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  • Mary Beth Ellis seems to be in her own race today - after 52 km she is 8:04 in front of Mareen Hufe. In third we have Beth Gerdes, +9:10
  • Top 8 Women Bike Km 52.2:

    1 47 Ellis, Mary Beth (USA) PRO 02:19:59
    2 58 Hufe, Mareen (GER) PRO Triminators Voerd... +08:04 02:28:03
    3 59 Gerdes, Beth (USA) PRO +09:10 02:29:09
    4 128 Mason, Andrea (GBR) 30 +10:57 02:30:56
    5 57 Rohrbach, Regula (SUI) PRO Tempo-Sport bikes... +10:59 02:30:58
    6 50 Duke, Dimity-Lee (AUS) PRO Bunbury Triathlon... +14:07 02:34:06
    7 60 Stevens, Alena (SVK) PRO +14:56 02:34:55
    8 51 Andrade, Mariana (BRA) PRO Trisutto +19:18 02:39:17
  • The top pro men are flying towards the city centre of Zurich again - some more minutes to heat up, Heart Break Hill at km 85. Make ready to make noise!
  • 80 km done on the bike for the leaders - Kueng, Raelert and van Berkel are still together.
  • Top 6 Men Bike Km 79:

    1 30 Küng, Manuel (SUI) PRO Team Koach 02:49:37
    2 28 Raelert, Michael (GER) PRO Trizack +00:01 02:49:38
    3 3 Van Berkel, Jan (SUI) PRO +00:03 02:49:40
    4 1 Schildknecht, Ronnie (SUI) PRO uplace bmc pro tr... +05:04 02:54:41
    5 7 Casadei, Alberto (ITA) PRO Fiamme Oro +05:49 02:55:26
    6 14 Everett, Kevin (FRA) PRO +07:36 02:57:13
  • Top 4 Women Bike Km 62.8:

    1 47 Ellis, Mary Beth (USA) PRO 02:43:41
    2 58 Hufe, Mareen (GER) PRO Triminators Voerd... +09:11 02:52:52
    3 59 Gerdes, Beth (USA) PRO +10:20 02:54:01
    4 57 Rohrbach, Regula (SUI) PRO Tempo-Sport bikes... +13:05 02:56:46
  • Michael Raelert seems to open up a little gap on the way into 2nd lap. The first three have passed the timing at Km 90. Split time for Michael Raelert 2:12:28
  • Half time on the bike for seven-time Ronnie Schildknecht - he is in 4th +5:03
  • 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
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