Abu Dhabi Tri bike check-in

With the 2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon showdown almost upon us, it was time for the impressive Pro field to check in their bikes near the Emirates Palace hotel. We have a few pictures of the bikes in transition courtesy of Alicia Bockel.

All images are © Alicia Bockel

With the spots clearly marked, the Pros should have no problem finding their bikes in the morning.

Defending champion Eneko Llanos want to show that last year was no fluke.

Runner-up Dirk Bockel will give his new Blue Triad the stick tomorrow.

Many eyes will be on Rasmus Henning tomorrow.

Frederik Van Lierde was 5th here last year and still flies under the radar.

The locals would be very happy if Faris Al Sultan were to improve on his 6th spot.

The Specialized Transition of Jordan Rapp is ready to go.

Raynard Tissink is now on a Trek Speed Concept.

2-time Ironman World Champion Chris Macca McCormack has his Specialized Shiv checked-in.

Luke Bell is on an Argon 18 E-112 here in Abu Dhabi

The Cannondale Slice of Tim Berkel.

Timo Bracht checks-in his Giant Trinity Advanced SL

The Orbea Ordu of Craig Alexander, the other 2-time Ironman World Champion at the start here in Abu Dhabi.

Martin Jensen is another dangerous man here.

Aussie Luke McKenzie has unfinished business to do.

The Scott Plasma 3 of Marino Vanhoenacker.

The Trek Speed Concept of defending champion Julie Dibens.

Leanda Cave is looking to move up a spot aboard her Pinarello.

The Cervelo P4 of Carline Steffen with the P3 of Lucie Zelenkova just behind.

The tiny distinctive Ceepo Katana of Belinda Granger.