Van Lierde takes Ironman 70.3 Les Sables d'Olonne

Frederik Van Lierde bounced back from Ironman Lanzarote in style as he preps for Ironman France with an impressive win at Ironman 70.3 Les Sables d'Olonne. Great Britain's Frankie Sanjana takes the women's pro field as French age-grouper Charlene Clavel posts the day's fastest time.

| June 18, 2019 | NEWS

Frederik Van Lierde takes another impressive win in France.

Frederik Van Lierde takes another impressive win in France.

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After a huge win at Ironman Lanzarote, considered one of the toughest Ironman races in the world, Frederik Van Lierde bounced back in style with a big win at Ironman 70.3 Les Sables d'Olonne, a brand new event on the picturesque Atlantic coast of France.

Van Lierde is gearing up for Ironman France in a couple of weeks and is obviously in good form - his 2:07:20 bike split put him well ahead of the rest of the field, allowing him to cruise through the run to take the men's title over Frenchmen Denis Chevrot and Arthur Horseau.

Frankie Sanjana managed to get passed Anne Reischmann on the run, taking the women's pro title, but the fastest women's time of the day was posted by an age-grouper from France - Charlene Clavel, who won the women's 25 to 29 title in 4:31:38. France's Jeanne Collogne rounded out the women's pro podium.

Ironman 70.3 Les Sables d'Olonne | Men

June 16, 2019 | Les Sables d'Olonne, France

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

Frederick Van Lierde

BEL

3:56:46

25:54

2:07:20

1:19:22

2

Denis Chevrot

FRA

3:58:57

25:51

2:13:59

1:15:02

3

Arthur Horseau

FRA

4:02:44

27:26

2:12:05

1:18:48

4

Andrey Bryukhankov

BRA

4:04:00

24:35

2:19:27

1:15:38

5

Arnaud Chivot

FRA

4:05:19

25:51

2:18:13

1:16:48

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Ironman 70.3 Les Sables d'Olonne | Pro Women

June 16, 2019 | Les Sables d'Olonne, France

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

Frankie Sanjana

GBR

4:32:26

31:46

2:29:30

1:25:40

2

Anne Reischmann

GBR

4:34:17

31:41

2:28:04

1:29:48

3

Jeanne Collonge

FRA

4:39:05

30:12

2:32:15

1:31:30

4

Kelly Fillnow

USA

4:46:17

31:47

2:39:04

1:30:02

5

Lena Berthelo-Moritz

FRA

4:49:05

27:02

2:34:47

1:42:28

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