07.07.2019

Three Andys are in front at the run transition

Three Andys are in front at the run transition
Lucy Charles-Barclay has a large lead among the women

Andreas Dreitz is in front of Andreas Boecherer and Andy Potts – that’s the sequence in which the men came into the transition zone to change into their running shoes. Behind them with a bit of a distance is the duo Cameron Wurf and Jesper Svensson, who had the best swim time. Bart Aernouts, the winner in 2017, changed with a delay of over nine minute leaving him in sixth place. He will have to run an extremely strong marathon in order to make to compete with the two Andys at the top.

Andy Dreitz and Andy Böcherer are the German double leaders on the running track.
Photo: TEAMCHALLENGE, Stefanie Dürrbeck

Dreitz, Boecherer and Potts lead the way on the bike course from the beginning and were able to consequently defend and build up their position. The two Germans distanced themselves from Potts, who was able to hang on up until the last kilometers, but crossed over into the run course with a three minute lead.

While Dreitz and Boecherer still looked fresh and fit while changing into their running shoes, many of their competitors already showed signs of fatigue from the previous kilometers. The German Attack on the winner’s platform has begun.

Lucy Charles-Barclay was the first woman to trade in her racing bike for running shoes. She had a lead of 6:05 minutes ahead of her first competitor, Daniela Bleymehl – more than in the past year at the same place. The tension is rising. Will they run a race as in 2018 or will another top-woman take over on the run courseand grab the win. Carolin Lehrieder and Sarah Crowley who are just in front of Anja Ippack are right behind Lucy Charles-Barclay with a delay of only a little under seven minutes.

Full concentration - Lucy Charles-Barclay totally focused on the way to the running track.
Photo: TEAMCHALLENGE, Stefanie Dürrbeck

 

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