This is our second bike gallery with professional men from the 2016 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii - super up close. The day after the race we shared our first men's bike gallery, plus we also uploaded this female bike gallery 1 and this female gallery 2. But now to these gents on their machines.
French pro Cyril Viennot came into this race with bib 18 and finished in 18th place after posting a 4:33:47 bike time and 8:34:50 overall time.
A 4:37:41 bike split for very popular Swiss pro Ruedi Wild. He beat his 36 bib with a 21st place.
Brit David McNamee did not scorch the earth with his 4:45:36 bike effort, but he ran a very fine 2:49:56 to finish 13th overall.
Many eyes were on the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Tim Reed from Australia but his day fell apart and he ended up not finishing the bike segment.
Swiss Mauro Baertsch rode 4:46:34 on the way to 33rd place in the male pro category.
A 4:53:24 bike split for Kiwi Callum Millward who is listed on the IRONMAN site as a gardener. In the end he was 36th male pro and thus easily beat his 59 bib.
Brit Tim Don was considered a favorite to finish up high but he ended up not finishing the bike segment.
With a 4:33:08 bike split and a solid 2:54:24 run American Matt Russell finished 12th overall.
Canadian Trevor Wurtele rode 4:38:40 and in the end finished as the 38th pro male. Well ahead of his 56 bib number.
Aussie Paul Matthews did not finish the bike segment.
After an early very aggressive bike push Brit Joe Skipper ended up with a 4:49:58 bike time and then struggled home to finish as the 42nd male pro and 125th overall with a 9:25:07.
American Jesse Thomas was near the front most of the race with a good swim and 4:34:13 bike time and in the end he finished 16th.
Belgian Bart Aernouts rode a very fine 4:32:37 and in the end was 8th with a finish time of 8:20:30.
A 4:53:00 for French pro Bertrand Billard meant 39th place and a 9:18:43 overall time.
German Markus Thomschke rode 4:48:56 but did not finish the run.
Swiss Jan Van Berkel had great ambitions but he rode 4:48:25 and did not finish the race either.
With a 4:39:42 bike split and 8:40:40 overall time German Stefan Schmid narrowly beat his bib 28 with a 25th place.
German Christian Kramer had a 4:37:40bike split and in the end 31st place pro male division.
Italian Alessandro Degasperi rode 4:48:25 and finished 20th.
A 5:00:47 bike split for Brit Harry Wiltshire and he finished 40th in the division with a 9:24:18.