2023 Ironman World Championship Nice Bike: Sam Laidlow’s Speedmax CFR

A year ago, most triathlon fans might not recognize the name Sam Laidlow, but in the wake of the 24-year-old’s expectation-shattering performance last year at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, his name was on everyone’s lips for as long as he lead the race in Kona. Since finishing second at IMWC in 2022, Laidlow has still laid low beneath the radar with wins at Challenge Gran Canaria and Challenge London, but DNFing at IM Lanzarote and the PTO Asian Open. But Laidlow has been counted out before, and still shocked the tri world with his record-breaking bike split in Kona that he still backed up with a solid run.

Below we take a look at the bike Laidlow will be riding on the hilly French countryside at Ironman World Championships in Nice this weekend.

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