Photo gallery: Montreal International Triathlon Kevin Mackinnon August 8, 2016 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Email Share on SMS Ridenour's 18:40 run split put her way ahead of the rest of the field.The inaugural race is set in the heart of Montreal's old harbour. The junior women line up on the start pontoon.And they're off.Ontario's Elise Bolger led out of the water. She was quickly joined by Kyla Roy and Denise Ridenour, who rode away from the rest of the women in the initial chase pack.Ridenour adds the Montreal title to the national championship she won in Ottawa two weeks earlier.First off the bike ... Blecher. He stayed well clear of the rest of the men in the field. Charles Paquet and Brennan Smith were the next two off the bike, but were well back. Stefan Daniel had the day's fastest run ... boding well for his preparation for the Rio Paralympics next month.Blecher was untouchable on this day, posting one of the day's fastest runs to round out a wire-to-wire win.The elite women head off - Kirsten Sweetland shows the most spring off the dock!Summer Cook leads out of the water in the elite women's race.Flora Duffy let Taylor Knibb hang around for three laps, but heading into the final 4 km loop the Olympic favourite dropped the 18-year-old. An eight-woman chase group was well behind Duffy heading into the final lap. Amongst that group, though, was Paula Findlay, who would eventually finish 10th, the highest ranked Canadian.All alone into T2 - just the way Flora Duffy likes it.Taylor Knibb got to T2 in second ...But the chase pack was gaining ground, led by Olympian Ashleigh Gentle.Findley starts the run at the tail end of the main chase pack.Simply invincible. Flora Duffy continues her hold at the top of the ITU standings with the win.The smiling champ feels good about her Rio prep.Dominika Jamnicky gave it all.A pack of seven men finished the bike together in the elite men's race, led into T2 by Kristian Blummenfelt.Mathew SharpeBlummenfelt wins 2016 ITU Montreal World CupOlympic prep ... looking good.Matt Sharpe outsprints Eric Lagerstrom to take the silver medal.Sharpe's runner-up finish was the elite highlight of the day for the Canadian fans.