:55:12
    10 1 Schildknecht, Ronnie (SUI) PRO uplace bmc pro tr... +06:22 00:55:14
    11 31 Degasperi, Alessandro (ITA) PRO +06:24 00:55:16
    12 9 Hürzeler, Samuel (SUI) PRO Freemountain Race... +06:28 00:55:20
    13 9 Hürzeler, Samuel (SUI) PRO Freemountain Race... +06:28 00:55:20
  • Mary Beth Ellis is out the water
  • 55:12 minutes for Mary Beth Ellis - 2 seconds faster than Ronnie Schildknecht
  • The bike course - 1300 meters climbing in total

  • Beth Gerdes (USA) is second pro women out the water - 5:41 behind. Second overall is age group athlete Andrea Mason (+1:27)
  • Mike Aigroz is out of the race - due to problems with his foot. He had a good swim, unfortunately he has to drop out
  • Mike Aigroz cut his foot at the swim exit and had to drop the race due to that
  • Top 15 Women Swim Exit:

    1 47 Ellis, Mary Beth (USA) PRO +00:00 00:55:12
    2 128 Mason, Andrea (GBR) 30 +01:27 00:56:39
    3 59 Gerdes, Beth (USA) PRO +05:41 01:00:53
    4 58 Hufe, Mareen (GER) PRO Triminators Voerd... +06:30 01:01:42
    5 57 Rohrbach, Regula (SUI) PRO Tempo-Sport bikes... +06:33 01:01:45
    6 142 Green, Joanne (GBR) 30 +07:10 01:02:22
    7 102 Mederer, Franziska (GER) 18 DSW Darmstadt +07:29 01:02:41
    8 139 Kikkert, Hedwig (NED) 30 +07:55 01:03:07
    9 50 Duke, Dimity-Lee (AUS) PRO Bunbury Triathlon... +08:44 01:03:56
    10 51 Andrade, Mariana (BRA) PRO Trisutto +08:46 01:03:58
    11 185 Leibacher, Barbara (SUI) 35 trigether +09:19 01:04:31
    12 60 Stevens, Alena (SVK) PRO +09:27 01:04:39
    13 2129 Wäfler, Chantal (SUI) 30 Impuls Triathlon +09:46 01:04:58
    14 219 Kislukhina, Valentina (RUS) 40 +10:27 01:05:39
    15 49 Kühnlein, Angela (GER) PRO TSC08 Roth +11:39 01:06:51
  • Super fast first part for Manuel Kueng

  • Second place after the swim for Michael Raelert

  • Jan van Berkel exited the water in third place

  • His best is yet to come: Ronnie Schildknecht on the way to his bike

  • Mary Beth Ellis has a huge lead in the pro race after the swim

  • Gentleman starts his engine: Manuel Kueng

  • Michael Raelert on the way onto the bike course

  • Announcing at its best: Till Schenk brings 'em out of the water here in Zurich

  • Seems to be Raelert time here on the bike course: Michael Raelert has caught up with Manuel Kueng after 30 km of the bike
  • Raelert sets the pace at the front of a lead group - Ronnie Schildknecht has made his way through the Top 10 in the meantime - he is in 6th
  • Top 10 Men Bike Km 33.3:

    1 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack 01:39:39
    2 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach +00:02 01:39:41
    3 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +00:03 01:39:42
    4 14 Everett, Kevin (FRA) PRO +00:06 01:39:45
    5 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +00:07 01:39:46
    6 1 Schildknecht, Ronnie (SUI) PRO uplace bmc pro tr... +05:22 01:45:01
    7 10 Bader, Martin (AUT) PRO +07:44 01:47:23
    8 2 Pleše, David (SLO) PRO +09:26 01:49:05
    9 31 Degasperi, Alessandro (ITA) PRO +09:27 01:49:06
    10 9 Hürzeler, Samuel (SUI) PRO Freemountain Race... +10:06 01:49:45
  • A little behind in the water - now in his world on the bike: Ronnie Schildknecht

  • First after the swim: Manuel Kueng

  • Super fast transition for Michael Raelert - now leading the race after 33 km

  • Jan van Berkel, runner-up 2012 here in Zurich. Ready for more today?

  • Update men: The Raelert-group including Kueng and van Berkel has dropped Alberto Casadei and Kevin Everett - they are 30 seconds behind at Km 45. At 5:30 we have Ronnie Schildknecht
  • The gap is increasing very quick - 1:35 now through 50 kilometers
  • Top 8 Women Bike Km 33.3:

    1 47 Ellis, Mary Beth (USA) PRO 01:51:22
    2 58 Hufe, Mareen (GER) PRO Triminators Voerd... +06:15 01:57:37
    3 59 Gerdes, Beth (USA) PRO +07:06 01:58:28
    4 128 Mason, Andrea (GBR) 30 +07:16 01:58:38
    5 57 Rohrbach, Regula (SUI) PRO Tempo-Sport bikes... +08:30 01:59:52
    6 50 Duke, Dimity-Lee (AUS) PRO Bunbury Triathlon... +11:21 02:02:43
    7 60 Stevens, Alena (SVK) PRO +12:38 02:04:00
    8 51 Andrade, Mariana (BRA) PRO Trisutto +17:13 02:08:35
  • Huge lead for Mary Beth Ellis - Mareen Hufe from Germany is a strong biker, but the gap is pretty large
  • Schildknecht is at 5:53 after 52 kilometers - 6th place
  • Top 10 Men Bike Km 52.2:

    1 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach 02:05:38
    2 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack +00:01 02:05:39
    3 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +00:02 02:05:40
    4 14 Everett, Kevin (FRA) PRO +01:37 02:07:15
    5 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +01:47 02:07:25
    6 1 Schildknecht, Ronnie (SUI) PRO uplace bmc pro tr... +05:53 02:11:31
    7 10 Bader, Martin (AUT) PRO +11:24 02:17:02
    8 2 Pleše, David (SLO) PRO +12:11 02:17:49
    9 9 Hürzeler, Samuel (SUI) PRO Freemountain Race... +12:13 02:17:51
    10 31 Degasperi, Alessandro (ITA) PRO +12:32 02:18:10
  • Mary Beth Ellis is in 15th place overall after 52 km of the bike - race time 2:19:59
  • Michael Raelert in the lead

  • Jan van Berkel - part of the boygroup at the front

  • Made an early move on the bike this morning after being 1:51 behind in the water: Michael Raelert

  • Top 6 Men Bike Km 62.8:

    1 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack 02:27:40
    2 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +00:03 02:27:43
    3 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach +00:05 02:27:45
    4 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +03:48 02:31:28
    5 14 Everett, Kevin (FRA) PRO +03:50 02:31:30
    6 1 Schildknecht, Ronnie (SUI) PRO uplace bmc pro tr... +05:28 02:33:08
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