This weekend, the IRONMAN Nice, where Frederick Van Lierde will seek to be the triathlete with the most wins in the race. Currently shares with Marcel Zamora 5 victories and hopes to return to the top this coming Sunday.
Due to the heat wave, the test has been forced to cut your route, leaving it with 3,8 km of swimming, 152 km of cycling and 30 km of running on foot.
Van Lierde He is the great favorite since last May he won the IRONMAN Lanzarote. Other triathletes to consider are Domenico Passuello, James Cunnama o Cameron Wurf among others.
«I have the Slot for Hawaii, but that does not mean that I will be there»
After the victory in the IM LanzaroteVan Lierde got his Slot for the IRONMAN World Championship. After his last participations, he already commented that he did not want to compete again, although now he opens the door to return to Kona.
"Even if I have the Slot does not mean that I will be in the test. I won't decide until early July. Let's face it: I won't be able to participate more to win. ”
“Is it worth putting everything aside for another six months to finish in the top ten? At this moment I am more inclined to focus on winning again Nice "I commented in an interview
Two Spanish in the test
As for the Spanish, the presence of Víctor del Corral, winner of this test in 2016, but ultimately will not participate. Albert Moreno y Carlos Aznar They will be our representatives in the elite category.
Victor was going to debut on IM this season in the past. IM Irlerlandwhere he got the victory Alistair Brownlee, but after being ill the race week he decided not to participate, to be in full condition for the race in Nice. Now on social networks he has published that he will not finally compete in the test.
You can check the following link departure list IRONMAN Nice 2019
The test will begin on Sunday, June 29 at 6:30 in the morning, where high temperatures are expected, especially in the race sector. The arrival of the first triathlete is expected around 15:00