Christiane Reppe continues successful switch and claims paratriathlon gold in Magog

by Adam Bailey for the IPC on 16 Jul, 2019 07:52 • Español
Christiane Reppe continues successful switch and claims paratriathlon gold in Magog

German Rio 2016 paracycling champion Christiane Reppe continued her impressive transition to paratriathlon with victory in the women’s PTWC at the Magog Paratriathlon World Cup in Canada this weekend. The 31-year-old – a four-time paracycling world champion, and Paralympic and Worlds medallist in swimming – beat three-time Paratriathlon world champion Kendall Gretsch in the third ITU World Cup of 2019. Despite Gretsch being the fastest over the 20km cycle and 5km run, Reppe held off her US opponent to win by 24 seconds thanks to a strong swim. Brazil’s Jessica Ferreira finished third.

A blistering performance on the bike by Italy’s Giovanni Achenza proved decisive in the men’s PTWC. Achenza finished nearly three minutes ahead of France’s Alexandre Paviza to secure his first win of 2019 after three World Series podium finishes. Italy’s Pier Alberto Buccoliero took his first international medal since 2017 with bronze.

USA double

Rio 2016 bronze medallist Melissa Stockwell was one of two US winners in Magog, breezing to victory in the women’s PTS2. France’s Cecile Saboureau came in five minutes later, followed by Italian Veronica Yoko Plebani.

Further US success followed when Chris Hammer became the only athlete to complete the course in under an hour in a competitive men’s PTS5 race. Just 22 seconds separated the next five triathletes, with Austria’s Guenther Matzinger edging Mexico’s Jose Abraham Estrada Sierra for silver.

Fab French

After nine medals at last month’s Besancon World Cup, French triathletes secured another four in Magog, including back-to-back World Cup golds for Antoine Perel. Perel followed up his victory from Besancon with another win in the men’s PTVI, finishing 31 seconds ahead of the USA’s Kyle Coon. Thibaut Rigaudeau joined his compatriot Perel on the podium in an impressive debut.

Great Britain’s Melissa Reid was the victor in the women’s equivalent, also securing back-to-back World Cup wins. Canada’s Jessica Tuomela finished 45 seconds behind Reid to clinch a silver medal for the host country, while the USA’s Amy Dixon was third.

Home success

The hosts were able to celebrate a victory as Kamylle Frenette repeated her gold medal performance from 12 months ago in a head-to-head battle with Hungary’s Petra Levay in the women’s PTS5.

In the men’s PTS4, recently crowned Asian champion Jiachao Wang of China added another title to his collection. Silver went to Austria’s Oliver Dreier and bronze going to Australia’s Clint Pickin.

A Dutch dominant display by Maurits Morsink saw the European champion cross the line first in the men’s PTS2, over five minutes ahead of Great Britain’s Stuart Meikle and Brazil’s Andre Barbieri.

Related Event: 2019 Magog ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
13 - 14 Jul, 2019 • event pageall results
Results: PTWC Men
1. Giovanni Achenza H1 ITA 01:02:02
2. Alexandre Paviza H1 FRA 01:04:50
3. Pier Alberto Buccoliero H2 ITA 01:06:24
4. Nic Beveridge H1 AUS 01:06:40
5. Jumpei Kimura H1 JPN 01:07:00
Results: PTWC Women
1. Christiane Reppe H2 GER 01:13:28
2. Kendall Gretsch H2 USA 01:13:52
3. Jessica Ferreira H1 BRA 01:16:24
4. Mona Francis H2 FRA 01:18:58
5. Rita Cuccuru H1 ITA 01:20:12
Results: PTS2 Men
1. Maurits Morsink NED 01:10:46
2. Stuart Meikle GBR 01:16:18
3. Andre Barbieri BRA 01:17:10
4. Adam Popp USA 01:18:33
5. Allan Armstrong USA 01:18:50
Results: PTS2 Women
1. Melissa Stockwell USA 01:24:10
2. Cécile Saboureau FRA 01:29:02
3. Veronica Yoko Plebani ITA 01:32:22
4. Lyne-Marie Bilodeau CAN 01:39:31
Results: PTS4 Men
1. Jiachao Wang CHN 01:02:32
2. Oliver Dreier AUT 01:03:46
3. Clint Pickin AUS 01:04:41
4. Sebastian Engwald Jensen DEN 01:05:24
5. Jorge Luis Fonseca BRA 01:06:11
Results: PTS4 Women
1. Elke Van Engelen GER 01:21:55
Results: PTS5 Men
1. Chris Hammer USA 00:59:09
2. Guenther Matzinger AUT 01:00:17
3. José Abraham Estrada Sierra MEX 01:00:17
4. Juan Carlos Cano Espinoza MEX 01:01:20
5. Antoine Besse FRA 01:01:39
Results: PTS5 Women
1. Kamylle Frenette CAN 01:11:04
2. Petra Lévay HUN 01:17:56
Results: PTVI Men
1. Antoine Perel B1 FRA 01:02:03
2. Kyle Coon B1 USA 01:02:34
3. Thibaut Rigaudeau B3 FRA 01:02:40
4. Federico Sicura B2 ITA 01:03:16
5. Jon Dunkerley B1 CAN 01:04:34
Results: PTVI Women
1. Melissa Reid B3 GBR 01:12:16
2. Jessica Tuomela B1 CAN 01:13:01
3. Amy Dixon B3 USA 01:14:22
4. Annouck Curzillat B1 FRA 01:14:31
5. Anna Barbaro B1 ITA 01:18:38
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