posted by George Cant
July 28, 2016


Swiss Side was on show at our home event, the 2016 Zürich Ironman. Retail & service partner Tempo Sport, hosts the biggest exhibition tent at Zürich Ironman each year, inviting Swiss Side as their wheel partner to join the party! Technical Director Jean-Paul Ballard was on hand, presenting our latest HADRON Ultimate aero wheels as well as our unique Instrumented Bike and to answer all questions about aerodynamics in cycling. The Swiss Side booth was a huge magnet, attracting hundreds of visitors, together with countless Swiss Side customers stopping by to see the latest wheels and to pass on what was nothing less than 100% score card of rider satisfaction!
It was also great to see so many Swiss Side wheels on start in the short, olympic and Ironman distance triathlon events. Amongst our ambassadors and partners on start were Markus Ganser from Radsport Ganser, Swiss Side retail & service partner in Aachen Germany as well as Swiss Side ambassador Jan Peiniger from Fastest Swiss Side athlete of the weekend was Thomas Rusch placing 18th overall and 4th in Age Group in his first ever Ironman race!
It was a tough day for all the athletes with temperatures over 30C and the sun beating down across the course. In the men’s race, Ronnie Schildknecht took a sensational 9th win at Ironman Zürich, the 7th in succession, with Daniela Ryf once again unbeatable taking the women’s crown, her second Ironman win in two weeks!


Lots of Swiss Side aero wheels waiting for their time to race


Thomas Rusch charging up Heartbreak Hill for the second time