San Remo is ready to go

06 May, 2006 12:00

The next event of the ETU European Triathlon Cup Series will be taking place tomorrow in charming San Remo, Italy.

Perfect weather, a nice ambiance and a legendary course await the athletes, among them some world-class hot shots like the 2002 World Champion Ivan Rana (ESP) and Olympian and local favourite Daniel Fontana (ITA), as well as former World Cup medalist Ana Burgos (ESP), Magali Di Marco-Messmer (SUI), Olympic bronze medalist from Sydney.

The course promises to be a really tough one, especially on the 3 lap bike course which includes the legendary ’Poggio’ hill, the famous last climb of the Milano-San Remo cycling race. Many of the cycling-fanatic italian supporters are to be expected on the uphill sections as well as on the run course along the beautiful promenade of San Remo.

After the sprint distance age-group races in the morning, the huge group of approximately 100 elite male athletes will make their way down to the swim start to head out for the one lap swim in the Mediterranian Sea. Wetsuits will be allowed since the water temperature is only 19 degrees Celsius. They will exit the water at the sandy beach of Hotel Paris and head out on the demanding bike course. Just for your information: after 3 km of relatively flat ride, a 5 km long uphill section with an average elevation of 5 % awaits the athletes – and that’s for 3 times! A real tricky, fast and technical downhill passage completes the course, which ends back in transition in the historic old part of San Remo. 4 laps of flat, but windy run is following before finishing at the race center. The group of 40 elite women starts at 1PM in the afternoon, same conditions apply…

As for the race tactics, a nervous pack and many breakaway efforts can be expected, for some athletes will seek their fortune on earlier stages of the race. Stay tuned for race results, pictures and video to appear shortly on www.etu-triathlon.org.

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Related Event: 2006 Sanremo ITU Triathlon Premium European Cup
21 May, 2006 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Ivan Rana ESP 02:02:23
2. Andrea D'Aquino ITA 02:02:48
3. Peter Croes BEL 02:03:12
4. Daniel Fontana ITA 02:03:26
5. Didier Brocard SUI 02:03:40
6. Emilio D'Aquino ITA 02:03:49
7. Alessandro De Gasperi ITA 02:04:00
8. Giuseppe Ferraro ITA 02:04:05
9. Daniele Fiorentini ITA 02:04:13
10. Charles Rusterholz SUI 02:04:24
Results: Elite Women
1. Magali Di Marco SUI 02:15:26
2. Ana Burgos ESP 02:15:54
3. Lenka Zemanova CZE 02:16:32
4. Julie Dibens GBR 02:17:07
5. Charlotte Bonin ITA 02:17:49
6. Sibylle Matter SUI 02:18:11
7. Vanessa Raw GBR 02:18:15
8. Giunia Chenevier ITA 02:18:37
9. Lisa Hütthaler AUT 02:19:01
10. Daniela Chmet ITA 02:19:46
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