Montreal’s Kathy Tremblay brought victory to her home province of Quebec today at the Coteau du Lac ITU Pan American Cup. St.
St. George’s Angela Quick led the swim (21:13), no one managed to break away on the bike, and in the end Tremblay simply ran faster 10 km split (37:17) than Victoria’s Alexandra Coates for the win in 2:07:20. Coates finished second (2:07:44), and St. Nicolas’ Manon Letourneau claimed third (2:08:57) with the fastest run of the day (37:17).
“It was a good opportunity to do a race 20 minutes from home and those girls were really aggressive today,” said Tremblay, to Triathlon Canada. “You need to take breaks during the season, but that was a kick in the butt today telling me the holidays are over and it is time to get going. I have no regrets. That was a good challenge today and I’m happy I got the win in front of my family.”
It was much of the same for the men’s race where Victoria’s Matthew Sharpe dictated the pace during the swim (19:26), thereafter a group of seven men broke away during the 40 km bike, then the USA’s Ethan Brown outran Caledon’s Andrew Yorke during the final run (33:01 vs 33:20) to take the win (1:54:45). Yorke finished second (1:55:07) and Germany’s Paul Schuster picked up third (1:55:18).
1 Kathy Tremblay (CAN) 2:07:20
2 Alexandra Coates (CAN) 2:07:44
3 Manon Letourneau (CAN) 2:08:57
4 Evelyne Blouin (CAN) 2:10:04
5 Kyla Coates (CAN) 2:10:59
6 Lauren Goldstein- Kral (USA) 2:11:25
7 Mireille Rodrigue (CAN) 2:12:21
8 Dorelle Hinton (CAN) 2:13:18
9 Kristina Schultz (CAN) 2:14:17
10 Virginia Lopez (URU) 2:14:41
1 Ethan Brown (USA) 1:54:45
2 Andrew Yorke (CAN) 1:55:07
3 Paul Schuster (GER) 1:55:18
4 Jason Wilson (BAR) 1:55:47
5 Alexander Hinton (CAN) 1:56:55
6 Andre Paul Baillargeon Smith (CAN) 1:57:38
7 Yanik Leduc (CAN) 1:58:09
8 Matt Vierula (CAN) 1:58:19
9 John Rasmussen (CAN) 1:58:45
10 Martin Oliver (URU) 1:59:09
Full results here.