Canadian Emy Legault went into last weekend’s World Triathlon Cup Vina Del Mar as the top seed, but her race came to a dramatic end when she crashed just a few km into the bike ride. Legault (pictured above on her way to a 10th-place finish at this year’s Commonwealth Games) was just behind race leader Lea Coninx when the Frenchwoman slid out on a corner. While the Canadian was able to avoid Coninx, she lost control of her bike and crashed into a light post. Luckily enough Legault didn’t break any bones in the crash and hopes she’ll be healthy and ready to go in two weeks for the World Triathlon Championship Series Finale in Abu Dhabi.
The course in Vina Del Mar will be the same one used for next year’s Pan American Games in Santiago.
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The race was won by France’s Sandra Dodet (57:13), who bolted from the large lead pack off the bike and ran to the win over American Gina Serano (57:15) with Colombia’s Maria Carolina Velasquez Soto (57:22) finishing third. Canada’s Dominika Jamnicky finished 18th (58:25).
You can see full results from the race here.
Briand leads Canadian men
Spain’s David Castro Fajardo (50:52) won the men’s race in a sprint finish over Chile’s Diego Moya (50:55), with Morocco’s Jawan Abdelmoula rounding out the podium (50:56). The top Canadian in the field was Jeremy Briand, who finished 16th (51:56). Aiden Longcroft-Harris was 29th (52:32), with Pavlos Antoniades 47th (54:15).
You can see full results here.