Daniela Ryf, Romain Guillaume win Alpe d’Huez Long Course Triathlon

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Switzerland’s long distance legend, Daniela Ryf, was a dominant winner of Thursday’s Alpe d’Huez Long Course Triathlon.

The four-time IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion was actually the first athlete across the line – with the women starting 15 minutes ahead of the men, she held off France’s Romain Guillaume to cross the line first. Indeed, her 1:26:32 run split was was just over a minute quicker than the men’s champion. Based on her efforts over the closing couple of kilometres on the live stream, she absolutely wanted to cross that finishing line first! Daniela will be back to France in early September in search of a fifth IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship victory.

Guillaume’s victory meant another second place for Spain’s Albert Moreno Molins, as he was in 2018 and 2014.


Only the top five men finished the race quicker than Daniela.

*** UPDATE ***

The event also times each athlete on the climbs of the Alpe Du Grand Serre and the final climb of Alpe d’Huez – and on that final iconic climb, Daniela Ryf set the fast time… overall, including all of the Pro men. Here’s the data:

Alpe d’Huez Climb splits

1st – Daniela Ryf (SUI) – 55:01
2nd – Romain Guillaume (FRA) – 55:22
3rd – Felix Pouilly (FRA) – 56:07
4th – Scott Defillipis (USA) – 57:50
5th – Timothy Van Houtem (BEL) – 58:11

Alpe d’Huez Long Course Triathlon – Thursday 25th July 2019
2.2km / 118km / 20km


1st – Romain Guillaume (FRA) – 6:02:52
2nd – Albert Moreno Molins (ESP) – 6:09:42
3rd – Kenneth Vandendriessche (BEL) – 6:11:36
4th – Scott De Filippis (USA) – 6:14:09
5th – Gwenael Ouilleres (FRA) – 6:14:39

Alpe d'Huez Long Course Triathlon 2019

24th – Andrew Woodroffe (GBR) – 6:44:05
28th – Douglas Roberts (GBR) – 6:48:36


1st – Daniela Ryf (SUI) – 6:15:57
2nd – Carrie Lester (AUS) – 6:44:15
3rd – Alexandra Tondeur (BEL) – 6:57:32
4th – Alice Meignie (FRA) – 7:02:11
5th – Meredith Hill (AUS) – 7:04:50

8th – Chantal Cummings (GBR) – 7:22:10
11th – Katherine Renouf (GBR) – 7:47:00

Alpe d'Huez Long Course Triathlon 2019


British and Irish podium success at the Alpe d’Huez Long Course Triathlon

  • 2018: N/A (won by Frederik Van Lierde and Emma Bilham – REPORT)
  • 2017: Emma Pooley – SECOND – REPORT
  • 2016: Lucy Gossage – SECOND, Parys Edwards – THIRD – REPORT
  • 2015: Emma Pooley – WIN – REPORT
  • 2014: Catriona Morrison – WIN, Lucy Gossage – SECOND, Parys Edwards – THIRD – REPORT
  • 2013: Ritchie Nicholls – WIN, Eimear Mullan (IRL) – SECOND – REPORT
  • 2012: N/A (won by Mary Beth Ellis and Victor del Corral)
  • 2011: Catriona Morrison – WIN, Tamsin Lewis – THIRD – REPORT
  • 2010: Jodie Swallow – WIN – REPORT
  • 2009: N/A (won by Nicola Spirig and Massimo Cigana)
  • 2008: Chrissie Wellington – WIN – REPORT
  • 2007: Chrissie Wellington – WIN, Stephen Bayliss THIRD – REPORT
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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