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Julien Loy Second in Alpe d'Huez Triathlon

3. August 2011

Less than a week after the Tour de France and its ultimate winner Cadel Evans had climbed the notorious Alpe d'Huez, the participants of the Alpe d'Huez Triathlon were confronted with the same climb. BMC athlete Julien Loy was in excellent form, clinching a strong second place over the short course.

In the 1.2-kilometer swim leg, two more BMC athletes turned in a noteworthy performance: Florin and Andrea Salvisberg, along with a third strong swimmer, were able to break away from the pack and reach the first changeover zone ahead of the field. The cycle leg is 30 kilometers long and ends at the Alpe d'Huez, which is one of the legendary uphill finishes in French cycle tour racing, with its 21 switchbacks. The challenging profile demands an immense effort from the participants. Julien Loy led the race in the second changeover zone at more than 1,800 meters above sea level, but had to yield to the former World Champion and short-distance specialist Tim Don (GBR) over the 7.2 kilometer run. Andrea and Florin Salvisberg followed in fifth and sixth place, competing in the event in preparation for the second half of the season.