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The HUGE international weekend roundup
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Monday 9th May 2016

Tags  Cagliari  |  Copenhagen  |  Huatulco  |  Larache  |  Lisboa Triathlon  |  Mallorca  |  Vietnam  |  XTERRA Greece  |  XTERRA Malaysia

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7th-8th May 2016: Now that was a BIG weekend...

A whole host of major international races going on this past weekend - we've reported separately on many of them over the weekend, but there was plenty more on too that we simply haven't had time to give appropriate coverage to.

Here is what you need to know in short across ITU/ETU, IRONMAN 70.3, XTERRA and other international events.

ITU / ETU Events

Powerman Denmark - ETU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon European Championships

Vandendriessche (BEL) defends title, Brenn (SUI) spoils the Danish party while the GB Age-Group team win 23 medals.


Pos Men Women
1st Kenneth Vandendriessche (BEL) 2:29:17 Nina Brenn (SUI) 2:48:02
2nd Seppe Odeyn (BEL) 2:29:26 Maja Stage Nielsen (DEN) 2:48:55
3rd Yannick Cadalen (FRA) 2:29:47 Susanne Svendsen (DEN) 2:50:00
4th Anthony Le Duey (FRA) 2:29:59 Victoria Gill (GBR) 2:52:31
5th Gael Le Bellec (FRA) 2:30:45 Miriam Van Reijen (NED) 2:54:15

Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup (Italy)

A HUGE result for India Lee - first major international victory for the British athlete. Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt also wins his first ITU World Cup event


Pos Women Men
1st India Lee (GBR) 1:03:52 Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) 56:00
2nd Lisa Sieburger (GER) 1:04:19 Aurelian Raphael (FRA) 56:20
3rd Lisa Perterer (AUT) 1:04:22 Simon Vlain (FRA) 56:44
4th Emma Charayron (FRA) 1:04:27 Gustav Iden (NOR) 56:51
5th Mariya Shorets (RUS) 1:04:30 David Castro Fajardo (ESP) 56:59
6th Vendula Frintove (CZE) 1:05:05 Stefan Zacheus (LUX) 57:02
7th Ptera Kurikova (CZE) 1:05:11 Leo Bergere (FRA) 57:11
8th Carolina Routier (ESP) 1:05:13 Tom Richard (FRA) 57:18
9th Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) 1:05:14 Antonio Serrat Seoanne (ESP) 57:23
10th Anneke Jenkins (NZL) 1:05:18 Shachar Sagiv (ISR) 57:27

Huatulco ITU Triathlon World Cup (Mexico)

Yes, it was a 'two World Cup' weekend. No Brits in Mexico...

Pos Men Women
1st Etienne Diemunsch (FRA) 1:58:23 Jolanda Annen (SUI) 2:14:06
2nd Jelle Geens (BEL) 1:58:40 Agnieszka Jerzyk (POL) 2:14:19
3rd Drew Box (AUS) 1:58:42 Yuliya Yelistratova (UKR) 2:14:27

Larache ATU Sprint Triathlon Africa Cup (Morocco)

Liam Lloyd (6th) and Christopher Perham (17th) were racing in Morocco, where Raoul Shaw (FRA) used a strong swim and bike to set up victory.


IRONMAN 70.3 Events

IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca

The big event from a British participation persepctive was in Alcudia Mallorca. Conditions were horrendous, with many hitting the tarmac hard on the bike. Emma Pallant earned her first M-Dot podium, while many of the British men had a day they would rather forget...


Pos Men Women
1st Andreas Dreitz (GER) 4:04:14 Laura Philipp (GER) 4:32:38
2nd Bart Aernouts (BEL) 4:05:51 Nicola Spirig (SUI) 4:35:35
3rd Thomas Steger (AUT) 4:09:10 Emma Pallant (GBR) 4:40:58
4th Migel Angel Fidalgo Rosello (ESP) 4:10:12 Natascha Schmitt (GER) 4:41:03
5th Henrik Hyldelund (DEN) 4:10:36 Astrid Stienen (GER) 4:43:41
6th Markus Fachbach (GER) 4:11:46 Sofie Goos (BEL) 4:45:19
7th Mike Aigroz (SUI) 4:13:21 Mirjam Weerd (NED) 4:45:26
8th Victor Del Corral (ESP) 4:13:51 Gurutze Frades (ESP) 4:45:37
9th Alessandro Degasperi (ITA) 4:14:24 Michaele Herlbauer (AUT) 4:46:35
10th Marcus Fernandes (BRA) 4:15:09 Kate Comber (GBR) 4:56:46

12th - Emma Pooley - 4:57:51
13th - Natalie Seymour - 5:06:23

14th - Mark Threlfall - 4:19:50
21st - Chris Walker - 4:27:48
22nd - Stuart Hayes - 4:28:21
25th - Brennan Townshend - 4:30:00
32nd - Oliver Simon - 4:42:49
33rd - Hywel Davies - 4:43:21
36th - Richard Westover - 5:07:15
DNF - Tim Don
DNF - Craig Twigg

IRONMAN 70.3 St. George (North American Pro Champs)

Lionel Sanders (CAN) and Heather Wurtele (CAN) took the titles on the big money, top competition race of the weekend - while Holly Lawrence produces perhaps the best result of her career for second place. That's a seriously impressive result against top draw competition. Laura Siddall too (7th, 4:30:42) continues with her significant step up in performance in 2016. Right now, the Brit women are seriously performing across all formats and disciplines of multisport.

Pos Men Women
1st Lionel Sanders (CAN) 3:48:18 Heather Wurtele (CAN) 4:16:48
2nd Sebastian Kienle (GER) 3:51:10 Holly Lawrence (GBR) 4:18:04
3rd Joe Gambles (AUS) 3:53:26 Meredith Kessler (USA) 4:22:02

IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam

Pos Men Women
1st Cyril Viennot (FRA) 3:54:09 Caroline Steffen (SUI) 4:12:18
2nd Tim Van Berkel (AUS) 3:55:08 Radka Vodickova (CZE) 4:15:46
3rd Luke Mckenzie (AUS) 3:59:18 Liz Blatchford (AUS) 4:19:46



Pos Men Women
1st Roger Serrano 2:17:23 Helene Erbenova (CZE) 2:43:40
2nd Ruben Ruzafa (ESP) 2:18:09 Brigitta Poor (HUN) 2:44:02
3rd Brice Daubord () 2:18:30 Ladina Buss (SUI) 2:44:15
4th Arthur Forissier () 2:20:49 Louise Fox (GBR) 2:59:10

XTERRA Malaysia

Another XTERRA victory for Great Britain's Jacqui Slack - and her fiance Ben Allen (AUS)

Pos Men Women
1st Ben Allen (AUS) 2:55:42 Jacqui Slack (GBR) 3:28:28
2nd Bradley Weiss (RSA) 3:06:02 Lizzie Orchard (NZL) 3:35:05
3rd Fabrizio Bartoli (ITA) 3:10:27 Carina Wasle (AUT) 3:38:42

Other International Events

Challenge Rimini (Italy) - Half Distance

Rimini saw another bike masterclass from Giulio Molinari (ITA), who simply smashed the field apart on two wheels on his way to a big margin of victory. Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) recovered from losing more than five minutes in the swim to Great Britain's 4-time World Champion Leanda Cave by returning the favour on the bike, before running to a four minute margin of victory. Off of the back of some big miles in training recently, Leanda will be well satisfied with second as she looks towards her key events of the season.

Hannah Drewett (second last week in the BUCS Student Champs, was tenth in her first international Middle Distance start), after leading out the swim and then holding that position over the first hour of the bike. Lots of lessons learned, we hope to be getting her report in from the event shortly.

Pos Men Women
1st Giulio Molinari (ITA) 4:09:41 Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) 4:40:54
2nd Per Bittner (GER) 4:16:24 Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:45:39
3rd Filip Ospaly (CZE) 4:20:45 Julia Viellehner (GER) 4:49:33
4th Christian Otto (GER) 4:23:13 Martina Dogana (ITA) 4:57:03
5th Sebastian Bleisteiner (GER) 4:24:05 Marta Bernardi (ITA) 4:57:38

Lisboa Triathlon

Form next year this long-time favourite of the early European season will be part of the Challenge Family series of races.

No times yet - but it looks and sounds like Lisbon had some of the same weather as Alcudia... another British podium, this time from Yvette Grice.

Pos Men Women
1st Hector Guerra (ESP) Katarina Larsson (POR)
2nd Jose Estrangeiro (POR) Karoline Hemmesen (DEN)
3rd Sergio Marques (POR) Yvette Grice (GBR)

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