Daniela Ryf disqualified for descending too fast: ‘Only segment on course where I was fastest’

Daniela Ryf. (Picture: Talbot Cox / Instagram)

She already had a bad day during Ironman 70.3 Oceanside, where Daniela Ryf did not play a significant role and finished tenth, far behind the fastest women of the day. Afterwards there was a disqualification for her as well, because the Swiss top athlete drove too fast on a downhill part of the bike course. “Finished in place 10 and ended up being disqualified because of speeding in the downhill. Most likely the only segment on the course I was the fastest today.”

In addition, Ryf showed to be disappointed in her own performance anyway. “Disappointed with my performance in all three disciplines. Tried my best but just had nothing in the tank today and still sore for my last training block. Onwards and upwards. Five more weeks until the Ironman World Championships in St. George.”