Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team: Ready for 2015!12. January 2015 — Triathlon Team
2014 was an amazing year for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team with 21 victories and a total of 46 podium finishes, including 4 continental Championship titles and the women’s victory in Challenge Bahrain. In almost 70% of the races, the Uplace-BMC athletes placed on the podium. The team also delivered a solid performance in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii with 5 athletes in the top 12.
The ambitions for 2015 are clear: The Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team wants to consolidate last year's results and maintain its number one position in the world. On top of that the team aims to be competitive in the most important races worldwide with a clear focus on the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Sell Am See, Austria and the Challenge Family Triple Crown Series. 9 athletes with 7 different nationalities will represent the Uplace-BMC team colors: Corinne Abraham (GBR), Bart Aernouts (BEL), Liz Blatchford (AUS), Dirk Bockel (LUX), Will Clarke (GBR), Helle Frederiksen (DEN), Sofie Goos (BEL), Romain Guillaume (FRA) and Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI).
Over the last 5 years, triathlon has been one of the fastest growing sports in the world. The core values of triathlon like strength, drive, sportsmanship, persistence and character stress the authenticity and the purity of the sport. Along with the popularity, the professionalization of the sport grew to a level that makes commercial sustainability possible. The aspect of sustainability is fully in line with Uplace-BMC’s mission statement to create a legacy in triathlon. It is this vision that has enabled Uplace-BMC to develop a project offering significant added value and return for its sponsors. The Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team is now in a position to expand in partnerships and to also attract sponsors from outside the sport. Compared to other sports, triathlon is still relatively inexpensive to get worldwide coverage and therefore commercially it is the perfect moment to step in. The Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team will continue its aim to be a sustainable project and to create a legacy in the triathlon sport for the years to come.
List of 2014 victories:
Corinne Abraham: European Champion Ironman Frankfurt
Bart Aernouts: Ironman Nice, European Championship Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden
Liz Blatchford: Huskisson, Ironman Cairns, Challenge Forster
Dirk Bockel: Ironman Melbourne
Will Clarke: Mallorca triathlon, Ironman 70.3 UK, Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote
Helle Frederiksen: Ironman 70.3 San Juan, Boulder Peak 5150 Triathlon, Hy-Vee US Pro Championship, Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote, Challenge Bahrein,
Sofie Goos: Ironman 70.3 Texas
Romain Guillaume: Lanzarote Volcano Triathlon, Ironman Lanzarote
Number of races
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Team web site: www.uplacebmctriathlon.com
Race Calendars: www.uplacebmctriathlon.com/calendar/