Today was celebrated Pontevedra Grand Final in the city of Pontevedra, Spain, where victory has gone to Dorian Coninx where he has also achieved the title of 2023 World Champion in one of the most impressive championship finals that could be expected.
The event began with a 1,5 km swimming segment consisting of 2 laps in the Lérez River.
The athletes then rode their bikes for a 40km cycling segment that included 8 laps with an elevation gain of approximately 56,3 meters per lap.
Finally, the 10 km running race was carried out in 4 laps with a gradient of 42 meters per lap.
The first to come out of the water Matthew Hauser led the very stretched platoon of 18 units, where HAyden Wilde He had to stop to serve a penalty.
In cycling where he has ridden at a strong pace throughout the segment, he arrived with 24 units, but without some of the favorites such as Alex Yee, Hayden Wilde or Kristian Blummenflet or Genis Grau at about 47 seconds. More than 2 minutes passed Antonio Serrat, Sergio Baxter, and Roberto Sánchez.
In the first lap of the foot race, Csongor Lehmann He came out like lightning, clocking a time of 01:19:50. They followed him closely Henri Schoeman y Morgan Pearson, both with a time of 01:19:50 but with a difference of just one second. Dorian Coninx He remained in a more reserved position, preparing his strategy for the following laps.
The second round brought a change in the standings. Morgan Pearson took the lead with a cumulative time of 01:27:10. Tim hellwig y Pierre Le Corre they were behind with Dorian Coninx which at that time was fifth position.
In the last lap, Dorian Coninx He maintained his lead and crossed the finish line with a final time of 01:42:22. In a tight spring together with Tim hellwig y Pierre Le Corre both with a difference of only one second compared to the winner.
As for the favorites Hayden Wilde finished ninth and the British Alex Yee finished in 30th position
Men's 10 Top
|Job title||Athlete||Country||Final time||Difference|
|1||Dorian Coninx #5||FRA||01:42:22||-|
|2||Tim Hellwig #10||GER||01:42:22||+ 00: 00: 01|
|3||Pierre Le Runs #8||FRA||01:42:22||+ 00: 00: 01|
|4||Leo Bergere #4||FRA||01:42:28||+ 00: 00: 07|
|5||Lasse Luhrs #26||GER||01:42:44||+ 00: 00: 22|
|6||Csongor Lehmann #9||HUN||01:42:54||+ 00: 00: 32|
|7||Matthew Hauser #6||AUS||01:43:04||+ 00: 00: 42|
|8||Tyler Mislawchuk #19||CAN||01:43:09||+ 00: 00: 47|
|9||hayden wilde #2||NZL||01:43:17||+ 00: 00: 55|
|10||Lasse Nygaard Priester #50||GER||01:43:20||+ 00: 00: 59|
Check the complete results
The Spanish in the Grand Final
Antonio Serrat Seoane was the best classified, occupying 30th place with a time of 01:45:11, 2 minutes and 49 seconds behind the winner.
He followed Genis Grau in position 37, Sergio Baxter Cabrera was ranked 45th, Roberto Sánchez Mantecón finished in 47th place and David Castro Fajardo closed the Spanish participation in 57th place
|Job title||Athlete||Final time||Difference|
|30||Antonio Serrat Seoane||01:45:11||+ 00: 02: 49|
|37||Genis Grau||01:45:47||+ 00: 03: 26|
|45||Sergio Baxter Cabrera||01:46:45||+ 00: 04: 24|
|47||Roberto Sanchez Mantecon||01:47:06||+ 00: 04: 44|
|57||David Castro Fajardo||01:48:27||+ 00: 06: 06|
This is how the men's ranking looks like
After the Grand Final in Pontevedra, this is how the 2023 WTCS rankings look.
|Job title||Athlete||Country||Final Points|
|6||Pierre Le Corre||FRA||3343,07|
You can check in the following link the Full ranking