2016 Challenge Roth check-in

Athletes from around the world checked in their bikes for the 2016 Datev Challenge Roth this afternoon and we noticed a variety of very fast machines.

Race favorite Jan Frodeno waves to the crowd after checking in his bike.

Roman Malivinek (CZ) was one of the first pros to check in today.

American Caroline Gregory was in good spirits as she dropped off her Specialized Shiv.

Geir Omarsson from Iceland races in the M40 category and is hoping to go sub-9 in Roth.

The defending Datev Challenge Roth champion Nils Frommhold has a new and very cool paint scheme on his Canyon Speedmax CF SLX.

Many of the Pro athletes had CeramicSpeed components on their bikes including the UFO chain and oversized pulley system.

French pro Cyril Vienneu will likely be near the front of the race on Sunday on his bright Scott Plasma 5.

Danish pro Michelle Vesterby looks confident and ready and will likely be a big threat tomorrow.

Anja Beranek is the local favorite and she will be a challenger to. Since this year the hard riding Beranek now races on a Kuota bike.

German Lukas Storath carefully covered the visor of his helmet.

Tyler Butterfield has been under the weather, but he will give his all aboard this Cervelo P5.

Brit Joe Skipper checked in reasonably early and he will likely feature near the front on this Boardman

This Orbea Ordu OMP belongs the Belgian pro Xavier Diepart.

Jürgen Zäck has a very low start number and his Canyon is thus way back in the transition area.

This very cool orange Cervelo P3 of Thomas Hellriegel on the other hand with bib #9 is sitting in the pro racks.

Many eyes will be on Daniela Ryf and her Felt IA tomorrow, but it ain't over until .....

The rear view of Jan Frodeno's Canyon Speedmax CF SLX.

Aussie Carrie Lester who finished second in Roth last year was among the final folks to check her Orbea Ordu OMP in.

The bikes now get to sleep a night before hot action commences tomorrow.

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