This race has been voted the favorite of all Europe’s 70.3s and is known for being not only astoundingly scenic, but also flat and fast! The race will feature a 1.9 k swim in the Danube, 90 km cycling along the river, and a 21.1 km run near Budapest center.
The pro men’s field is led by New Zealander Terenzo Bozzone, a proven specialist in the half-distance with a 70.3 World Champion title and a win at Challenge Dubai. Daniel Fontana of Italy will also be in the mix as well as local hero, Balazs Csoke, and the German, Horst Reichel.
"The 2014 premiere of 70.3 Budapest proved that this is an extremely fast course,” Michael remarks. "The spectators can look forward to a Tempobolzerei deluxe,” he smiles.
"To me, it almost feels like a home race. Budapest is almost on the doorstep to my home region, lower Austria, and many Austrians will race tomorrow” Michael notes.
This race can be considered a B race for Michi as it serves primarily to gather speed going into the last big training block before the World Championships in October.
"Although this race is not a top priority in my season, I still have my sights set on a stong performance and a place on the podium," says Weiss, who will go into the race with start number 3.
In addition points earned tomorrow in Budapest will count toward the 70.3 World Championships in 2016.