TriRig's exclusive gallery of Andreas Raelert's BMC TM01 race bike. Andreas was exceptionally kind, and let us in on his final pre-race ride just before checking his bike into transition. Most athletes don't want to be bothered at all on race day, let alone interviewed a pesky journalist. But Raelert, who broke the Iron-distance all-time World Record earlier this year, is of the kindest, most down-to-earth people you'll ever meet. But on race day, watch for the gloves to come off - he will give no quarter when tearing up the course in Kona, looking for a World Championship title in Hawaii.
I really have to thank the champ - he was all smiles even though I interrupted up his final pre-race ride.