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Uplace-BMC all set for 2015
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Tuesday 13th January 2015


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I've been fortunate to have spent the past few days based out at Sands Beach Resort (www.activelanzarote.com), Lanzarote, with the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team (www.uplacebmctriathlon.com) at their early season training camp. A great insight into the working of this very professional triathlon team set up, who are looking to build upon their success from 2014, which was the first year of their international team - having developed from the original Belgium-based set up.

To find out more about the developments, objectives and structure of the team, check out this interview with Team Manager Bob De Wolf.

The team launch for the new year is accompanied by this stylish video production:

Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team 2015

For 2015 the team reamins the same as last year with just one exception, the absence of the now retired Belgian athlete Axel Zeebroek. The full team - which includeS two British athletes, Will Clarke and Corinne Abraham - represents seven different nationalities:

Corinne Abraham (GBR), Bart Aernouts (BEL), Liz Blatchford (AUS), Dirk Bockel (LUX), Will Clarke (GBR), Helle Frederiksen (DEN), Sofie Goos (BEL), Romain Guillaume (FRA) and Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI).

Corinne Abraham & Will Clarke ©David Pintens

On her ambitions for 2015, Corinne Abraham said "For 2015, I first of all hope to stay injury free, improve on my swim and continue to develop my strength on the bike with the goal of doing well in my first big race of the season, Ironman Texas."

Will Clarke has ambitious goals for the year too, after his excellent 2014 season "I want to qualify for Ironman Hawaii, doing a good job out there and push for a top 10 finish. To get there I will race Ironman South Africa, some 70.3 races (UK, Barcelona) and the Triple Crown Series."

Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team - 2014 Season Race Wins

Corinne Abraham: European Champion Ironman Frankfurt.
Bart Aernouts: Ironman Nice, European Championship Ironman 70.3 Wiesbaden.
Liz Blatchford: Huskisson Long Course, Ironman Cairns, Challenge Forster
Dirk Bockel: Ironman Melbourne
Will Clarke: Mallorca Triathlon, Ironman 70.3 UK, Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote
Helle Frederiksen: Ironman 70.3 San Juan, Boulder Peak 5150 Triathlon, Hy-Vee US Pro Championship, Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote, Challenge Bahrain,
Sofie Goos: Ironman 70.3 Texas
Romain Guillaume: Lanzarote Volcano Triathlon, Ironman Lanzarote.
Axel Zeebroek: International Triathlon of Weiswampach

Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team 2015 ©Bert Stephani


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