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Cam Wurf and Camilla Pedersen win in Cannes

Wurf and Pedersen begin 2019 with a win

On Easter Sunday, Cam Wurf (AUS) and Camilla Pedersen (DEN) crossed the line first in Cannes, France. The long course triathlon featured a 2K swim, 107K bike and 16K run.

Coming out of the water, Wurf was 2:30 behind the leader and 1:15 behind Tim Don. By checkpoint one on the bike, the Australian had already pulled back 1:45 on the leaders. With 50K to go, Wurf had taken the lead. Coming off the bike, Don was within striking distance, but Wurf managed to run a steady tempo and took the win by two minutes. Don finished second and Philipp Koutny came third.

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On the women’s side, Pedersen was at the front of the race for most of the day. She came out of the water with the leaders and made a gap on the rest of the field halfway through the bike. She set the fastest bike split of the day (3:26:00) by four minutes. On the run, Alexandra Tondeur was pulling back time and with less than 8K to go, she had moved into second place and was still charging. But it was too late, Pedersen took the win by four and a half minutes. Tondeur finished second thanks to a sub-hour 16K run, and Charlotte Morel came third.

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