Press Release - 2003 ITU Rio World Cup - Elite Men

by ITU Admin on 09 Nov, 2003 12:00

RELEASE: Sunday, 9 November 2003

Polikarpenko Wins Back to Back World Cups

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 9 November 2003: For immediate Release:   Volodomyr Polikarpenko of the Ukraine built up a 20 second lead through the   1500m swim, then went solo for the first lap of the 40km bike course. American   teammates Andy Potts and Mark Fretta led the huge chase pack through transition   and immediately began the hunt for Polikarpenko.

Polikarpenko was   hauled in by a group of 8 led by Doug Friman of the USA and Csaba Kuttor of   Hungary. At this point a second chase pack led by Brent McMahon of Canada and   the 1999 World Champion Dimitry Gaag of Kazahkstan was just 30 seconds back,   and was threatening to catch the lead group.

The solid, hard-working   group at the front slowly pulled away from the chase group with the powerful   Polkarpenko along with Andy Potts at the front Polikarpenko kept his position   at the front through the second transition, followed by his teammate Andreas   Gluschenko. Mark Fretta and Daniel Fontana of Argentina were close behind.

The Ukrainian held   onto his lead through the first 2 laps of the 10km run gradually pulling away   from Fretta and Gluschenko, as Russia

Related Event: 2003 Rio de Janeiro ITU Triathlon World Cup
09 Nov, 2003 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Volodymyr Polikarpenko UKR 01:46:49
2. Ivan Vasiliev RUS 01:47:17
3. Antonio Marcos De Souza Da Silva BRA 01:47:24
4. Dmitriy Gaag KAZ 01:47:37
5. Leandro Macedo BRA 01:47:50
6. Daniel Fontana ITA 01:47:52
7. Doug Friman USA 01:47:57
8. Igor Sysoev RUS 01:48:04
9. Esteban Rosas Sierra MEX 01:48:20
10. Claude Eksteen RSA 01:48:24
Results: Elite Women
1. Carla Moreno BRA 01:59:12
2. Carol Montgomery CAN 02:00:02
3. Vanessa Fernandes POR 02:00:21
4. Mariana Ohata BRA 02:01:16
5. Marion Lorblanchet FRA 02:01:16
6. Natasha Filliol CAN 02:01:24
7. Sandra Soldan BRA 02:01:47
8. Samantha Mcglone CAN 02:01:51
9. Eva Dollinger AUT 02:01:53
10. Maria Areosa POR 02:02:05
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