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Follow it live: IM South Africa, Lifetimetri Miami & IM 70.3 Texas

On April 6, the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team has no less than 3 athletes competing in 3 different races. First up, we have Ronnie Schildknecht defending his title in the Ironman South Africa. Next is Helle Frederiksen in the Miami Life Tri. Finally, Sofie Goos kicks off her 2014 in the Ironman 70.3 Texas in Galveston. Of course, we have all the previews, photos and race updates for you right here on the team home page and our storify feed.

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Off-day for Will Clarke in IM 70.3 Oceanside

Will Clarke was forced to retire from today’s Ironman 70.3 Oceanside. After a tough swim that saw him missing the lead group and a few tactical mistakes on the bike (wrong choices at the right time), a nagging calf finally ended his race at the start of the run. Will had hoped for more in this prestigious race, but ultimately didn’t want to risk an aggravated injury for the Ironman 70.3 San Juan in two weeks.

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Follow it live: Will Clarke in IM 70.3 Oceanside (29/3/2014)

After a strong second place in the Ironman 70.3 South Africa, Will Clarke is ready for the next one: Ironman 70.3 Oceanside. It all happens on March 29th from 6:40am local/2:40pm Brussels time. We will be live-blogging the race, but of course we will have race previews, photos and videos in the days before. Check out our Ironman 70.3 Oceanside coverage on the team home page and our storify feed.

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Dirk Bockel wins IM Melbourne, Axel Zeebroek 7th

Dirk Bockel has won the 2014 Ironman Melbourne! The Luxembourg athlete led a world-class field in the Asia Pacific Ironman championship with a time of 08:01:02. Paul Matthews (Australia; 08:02:14) and David Dellow (Australia; 08:03:07) completed the pro men’s podium. Dirk’s teammate Axel Zeebroek (08:12:35) finished 7th after leading much of the race.

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Follow it live: Dirk Bockel and Axel Zeebroek in IM Melbourne (23/4/14)

Get ready for a big one! Ironman Melbourne features a Hawaii-like field, including our very own Axel Zeebroek and Dirk Bockel. The goal: a stand-out performance and big Kona Pro Ranking points! We have all the (pre) race updates right here on the team web site and on our storify feed!

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Helle Frederiksen 2nd in IM 70.3 Monterrey

Helle Frederiksen took second place in her first race of the season, finishing the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Monterrey with a time of 04:13:35. Heather Wurtele (04:07:47) of Canada won the race; Caitlin Snow (US; 4:15:17) rounded out the pro women’s podium.

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Bart Aernouts 4th in Abu Dhabi SD, Ronnie Schildknecht 5th

Bart Aernouts has taken fourth place in today’s Abu Dhabi short distance triathlon. Ronnie Schildknecht finished fifth. Bart completed the 1.5 km swim, 100 km bike leg and 10 kilometer run in 3:17:11, just 12 seconds shy of a first podium finish of the season. Ronnie’s final time was 3:17:54. British powerhouse brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee crossed the finish line together for the win while setting a new course record of 3:12:21. Ruedi Wild (Switzerland; 3:16:59) came in third.

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Big race weekend with Abu Dhabi International Triathlon & IM 70.3 Monterrey

The Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team is literally all over the map this weekend as Bart Aernouts and Ronnie Schildknecht take on the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon (short course) and Helle Frederiksen starts her season in the Ironman 70.3 Monterrey. Don't miss any of the action and we live blog both races live right here!

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Introducing the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team webshop

We have received many questions about the Uplace-BMC materials and their customized red, white and black design. That is why we are happy to announce the Uplace-BMC webshop is now open for business. It features Pearl Izumi tri tops and shorts, bike clothing and accessories, adidas eyewear sunglasses, fi'zi:k saddles, Tacx water bottles and more.

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Romain Guillaume forced to abandon Ironman New Zealand

Romain Guillaume’s first full distance Ironman of the year ended in disappointment today as the Uplace-BMC athlete had to retire from the Ironman New Zealand halfway into the marathon. Marko Albert from Estonia won the race in 8:17:33. Local favorites Cameron Brown (8:21:55) and Terenzo Bozzone (8:28:56) completed the podium. Meredith Kessler (USA; 09:08:46) won the women’s title for the third year in a row. Gina Crawford (09:15:53) and Candice Hammond (09:30:04), both from New Zealand, came in second and third.

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