Two-time Ironman Mont-Tremblant champion had a good day in his first Ironman VR Pro Challenge.
Beals ended up third overall in the race won by Sweden’s Jesper Svensson.
Here’s how Beals recapped the day: “I like that the emphasis of this series is on engagement and participation, with the competitive aspect being secondary. I enjoyed my first VR race experience, despite some technical difficulties. I’m pleased with this fitness benchmark coming off some downtime.”
The race included two 20 km time trial efforts – the first a mass start, with the second round using a pursuit format.
Beals went 28:01 for the first 20 km effort, averaging 350 watts. He went 27:53 in the second 20 km time trial, averaging 355 watts.
He won two primes – one for the most consistent splits and the other for coming across the line first in the pursuit.
You can watch the coverage of today’s race here.