On Sunday June 1 in Pescara, Italy Kona Ranking Points and prize money for the pros and thirty Ironman 70.3 qualifying spots for the World Championships were up for grabs for the pro and age-grouper triathletes who came out on top in the Ironman 70.3 Italy results 2014.
Of course there were the usual pros who would be fighting it out but Alessandro Degasperi and Daniel Fontana who have battled more than once for top spot would be up against some very strong challengers.
Victor Morales also figured highly as the race began to make a run at a podium spot on his best effort.
There were also some other very strong cyclists in the solid field of pros who could end up at the top of the podium.
PRO MALE START LIST
Moreno Molins, Albert Cool, Hannes Marais, Stuart Moldan, Johannes Paoli, Stefano Mantolini, Simone Debil-Caux, Victor Morales, Victor Lowe, Tom Mlinar, Markus De Paolis, Luca Puglia, Tony Reichel, Horst Ciavattella, Jonathan Küng, Manuel casadei, Alberto Alonso-McKernan, Clemente Fontana, Daniel Risti, Ivan Thornton, Kevin DANIELSSON, KARL-JOHAN Blokhin, Anton Degasperi, Alessandro Passuello, Domenico Passuello Pertusati, Gabriele Mazzetta, Gabriele Degham, Toumy
It was Jonathan Ciavattella leading the way in the swim for the pro men, but he had plenty of company very close behind as a large pack began the bike course virtually together.
As the pro men entered transition two it was Domenic Passuello of Italy, Johannes Moldan of Germany, and Stuart Marais of South Africa who managed to create a small gap from the rest of the field.
Albert Molins and Victor Morales who were about a minute back in fourth and fifth place as the run began. All in all there were about seven pro men who had a shot at a podium position as the run began.
As the runners neared the halfway point of the run it was Stuart Marais who held a narrow lead over Passuello. Moldan was running in third spot.
Marias proved to be the strongest runner on the day and he held his one minute lead right to the finish line.
Victor Morales was second and Albert Moreno Molins rounded out the podium.
TOP TEN PRO MALE FINISHERS
Marais, Stuart 00:16:57 02:14:46 01:11:55 03:48:49 Morales, Victor 00:18:07 02:14:32 01:11:38 03:49:53 MORENO MOLINS, ALBERT 00:16:55 02:15:56 01:13:36 03:51:26 Moldan, Johannes 00:17:01 02:12:28 01:17:17 03:52:00 Debil-Caux, Victor 00:18:05 02:14:29 01:16:13 03:54:00 casadei, Alberto 00:15:20 02:17:27 01:16:38 03:54:46 Fontana, Daniel 00:15:29 02:17:16 01:17:50 03:55:47 Thornton, Kevin 00:15:50 02:16:35 01:18:02 03:56:25 Passuello, Domenico Passuello 02:13:31 01:21:41 03:56:40 Alonso-McKernan,Clemente00:15:23 02:18:12 01:17:27 03:56:49
PRO FEMALE START LIST
Duffy, Jennifer Dogana, Martina Scattolin, Linda Grossrieder, Monique Csomor, Erika Pedersen, Camilla Bilham, Emma Renner-Schneck, Michaela
To nobody’s surprise it was Camilla Pedersen leading the way into transition one for the pro women.
Emma Bilham was a full minute back in second and Michaela Renner-Schneck was 48 seconds behind Bilham.
Camilla Perersen simply took off on the bike course and by the time she reached the bike/run transition her lead was just over ten minutes over Emma Bilham who was in second place.
What a performance by Camilla Pedersen of Denmark. She takes the top spot in the Ironman 70.3 Italy results 2014 by a wide margin.
TOP SIX FEMALE PRO FINISHERS
Pedersen, Camilla 00:17:04 02:29:33 01:26:35 04:19:04 Dogana, Martina 00:20:46 02:38:26 01:24:17 04:29:33 Bilham, Emma 00:18:05 02:39:34 01:28:27 04:31:54 Renner-Schneck,Michaela 00:18:53 02:43:09 01:25:00 04:33:29 Duffy, Jennifer 00:20:45 02:48:01 01:27:55 04:43:01 Grossrieder, Monique 00:23:32 02:46:25 01:29:30 04:46:03
Here are the top finishers in each of the age-groups.
Littlejohn,MaryCatherine05:55:54 Mauri, Francesca 06:12:09
Ambrosini, Davide 04:18:18 De Maio, Adriano 04:30:40 Patti, Alessandro 04:35:32 Rimaud, Jean marc 04:42:14 Sgarbossa, Giorgio 04:44:58
Ballestri, Giulia 05:03:05 Schober, Sophie 05:18:26 Grasso, Chiara 05:51:09 Manz, Jeaninne 05:52:29 Stampfli, Mélanie 06:13:11
Bartoli, Fabrizio 04:09:57 Erath, Mario 04:13:04 Nicoletti, Marco 04:17:24 Mansuino, Gabriele 04:22:06 Cirer Enseñat, Bartomeu 04:26:49
Beck, Rachel 05:02:56 Scalambra, Elisa 05:09:24 Farrell, Gemma 05:18:14 Wuergler, Cristina 05:25:20 Margaroli, Paola 05:27:33
Bergamo, Enzo 04:21:31 Czencz, Peter 04:23:01 Masciarelli, Andrea 04:25:29 Santuccione, Davide 04:31:17 Bertossi, Daniele 04:33:06
HOCQUAUX, Cecile 05:08:21 Silei, Laura 05:12:37 Di Benedetto, Cecilia 05:18:35 COCCIA, MARINA 05:22:46 Kelbaugh, Hannah 05:31:30
Favre, Francky 04:14:22 Künzi, Daniel 04:20:22 mattoccia, Mirko 04:21:31 Berti, Emilio 04:25:11 Swuec, Giuliano 04:27:04
Villa, Elisabetta 05:05:57 Garinei, Paola 05:09:49 Fumagalli, Luisa 05:14:22 Mitrunen, Katja 05:33:31 Bernardini, Cristina 05:35:39
Forlani, Simone 04:21:18 Piantanida, Maurizio 04:23:14 ALESSIANI, EMANUELE 04:24:32 Busatto, Enrico 04:28:14 Neri, Marco 04:28:37
Brunelli, Alessandra 05:07:52 Tucker, Amanda 05:25:46 Cigana, Edith 05:26:39 Peretto, Sabrina 05:28:37 MEMMO, LUISA 05:31:15
Nocentini, Leonardo 04:23:20 Tundo, Tonino 04:28:24 Pasqualini, Guido 04:34:03 Canapini, Giovanni 04:36:19 Pagliacci, Antonio 04:36:38
Saeby, Solveig 05:18:51 Fry, Jeannie 05:24:41 STAVLA, VIRNA 05:36:17 VASINO, AURELIA 05:44:34 Edney, Susan 05:51:33
Mussotto, Paolo 04:37:26 MARITATI, GIACOMO 04:40:59 POZZATTI, DIEGO 04:41:58 Lomi, Emilio 04:43:10 Malucelli, Marco 04:45:08
Pindera, Loreen 05:57:01 Scott, Lise 06:32:13 Gerhard, Annemarie 06:48:37 Marucci, Antonia 06:58:48
Fauvart, Hans 05:00:00 Mendes, Gerald 05:02:59 Wihlidal, Klaus 05:08:07 Berlie, Pierre 05:14:53 Lupini, Giorgio 05:17:28
Jonker, Michiel 05:09:56 Buttgereit, Gunter 05:21:29 BASSAN, GUIDO 05:36:58 ALHADEFF, CLAUDIO 05:43:45 Trpisovsky, Milos 05:45:18
Gautier, Jean-Yves 05:18:00 Quadflieg, Hubert 05:43:09 Riccetti, Franco 05:45:08 D'orazio, Roberto 05:50:46 Crinnion, David 06:14:27
Manz, Pierre 06:21:17 Macdonald, John 07:20:36
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