German triathlete Jonas Schomburg and the French triathlete Justine Guérard won the TIME Triathlon Alpe d'Huez distance M (1.2-28-6.7), at the end of the 14th edition marked by an exceptional weather. With more than 300 participants (out of a total of 1320 registered), the exclusively female start will remain as a strong image of the day, as will the atmosphere on the climb of the 21 bends. RESULTS (photo credit: Thierry Sourbier)
The awaited duel between Tom Richard (defending champion) and his friend Jonas Schomburg (currently 16th in the WTS world ranking) did not take place... Placed at the front of the pack as soon as he was out of the water, the 2018 winner very quickly punctured, leaving the German triathlete with a free field. Impressively easy in the ascent of the 21 bends and then in the assault of the 6.7km running, the german obtains a nice victory for his first experience in Alpe d'Huez. Four minutes later, Théo Debard crossed the finish line in second place, with a good lead over Anatole Giraud Telme (second last year).
In the girls' category, it was the match between Justine Guérard and Andréa Hewitt, formerly teammates of the Poissy Triathlon, that caught the attention. But the defending champion was intractable, from the swim, and never left the first place until the finish. Andrea Hewitt finished second two minutes behind, followed by the surprising Anna Noguera, who completed the podium after her victory in the Alpe d'Huez Duathlon last Tuesday.
1-Justine Guérard (Fra) 2:15:13
2-Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 2:17:31
3-Anna Noguera (Esp) 2:18:05
1-Jonas Schomburg (Ger) 1:51:47
2-Théo Debard (Fra) 1:56:29
3-Anatole Giraud Telme (Bel) 1:59:06