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Lausanne 2019: Portugal’s Ricardo Batista wins Men’s Junior World Champs

It was Portugal's day at the ITU Men's Junior Triathlon World Championships in Lausanne courtesy of Ricardo Batista. Here's the latest Grand Final news

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From European Bronze to World Championship Gold for Ricardo Batista

The top four athletes from the Men’s ETU Junior European Triathlon Championships in Weert in May this year proved their talent and consistency at World Championship level today, taking four of the top five positions between them. Only Australia’s Lorcan Redmond (Silver) could separate them.

Great Britain’s Marcus Dey lead the way through the 750m (non-wetsuit) swim in 8:59, but there were 27 athletes lined up behind over the next 30 seconds. Rather than any breaks, the strength-in-depth saw the group on the bike grow even bigger, setting the scene for the race to be decided on the run.

The T2 dismount line resembled rush hour, with 38 Junior men arriving within just seven seconds. Marcus Dey was still in the lead group, with Toby Osman more than two and a half minutes back.

Portugal’s Ricardo Batista – third at the European Champs – stepped up to the top step of the podium by pulling away from Aussie Lorcan Redmond over the final stages of the run and (despite a very slight detour at a turnaround point), reach the blue carpet alone to secure Junior World Championship Gold with a winning margin of nine seconds.

While his T2 deficit left him well out of contention, Toby Osman ran strong (15:46) for 41st, while Marcus Dey took ‘top Brit’ honours in 24th, finishing with a 16:50 run after being right in the mix through the swim and bike.

ITU World Junior Triathlon Championships, Lausanne – Friday 30th August 2019
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1st – Ricardo Batista (POR) – 55:05
2nd – Lorcan Redmond (AUS) – 55:12
3rd – Sergio Baxter Cabrera (ESP) – 55:16
4th – Boris Pierre (FRA) – 55:18
5th – Paul Georgenthum (FRA) – 55:23

24th – Marcus Dey (GBR) – 56:21
41st – Toby Osman (GBR) – 57:49

Marcus Dey / ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne / ITU World Junior Triathlon Championship

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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