Barbara Riveros Diaz from Chile Wins the Opening Round of Dextro Energy Triathlon 2010 ITU World Championship Series in Sydney

By Karl Hayes 

 

In a tightly contested race Barbara Riveros Diaz from Chile upset the more fancied triathletes to win the first round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon 2010 ITU World Championship series in Sydney.

Riveros Diaz out sprinted Emma Moffatt and Andrea Hewitt to win the race in an exciting finish. The crowd went wild as they watched the front four women start to push each other over the last two kilometers. Riveros Diaz and Hewitt tried to break on the hill of the last lap but were quickly reeled back by Moffatt and Adachi of Japan.

Emma Moffatt missed out on the silver in front of her home crowd as Hewitt surged over the last 50 meters to push Moffatt back in to the bronze.

The race was held in trying conditions with the sun really coming on strong as the women started the 10km run.

One the bike the women quickly built a large main bunch covering most of the field. There were initially two main bunches which quickly combined with a third and fourth bunch following.

Over ten women started the run in a tight pack but by the end of the first lap the four eventual top finishers broke away to assert their dominance.

Mariko Adachi of Japan and Barabara Riveros Diaz of Chile were both surprise leaders. No one had predicted that they would be in amongst the leaders.

 

Full women’s results available on the ITU website by clicking here.

 

Pos

First Name

Last Name

Country

Time

Swim

Bike

Run

1

Barbara

Riveros Diaz

CHI

2:04:19

0:21:51

1:05:25

0:35:45

2

Andrea

Hewitt

NZL

2:04:19

0:21:18

1:06:02

0:35:44

3

Emma

Moffatt

AUS

2:04:20

0:21:27

1:05:58

0:35:45

4

Mariko

Adachi

JPN

2:04:30

0:21:18

1:06:01

0:35:50

5

Lisa

Norden

SWE

2:04:48

0:21:29

1:05:47

0:36:17

6

Kate

Roberts

RSA

2:04:49

0:21:16

1:06:05

0:36:13

7

Jessica

Harrison

FRA

2:05:01

0:21:22

1:05:56

0:36:28

8

Sarah

Haskins

USA

2:05:01

0:21:07

1:06:11

0:36:27

9

Daniela

Ryf

SUI

2:05:06

0:21:29

1:05:51

0:36:32

10

Vicky

Holland

GBR

2:05:16

0:21:21

1:05:59

0:36:42

11

Felicity

Abram

AUS

2:05:24

0:21:48

1:05:40

0:36:42

 

 

 

Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.