Road: Dibens Rides Trek Speed Concept to Course Record at Ironman Coeur D’Alene

29/06/2011By James Collins

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Story Highlights

  • Jaw-dropping ride leads to overall win
  • Win secures Kona spot

In her second Ironman-distance event of 2011, Julie Dibens of the Trek/K•Swiss team won the Ironman Coeur d’Alene by dominating the bike split on her Trek Speed Concept 9.9 with a course record time of 4:52:18. Dibens’ amazing ride put her more than 30 minutes ahead of the next pro woman after the bike split, and in fourth place among the pro men’s field.
“The bike course here is unbelievable,” said Dibens, at the finish line. “I knew I was riding well, but I had no idea until the end how fast the bike was. It made all the difference and I felt great at the start of the run.”
In a race that was won by a margin of nearly 10 minutes, Dibens’ amazing bike split proved to be the difference on a day when she set the overall course record at 9:16:40. The massive lead she built on the bike not only guaranteed her the win, but also a spot at October’s Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI where she’s expected to be a major contender.
Having the fastest bike on the planet ensured that nothing stood between Dibens and the top step of the podium. From completely internal cable routing to integrated computer sensors and nutrition storage, every detail of the Trek Speed Concept 9.9 is designed to help all triathletes ride at their best.