Ruzafa and Paterson take ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship

Ruben Ruzafa and Lesley Paterson were the class of the field in taking the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship in Fyn, Denmark.

| July 10, 2018 | NEWS

Lesley Paterson takes the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship in Fyn, Denmark.

Lesley Paterson takes the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship in Fyn, Denmark.

Photo >Wagner Araujo | ITU

After an uncharacteristic fade on the run cost him the title at last year's ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, Spain's Ruben Ruzafa took a commanding lead towards the end of the bike and remained strong through the run to take his fourth world title.

“It means a lot to me, because last year it was hard to get second," Ruzafa said. "I worked hard to win this year and it means a lot to me and to have my family and everyone else supporting me.”

New Zealand's Sam Osborne finished second, while France's Brice Daubord rounded out the podium.

Former Xterra world champ Lesley Paterson, who has struggled over much of the last few years with injury and sickness, proved she remains a force to be reckoned with in the world of cross triathlon, taking a convincing win in the women's race. The Brit rode her way to the front of the pack and dominated to the run to take the title.

“It’s amazing! I’ve been through a lot in the last five years so to be feeling good and with all the supporters at home and my family here is incredible," Paterson said. "To be out there with these awesome competitors on a wonderful course - it was amazing.”

Countrywoman Nicole Walters finished second, while Italy's Eleonora Peroncini rounded out the podium.

ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship | Women

July 10, 2018 | Fyn, Denmark

Name

Country

Overall

1 km Swim

29 km Bike

10.1 km Run

1

Lesley Paterson

GBR

2:27:10

0:14:45

1:27:23

0:41:41

2

Nicole Walters

GBR

2:29:41

0:13:57

1:28:22

0:44:00

3

Eleonora Peroncini

ITA

2:29:57

0:15:29

1:27:07

0:44:27

4

Morgane Riou

FRA

2:31:13

0:15:37

1:27:56

0:44:32

5

Samantha Kingsford

NZL

2:31:24

0:14:36

1:28:08

0:45:42

6

Carina Wasle

AUT

2:34:25

0:15:07

1:30:00

0:46:09

7

Penny Slater

AUS

2:35:05

0:14:53

1:30:27

0:46:54

8

Nicoline Rahbek Sorensen

DEN

2:37:17

0:15:39

1:31:44

0:46:15

9

Daria Rogozina

RUS

2:39:03

0:19:13

1:33:37

0:43:08

10

Ladina Buss

SUI

2:39:45

0:16:39

1:33:00

0:46:48

11

Johandri Leicester

RSA

2:44:18

0:15:03

1:35:43

0:49:34

12

Yulia Surikova

RUS

2:45:38

0:19:35

1:37:40

0:45:00

13

Cecilia Jessen

SWE

2:47:35

0:17:07

1:36:07

0:50:54

14

Mikaela Jonsson

RSA

2:48:26

0:16:09

1:38:40

0:50:22

15

Anne-Sophie Marechal

BEL

2:56:24

0:18:52

1:43:35

0:50:22

16

Taryn-Maie Wille

RSA

2:59:36

0:17:06

1:42:15

0:56:48

17

Anna Swoboda

AUT

3:04:56

0:17:09

1:46:07

0:57:43

DNS

Maud Golsteyn

NED

DNS

0:00:00

0:00:00

0:00:00

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Ruben Ruzafa takes the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship in Fyn, Denmark.---

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Photo >Wagner Araujo | ITU

ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship | Men

July 10, 2018 | Fyn, Denmark

Name

Country

Overall

1 km Swim

29 km Bike

10.1 km Run

1

Ruben Ruzafa

ESP

2:06:04

0:13:26

1:13:24

0:36:50

2

Sam Osborne

NZL

2:07:51

0:12:46

1:15:44

0:37:12

3

Brice Daubord

FRA

2:08:39

0:12:45

1:17:25

0:36:01

4

Bradley Weiss

RSA

2:08:42

0:13:12

1:15:06

0:37:52

5

Arthur Forissier

FRA

2:09:26

0:13:33

1:16:40

0:36:49

6

Francisco Serrano

MEX

2:09:47

0:13:20

1:16:26

0:37:28

7

Marcello Ugazio

ITA

2:10:21

0:13:30

1:17:48

0:36:35

8

Ben Allen

AUS

2:11:37

0:12:48

1:17:31

0:38:58

9

Maxim Chane

FRA

2:13:18

0:12:14

1:17:41

0:40:51

10

Theo Dupras

FRA

2:13:25

0:13:49

1:16:28

0:40:44

11

Chris Fisher

DEN

2:13:36

0:13:53

1:18:31

0:38:15

12

Arthur Serrierers

FRA

2:14:15

0:13:32

1:18:27

0:39:48

13

Dominik Wychera

AUT

2:14:33

0:14:34

1:17:29

0:40:13

14

Pavel Andreev

RUS

2:14:36

0:13:45

1:17:29

0:40:49

15

Filippo Rinaldi

ITA

2:14:58

0:13:28

1:20:43

0:38:09

16

Michael Ferreira

RSA

2:15:01

0:13:38

1:18:21

0:40:33

17

Emanuele Aru

ITA

2:15:28

0:13:28

1:18:40

0:41:00

18

Xavier Dafflon

SUI

2:15:37

0:15:40

1:18:18

0:38:38

19

Tomas Kubek

SVK

2:16:11

0:13:43

1:17:04

0:42:25

20

Doug Hall

GBR

2:16:47

0:13:13

1:20:33

0:39:48

21

Cameron Macnair

RSA

2:17:00

0:13:16

1:18:45

0:42:30

22

Emil Stoynev

BUL

2:17:23

0:13:34

1:19:15

0:41:41

23

Gaetan Vivien

FRA

2:18:11

0:14:37

1:18:43

0:42:01

24

Simon Jørn Hansen

DEN

2:18:37

0:13:50

1:23:44

0:38:07

25

Tomas Jurkovic

SVK

2:20:59

0:13:28

1:23:03

0:41:45

26

Joep Staps

NED

2:22:12

0:15:20

1:23:36

0:40:21

27

Llewellyn Holmes

GBR

2:22:49

0:15:44

1:21:57

0:42:12

28

Adriaan Myburgh

RSA

2:23:03

0:14:10

1:22:34

0:43:40

29

Evgeny Kirilov

RUS

2:23:14

0:16:09

1:22:25

0:41:24

30

Nico Sterk

RSA

2:24:09

0:13:54

1:22:09

0:44:28

31

Finn Kazmarek

DEN

2:24:18

0:16:06

1:24:54

0:40:22

32

Michael Ross

RSA

2:24:46

0:13:55

1:27:57

0:39:37

33

Matus Kozlovsky

SVK

2:25:23

0:13:31

1:28:29

0:40:33

34

Artem Kozlovsky

RUS

2:26:19

0:14:44

1:25:09

0:43:09

35

Louis Monville

BEL

2:29:24

0:15:48

1:24:41

0:45:22

36

Barret Fishner

USA

2:37:27

0:16:37

1:29:29

0:48:23

DNF

Karsten Madsen

CAN

DNF

0:13:26

0:00:00

0:00:00

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