Cycling News — Gustav Iden

IDEN WINS CHALLENGE FAMILY "THE CHAMPIONSHIP" TRIATHLON!

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IDEN WINS CHALLENGE FAMILY "THE CHAMPIONSHIP" TRIATHLON!

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2022 Giant-sponsored triathlete Gustav Iden erased the disappointment of having to miss the Ironman World Championships in St. George, Utah, by traveling back to Europe and winning “The Championship,” a prestigious middle-distance event held at the x-bionic sphere sports resort in Samorin, Slovakia. Iden had planned on contesting the Ironman event on May 7, but after an untimely illness forced him to withdraw, the Norwegian switched gears and focused on The Championship, a middle-distance race with a €100,000 purse. As a two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion, the 26-year-old is well-versed in middle-distance races, and as a late...

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IDEN WINS IRONMAN FLORIDA!

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IDEN WINS IRONMAN FLORIDA!

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021 Giant-sponsored triathlete Gustav Iden made a big splash at his first-ever full-distance Ironman event, winning Ironman Florida in Panama City Beach. The two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion put an exclamation point on his win by setting a new course record of 7:42:57. Iden, who in 2019 became the youngest Ironman 70.3 World Champion ever at age 23 and recently repeated his title, had already proven himself at shorter distances. After finishing top-10 at the Tokyo Olympic Games in July, he set his sights on the full Ironman distance. Iden had originally targeted Ironman California, but when that...

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IDEN REPEATS AS IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPION!

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IDEN REPEATS AS IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPION!

20 SEPTEMBER 2021 Giant-sponsored triathlete Gustav Iden defended his title as Ironman 70.3 world champion, turning in a dominant performance in St. George, Utah, to win the title for the second straight time. Fellow Giant athlete Sam Appleton of Australia also had a strong race, finishing in the top-10. While Iden was somewhat of a surprise winner in 2019, when he was just 23 years old, he arrived in Utah as one of the top favorites this year. With the 2020 event canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, he had held the title for the past two years. The 25-year-old Norwegian’s race got...

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IDEN WINS PTO CHAMPIONSHIP TRIATHLON AT DAYTONA!

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IDEN WINS PTO CHAMPIONSHIP TRIATHLON AT DAYTONA!

MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2020 Giant-sponsored triathlete Gustav Iden won the PTO 2020 Championship at Challenge Daytona in Florida, topping a stellar pro field with his Trinity Advanced Pro bike and CADEX WheelSystem to take the $100,000 pro men’s purse at the U.S event. The race featured the top 40 ranked male and female athletes in the Professional Triathletes Organisation (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...

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IDEN WINS PUSHING LIMITS TRIATHLON IN GERMANY!

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IDEN WINS PUSHING LIMITS TRIATHLON IN GERMANY!

21 SEPTEMBER 2020 Giant-sponsored triathlete Gustav Iden won the Pushing Limits Race triathlon in Ratingen, Germany, coming on strong in the run to beat second-place finisher Pieter Heemeryck of Belgium by close to two minutes in the Olympic distance event. The Pushing Limits race featured a 1,000-meter swim in a pool, a 40km bike leg, and a 10km run. The bike leg was held on a hilly 10km circuit with four laps. Iden, the current Ironman 70.3 World Champion, chose to race his Propel Advanced SL aero road bike with a CADEX 65 Disc WheelSystem, the perfect setup for the technical bike course....

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