It became an exciting and historical day for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon team with the announcement of the continuation of a real triathlon legacy this morning in Paris with the announcement of the new team title sponsor. Bart Aernouts (BEL: 3:49:35) of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team also won the inaugural Enea Challenge Poznan (half distance) in Poland ahead of James Cunnama (SAF: 3:52:11) and Markus Hörmann (GER: 3:54:46) who moved up from the 5th place to the 3rd place in the last kilometer.
The Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team’s 2015 victory tally now stands at 12 wins and 24 podium places.
Strong bike and run leg
Pieter Heemeryck (BEL) led the pro men out of the Lake Malta water in 26:33, Bart Aernouts followed on almost 4 minutes. In this very windy edition, Bart dominated the bike leg and entered T2 in 2nd position one minute behind Giulio Molinari. The run segment featured 4 loops and Aernouts passed Molinari for the lead during the second loop. From that moment, Bart dominated the race and took the victory.
Nice boost towards Kona
Bart Aernouts was clearly very satisfied with the result: “Today, the swim was not so good. I had some intensive swim training sessions during the last week, so I didn’t feel fresh in the water. It was extremely windy today, so it was a very honest fight on the bike. I felt really good on the bike and I succeeded to move up to the 2nd place before entering T2. On the run, I felt I had great running legs today. From the moment I passed Molinari, I tried to control the race. This is a nice boost for me towards Kona. Now I have to continue to work hard and go for it.”