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Van Lierde Leads the Way to Decisive Victory in France
XLAB Champion Frederik Van Lierde ran away with his 7th full-distance win this weekend at IRONMAN France!
The hot conditions made way for a challenging course, but Van Lierde positioned himself from the get-go to implement his plan for race day. His strong effort to stay in the lead on a bike course riddled with 2,000 meters of daunting climbs proved successful as he pulled into T2 with a 26-second lead on the field.
Van Lierde fully controlled the field all the way to the finish, breaking the tape with an 8:31:31, nearly 5 minutes ahead of the closest contender. Frederik gained the extra aerodynamic advantage with 3 of XLAB’s superior cages each engineered for specific areas of the bike, perfectly selected for his screaming fast Cervelo P5X. He was outfitted with high-grip Gorilla cages, and Torpedo aerobar cage perfect for horizontal placement.