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© Chris Kitchen
Team GB Update from Gerardmer
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Monday 8th September 2008


Tags  Gerardmer  |  Joseph Gamble  |  Paul Amey


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Chris Kitchen, GB Team Manager has kindly been in touch with an update from Gerardmer, France at the ETU European Long Distance Triathlon Championships. He's also provided what we think/hope is the position for the GB Age Group medals!


The day was very wet and cold, and two French guys, Rouyer and Pernet were out of the swim first followed by Amey and Gambles about a minute down.

Amey soon overhauled the leaders early on the tough mountainous three lap bike at one point pulling out a three minute lead. The cold however was getting to Amey, and whilst he came into transition in first place his lead had been eroded to 55 seconds over second place Gambles, with Reboul third some two minutes down.

Gambles overtook Amey halfway around the first lap, pulling out a lead of just under 4½ mins, taking gold in 6:18:04. Xavier Le Floch came into transition some eight mins down in eighth place and was closing down Amey lap by lap, but Amey was able to hold onto his Silver slot by a minute over Le Floch’s bronze

Pos Men Women
1st Joseph Gambles (GBR) 6:18:05 Natalia Barkun (BLS) 7:04:36
2nd Paul Amey (GBR) 6:22:33 Delphine Pelletier (FRA) 7:07:44
3rd Xavier Le Floch (FRA) 6:23:33 Nicole Klingler (LIE) 7:23:30

Age group medals went to:
Gold: Rachel Hall
Silver: Suzanne Hawkins, Kirsti Robertson (5th woman overall)
Bronze: Anna Troup


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