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Through the Lens: Top Bike Images from the 2023 Ironman World Championship In Nice, France

NICE, France (Sept. 10, 2023) – Nice, France took center stage today, welcoming over 2,200 registered athletes to participate in the men’s edition of the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN® World Championship triathlon. After a swim in the azure blue waters, athletes embarked on a scenic and challenging 112-mile (180.2km) FULGAZ® Bike Course, which followed through the hinterland of Nice via the beautiful hillside villages. Athletes enjoyed the picturesque views of the Alpes-Maritimes region on the ascent and then had an opportunity to take in Clues de Gréolières on their descent. Along with stunning coastline and charming villages, the course also featured challenging climbs and technical descents with elevation gains of up to 7,900 ft. (2400 meters).

Below are top images from today’s bike course:

MISSION MOONSHOT: 3-time IRONMAN World Champ Jan Frodeno soars down the stunning 112-mile FULGAZ Bike Course with a view of the Hinterland Nice at the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Champion in Nice, France. (Photo by Bartlomiej Zborowski/Activ’Images)

FLYBY: Italy’s Gregory Barnaby, New Zealand’s Braden Currie, and the United States’ Matthew Marquardt through the streets of Nice while on the 112-mile FULGAZ Bike Course at the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship. (Photo by: Jan Hetfleisch / Getty Images for IRONMA

 

A COURSE WITH A VIEW: Frenchman Clément Mignon works his way to the front of the pack while tackling the challenging climbs and beautiful terrain on the stunning 112-mile FULGAZ Bike Course at the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Champion in Nice, France. (Photo by Bartlomiej Zborowski/Activ’Images)

AROUND THE BEND: Athletes take in stunning views of the Clues de Gréolières while descending the 112-mile FULGAZ Bike Course at the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Champion in Nice, France. (Photo Credit: Sylvain Thomas, AFP for IRONMAN)

 

CAFÉ RIDE: Athletes cruise past onlookers at a french street café while on the 112-mile FULGAZ Bike Course at the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Champion in Nice, France. (Photo Credit: Sylvain Thomas, AFP for IRONMAN)

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SUNSOAKED: An athlete cruises down the 112-mile FULGAZ Bike Course beneath the beating sun at the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Champion in Nice, France. (Photo by: Hetfleisch/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 

ASCENDING LES ALPES: Age group athletes climb into the Alpes-Maritime section of the 112-mile FULGAZ Bike Course at the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Champion in Nice, France. (Photo Credit: Sylvain Thomas, AFP for IRONMAN)

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