With Challenge Roth just around the corner, we take a look at the top athletes racing in Bavaria this Sunday (12 July).


Odds-on favourite in the men’s race is defending champ Timo Bracht (GER), who is skipping Kona this year and says Roth will be his A-race for 2015.

>>> Bracht and Carfrae take Challenge Roth 2014

However, Bracht will almost certainly be pushed hard by younger compatriot and 2014 runner-up Nils Frommhold, who cruelly suffered a bike mechanical in 2013 which cost him a likely victory.