Call it triathlon’s version of home-field advantage. Some of SRAM’s biggest names in triathlon won in their respective home nations last weekend.
Former Kona champ Sebastian Kienle (GER) took an impressive victory in Germany’s Ironman® 70.3® Kraichgau. His winning time of 3 hours, 56 minutes was more than 11 minutes ahead of second place. He rode SRAM RED® eTap® with a Zipp 808 NSW and Super-9 Disc.
Meanwhile, British brothers Alistair and Jonathon Brownlee finished 1-2 in the draft-legal ITU World Triathlon Series Leeds. This result comes after Alistair’s recent course-record victory in the non-draft Ironman 70.3 St. George in Utah. The Brownlees rode RED eTap with the new Zipp 454 NSW wheelset.
While the Brownlee brothers are among the biggest stars in global triathlon, Australian Josh Amberger is an up and coming talent. He confirmed his ability by setting a course record at the Ironman® Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns in Queensland, Australia. Like Kienle, he rode RED eTap paired with an 808 and Super-9 Disc.
Photo of Kienle © Ingo Kutsche, photo of Brownlees @gbimagesphotography