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Alpe d’Huez Duathlon kicks-off a week of racing in France

Climbing legs ready! The Alpe d'Huez Duathlon got the annual multisport festival started at cycling's most iconic climb on Tuesday

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The distances might not look long on paper, but the Bourg d’Oisans to Alpe d’Huez challenge of the Alpe d’Huez Duathlon is hardly a ‘sprint’. With a far from flat opening 6.5km first run, the 21 bends of the iconic climb on the 15km bike and finishing with 2.5km at approaching 2,000m of altitude, it’s an event that will leave its mark.

The Duathlon kicked off the TIME Alpe d’Huez Triathlon week yesterday (Tuesday), the Long Distance Triathlon follows on Thursday with the Short Distance Triathlon event on Friday, all three races including the legendary ascent of Alpe d’Huez prior to the final run. This years event will be highlighted by the appearance on Thursday of the undisputed Queen of long distance triathlon, Daniela Ryf, taking on the Long Distance event for the first time.

The overall wins went to France and Spain, with a familiar name to these pages, Hywel Davies, finishing 11th overall and winning the M45-49 category (he was the fastest 40+ athlete in the race too).

Alpe d’Huez Duathlon – Tuesday 23rd July 2019
6.5km / 15km / 2.5km

MEN

1st – Emile Blondel Hermant (FRA) – 1:26:34
2nd – Emmanuel Meyssat (FRA) – 1:27:05
3rd – Baptiste Domanico (FRA) – 1:28:02

11th – Hywel Davies (GBR) – 1:34:43 (M45-49 Winner)

Emile Blondel Hermant (FRA)
Emile Blondel Hermant (FRA ) – Photo credit: Gill Fullen

WOMEN

1st – Anna Noguera (ESP) – 1:44:56
2nd – Laure Anne Ferrent (FRA) – 1:49:01
3rd – Virginie Lemay (FRA) – 1:49:34

 Anna Noguera (ESP)
Anna Noguera (ESP) – Photo credit: Gill Fullen

 

 

 

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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