Now that's a dirty double

Andi Böcherer proves that even the world's best can enjoy some fun racing during the winter months.

| March 6, 2018 | TRAINING

Andi Böcherer got his second Dirty Race win over Jens Roth and Andreas Theobald.

Andi Böcherer got his second Dirty Race win over Jens Roth and Andreas Theobald.

Photo >Thomas Ambacher

Andi Böcherer nailed the "Dirty Double" on the weekend, taking the second race of the cross-duathlon series in Trier after taking the season opener at the Dirty Race Murr.

The race consisted of a 5 km run, 23. 2 km mountain bike and finished with another 2.5 km run. Böcherer took the race in 1:28:30, finishing almost 90 seconds ahead of local heroes Jens Roth and Andreas Theobald.

After a strong opening 16:17 run Böcherer had a 20-second lead, but last year's winner (and cross-specialist) Jens Roth was quickly on his wheel. Böcherer was able to pull away on the bike, though, enjoying a one-minute lead starting the run.

"It was a really nice race with a lot of heart and soul," Böcherer says. "Even if the conditions were tough and I had to push myself 100 percent on the bike course, I recommend this course and race to anyone who needs a change in his triathlon training. Two dirty thumbs up for the event - and also for the competition from Jens and Andreas. That was a lot of fun!"

The race rounds up Böcherer's winter training - now he heads for the sun in Spain on Fuerteventura in order to prepare for his first two major races this season: Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau and the Ironman European Championships in Frankfurt.

Still smiling ...

Still smiling ...

Photo >Thomas Ambacher