Schulz slips past Bourseaux at Besancon World Paratriathlon Event
The German clocked a total time of 54:25, with his strongest portion of the race coming in the final run. Bourseaux finished second in 54:29, with Spain’s Jairo Ruiz Lopez taking third in 56:34.
Seventeen different countries in total were represented by 60 athletes at the event, which was a major jump from the 2013 event — the first in paratriathlon — which featured 48 athletes, 30 of whom were from France.
In the other men’s classes, the Netherlands’ Geert Schipper took the PT1 title (59:32), Italy’s Michele Ferrarin (1:05.34) strode to victory in the PT2, Alessio Borgato (1:00.53) won the PT3 event, and Great Britain’s Haseeb Ahmad (55:28) finished first in the PT5 class.
On the women’s side, Great Britain raced to two titles with paratriathlon star Clare Cunningham setting the tone with a victory in the PT4 class in a time of 1:05.40.
Her teammate Sarah Pearson (1:19:07) finished first in the PT3 event.
The next ITU World Para-Triathlon event will take place on Saturday (31 May) in London, Great Britain. The European Championships will take place later this summer from 20-22 June in Kitzbuehel, Austria, ahead of the World Championships, which will take place from 29 August - 1 September in Edmonton, Canada.
Related Event: 2014 Besançon ITU World Paratriathlon Event
|Results: Men's PT1|
|1.||Geert Schipper H2||NED||00:59:32|
|2.||Giovanni Achenza H1||ITA||01:00:35|
|3.||Geoffrey Kennedy H1||USA||01:05:13|
|4.||Ahmed Andaloussi H1||FRA||01:06:53|
|5.||Kim Plovier H1||BEL||01:08:24|
|7.||Matthew Brumby H1||AUS||01:08:45|
|8.||Sebastien Declerck H1||FRA||01:08:55|
|9.||Nathan Dewalt H1||USA||01:14:31|
|Results: Men's PT3|
|Results: Men's PT4|
|3.||Jairo Ruiz Lopez||ESP||00:56:34|
|10.||Sjaak Van Den Berg||NED||01:03:54|