Ironman France 70.3 results 2011

IRONMAN FRANCE 70.3 RESULTS 2011

Ironman France 70.3 results 2011 would be the first for this inaugural race.

Compared to last weekend that saw no less than five Ironman races going on around the world, this week features just two 70.3 races and the second is in Augusta.

The France 70.3 course sounds sensational and begins with a one-loop swim in Peyrolles-en-Provence.

The bike course, unlike most 70.3 bike courses these days is point-to-point.

The course seems like it will be challenging with around 4000 feet of climbing, but we won’t truly know until the inaugural Ironman France 70.3 is in the record books and the pros give their assessment of the course.

The three-loop run course takes place in beautiful Paix d’Aix and goes through the Parc de La Torse.

THE PROS

The men’s field features two world chamions.

Slylvain Sundrie was the 2010 ITU LD Champion and the French Long Distance campion in 2009 and 2011.

Julien Loy was the ITU World champion in 2007 and 2008.

Olivier Marceau from Switzerland was the Olympic Distance World Champion in 2000 and is also a three-time Olympian and in those three Olympics had 2 top-ten finishes.

ironman france 70.3 results 2011

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So it would seem that one of these three will be crowned the winner of the inaugural Ironman France 70.3, but in the sport of triathlon nothing is guaranteed. You just never know when a relative unknown will come out of nowhere and steal the win.

For the women, Erika Csomor is a past world champion but Johanna Daumas could also be very tough in here. Jodie Swallow would have been a major factor but did not start the race.

THE RACE

As is usually the case in a stong pro field in a 70.3 race, the pro men came out of the water in a tightly bunched group. No less than 11 pro men finished the swim with less than one minute separating them.

Daniel Halksworth, Stephane Poulat, and Sylvain Sundrie were the first three with several others right behind them.

TOP TEN PRO MEN IN THE SWIM

Halksworth, Daniel..............19:57
Poulat, Stéphane................19:58
Sudrie, Sylvain.................19:59
Pernet, Benjamin................20:00
Coudert, Julien.................20:02
Loy, Julien.....................20:04
Berger, Dominik.................20:04
Jung, Simon.....................20:36
Marceau, Olivier................20:40
Ornellas, Marcus................20:41

The pro women’s field is not nearly as strong as the men’s and Johanna Daumas comes out of the water with a two-minute lead over second place Juliette Benedicto.

It seemed from the very beginniing that Johanna’s would be tough in this race and the rest of the pro women would be fighting it out for the other two podium spots. However the wim is just a small part of the race and lots can change in the bike and run.

TOP TEN PRO WOMEN IN THE SWIM

Daumas, Johanna.................21:10
Benedicto, Juliette.............23:24
Collonge, Jeanne................23:29
Lewis, Tamsin...................23:34
Csomor, Erika...................23:35
Rohrbach, Regula................23:37
Basso, Anne.....................24:23
Louison, Alexandra..............26:00
Candrova, Jana..................27:47
Choretier, Aline................30:24

It was Mikel Elqezabal and Francois Chaubaud who had the best bike times with Mikel clocking the fastest time with a 2:16:41. However neither one of these pro men were able to match the run times of Stephane Poulat and Sylvain Sundrie.

TOP TEN PRO MEN IN THE BIKE

Poulat, Stéphane...............02:18:01
Sudrie, Sylvain................02:18:11
Chabaud, François..............02:16:52
Elgezabal, Mikel...............02:16:41
Fernandez, Nicolas.............02:19:11
Loy, Julien....................02:20:10
Marceau, Olivier...............02:19:40
Faure, Herve...................02:19:56
Halksworth, Daniel.............02:21:11

TOP TEN PRO WOMEN IN THE BIKE

Collonge, Jeanne..............02:36:33
Daumas, Johanna...............02:39:52
Rohrbach, Regula..............02:37:26
Csomor, Erika.................02:37:59
Benedicto, Juliette...........02:40:19
Lewis, Tamsin.................02:44:23
Basso, Anne...................02:44:51
Louison, Alexandra............02:45:55
Choretier, Aline..............02:47:30
Candrova, Jana................02:55:24

For the women it is Jeanne Collonge who broke away from the field on the bike and headed out onto the run course with a slight edge over Johanna Daumas, but a sensational run of 1:12:21 by Jeanne was too much for Johanna Daumas who ran a 118:33.

Stephane Poulat and Jeanne Collonge are the winners of the inaugural Ironman France70.3

TOP TEN PRO MEN FINISH TIMES

Poulat, Stéphane...............03:49:43
Sudrie, Sylvain................03:50:57
Loy, Julien....................03:51:04
Chabaud, François..............03:53:09
Marceau, Olivier...............03:56:04
Zamora Perez, Marcel...........03:56:44
Elgezabal, Mikel...............03:58:18
Faure, Hervé...................03:59:10
Halksworth, Daniel.............03:59:48
Jaberg, Patrick................04:00:20

TOP TEN PRO WOMEN FINISH TIMES

Collonge, Jeanne...............04:17:42
Daumas, Johanna................04:24:20
Csomor, Erika..................04:26:35
Benedicto, Juliette............04:29:09
Lewis, Tamsin..................04:31:03
Basso, Anne....................04:31:08
Candrova, Jana.................04:31:22
Louison, Alexandra.............04:32:27
Rohrbach, Regula...............04:33:40
Choretier, Aline...............04:47:53

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