By ITU Admin on 30/07/06 at 12:00 am
Under threatening skies in Salford, England, Samantha Warriner has just won the 2006 Salford BG Triathlon World Cup in a time of 2:04:28. Behind her were Brazilian Mariana Ohata, who finished second and Kiwi Andrea Hewitt, who finished third. Their times were 2:04:52 and 2:04:56 respectively.
At the end of the 1,500 metre swim, it was Anneliese Heard from Great Britain who led a small group of athletes out of the Salford quays including last year’s winner and team mate Liz Blatchford, Julie Dibens (GBR), Joelle Franzmann (GER), Mari Rabie (RSA), Jessica Harrison (FRA) and New Zealanders Samantha Warriner and Andrea Hewitt.
Quickly into the eight-lap technical bike course it was these eight plus Magali Di marco Messler (SUI) and Mariana Ohata (BRA) who broke away from the rest of the field gaining a 60 second gap by the end of the first lap. It was clear the day’s winner would come from this group as they continued to grow their lead over the chase pack of fourty. By the end of the 40 kilometre bike, their lead was an insurmountable two minutes.
Out on the run Warriner and Hewitt broke away within the first kilometre and ran together for the next two laps. At the seven kilometre mark Warriner notched it up a gear and Hewitt was unable to go with her. Behind them was a quickly approaching Ohata that eventually overtook a fading Hewitt with less then a kilometre left.
2006 Salford BG Triathlon World Cup results – Elite Women
1. WARRINER, Samantha (NZL) 2:04:28
2. OHATA, Mariana (BRA) 2:04:52
3. HEWITT, Andrea (NZL) 2:04:56
4. HARRISON, Jessica (FRA) 2:05:18
5. FRANZMANN, Joelle (GER) 2:05:37
6. DI MARCO MESSMER, Magali (SUI) 2:05:41
7. BLATCHFORD, Liz (GBR) 2:05:48
8. TANNER, Debbie (NZL) 2:06:17
9. FRINTOVA, Vendula (CZE) 2:06:36
10. LISK, Ricarda (GER) 2:06:37
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