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Alpe d'Huez Long Course 2012 results
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Thursday 26th July 2012


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In the traditional French midweek style, yesterday saw the seventh running of the Alpe d'Huez Long Course Triathlon.

Having been there in person in 2010 and 2011, the now annual tour of, in my opinion, the finest bike course in triathlon - courtesy of a motorbike (!) - will have to wait until 2013. No exaggeration - in 22 years in this sport I've never seen a more stunning cycle course. The race is a 2.2km / 115km / 22km epic.

Spain's Victor del Corral became the first man to take the title twice, repeating his 2011 win. For the ladies, Mary Beth Ellis (who we interviewed HERE) took a step up from her second in 2011 to top spot this year.

Stephen Bayliss returned to the Alpe for this first time for a few years and took sixth overall, just a few weeks after his iron-distance PB at Challenge Roth, while Tamsin Lewis took fourth after a puncture and losing most of her nutrition in T1, to add to her third place last year.

Fortunately for the athletes, the wet and cold conditions of 2011 gave way to sunshine. The versatile del Corral recently defended the ETU Cross Triathlon title, so there is a certain symmetry by doing the same at Alpe d'Huez. Beth Ellis is having a great season, she went sub-9 at Ironman Texas and now heads to the inaugural Ironman New York.

I hope to be watching it in person again next season!

Pos Men Women
1st Victor del Corral (ESP) 5:51:52 Mary Beth Ellis (USA) 6:26:26
2nd David Dellow (AUS) 5:55:37 Carrie Lester (AUS) 6:38:39
3rd Alessandro Degasperi (ITA) 5:57:30 Alexandra Louison (FRA) 6:43:03
4th Scott Defilippis 6:02:29 Tamsin Lewis 6:47:38
5th Andres Castillo 6:02:45 Celine Scharer 6:52:58
6th Stephen Bayliss 6:03:09 Lisbeth Kristensen 7:03:40
7th Aaron Farlow 6:04:58 Rachel Kung 7:19:25
8th Rinus Holvoet 6:09:18 Katie Frauts 7:29:50
9th Gilles Reboul 6:10:06 Susanne Gries 7:41:14
10th Timothy Van Houtem 6:10:27 Celine Feder 7:43:31

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Re: Alpe d'Huez Long Course 2012 results
Posted by Chez-Ray
Posted at 09:37:46 2nd Aug 2012
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Great race again--very hot. I'm lucky enough to be able to get up there and watch the long course before doing the short and I took lots of Photos --anyone wanting copies should E mail me via Info@Chez-Ray.com --send me your number and if I have you on film I'll send you a copy --got as many GB athletes as I could.
Please check out my web site for training holidays. www.Chez-Ray.com