Romain Guillaume of the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team has won today’s Lanzarote Volcano Triathlon, an Olympic Distance race. With a time of 01:58:15, Romain was more than two minutes faster than Bert Jammaer and Rayco Marrero. It is the fifth victory of the season for the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team.
After a solid swim put him in fourth place, Romain made his moveÂ after 5kÂ on the bike. He built up a lead of almost two minutes heading into T2. Romain finished off with a strong run to take the win.
Even though today’s race was part of his preparation for his main goal, the Ironman Lanzarote on May 17, Romain was happy with his victory: â€œThis is a confidence booster. I have just completed a two-week block with 5 hours of training a day. So I wasn’t sure how I would feel, especially because I have just started working with Yves Cordier. He has me focusing more on volume training, which is a change for me. But I felt good all day. I pushed on the bike and I was able to run well after that. I still have work to do, but this was definitely a good training race. Of course, now it all has to come together in the Ironman Lanzarote.â€
Team web site:Â www.uplacebmctriathlon.com
About the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team:
The Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team is the largest, most ambitious project in today’s professional triathlon. Ten world-class athletes race for Uplace-BMC:Â Corinne Abraham, Bart Aernouts, Liz Blatchford, Dirk Bockel, Will Clarke, Helle Fredriksen, Sofie Goos, Romain Guillaume, Ronnie Schildknecht and Axel Zeebroek.Â Real estate group Uplace and bike manufacturer BMC Switzerland serve as the team’s co-sponsors. Additional support is provided by: Shimano/Pro bike components, Pearl Izumi race and training clothing, Lululemon casual clothing, Continental tubulars, Giro helmets, Tacx bike trainers and drink bottles, fi’zi:k saddles, Sailfish wetsuits, Compressport compression products, Sands Beach Active for warm weather training, BMW Le Couter, Adidas Eyewear, Bakala Academy sports-scientific support, Etixx sports nutrition, Best Swim Centre for an annual Mallorca training camp, Sportoase pool and gym facilities, and Assumax insurance.