Our team 2016
Since three years the pewag racing team has been able to celebrate a lot of victories, especially the win of Marino Vanhoenacker in Klagenfurt this year was one of the greater ones. This time the team was more focused on our home country with six athletes from Austria and two international ones.
Since pewag is an international company with a lot of partners and subsidaries worldwide, we have decided to go more international and bring athletes from more countries into the team. Since Faris Al-Sultan is retiring and Lis Gruber, Daniel Niederreiter and Flo Kriegl left the team with the end of the year, the next team consists six international athletes and three national ones.
from left: Thomas Steger, Vincent Riess, Michael Van Cleven, Stefan Schmid, Fraser Cartmell, Jeremy Jurkiewicz, Christian Birngruber, Corinne Abraham and Marino Vanhoenacker
Marino Vanhoenacker, BEL
Marino is in the team now for the second year and still the most successful and experienced athlete. He is even good for winning IRONMAN races the next years and will give a lot of his experiences to the other teammates as well.
Corinne Abraham, GBR
Corinne was a former member of the BMC Uplace team and has won IRONMAN European Championship and IRONMAN Melbourne two years ago and recently won IRONMAN Cozumel im Mexico. She will represent the green dress at races around the world.
Stefan Schmid, GER
The young german guy has recently reached the top of the international pro field with a third place (9 sec) behind the winner at IRONMAN Chattanooga and his first victory at IRONMAN Cozumel in Mexico. For the next year he will be starting first at the IRONMAN South Africa and focus on Kona, where he is already qualified for.
Fraser Cartmell, GBR
Fraser is 32 years old and loves more difficult race courses. He won IRONMAN UK in 2010 and during the last years he had some very good results at 70.3 races around the world.
Jeremy Jurkiewicz, FRA
The young guy from France already knows what it means to be in a professional team since he was member of the Abu Dhabi Team in 2012. His focus will be on races in France for the next year.
Michael Van Cleven, BEL
The young Belgian, who trains now together with Marino since one year, performed very well last saison, where he was able to win the triathlon in Portocolom.
Thomas Steger, AUT
Thomas is with his 23 years the youngest athlete and in the team since 2014. He has a huge potential, especially on 70.3 races, where he became 5th at the european championships in Rimini this year. He has also won a lot of national races and will focus on more international races for the next year.
Christian Birngruber, AUT
Christian already raced for the pewag racing team at the IRONMAN Austria this year and had a great race there. He still has the potential for the next years to get to the podium on international races.
Vincent Riess, AUT
Vincent had bad luck this year because he often was injured. When he is in good shape he also has the potential to finish at the top 3 at an IRONMAN race .