Iden Wins PTO Championship Triathlon at Daytona!

Monday, 07 December 2020

CADEX-sponsored triathlete Gustav Iden won the PTO 2020 Championship at Challenge Daytona in Florida, topping a stellar pro field to take the $100,000 first-place prize for the pro men’s class at the U.S event. The Norwegian rode a CADEX WheelSystem—an Aero Disc rear and 4-Spoke Aero front—to stay within reach of the leaders on the bike, and then turned on the jets during the run to take the win.

The race featured the top-40 male and female athletes in the Professional Triathletes Organization (PTO), all competing for a pro purse of more than $1 million. The event was held at the Daytona International Speedway, on a course that consisted of a 2km swim in Lake Lloyd, an 80km bike (20 laps on a 4km course), and an 18km run (4 laps on a 4.5km course).
As the current Ironman 70.3 world champion, Iden came into the race as one of the favorites. “The course couldn’t be more different than what it was at last year’s World Championship in Nice, so I was a bit uncertain on how I would finish in this absolutely stacked race,” Iden said. “Luckily I managed to stay smart on the bike, even when people were flying past me in a desperate attempt to catch the front group. I’m extremely satisfied with how I tackled this race, and to come home with yet another title is unbelievable.”
Also representing CADEX, Sam Appleton of Australia finished sixth, showing his strength on the bike with one of the fastest times of the day. “Overall, it was a great day for the team,” said the Australian. “The CADEX 4-Spoke/Disc combo felt amazing on the fast circuit here. It was probably one of the most competitive fields ever assembled in a race, so I am really proud to come away with 6th place.”


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