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The pro men dashed into the Langener Waldsee with onlookers nearby, and plenty on the line.
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Jan Frodeno was first out of the water and quickly out of sight.
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Dutch pro Martijn Dekker leads an armada of competitors onto the distinctive 2 loop bike course around Frankfurt.
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Caroline Steffen was all business and ready to attack the course.
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Jan Frodeno, on his brand new Canyon race bike, pulled away and recorded the fastest bike split.
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While not unusual for Sebastian Kienle to be chasing at this point, he hoped to get closer.
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Frederik van Lierde quietly plugged away but was not able to grab a podium spot.
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Germans were delighted to see Andi Böcherer back in form and racing long course races.
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Tyler Butterfield raced with a distinctive front hydration BTA system.
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Fast, forward riding Bas Diederen would likely also appreciate Frodeno's Canyon race bike.
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Andreas Raelert came here to fight for a podium spot, but it was not to be.
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Daniela Ryf had a tough time getting rid of her competitors, but she pulled it off. The gash on her knee is from a tumble in T1.
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Caroline Steffen struggled on the second loop of the bike.
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German Julia Gajer rode what was possibly her best race on the bike and was rewarded accordingly.
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The lead biker who rode with Frodeno had to work hard for that privilege.
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The hot temperatures are evident on the face of the 2014 Ironman World Champion.
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Andi Böcherer trying to stay cool during the run.
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A bit of shade under these trees for Eneko Llanos.
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Andreas Raelert running along the waterfront.