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Bart Aernouts 4th in Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Bart Aernouts (BEL) of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team finished 4th today in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Zell am See. European Champion, Jan Frodeno (GER: 3:51:19), was outstanding in Austria today. Sebastian Kienle (GER: 3:52:48) came second with the fastest bike split, while former World Champion Javier Gomez (ESP: 3:55:05) finished 3rd. In a sprint finish for 4th place, Bart Aernouts (BEL: 3:56:28) edged out Michael Raelert (GER).

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Sofie Goos 2nd in the KMD Ironman Copenhagen

Like last year, Sofie Goos (BEL) of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team came second today in the KMD Ironman Copenhagen. The Danish Michelle Vesterby (DEN: 8:59:49) led from start to finish in her capital. Sofie Goos came close to Vesterby during the run, but Vesterby managed to hold on and won with a sub 9 hour finish. Sofie Goos (BEL: 9:03:07) followed on 3:18 of Vesterby, while Sonja Tajsich (GER: 9:08:43) came third on 8:53. This brings our 2015 total already to 12 wins and 27 podium finishes for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team. 

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Liz Blatchford 2nd in Subaru Ironman Mont Tremblant

Today, Liz Blatchford (AUS) of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team came 2nd in the Subaru Ironman Mont Tremblant. Mary Beth Ellis (USA) led from start to finish to win in a time of 9:09:05. The three times Ironman Cairns winner, Liz Blatchford, followed on only 50” (9:09:55), while Lisa Roberts (USA: 9:13:45) came 3rd. This brings our 2015 total already to 12 wins and 26 podium finishes for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team. 

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Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team becomes BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team powered by Uplace

• BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team is the new name of the team from 2016 onwards; • BMC officially extends its title sponsorship of the team until 2017, with the intention of continued partnership thereafter; • Etixx becomes the new title sponsor for the same period; • Uplace, as the founding partner, continues the operational running of the team and its unique professional support to optimize performance; • Sustainable approach of a professional triathlon team is unprecedented in triathlon.

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Bart Aernouts wins Enea Challenge Poznan (half distance)

It became an exciting and historical day for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon team with the announcement of the continuation of a real triathlon legacy this morning in Paris with the announcement of the new team title sponsor. Bart Aernouts (BEL: 3:49:35) of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team also won the inaugural Enea Challenge Poznan (half distance) in Poland ahead of James Cunnama (SAF: 3:52:11) and Markus Hörmann (GER: 3:54:46) who moved up from the 5th place to the 3rd place in the last kilometer. The Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team’s 2015 victory tally now stands at 12 wins and 24 podium places.

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Ronnie Schildknecht wins Ironman Switzerland for a record breaking 8th time!

Ronnie Schildknecht of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team created history today, taking his 8th Ironman Switzerland title of his career. In a very hot edition, Ronnie dominated the bike and run leg, clocking in with a final time of 08:21:19. Jan Van Berkel (Switzerland; 08:28:57) and Alessandro Degasperi (Italy; 08:31:36) completed the podium. Today’s record breaking 8th Ironman Switzerland title brings IRON-RONNIE’s total to 10 Ironman wins in his career. The Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team’s 2015 victory tally now stands at 11 wins and 23 podium places.

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Romain Guillaume 3rd in Ironman France Ronnie Schildknecht 6th in ITU Long Distance World Championchips Motala (SWE)

Today, Romain Guillaume (FRA: 8:34:44) of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team raced on home soil and finished 3rd in Ironman France. Boris Stein (GER: 8:27:32), last year’s winner of Ironman Switzerland, won after a strong run, while Victor Del Corral (ESP: 8:30:00), who ran the fastest marathon today, came 2nd. Yesterday, Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI: 4:58:41) of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team came 6th in ITU Long Distance World Championships in Motala, Sweden. It was a tight battle, the top 7 finished within 4 minutes. This edition was won by Cyril Viennot (FRA: 4:54:33), followed by Martin Jensen who was leading most of the race (DEN: 4:54:46), while Joe Skipper (GBR: 4:55:11) finished 3rd.

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Bart Aernouts wins Citytriathlon Bruges (olympic distance) & Sofie Goos 3rd in Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg

Yesterday, Bart Aernouts (BEL) of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team won the Citytriathlon of Bruges (olympic distance) on home soil in style with the strongest bike split and a fast run leg, followed by Hannes Vandermoere (BEL), while Tom Mets (BEL) finished third. A few hours earlier, his teammate Sofie Goos (BEL: 4:24:46) started off at Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg. The 2013 winner came 3rd in this edition behind the strong winner Gulia Gajer (GER: 4:17:25) - who led the race from start to finish - and Natascha Schmitt (GER:4:24:46). It ended up being another successful weekend for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team with 1 title and a 3rd place. This brings our 2015 total already to 10 wins and 21 podium finishes for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team.

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Liz Blatchford wins Ironman Cairns; Romain Guillaume 3rd & Will Clarke 4th in Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire

Yesterday, Dirk Bockel (LUX) of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team made his comeback in style after a long recovery period from a hip injury by winning Challenge Denmark (half distance). His teammate, Liz Blatchford followed that example and realized a threepeat at Ironman Cairns. The 3 times consecutive winner in Cairns led from start to finish and finished in a time of 9:11:49, followed by Gina Crawford (AUS: 9:20:56), while Michelle Bremer (GER: 9:35:32) finished third. A few hours later, her teammates Romain Guillaume and Will Clarke started off at the first edition of the Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire. This inaugural edition was won by Javier Gomez (ESP: 04:02:13), followed by Thomschke Markus, who had the fastest bike leg, while Romain Guillaume (FRA: 04:09:07) and Will Clarke (GBR: 04:11:10) came respectively third and forth It ended up being another successful weekend for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team with 2 titles, a 3rd place and a strong top 5 finish. This brings our 2015 total already to 9 wins and 19 podium finishes for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team.

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Dirk Bockel wins Challenge Denmark (half distance)

Today, Dirk Bockel (LUX) of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team made his comeback in style after a long recovery period from a hip injury. He led strong from start to finish to win in a time of 3:51:16, followed by Thomas Strange (DEN: 3:52:12) and Markus Fachbach (GER: 3:52:45). This is perfect start of the weekend for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team. This brings our 2015 total already to 8 wins and 17 podium finishes for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team.

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