Böcherer Wins IM 70.3 Switzerland

Sunday, June 05, 2011
Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland – Felt Triathlete Andreas Böcherer won Ironman 70.3 Switzerland, recording the fastest time ahead of a world-class field.  The 28-year-old German set a blistering pace on the bike, averaging nearly 27 miles per hour over the 56 mile bike course.  Böcherer’s bike split ensured the victory, and netted Böcherer a new course record.

Böcherer started the race cautiously, maintaining a comfortable pace in the water until about 500m from the transition.  There, Böcherer established more than a minute lead over his principal rivals.  On the bike, Böcherer was magic.  Riding his 2011 DA, Böcherer recorded a 2:05:48 over the 56 mile course and extended his lead.  On the run, Böcherer didn’t let up, recording the third fastest split on the day and taking the win by a margin of nearly five minutes.

“I knew that I can win here,” said Böcherer after the race.  “After Heilbronn [City Triathlon] and very good training during the week, I felt the time has come! My Equipment and my condition have reached the highest level!”

Böcherer is showing some fantastic form this season, taking second place at Ironman South Africa and the win in Switzerland.  Look for another strong showing from Böcherer at Ironman Germany later this year.

Additionally, Böcherer ‘s fellow Felt Triathletes Mirinda Carfrae and Terenzo Bozzone each took second place at the Revolution3 Quassy Triathlon.  Carfrae, the defending champion of the Rev3 Quassy, was again strong in the event, recording a 4:26:24 over the 70.3 mile distance.  Bozzone was also extremely quick in his return to Quassy and just missed out on the win by a mere twelve seconds.