Belgian duo Ricour and Dely win first ever Duathlon 2x2 Mixed Relay world title

by doug.gray@triathlon.org on 12 Jun, 2022 03:48 • Español
Belgian duo Ricour and Dely win first ever Duathlon 2x2 Mixed Relay world title

It was Belgium’s exceptional Arnaud Dely and Maurine Ricour who were to be the toast of the final day of the 2022 Multisport World Championships action in Targu Mures, as they powered their way to the inaugural Duathlon Mixed Relay world title on a hot Sunday afternoon in the city centre.

Dely, fellow Belgian Thibaut De Smet and Netherlands’ Daan De Groot had all delivered strong first legs and the in-form Giorgia Priarone was flying once again over the super-sprint course along with teammate Alberto Bartolomeo Demarchi, but a devastating third leg breakaway by Dely proved decisive.

That move and a strong final leg from teammate Ricour allowed her the daylight needed to bring home the gold, just holding off Priarone’s late charge as Italy took the silver. France won bronze courtesy of the newly crowned men’s Duathlon World Champion Krilan Le Bihan and Marion Le Goff.

At 16m52s it was De Smet who delivered the fastest leg of the day, his 8m43s comfortably the quickest 5.6km bike segment of the field. Dely’s final 800m run leg was the fastest lap, clocking in at 2m19s, Marion Le Goff with the fastest women’s two-lap run at 5m33s.

The surprise package of the women’s Cross Triathlon World Championships, Noor Dekker delivered the quickest women’s bike of the day (9m57s) to ensure fourth place for the Netherlands and underline her potential, Spain finishing fifth with Celestino Fernandez Martinez and María Varo Zubiri.

In the Junior race, Davide Menichelli and teammate Laura Ceddia took the gold, Belgium’s Martin Oldenhove and Pauline De Groof the silver, and it was Romania on the podium in third with Carol Popa and Alice Perjoiu.

Full results can be found here.


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Related Event: 2022 World Triathlon Duathlon Championships Targu Mures
10 - 12 Jun, 2022 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Krilan Le Bihan FRA 01:40:32
2. Benjamin Choquert FRA 01:40:51
3. Maxime Hueber-Moosbrugger FRA 01:41:10
4. Thibaut De Smet BEL 01:41:26
5. Arnaud Dely BEL 01:41:30
Results: Elite Women
1. Joselyn Daniely Brea Abreu VEN 01:54:30
2. Céline Kaiser GER 01:54:32
3. Ai Ueda JPN 01:54:35
4. Giorgia Priarone ITA 01:54:42
5. María Varo Zubiri ESP 01:55:22
Results: U23 Men
1. Thibaut De Smet BEL 01:41:26
2. Giani Vanden Broucke BEL 01:42:15
3. Simon Davis GBR 01:43:21
4. Aaron Decloet BEL 01:47:42
5. Nicolas De Smet BEL 01:48:11
Results: U23 Women
1. Tünde Bukovszki HUN 02:02:04
2. Marta Romance ESP 02:02:50
3. Hanna Breitner HUN 02:05:29
4. Borbála Sarcia HUN 02:06:40
5. Alexa Magallon SUI 02:12:52
Results: 2x2 Mixed Relay
1. Team I Belgium BEL 01:12:20
2. Team I Italy ITA 01:12:26
3. Team I France FRA 01:12:38
4. Team II Netherlands NED 01:12:48
5. Team I Spain ESP 01:15:35
Results: Junior Men
1. Nicolo' Astori ITA 00:53:18
2. Martin Oldenhove BEL 00:53:23
3. Davide Menichelli ITA 00:53:27
4. Wout Ghielens BEL 00:54:00
5. Mischa Hermans NED 00:54:50
Results: Junior Women
1. Romina Nádas HUN 01:02:35
2. Eléonore Hiller BEL 01:02:37
3. Eleonora Demarchi ITA 01:02:52
4. Alice Perjoiu ROU 01:03:18
5. Laura Ceddia ITA 01:04:11
Results: 2x2 Mixed Junior Relay
1. Team I Italy ITA 01:15:26
2. Team I Belgium BEL 01:15:44
3. Team I Romania ROU 01:18:48
NC. Team II Italy ITA 01:16:32
NC. Team II Belgium BEL 01:18:57
Results: PTWC Men
1. Octavian Ilina H1 ROU 02:16:46
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