Swiss Side, No.1 in Aerodynamics, has expanded it’s pro-rider program and has sponsored two further top level athletes in to join the current team which includes Andy and Michael Raelert (D) as well as multiple Ironman winner Britta Martin (NZ).
World class the athlete Julia Gajer (33) from Team Erdinger Alkoholfrei, 2nd place in the 2015 Ironman European Championships in Frankfurt and 6th in the Kona World Ironman Championships in 2014, as well as the Ironman Switzerland winner Mathias Hecht (35) are now riding with the world’s fastest HADRON aero wheels from Swiss Side «These two top athletes will provide a wealth of experience and inputs for our development team, for further Swiss Side wheel and aerodynamic development projects. We will be undertaking a complete aerodynamic optimisation in the wind tunnel with Julia and Mathias, giving them access to our unmatched aerodynamic development know-how. We will thereby be able to significantly improve their bike splits, measurable in minutes», says Jean-Paul Ballard, Swiss Side Technical Director.
Andy Raelert demonstrated the power and importance of aerodynamic development at the 2015 Kona Ironman World Championships. With overhauled aerodynamics, including optimised rider setup and a complete new aerodynamic time trial bike developed by Swiss Side for Cube, Andy’s time savings amounted to 10 MINUTES, helping propel him to a show-stopping 2nd place.
Julia Gajers Target: Kona-Podium
Julia Gajer, who this year moved to Austria, is also looking forward to making similar large steps to Andy, together with the support of the Swiss wheel brand with over 50 years of Formula 1 experience in their technical team. «Swiss Side is the epitome of aerodynamic expertise. I am more than excited to be able to take advantage of Swiss Side’s Formula 1 know-how. With such a strong partner, I’m very confident to be able to make the big step to the Kona podium.»
Mathias Hecht, athlete and trainer
Mathias Hecht, is targeting an Ironman comeback following an injury imposed break from the sport last season. Mathias has also established himself as a top level trainer: «In the 23 years I’ve been competing in triathlon, I have extensive experience with equipment. In a sport, where one trains so hard for every second, aerodynamics is becoming ever more important. This partnership with Swiss Side will not only be a huge benefit for me personally as an athlete, however also for all the athletes I support at «Hecht Endurance Coaching». Together with Swiss Side, I’m also looking forward to proving the performance of Swiss Side’s unique wheels at the absolute top level.»
Everyone at Swiss Side is also very excited with these new reinforcements to pro-team and wishes all their atheletes a strong and FAST season.
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