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Gustav Iden surprises and proclaims IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion

He has achieved victory with a recital in the running race. Javier Gómez Noya has been 7º and Pablo Dapena 15º

Today has been played in Nice, one of the most anticipated events of the season, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship with big triathlon stars on the starting line.

This edition has been one of the highest level in recent years, with several world champions among the favorites for victory as Javier Gómez Noya, Alistair Brownlee, Patrick Lange, Sebastian Kienle o Frederick Van Lierde. Pablo Dapena It was our other Spanish representative.

The test began at 7: 00 in the morning with the 1.900 meters of swimming where the first to leave the water was Josh Amberger followed by Alistair Brownlee and Sam Appletton.

In a group stretched Noya 7º to 7 seconds, Blummenfelt to 8, Pablo Dapena to 12. Patrick Lange was left behind to 1: 16, Van Lierde to 1: 25 and Kienle to 3: 35.

Once on the bike and in the first kilometers of the segment, a leading group was formed with 16 units, with 1: 16 advantage over a group of Lange and Van Lierde.

IRONMAN 70.3 Nice Cycling Segment

At the 24 checkpoint in the first part of the climb the British Alistair Brownlee and Ben Kanute were test leaders with 30 seconds on Appleton. Noya was 8º with 1 minute of disadvantage.

Alistair was the strongest and most complete climb the solitaire passing with an advantage of 30 seconds over the Norwegian Gustav Iden, 44 over Kanutem, 1: 32 over Blummenfet and 2; 17 over Noya who was tenth at this point.

Sebastian Kienle passed 17º to 5: 07, Pablo Dapena 25º to 5: 47, Van Lierde to 7: 32 and Lange to 8: Brownlee's 40.

In the technical descent, the American Rodolphe Von Berg and the Norwegian Iden reached the Brownlee forming a trio in the lead to face the last part of the segment.

Finally, the trio came together with the T2 where Von Berf was the first to get off the bike followed by Brownlee and Iden. The fourth to arrive at T2 was Ben Kanute to 3: 19. Sebastian Kienle was 11º to 6: 05, Javier Gómez Noya 13º to 6: 41, Pablo Dapena 23º to 11: 45, Van Lierde 24º to 12: 46, Lange 30º to 15: X

The Briton quickly took the lead with Gustav Iden very close and leaving behind Von Berg who was tired.

In an increase in the pace of the Norwegian on the kilometer 7, he left, getting a few meters ahead of Brownlee. Von Berg was already going to 1: 30.

Gradually Iden was distancing himself from Brownlee, passing through the 10 kilometer of the race with 1: 21 ahead of the Briton.

The third classified at this point was Von Berg to 2: 43 and fourth Blummenfelt to 5 minutes of the race head. Sebastian Kienle and Javier Gómez Noya passed together to 7: 33 7º and 8º respectively.

In the passage through the kilometer 16, Iden already surpassed Brownlee in 2: 08 and Von Berg in 3: 33. Blummenfelt passed fourth to 5: 24. Javier Gómez Noya was already fifth to 7: 30 accompanied by Kienle who passed sixth.

Finally Gustav Iden has achieved victory with a time of 3: 52: 13. Alistair Brownlee (3: 55: 19) has been second and Rodolphe Van Berg (3: 56: 45) third.

In a beautiful fight for the rest of the positions Kristian Blummenfelt It has been fourth, Sebastian Kienle fifth, Bart Aernouts sixth while Javier Gómez Noya seventh. The Galician seems to have had stomach problems since he has been seen touching the area

Pablo Dapena It has been 15º, Patrick Lange 23º and Frederick Van Lierde 29 º

Men's 15 Top

1 Iden, Gustav (NOR) 03: 52: 35
2 Brownlee, Alistair (GBR) + 02: 44 03: 55: 19
3 Von Berg, Rodolphe (USA) + 04: 10 03: 56: 45
4 Blummenfelt, Kristian (NOR) + 06: 46 03: 59: 21
5 Kienle, Sebastian (GER) + 07: 43 04: 00: 18
6 Aernouts, Bart (BEL) + 08: 39 04: 01: 14
7 Gomez, Javier (ESP) + 08: 55 04: 01: 30
8 Appleton, Sam (AUS) + 09: 40 04: 02: 15
9 Weiss, Bradley (RSA) + 10: 34 04: 03: 09
10 Kanute, Ben (USA) + 12: 01 04: 04: 36
11 Angert, Florian (GER) + 12: 33 04: 05: 08
12 Jarrige, Yvan (FRA) + 12: 43 04: 05: 18
13 Goodwin, George (GBR) + 13: 09 04: 05: 44
14 Starykowicz, Andrew (USA) + 13: 30 04: 06: 05
15 Dapena Gonzalez, Pablo (ESP) + 14: 20 04: 06: 55

The times of Iden

The Norwegian has invested the following partials in completing the test:

  • Swimming 1.900 m: 23: 55 (1 average: 16 100 / m)
  • Cycling 90 km: 2: 17: 25 (average of 40,17 km / h)
  • 21 km: 1: 08: 10 (3 average: 14 min / km)

Gustav Iden's season

Iden has achieved this year a third place in the WTS Bermuda and a fourth in the Grand Final of Laussane and in the Tokyo Test Event. He has also been ninth in the 2019 World Ranking.

He got his qualification for this championship getting second place in the IRONMAN 70.3 Bahrain, appointment in which his compatriot Kristian Blummenfelt broke the world record in the distance with a time of 3: 29: 04. Iden did 3: 29: 25 with a half marathon in 1: 07: 13.

Alistair Brownlee second consecutive year being second

The British Triathlete has shown that he must be taken into account in his next participation in the IRONMAN Kona.

He has achieved his second second place in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in a row. Last year he entered behind Jan Frodeno That took the title.

Although it will be his first participation in the triathlon mecca and it will be very difficult to see him win, we can expect anything from the British, what we will see for sure is the show he offers in each race.

In today's test these have been their times

  • Swimming 1.900 m: 23: 17 (1 average: 13 100 / m)
  • Cycling 90 km: 2: 17: 38 (average of 40.11 km / h)
  • 21 km: 1: 10: 43 (3 average: 22 min / km)

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