Michael Raelert celebrates Ironman 70.3 European Champion Title

Sun, Jun 18, 17

Michael Raelert celebrated a great success at the Ironman 70.3 European Championship in Elsinore, Denmark, this Sunday. After winning the continental title in 2010 and 2012, he took the victory at the inaugural European Championship event in Denmark thanks to a convincing performance in all of the three disciplines. Michael Raelert won the race in 3:42:52 hours ahead of the two Germans Andreas Boecherer (3:44:26 hours) and Nils Frommhold (3:45:25 hours). "I am so happy I took the win. Titles like these are really nice," said Michael Raelert, "especially when you have to wait for the title for a few...

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The Tyre Factor

Thu, Jun 15, 17

Swiss Side has spent a lot of time investigating tyre performance because this is extremely important.  Choosing a tyre which provides the best aerodynamic performance is a priority. Clinchers perform better than tubular tyres. The sidewall profiling on the tyre is actually very important due to a complex aeroydynamic effect called the “boundary layer transition.” According to our testing, the best aerodynamic tyre on the market right now is the Continental GP 4000s II 23c. The worst aerodynamic tyres are smooth with no sidewall tread. Clincher tubeless tyres offer lower rolling resistance than clincher tyres with tubes. This is important...

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Michael Raelert takes bronze medal at “The Championship”

Tue, Jun 06, 17

Michael Raelert won the bronze medal at “The Championship” this Saturday in Samorin. "I'm not 100 percent satisfied," said the Rostockian after a fast world-class race at the Challenge Family event in Slovakia. Lionel Sanders from Canada won the middle-distance championship in 3:40:03 hours in front of Germany’s Sebastian Kienle (3:41:46 hours) and Michael Raelert who finished in 3:45:34 hours. "In general, my performance was okay today,” said Michael Raelert, “but during the run, the gap to the front was a bit too big. I had expected some more from my side today," said Michael Raelert after winning the bronze...

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Ironman Brazil: Not the result Andreas Raelert hoped for

Mon, May 29, 17

Andreas Raelert didn’t get the result at the Ironman South American Championship Brazil he had hoped for. Due to energetic problems, he had to withdraw from the fight for second place after six hours of racing. "For a long time, the race was going on not bad for me," said Andreas Raelert after the competition in Florianopolis. "The swim was very promising, I had power on the bike and I started really well into the marathon. But then an energetic issue unfolded which I could not fix anymore." Andreas Raelert finished the race in 9:02:20 hours in 15th professional place...

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Andreas Raelert turns his focus to Ironman Brazil

Tue, May 23, 17

Andreas Raelert heads to the Ironman South American Championship Brazil with a lot of confidence. This Sunday at the race in Florianopolis, he wants to secure his qualification for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii which takes place on October 14th. "My clear goal is the Ironman Hawaii," says Andreas Raelert, "I hope that I will succeed in fixing my race start in Kona this Sunday in Brazil." Regarding his race schedule for the year, Andreas Raelert consciously decided to participate in the traditional competition in the south of Brazil. "As a European, it is not always easy to be...

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Laura Philipp with victory at Ironman 70.3 St. Pölten (AUT)

Mon, May 22, 17

One week after her win at the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca, Swiss Side pro athlete Laura Philipp from Germany wins the Ironman 70.3 St. Pölten. Laura was the fastest pro women in all three disciplines! She won the title with a time of 4:23:31 almost 10 minutes ahead of 2nd place Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) with a time of 4:33:12 and 3rd place Lisa Hütthaler (AUT) with a time of 4:34:21.  Nils Frommhold (GER) won the men's title with a finish time of 3:56:47, ahead of Andi Boecherer (GER) who finished the race with a time of 3:59:04 and Maurice Clavel (GER) that crossed the finish line with a...

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