Like last year, Sofie Goos (BEL) of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team came second today in the KMD Ironman Copenhagen. The Danish Michelle Vesterby (DEN: 8:59:49) led from start to finish in her capital. Sofie Goos came close to Vesterby during the run, but Vesterby managed to hold on and won with a sub 9 hour finish. Sofie Goos (BEL: 9:03:07) followed on 3:18 of Vesterby, while Sonja Tajsich (GER: 9:08:43) came third on 8:53.
This brings our 2015 total already to 12 wins and 27 podium finishes for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team.
Sofie Goos (BEL) had a decent swim (3,8km: 56,35). She came out of the water in the second group in the fourth position on 5:50 of the Michelle Vesterby. Sofie Goos (180km: 4:54:22) moved up to the third place on the bike and she entered T2 together with Tajsich on 7:42 of Michelle Vesterby. On the run, Sofie Goos started off fast and came to less than a minute on 24km of the run. During the second half of the marathon, Sofie had to slow down and was not able to take over the lead (42km: 3:04:56)
Sofie was clearly disappointed with the result: “I just came back from a good training camp in Font Romeu, I never felt so strong before this season, so I was ready for a strong performance. I had a decent swim and I left the water on 5 minutes of the leading duo. On the bike, I drove alone during the first half. In the second half, Sonja Tajsich joined me and we tried to chase Michelle. Nevertheless, we entered T2 on 7:30 of Michelle. On the run, I started off at a good, controlled pace. I quickly came closer to Michelle. During the last 10km, I encountered stomach problems and could not close the gap any more.
Today, I hoped to win my first full Ironman, but I have to be happy with the second place.”