Daniela Ryf (29) is the outstanding athlete in women´s long distance triathlon. Twice IRONMAN world champion, 70.3. world champion, IRONMAN European champion & winning 90% of all races she has contested over the last two seasons, the palmarès of Switzerland’s triathlon star is impressive to say the least.
While other athletes are dreaming of such career achievements, Ryf has her best yet to come and is shooting for the stars. Her goals for the season 2017 are the third consecutive victory at the Ironman World Championships in Kona and the attack on the world record of Chrissie Wellington at the Challenge Roth.
Daniela Ryf states: “I am heading into the new season with lots of confidence and I am looking forward to the new partnership with DT Swiss and Swiss Side. I don’t live far from the DT Swiss Headquarter in Biel, which will make communication very simple and efficient. I was able to start training on my new DT Swiss wheels a while ago and feel very comfortable. I am eager to start working closely with the aerodynamic experts from Swiss Side and to take advantage of their unique know-how in aerodynamics. I hope that they can help me to further optimize my bike setup to achieve even faster bike splits.”
For the next three years Ryf can rely on the technical expertise of DT Swiss and take advantage from the partnership of DT Swiss & Swiss Side – the leading experts in aerodynamics.
Teaming up with Swiss Side, DT Swiss has kicked of the #roadrevolution18, which will bring up a complete new range of innovative and benchmark setting products.
Not only that Ryf will ride on these new products but even more important she will be a vital part of the development & cooperation process throughout the next three years. Swiss Side’s aerodynamic experts will be in charge of analyzing and optimizing Ryf’s Bike-Setup and the entire Bike-Rider System in the wind tunnel to ensure even faster bike splits in the upcoming races.
Jean-Paul Ballard, Swiss Side Technical Director is motivated: “We’ve worked with numerous athletes of every performance level within the last few years. Through the aerodynamic optimization of the entire bike-rider system, we were able to help these athletes significantly improve their racing performance. An athlete like Daniela is a great opportunity to include in the DT Swiss//Swiss Side development process. We want to help her become one of the worlds greatest athletes!”
Alex Schmitt, DT Swiss Road Marketing Manager comments: "Daniela has been on our wish list for several years now and we are super happy to finally have her on DT Swiss wheels. I am pretty sure she’ll be a boost for our triathlon related marketing activities as well as an important part in our road wheel development process.”
Ryf is giving her debut on DT Swiss wheels at the 70.3 IRONMAN Dubai end of January.