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Bart Aernouts wins Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championship Bahrain

Uplace-BMC athlete Bart Aernouts (03:11:15) took the victory in the Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championship in Bahrain after an amazing performance on the bike. Due to heavy winds and currents the swim leg was cancelled. Bart dominated on the bike and held off Swiss athlete Ruedi Wild (03:12:26) to claim the victory in Bahrain. James Cunnama (ZAF; 03:13:54) completed the podium.

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Corinne Abraham wins Ironman Cozumel

What an exciting weekend for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon team with Corinne Abraham topping the podium in Ironman Cozumel and Bart Aernouts finishing a close second in Challenge Languna Phuket.

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Corinne Abraham 3rd in Ironman 70.3 Austin

Corinne Abraham, member of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team, finished 3rd in IM 70.3 Austin. Due to injury and a bacterial infection, Corinne couldn’t race for 6 months, whereby she had to miss out on this year IM World Championships. With only a short period of of full training in the bag, Corinne is clearly on the way up again after a difficult couple of months.

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Liz Blatchford on the podium at World Championship Ironman in Hawaii

Liz Blatchford (9:14:52) finished third at the World Championship Ironman in Hawaii. It is the second time in three years that Liz claims a podium finish in Hawaii.

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Romain Guillaume 2nd in Club La Santa Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote

The beautiful Canary Island of Lanzarote was the scenery for today’s Club La Santa Ironman 70.3. It became a tight battle for the podium, with the top 3 all within 2 minutes. The race was won by Eneko Llanos (ESP: 04:06:26), followed by Romain Guillaume of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team, 16" further (FRA: 04:06:42) and Antony Costes finishing 3rd, 1'16"back (FRA: 04:07:44). This brings the season total for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team to 12 wins and 29 podium finishes.

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TrainingPeaks becomes the official data management supplier of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team

The Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team proudly presents its new partnership with TrainingPeaks. “The TrainingPeaks ecosystem of products will allow team members to manage their training and race data in the most efficient way and measure their progress. Using this secure system allows our athletes and their coaches to achieve their potential and reach their goals. A partnership with world class training software provider like TrainingPeaks is another step forward in the professionalization of our triathlon team," says Bob De Wolf, team manager of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team.

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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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