Fernandes and Belaubre win in Madrid

by World Triathlon Admin on 19 Sep, 2004 12:00

Madrid, Spain: 19 Sept, 2004: The Spanish Triathlon Federation and the City of Madrid combined forces to produce one of the finest World Cup events ever staged on the ITU World Cup Circuit.
Air temperature during the night dropped to 14oC, causing the water temperature in Lake Casa de Campa to drop below the magic 20oC mark, so the women were allowed to wear wetsuits for the 2 lap, 1.5km swim. 
Pip Taylor of Australia, Leanda Cave of Britain and Pilar Hidalgo of Spain moved to the front after the start signal and stayed there through the first turn buoy, when Sylvia Gemignani of Italy moved to the front and led through to the swim to bike transition.
Annabel Luxford of Australia and the defending Madrid World Cup Champion Vanessa Fernandes from Portugal followed Gemignani from the transition.  Next out was Taylor, Luxford, and British team-mates Anneliese Heard and Jessica Harrison and Pip Taylor (AUS).

Article tags madrid world cup series
Related Event: 2004 Madrid ITU Triathlon World Cup
19 Sep, 2004 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Frederic Belaubre FRA 01:54:44
2. Volodymyr Polikarpenko UKR 01:55:07
3. Stuart Hayes GBR 01:55:16
4. Ivan Vasiliev RUS 01:55:19
5. Peter Croes BEL 01:56:21
Results: Elite Women
1. Vanessa Fernandes POR 02:06:33
2. Liz Blatchford GBR 02:06:57
3. Annabel Luxford AUS 02:07:42
4. Vendula Frintova CZE 02:08:06
5. Simone Buerli SUI 02:08:10
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