ITU WORLD CUP RESULTS EDMONTON 2011
Canadian Paula Findlay was expected to challenge for the win in Edmonton, unfortunately was not part of the ITU World Cup results Edmonton 2011.
An injury kept her out of the race.
Going into the race nobody was quite certain what to expect from the ITU World Cup 2011 once the dust settled.
Paula Findlay CAN Helle Frederiksen DEN Kiyomi Niwata JPN Kathy Tremblay CAN Zurine Rodriguez ESP Ashleigh Gentle AUS Hideko Kikuchi JPN Katrien Verstuyft BEL Keiko Tanaka JPN Anastasiya Polyanskaya RUS Claudia Rivas MEX Machiko Nakanishi JPN Elizabeth Bravo ECU Charlotte McShane AUS Alice Betto ITA Margit Vanek HUN Hollie Avil GBR Mateja Simic SLO Amanda Felder USA Anahi León MEX Carla Moreno BRA Pamela Nascimento Oliveira BRA Romina Palacios Balena ARG Flavia Fernandes BRA Flora Duffy BER Melody Ramirez MEX Chantell Widney CAN Yuko Takahashi JPN Jennifer Spieldenner USA Lauren Goldstein- Kral USA Abbie Thorrington GBR Michelle Flipo MEX Ellie Salthouse AUS Manon Letourneau CAN Eri Kawashima JPN Andrea Barraza MEX Melissa Rios PUR Lydia Waldmüller AUT Kelly Whitley USA Yanitza Perez CUB Charlotte Morel FRA Cecilia Perez MEX Szandra Szalay HUN Daria Pletikapa CRO Militza Ríos PUR Fanny Beisaron ISR Yun-Jung Jang KOR Lisa Perterer AUT Hee Ju Kim KOR
MALE ENTRIES IN THE ITU WORLD CUP 2011
Bevan Docherty NZL Hunter Kemper USA Crisanto Grajales MEX Marek Jaskolka POL Kyle Jones CAN Gavin Noble IRL James Seear AUS Diogo Sclebin BRA Simon Whitfield CAN Ramon Ejeda Medina ESP Brent McMahon CAN Jose Miguel Perez ESP Arturo Garza MEX Ben Collins USA Cameron Good AUS Premysl Svarc CZE Aaron Royle AUS Carlos Javier Forero COL Drew Box AUS Fabio Carvalho BRA Jens Toft DEN Christopher Felgate ZIM Francisco Serrano MEX Juraci Moreira BRA Andrew Russell CAN Peter Croes BEL Csaba Rendes HUN Attila Fecskovics HUN Marc-Yvan De Kaenel SUI Felipe Van de Wyngard CHI Bryan Keane IRL Aurélien Lescure FRA Todd Leckie GBR Leonardo Saucedo MEX Yohann Vincent FRA Peter Kerr AUS Gabor Faldum HUN Barrett Brandon USA Ognjen Stojanovic SRB Pierre Le Corre FRA Jason Wilson BAR Kohei Shimomura JPN Gonzalo Raul Tellechea ARG Aaron Harris GBR Joe Maloy USA Harunobu Sato JPN Mauro Cavanha Conceicao BRA igor Polyanskiy RUS Hiroki Sugimoto JPN Steven Sexton USA Andrew Yorke CAN Brice Daubord FRA Akos Vanek HUN Ji Hwan Kim KOR Balazs Pocsai HUN Luciano Farias ARG Eder Mejia MEX Michel Gonzalez CUB Aleksandr Latin EST Tamas Toth HUN Hervé Banti MON Irving Perez MEX Ron Darmon ISR Andre Baillargeon Smith CAN Felipe Barraza CHI Min Ho Heo KOR Wikus Weber RSA Franz Hofer AUT Marcus Vinicius Fernandes BRA Richard Varga SVK Dylan McNeice NZL Patrice Hamelin CAN Ju Seok Kim KOR Matthew Sharp GBR Javier Cuevas DOM
Wow! What a field there is for the men’s division.
Simon Whitfield was no doubt a fan favorite, but is does seem that coming off his past form Whitfield would be hard-pressed to make the podium.
The main Contenders appear to be Bevan Docherty of New Zealand and Hunter Kemper of the U.S.A. Hunter just seems to be rounding into form and this could be a big day for him once the race begins.
Kyle Jones might just be Canada’s best hope to make the podium
THE WOMEN’S RACE
results to follow…………
Suddenly this race became wide open as Paula Findlay drops out due to a nagging hip injury shortly before the swim start.
A wise decision with her whole career in front of her. It is so easy to turn a treatable injury into something major and career ending.
Going into the first lap of the women’s run the standings looked like this….
1 ASHLEIGH GENTLE AUS..........00:11:15 2.MATEJA SIMIC SLO...........+00:11.09 3.CARLA MORENO BRA...........+00:12.02 4.CLAUDIA RIVAS MEX..........+00:21.22 5.FLORA DUFFY BER............+00:21.39 6.KEIKO TANAKA JPN..........+00:27.75 7.CHARLOTTE MOREL FRA........+00:29.33 8.ALICE BETTO ITA..........+00:29.74 9.KIYOMI NIWATA JPN..........+00:40.79 10.KATRIEN VERSTUYFT BEL.....+00:41.42 11.ZURINE RODRIGUEZ ESP......+00:50.75 12.HIDEKO KIKUCHIJPN.........+00:52.39
My pick to win the race was Kiyomo Niwata of Japan and she is off the pace by 40 seconds.
1.ASHLEIGH GENTLE AUS........00:11:46 2.CARLA MORENO BRA.........+00:40.26 3.MATEJA SIMIC SLO.........+00:40.86 4.KIYOMI NIWATA JPN.........+01:14.95 5.CLAUDIA RIVAS MEX.........+01:15.38 6.KEIKO TANAKA JPN.........+01:18.02 7.ALICE BETTO ITA.........+01:18.16 8.CHARLOTTE MOREL FRA.......+01:18.82 9.FLORA DUFFY BER.........+01:20.83 10.HIDEKO KIKUCHI JPN.......+01:39.44 11.KATRIEN VERSTUYFT BEL....+01:43.20 12.ZURINE RODRIGUEZ ESP.....+02:00.84 13.JENNIFER SPIELDENNER USA.+02:24.09
Ashleigh Gentle is looking great. Koyomi Niwata from Japan has a shot at the podium.
Carla Moreno from Brazil and Mateja Simic from Slovakia are well within striking distance of Ashleigh Gentle.
Well, this race is history and Gentle from Australia wins in 2:00:12!
1.Ashleigh Gentle..........2:00:12 2.Mateja Simic.............2:01:06 3.Lisa Perterer............2:01:08
On the men’s race a very large lead pack was out on the bike course and it’s obvious that the best runners will be on the podium at the end of the race, as there is no small break-away group.
SOME OF THE FIRST MEN OUT OF TRANSITION ONE
1.SIMON WHITFIELD CAN..........16:29:35 2.AKOS VANEK HUN..............+00:00.69 3.DYLAN MCNEICE NZL...........+00:00.92 4.AARON HARRIS GBR...........+00:02.91 5.ATTILA FECSKOVICS HUN.......+00:03.08 6.STEVEN SEXTON USA...........+00:03.81 7.BARRETT BRANDON USA.........+00:42.09 8.FELIPE VAN DE WYNGARD CHI...+01:10.92 9.JOE MALOY USA...............+01:45.66
I hope Simon proves me wrong and makes the podium, however he has been off form for a few races now. Perhaps racing at home in Canada is just the boost he needs.
At least he is the lead pack and by all reports there are about 50 riders in that pack so all Hell will break loose out on the run course.
Canada could sure use a big race from Simon after Paula Findlay was forced to withdraw from the race.
Things are a little clearer now. After the second of six bike loops there are 35 riders in the lead pack. They are 41 seconds up on the chase pack.
Simon Whitfield, Docherty, Noble and all the main contenders are in that lead pack.
After another lap on the bike the group has stayed together and it’s a frantic pace as everyone tries to hang
Just a note if you are watching for Ron Damon from Israel, he was injured in the swim and has withdrawn from race, but will be fine.
4 laps are done now and the lead group still holds a 49 second lead over the first chase pack. The second chase pack is 1:09 down.
They might as well be 2 weeks behind. The winners will come out of the first pack as it’s a who’s who of Olympic athletes in front.
It’s going to be some run.
It’s only about 7 minutes now until the bike/run transition.
At this level all you have to do is mess up getting off your bike, or getting your helmet off, or getting your running shoes on, and you will never catch up.
Hunter Kemper is the first out of the bike/run transition. He is followed out by Rendes and Vanek. For some reason Simon Whitfield is 3rd last of the first pack out of T2.
He will have to have quite a run to get to the front of the pack.
Wow! What a difference one lap makes.
At the end of the first lap Bevan Docherty leads and is followed closely by Lescure, Jones, Hunter Kemper, Royle, Sharp, Simon Whitfield, and Polyansky. They are about 10 seconds apart.
Very soon we will know who will be on top of the ITU World Cup Edmonton results 2011 and it should be one of these guys.
At the end of lap 2 Lescure is in the lead, Docherty is right with him for second, Jones is third, Hunter Kemper is fourth and Simon Whitfield is stalking them all in fifth place.
Bevan Docherty wins the race!
THE TOP SEVEN MEN IN THE ITU WORLD CUP RESULTS 2011
1.Bevan Docherty........1:46:48 2.Aurelien Lescure......1:46:50 3.Hunter Kemper.........1:46:54 4.Kyle Jones(the top Canadian and just misses the podium) 5.Crisanto Grajales 6.Simon Whitfield 7.Akos Vanek
I found out the following day that Simon Whitfield had a mishap in the transition from the bike to the run, crashing to the ground and picking up some road rash, including a cut on his left knee and some broken skin on his arm, as well.
It’s pretty much exactly the sort of mishap I just mentioned that can put you behind and you never do quite catch up and as you will see by the times of the podium finishers. There was only 6 seconds between 1st and 3rd.
Also, it’s the first time Kyle Jones has ever beaten Simon Whitfield and Jones could well be Canada’s biggest hope in the Olympic Games.
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