Dan Wilson (Australia) / 1st :
It is an incredible race. I have been able to attend for the last 4 years, It is not always easy to fit it into my schedule. If I could, I would come every year! This time, I took the opportunity. I had great legs today, one of my best run here. But it is also the combination of the push during the bike race. I am delighted.
Tim Van Hemel (Belgium) / 2nd :
I ran the duathlon on Tuesday. It was my first climb of the Alpe d’Huez, to take my marks. I knew the warm weather would be difficult to handle. I felt better and better along the climb. With the number 8, I was a bit under pressure! While running, I overtook a few people, to end second. I came with some friends. Next year, we might come back for a few weeks of training.
Andi Bocherer (Germanny) / 3rd :
I am very happy. It was my first race since the Ironman Frankfurt, 4 weeks ago. After that, I cut training for 2 weeks, I was not at the top of my shape today. I am delighted with my performance even though I was very hot during the climb.
Andrea Hewitt (New Zeeland) / 1st
It was my first time at the Alpe d’Huez. I found it gorgeous. It is very different than the France Grand Prix. It is also my first race without drafting, and my first race with that many people! I love climbing, even at home, but there mainly about 20 minutes, I have to say today was a new experience!
Audrey Merle (France) / 2nd
The Alpe d’Huez is a myth, it is a challenge! It was harder than I imagined. But that is pretty normal as I am in the middle of the preparation for the Olympics, and I was tired before starting. During the run, it was hard to get my bearings with all the boys. But I am bery happy for this first time here. I definitely want to be back in the future.
Anna Noguera (Spain) / 3rd
I really had fun today. The Alpe d’Huez has something special. We were 3 fighting for a place on the podium, I hang on and got it! I thought about my friend Alberto Moreno a lot during the race, he loves to run. He is injured and loves to run here. I was in a very good day. Next year, I might do the long one!
1 HEWITT Andrea 02:01:10
2 MERLE Audrey 02:12:25
3 NOGUERA RAJA Anna 02:14:15
1 WILSON Dan 01:51:28
2 VAN HEMEL Tim 01:55:07
3 BOCHERER Andi 01:55:40