Jan Frodeno takes on Sardinia and Taiwan

After a tough start to the season at Oceanside Jan Frodeno has two half-distance races on tap over the next two weeks.

| April 20, 2017 | NEWS

Photo >Felix Rüdiger / Plan A GmbH

Jan Frodeno is on the move over the next few weeks, taking in a pair of half-distance races in Sardinia and Taiwan. After a flat tire sidelined the Ironman world champion in Oceanside earlier this month, he'll make his second start of the season in Italy on the weekend.

The course in Sardinia promises to be a beautiful one - the day begins with a two-loop swim in the Mediterranean Sea off Chia Beach followed by a bike that goes along the stunning coastline and includes 1,000 m of climbing. All that's followed with a four-lap run between the Chia Laguna Resort and Chia Beach.

Frodeno will take on some tough Italian challengers in the race on the weekend including Ivan Risti, Alberto Casadei, Massimo Cigana and Jonathan Ciavattella.

Martina Dogana will lead the Italian hopes on the women's side of the race, but she'll have her work cut out for her as Denmark's Camilla Pedersen is also registered in the race.

Challenge Taiwan

Frodeno's picks for the next few weeks have a few things in common - beautiful settings and rolling bike courses. After the 1.9 km swim in Flowing Lake, a man-made reservoir, the bike course heads along Taiwan's east coast through Doulan. The run takes in the cultural surroundings of Taitung City and beautiful Pipa Lake Park, passing rice fields, orchards and the ocean promenade.

In Taiwan Frodeno will face fellow Bahrain Endurance 13 athlete Fredrik Croneborg (SWE), Callum Millward (NZL) and Aussies Courtney Ogden and Ritchie Nicholls. The women's field is highlighted by Lucie Zelenkova (CZE) and Australian's Kate Bevilaqua and Alise Selsmark.