Australia’s Felicity Sheedy-Ryan and Great Britain’s Matthew Sharp win 2011 Geneva ITU Triathlon European Cup

Australia’s Felicity Sheedy-Ryan rode herself in to a position to take the race after coming from a deficit in the swim. Almost 3/4 minute down on the lead swim pack, Sheedy-Ryan put in a fast bike to bridge the gap and set herself up for a chance to win the race on the run. Radka Vodickova from Czechoslovakia was second and Rebecca Kingsford from New Zealand was third.

Australia’s Charlotte McShane finished a solid seventh and Ashlee Bailie was fourteenth. New Zealand’s Tanya Dromgool finished eighth.

In the men’s race Matthew Sharp came out of the water with the lead swim pack but they were all down on Richard Varga who had swum away on his own to have a 30 second lead over the field out on to the bike. It didn’t take the bunch long to reel Varga in but he ran well off the bike to finish fourth overall. Sharp managed to finish with a twenty second gap after putting in a solid 33:26 run split. New Zealand’s James Elvery was second and Alberto Casadei from Italy was third.

Australia’s Mitch Robins paid the price for missing the lead swim bunch and even a 32:34 run, almost a minute faster than Sharp, could not get him past fifth. Robins came out of the water around 40 seconds off the leaders and rode in the main pack behind the leaders. “It was always going to be a hard race and a good test of my swimming progress, with some of the worlds best triathlon swimmers Varga, Amberger, Salvisberg Brothers racing. I got out of the water with the main group, less the 40seconds behind the leaders, which I was happy with, but there is still plenty of work to be done in the pool.”

Disorganisation amongst this pack meant that they did not bridge the gap and saw the leaders put more time on them on the bike. Robins entered the run well down on the leaders. “I headed out on the run with a pretty big task at hand, and the first lap of 2.5 was FAST. I wasn’t feeling great like I had in training last week, but I just tried to keep pushing for the front and keep my eyes up the road. I started to pick up the guys from the front group at about 5kms, but in the end I just ran out of road. I was less then a minute from 1st and only 12seconds from 3rd, which was extremely frustrating and too close for my liking. I had the fastest run again to leave me with a 5th place at the finish, but still (& always) work to be done.”

James Seear finished ninth after an unusually slow 35 minute run. Seear was placed well with the leaders out on to the run.

 

Full race details on Triathlon.org

 

Pos Athlete Country Time Swim  Bike  Run 
1 Felicity Sheedy-Ryan AUS 2:15:08 0:20:24 1:14:33 0:38:03
2 Radka Vodickova CZE 2:16:44 0:19:44 1:15:15 0:39:37
3 Rebecca Kingsford NZL 2:17:33 0:20:26 1:14:35 0:40:24
4 Celine Schaerer SUI 2:18:07 0:19:45 1:15:10 0:41:01
5 Lois Rosindale GBR 2:19:24 0:20:49 1:16:31 0:39:40
6 Alexandra Cassan Ferrier FRA 2:19:40 0:22:54 1:16:25 0:38:10
7 Charlotte McShane AUS 2:20:21 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:40:29
8 Tanya Dromgool NZL 2:20:23 0:21:08 1:16:16 0:40:43
9 Kaisa Lehtonen FIN 2:20:31 0:22:53 1:16:28 0:38:56
10 Sofie Hooghe BEL 2:20:36 0:20:24 1:17:06 0:40:58
11 Jacqueline Slack GBR 2:20:51 0:21:13 1:16:14 0:41:04
12 Ruth Nivon Machoud SUI 2:21:06 0:20:54 1:17:29 0:40:29
13 Agnieszka Cieslak POL 2:21:09 0:21:09 1:15:29 0:42:18
14 Ashlee Bailie AUS 2:21:11 0:20:49 1:15:52 0:42:16
15 Gaby Manser SUI 2:23:40 0:21:25 1:16:51 0:42:48
16 Line Thams DEN 2:25:05 0:20:25 1:18:00 0:44:23
17 Lucy Chittenden GBR 2:27:07 0:21:41 1:16:46 0:46:30
18 Clémentine KAUFFMANN FRA 2:29:12 0:21:40 1:21:52 0:43:20
DNF Tereza  Durdiakova CZE 0:00:00 0:23:05 0:00:00 0:00:00
DNF Alexa Giussani ITA 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00
DNF Penny Hayes NZL 0:00:00 0:19:48 0:00:00 0:00:00
DNF Pauline Purro SUI 0:00:00 0:21:09 0:00:00 0:00:00
DNF Veronica Signorini ITA 0:00:00 0:19:48 0:00:00 0:00:00
DNF Tanja Stroschneider AUT 0:00:00 0:21:38 0:00:00 0:00:00
Pos Athlete Country Time Swim  Bike  Run 
1 Matthew Sharp GBR 1:58:24 0:18:29 1:04:30 0:33:26
2 James Elvery NZL 1:58:44 0:18:39 1:04:27 0:33:43
3 Alberto Casadei ITA 1:59:25 0:18:36 1:04:29 0:34:22
4 Richard Varga SVK 1:59:30 0:18:03 1:04:55 0:34:33
5 Mitchell Robins AUS 1:59:37 0:19:07 1:06:03 0:32:34
6 Martin Van Barneveld NZL 1:59:40 0:18:55 1:06:12 0:32:38
7 Simon De Cuyper BEL 1:59:52 0:19:03 1:06:00 0:32:33
8 Mark Buckingham GBR 1:59:57 0:19:01 1:06:13 0:32:48
9 James Seear AUS 1:59:59 0:18:31 1:04:31 0:35:02
10 Etienne Diemunsch FRA 2:00:04 0:19:06 1:06:03 0:33:02
11 Joshua Amberger AUS 2:00:05 0:18:29 1:04:32 0:35:03
12 Ritchie Nicholls GBR 2:00:17 0:19:06 1:06:08 0:33:05
13 Patrick Lange GER 2:00:33 0:19:06 1:05:59 0:33:27
14 Rodrigo Nogueras ARG 2:00:53 0:19:09 1:06:01 0:33:40
15 Maurice Clavel GER 2:01:21 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:00:00
16 Thomas André FRA 2:01:31 0:19:11 1:06:00 0:34:21
17 Jack Hickey AUS 2:01:34 0:18:32 1:04:29 0:36:32
18 Aurélien Lebrun FRA 2:01:55 0:19:02 1:06:07 0:34:47
19 David Dellow AUS 2:02:09 0:18:40 1:06:32 0:34:48
20 Drew Box AUS 2:02:14 0:19:02 1:06:10 0:34:55
21 Bryan Keane IRL 2:02:28 0:19:04 1:06:07 0:35:03
22 Andrea De Ponti ITA 2:02:34 0:19:09 1:06:04 0:35:16
23 Ryan Bailie AUS 2:02:39 0:18:59 1:06:12 0:35:19
24 Andrea Salvisberg SUI 2:03:01 0:18:29 1:06:40 0:35:56
25 Luciano Taccone ARG 2:03:32 0:19:37 1:07:21 0:34:23
26 Florin Salvisberg SUI 2:03:48 0:18:28 1:06:39 0:36:42
27 Aaron Harris  GBR 2:03:54 0:19:01 1:06:15 0:36:41
28 Manuel Kueng SUI 2:03:59 0:18:31 1:06:35 0:36:41
29 Christopher Hettich GER 2:04:02 0:19:17 1:07:43 0:35:01
30 Jesse Featonby AUS 2:04:36 0:19:08 1:07:37 0:35:22
31 Adrian Haller SUI 2:05:10 0:20:25 1:07:54 0:34:49
32 Lukas Hollaus AUT 2:05:19 0:20:23 1:07:55 0:34:53
33 Maarten De Bolster BEL 2:05:38 0:19:09 1:06:08 0:38:20
34 Manuel Biagiotti ITA 2:05:57 0:19:09 1:07:47 0:36:52
35 Andreas Schilling  DEN 2:05:58 0:19:52 1:08:19 0:35:41
36 Jacob Petersen Bach DEN 2:06:21 0:19:15 1:07:46 0:37:11
37 Marco Guerci ITA 2:06:37 0:19:03 1:06:04 0:39:16
38 Tim Van Hamme BEL 2:06:45 0:19:32 1:08:51 0:36:21
39 Mark Oude Bennink NED 2:07:05 0:19:33 1:08:39 0:36:40
40 Nils Anderlind SUI 2:08:00 0:18:57 1:08:02 0:38:53
41 Lukas Gaggl AUT 2:08:58 0:20:20 1:10:44 0:35:46
42 Gregory Barnaby ITA 2:10:32 0:19:13 1:12:14 0:36:53
43 Evert Scheltinga NED 2:12:05 0:20:32 1:10:36 0:38:55
DSQ Tim George AUS 0:00:00 0:19:53 0:00:00 0:00:00
DNF Davide Bargellini ITA 0:00:00 0:19:04 0:00:00 0:00:00
DNF Jacopo Butturini ITA 0:00:00 0:18:38 1:12:20 0:00:00
DNF Tom Davison NZL 0:00:00 0:19:01 0:00:00 0:00:00
DNF Côme GILBERT FRA 0:00:00 0:20:26 0:00:00 0:00:00
DNF Yvan Jarrige FRA 0:00:00 0:19:08 0:00:00 0:00:00
DNF Ivan Kalashnikov RUS 0:00:00 0:18:58 0:00:00 0:00:00
DNF Nick Kastelein AUS 0:00:00 0:19:26 0:00:00 0:00:00
DNF Christoph Leitner AUT 0:00:00 0:20:25 1:10:43 0:00:00
DNF Aymeric Petel FRA 0:00:00 0:20:01 0:00:00 0:00:00
DNF Peter Schokman AUS 0:00:00 0:20:20 1:11:09 0:00:00
DNF Stefan Van Thiel NED 0:00:00 0:20:28 0:00:00 0:00:00

 

 

 

 

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