Helle Frederiksen wins Ironman 70.3 Texas27. April 2015 — Triathlon Team
After her first win of the season at the Latin American Championships 70.3 three weeks ago, Helle adds already the next high profile win to her palmares. This brings the 2015 total already to 5 wins and 10 podium finishes for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team.
Helle Frederiksen started with a strong swim, leaving the water (1,9km: 25:47) in 2nd position 41” behind Lauren Brandon (USA). Then on the bike she put the hammer down on her BMC timemachine TM01 to take the lead after 40km and increased the gap to the rest until T2 (90km: 2:19:49). Once on the run she did not think about just bringing her lead home, but started to distance the field with each passing mile leaving the true fight for second and third.
Very happy with the result
Helle Frederiksen was clearly satisfied after a strong race: ” It is always amazing to win. I had a great day today. Today, I wanted to test a lot of things, the swim was great, I came second out of the water 30” behind Lauren Brandon, who is an amazing swimmer. So that was fine. On the bike I put the hammer down for the first 45km, so I could see how much I could hurt myself. The last 40km, I released the gas a bit. I was pretty confident, I was leading at that point, so if there was another girl that would overtake me, I would be able to sit in or to go with her and run away from her. Coming into T2 I only had a 50” lead over Emma. My plan was to try to run really hard. It is always great running in the finish area and having another Ironman 70.3 victory. My next race will be Ironman 70.3 Boulder in 7 weeks.”
Corinne Abraham 4th in Challenge Fuerteventura
Corinne Abraham left the water in 9th position after a disappointing swim (1,9km: 30:58) 6'08". On the bike leg it was then the time for Corinne to move up, what she did by entering T2 in 6th place and not too far of the podium. With a solid run (21km: 1:18:43), she managed to finish 4th less than one minute behind the 3rd place.
Confirmation of my conditional progress
Corinne Abraham had mixed emotions with her 4th place in Fuerteventura: “It could have been better today. I am disappointed with my swim. I already felt improvements in the pool; unfortunately this is not yet the case in race conditions. I felt good on the bike. I am quite pleased about the progress I made since Tenerife on the bike and on the run. I am a bit disappointed that I missed the podium today due to my swim, but I am on the right track for my next race (Ironman Texas), where I hope to show my swim progress in race conditions.”
Ronnie Schildknecht wins Rheintal Duathlon
In addition to this, other Uplace-BMC team members were performing well in local training races. Ronnie Schildknecht won the Rheintal Duathlon in Switzerland and Sofie Goos came 3rd in the 10 Miles of Antwerp in Belgium.