2009 top 15 Kona finisher bikes - women

What kind of bikes were the top 15 pro women riding at the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii? Slowtwitch took a few images of the women and their machines. Well, we have pictures of the top 10 and information for 11-15.


1. Chrissie Wellington (GBR)

bike: Cannondale Slice
aero bars: Hed Blackdog
drive train: Shimano Dura-Ace
wheels: Hed Jet 4 / Hed Jet 9
saddle: Fizik Arione
power meter: n/a

bike split: 4:52:06 * fastest bike split




2. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)

bike: Cannondale Slice
aero bars: Profile Volna
drive train: Shimano Dura-Ace
wheels: Zipp 404 / 808
saddle: Fizik Arione Tri 2
power meter: no

bike split: 5:14:17




3. Virginia Berasategui (ESP)

bike: Wave TT
aero bars: Oval
drive train: SRAM Red
wheels: ZIPP
saddle: Selle Italia
power meter: SRM

bike split: 5:01:41




4. Tereza Macel (CZE)

bike: Cervelo P4
aero bars: Oval A901
drive train: SRAM Red / Shimano Dura-Ace mix
wheels: Zipp 404 /1080
saddle: ISM Adamo
power meter: no

bike split: 5:04:17




5. Samantha McGlone (CAN)

bike: Argon 18 E-114
aero bars: Argon
drive train: SRAM Red
wheels: Zip Zed 404 / 1080
saddle: ISM
power meter: no (but trains with SRM)

bike split: 5:16:16




6. Rachel Joyce (GBR)

bike: Felt B2
aero bars: Vision
drive train: Shimano Dura-Ace
wheels: Zipp 404
saddle: n/a
power meter: no (but trains with SRM)

bike split: 5:10:03




7. Joanna Lawn (NZL)

bike: Cervelo P4
aero bars: Profile Volna
drive train: SRAM Red
wheels: Zipp 404
saddle: ISM Adamo
power meter: SRM

bike split: 5:19:09




8. Sandra Wallenhorst (GER)

bike: Cannondale Slice 2010
aero bars: Oval S Bend
drive train: SRAM Red
wheels: Lightweight
saddle: Fizik Arione
power meter: SRM

bike split: 5:20:42




9. Dede Griesbauer (USA)

bike: Kestrel Airfoil Pro SE
aero bars: Oval Concepts A901
drive train: hybrid Shimano Dura Ace / Shimano Dura-Ace
wheels: Zipp 404 front/808 rear - tubular
saddle: John Cobb V Flow
power meter: SRM

bike split: 5:10:21




10. Tyler Stewart (USA)

bike: Orbea Ordu
aero bars: Easton EC 90
drive train: Shimano Dura-Ace
wheels: Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate
saddle: Selle Italia Max Flite
power meter: no (but usually races and trains with a PowerTap)

bike split: 5:06:20




11. Linsey Corbin (USA)

bike: Scott Plasma 2 Contessa
aero bars: Vision Tech Trimax
drive train: SRAM Red
wheels: Zipp 808 / 1080
saddle: Selle San Marco Aspide Tri
power meter: Powertap SL+

bike split: 5:19:12




12. Cathleen Calkins (USA) * age grouper

bike: Parlee TT
aero bars: Zipp Vuka Bull
drive train: SRAM Red
wheels: Zipp 404 /808
saddle: Selle Italia Lady
power meter: Cyclops Power Tap 2.4

bike split: 5:16:12




13. Tine Deckers (BEL)

bike: Ridley Dean
aero bars: Oval
drive train: Shimano Dura-Ace
wheels: Zipp 606
saddle: Selle Italia Diva
power meter: no (but trains with powerTap)

bike split: 5:08:43




14. Sonja Tajsich (GER)

bike: Planet X
aero bars: Planet X
drive train: Shimano Dura-Ace
wheels: Xentis Mark 1 / Mark 1TT
saddle: n/a
power meter: no

bike split: 5:14:34




15. Caitlin Snow (USA)

bike: Guru Crono
aero bars: Oval
drive train: Shimano Dura-Ace
wheels: American Classic 58
saddle: ISM Adamo
power meter: SRM

bike split: 5:32:51