Wurf and Pedersen capture Cannes

Cameron Wurf and Camilla Pedersen were in top form as they captured the prestigious Cannes International titles, mastering the challenging bike ride and using solid run splits to hold off their competition.

| April 22, 2019 | NEWS

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Anyone care to still try and say that Cam Wurf can't run his way to big wins? The former pro bike racer followed up the day's fastest bike ride over the challenging Cannes International Triathlon course (it includes over 1,700 m of climbing) with a 58:40 16 km run split to take the win. The Australian outran the resurgent Tim Don ("The Man with the Halo"), who continues to amaze with his impressive results after a bike crash just days before the 2017 Ironman World Championship saw him spend months in a spinal brace last year. Switzerland's Philip Koutny ran his way to the final spot on the podium.

In the women's race Denmark's Camilla Pedersen also used the day's fastest bike split to get herself clear of the rest of the women, then used a solid run split to stay in front. Like Don, Pedersen also has an incredible comeback story - in 2013 she was involved in a bike accident and doctors put her in an induced coma for three weeks. France's Alexandra Tondeur used the day's 12th fastest run split (overall - only 11 men ran faster) to net her the runner up spot, beating countrywoman Charlotte Morel to the line by just 21 seconds.

Cannes International Triathlon | Men

April 21. 2019 | Cannes, France

Name

Country

Overall

2 km Swim

107 km Bike

16 km Run

1

Cameron Wurf

AUS

4:24:46

0:22:55

3:00:22

0:58:40

2

Tim Don

GBR

4:26:45

0:21:40

3:02:14

1:00:16

3

Philipp Koutny

SUI

4:28:48

0:22:37

3:05:09

0:58:00

4

Sam Laidlow

GBR

4:31:26

0:20:34

3:06:13

1:02:14

5

Théo Debard

FRA

4:33:24

0:24:15

3:08:51

0:57:31

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Camilla Pedersen is all smiles after an impressive win.

Camilla Pedersen is all smiles after an impressive win.

Photo >Jose Luis Hourcade

Cannes International Triathlon | Men

April 21. 2019 | Cannes, France

Name

Country

Overall

2 km Swim

107 km Bike

16 km Run

1

Camilla Pedersen

DEN

4:56:57

0:23:31

3:26:00

1:04:12

2

Alexandra Tondeur

FRA

5:01:23

0:27:37

3:31:03

0:59:20

3

Charlotte Morel

FRA

5:01:44

0:23:19

3:32:24

1:03:02

4

Margie Santimaria

ITA

5:04:39

0:23:32

3:32:00

1:06:04

5

Emma Bilham

SUI

5:06:10

0:23:26

3:30:48

1:08:36(

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