Andreas Dreitz declared himself “very happy” with his performance in the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA®, after finishing 10th and picking up $17,000 in prize money from the most lucrative triathlon race ever.
The German posted an overall time of 3:07:45 in what he described on Facebook as “a tight and fun race” – one which has whetted his appetite for more of the same in 2021.
“Definitely [it’s] a unique race venue and great experience,” he added. “[I’m] excited to see more events like this from the PTO.
“Well done PTO for setting a new benchmark for organizing and broadcasting a triathlon event and taking care of us professionals.
“Finally, we are doing triathlon again and it’s not a runners’ race, like some of the previous championship races.
“Who thought there would be more than 20 guys within 1min starting into the run – and from 1st to 10th just 2:39min in the end?”
Dreitz acknowledges he needs to work on his swim after registering 24:41 at Daytona and better his performance on the bike, in which he clocked 1:39:19, as well as improving his transitions. “Every second counts – but it‘s worth it,” he said.
Here are the Weapons of Choice that he will be employing to make those improvements:
Goggles: Zoggs Predator Mirror
Wetsuit: Sailfish Ultimate IPS
Speedsuit: Sailfish Rebel Pro 2
Trisuit: Renerosa Custom
Sports Watch: Garmin Fenix 6
Bike frame: Wilier Triestina Turbine
Frame size: M
Aero Bars: Profile Design Aeria
Front wheel: Swiss Side Hadron Ultimate 800
Rear Wheel: Swiss Side Hadron Disc
Front tyre: Wolfpack Race Cotton
Rear tyre: Wolfpack Race Cotton
Tyre and Tube type: Clincher
Component Groupset: Shimano/ KMC DLC 11 Chain
Bearings: Ceramic Speed
Power meter: SRM
Head unit / Computer: Garmin Edge 130 Plus
Crank length: 172.5mm
Helmet: Rudy Project The Wing
Pedals: Time Xpro 12
Cleat System: Iclic
Cycling shoes: Fizik Trnasiro Infinito
Gearing: 58 11-30
Saddle: Gebiomized Stride
Hydration System: Profile Design HSF/ Aeria Ultimate
Shoes: ON Cloudboom Echo
Eyewear: Rudy Project Cutline
Headwear: Sailfish Running Cap
Socks: Sporcks Tri Love