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    Top 10 Men Bike Km 90:

    1 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack 003:05:09
    2 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach +00:04 03:05:13
    3 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +00:06 03:05:15
    4 1 Schildknecht, Ronnie (SUI) PRO uplace bmc pro tr... +05:03 03:10:12
    5 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +07:44 03:12:53
    6 14 Everett, Kevin (FRA) PRO +10:25 03:15:34
    7 6 Bärtsch, Mauro (SUI) PRO Tempo-Sport bikes... +14:32 03:19:41
    8 2 Pleše, David (SLO) PRO +14:33 03:19:42
    9 31 Degasperi, Alessandro (ITA) PRO +14:34 03:19:43
    10 9 Hürzeler, Samuel (SUI) PRO Freemountain Race... +14:35 03:19:44
    The lead of Mary Beth Ellis at Heart Break Hill was more than 10 minutes over Hufe, Gerdes + 11 minutes. Ellis is on the second half of the bike course now

    The final swimmer is on his way into T1 - thx to Thomas Reichhold and Finisherpix

    Heart Break Hill climb for Michael Raelert and Jan van Berkel

    Manuel Kueng at Heartbreak Hill

    Climbing up Heartbreak Hill: Jan van Berkel

    Fourth place for Ronnie Schildknecht at Heartbreak Hill

    Ride up the hill - and eat: Michael Raelert. Thx for the photo, Markus Konrad

    Eating? Done! Michael Raelert - thx, Markus Konrad

    Mareen Hufe, 2nd place

    Swiss Regula Rohrbach is currently in fourth place

    Km 105 for the boys: The leaders reach Meilen

    The wind freshes up in Zurich - seems to be really tough out there on the course.
    Top 6 Women Bike Km 90:

    1 47 Ellis, Mary Beth (USA) PRO 03:25:25
    2 58 Hufe, Mareen (GER) PRO Triminators Voerd... +10:27 03:35:52
    3 59 Gerdes, Beth (USA) PRO +11:31 03:36:56
    4 57 Rohrbach, Regula (SUI) PRO Tempo-Sport bikes... +15:24 03:40:49
    5 50 Duke, Dimity-Lee (AUS) PRO Bunbury Triathlon... +18:04 03:43:29
    6 60 Stevens, Alena (SVK) PRO +22:17 03:47:42
    Manuel moves - Kueng leads at Km 123 by 47 seconds. In 2nd is Jan van Berkel, Michael Raelert +1:24, Ronnie Schildknecht +5:01
    Top 10 Men Bike Km 123:

    1 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach 03:54:06
    2 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +00:47 03:54:53
    3 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack +01:24 03:55:30
    4 1 Schildknecht, Ronnie (SUI) PRO uplace bmc pro tr... +05:01 03:59:07
    5 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +12:35 04:06:41
    6 2 Pleše, David (SLO) PRO +16:25 04:10:31
    7 19 Ramali, Pascal (GER) PRO SC Oberursel +16:26 04:10:32
    8 6 Bärtsch, Mauro (SUI) PRO Tempo-Sport bikes... +16:27 04:10:33
    9 31 Degasperi, Alessandro (ITA) PRO +16:28 04:10:34
    10 32 Fontana, Matteo (ITA) PRO +16:29 04:10:35
    What could happen on the run today? In the chase group we do have tweo very strong runners, David Plese and Alessandro Degasperi. They are far behind at the moment - but it's still a long way to go here in Zurich.

    Mary Beth Ellis' lead is just amazing.

    40 km to go for the leaders on the bike
    Manuel Kueng hits the gas - and especially Michael Raelert looses some time. Through 142 km of the bike Kueng is 1:23 ahead of van Berkel, Raelert is at 4:46, Schildknecht at 5:55
    Germany's pro athlete Angela Kuehnlein is out - due to an injury
    Through 123 km Mary Beth Ellis has a huge lead, Hufe +11:04, Gerdes +12:33
    Regula Rohrbach is in 4th - +16:35
    Michael Raelert seems to be struggling - Ronnie Schildknecht has passed him for third.
    Top 10 Men Bike Km 142.2:

    1 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach 04:21:37
    2 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +01:23 04:23:00
    3 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack +04:46 04:26:23
    4 1 Schildknecht, Ronnie (SUI) PRO uplace bmc pro tr... +05:55 04:27:32
    5 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +16:21 04:37:58
    6 19 Ramali, Pascal (GER) PRO SC Oberursel +16:42 04:38:19
    7 6 Bärtsch, Mauro (SUI) PRO Tempo-Sport bikes... +17:32 04:39:09
    8 2 Pleše, David (SLO) PRO +17:33 04:39:10
    9 31 Degasperi, Alessandro (ITA) PRO +17:39 04:39:16
    10 32 Fontana, Matteo (ITA) PRO +17:43 04:39:20
    Jan van Berkel is still close behind Manuel Kueng - 1:19 at Km 152.8.
    35 km to go for Manuel Kueng on the bike.
    Ronnie Schildknecht is 5:35 behind the lead - he has been in this position a couple of times here in the past and was still able to make.
    Michael Raelert is at 10:20 - he has lost 5:35 minutes on 10 kilometers.
    Less than 10 km to go on the bike for Manuel Kueng - his lead over Jan van Berkel is 1:36
    Update women, Km 142: Ellis, Hufe + 11:41, Gerdes +13:34
    Ronnie Schildknecht is at 5:20 Km 168

    Jan van Berkel on the way back to the transition at the Landiwiese

    Manuel Kueng passes the crowd on the way to Heart Break Hill. He has about 7 km to go

    25 km to go on the bike for Mary Beth Ellis
    Update men Km 168: Michael Raelert is at 13:20
    5:24:40 - Manuel Kueng is off the bike. His split: 4:33:20
    Jan van Berkel is off the bike - 1:21 behind
    Run start: The gap is 56 seconds between position one and two
    It's getting loud in T2: Ronnie Schildknecht is in (transition) town. He is 4:38 behind after a 4:32:11 bike split
    Michael Raelert is off the bike - 15:12 down
    Mary Beth Ellis has 10 km to go on the bike
    Michael Raelert struggled on the final part of the bike section due to sore muscles, he told us. He is trying to find his rhythm again on the run
    Time to catch up soon? Jan van Berkel is 19 seconds behind Manuel Kueng at Km 3.3
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