Time to play Nice: Ryf v Charles-Barclay part 1

Lucy Charles-Barclay will try to finally turn the tables on a dominant Daniela Ryf by winning a first Ironman 70.3 world title – and put down a marker for the Ironman World Championship next month in Hawaii. 


The London triathlete has arrived on the Cote d’Azur fit and healthy after an unbeaten season that has seen her victorious in Ironman South Africa, Challenge Roth, and the Challenge Championship for a third consecutive year over the same distance course as they will race in Nice. 

But that is about the only similarity between the event in Samorin with its pan-flat bike course and the testing challenge in the south of France that sees a hilly test on a bike leg that summits the 962m Col de Vence.