Los Angeles — Felt-sponsored triathlete Daniela Ryf of Switzerland posted the latest in a string of impressive performances with a third-place finish at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon on Sunday.
The 22-year-old Ryf put in a strong performance on the bike and ended up finishing a little more than a minute behind the day’s winner Lisa Norden of Sweden. Ryf told Slowtwitch.com that the non-drafting bike leg was critical to overall results.
“This bike [with its long 500-foot climb from sea level to downtown LA] was real demanding, and very important,” she said.
Ryf’s podium placing followed a series of impressive ITU World Championship Series results including sixth place at Gold Coast and third place in Germany. She is currently ranked fourth in ITU standings.
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon
Los Angeles, California
October 4, 2009
S 1.5k/ B 40k/ R 10k
1. Lisa Norden (Swe) 2:00:20
2. Sarah Haskins (USA) 2:01:27
3. Daniela Ryf (Swi) 2:01:54
4. Julie Dibens (GBr) 2:02:49
5. Nicola Spirig (Swi) 2:04:31