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Gallery: Cannes International Triathlon 2018

A fine image gallery from Sunday's Polar Cannes International Triathlon, where Javier Gomez cruised to the win and Great Britain's Lucy Charles had to deal with a few technical issues on her route to the podium

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Fine images from the French Riviera

Sunday’s fifth edition of the Polar Cannes International Triathlon proved once again that the middle (ish) distance event has become one of the most popular events of the early season. Perfectly timed for athletes to enjoy a great race in stunning surroundings, and also as a stepping stone towards summer target races, it is an event we certainly enjoyed when visiting three years ago. Well worth considering, it is also a very simple trip for those of you travelling from the U.K.

The headline names for the event were Javier Gomez and Great Britain’s Lucy Charles. Javier won in fine style, crossing the line 12 minutes clear, while Lucy had to overcome a puncture early in the 107km bike leg to earn her victory.

Here are some great images of the race, all courtesy of top photographer Jose Luis Hourcade (www.joseluishourcade.com).

Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Looking fired up
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
A relaxed looking Javier Gomez
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Lucy Charles prepares
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
And they are off…
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Busy in the water
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Robin Pasteur led the way in the swim
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Javier was only seconds behind after the opening 2km swim
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Lucy Charles – who else? – was the fastest female swimmer
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Gomez took an early lead
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Sam Laidlaw was having a great race – until…
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
…his chain broke, so he ran with his bike!
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Lucy Charles chose a road bike for the hilly 107km Cannes course
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Javier out of the saddle on one of the many hills
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
There were opportunities to get aero too
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Blue skies. Clear roads. Perfect.
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Johanna Daumas on the way to second place
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Not a bad place to run
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Javier in total control
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Lucy Charles had no time for a boat trip today…
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Theo Debard set the fastest bike split
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Malte Plappert took third overall
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
The crowd welcomes home the 2018 champion
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
The hills of the bike route can be seen from the flat of the run course
Polar Cannes International Triathlon 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Despite a puncture, race favourite Lucy Charles takes victory

www.cannes-international-triathlon.com

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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