Back from surgery, Canadian McMAHON had to test his form and the effectiveness of his compression clothing. He chose no other than nearest St George, Utah that hosted one of the Ironman 70.3 races during the first weekend of May to do so.
The race win went to British Alistair Brownlee, but our partner athlete was not that far back, at only 5 minutes of the podium.
Flying Colours in Compression Clothing
With Compressort® teammates Matt CHRABOT and Joe GAMBLES, Brent McMAHON made a great swim run, with only 39 seconds lapse on leader Browlee who was in his most Olympian form than never! He made it clear that he did not come to St George to make the numbers!
On the Bike, Brownlee was out of reach and Brent managed hard to finish 10 minutes behind.
With this 10 minutes-gap McMAHON had to put on a huge performance, which he did with brio, and grasping on his way the 3rd fastest split which had him cross the finish line of this IRONMAN® at the 6th place Overall! He could not have dreamt a better start to his season.
GAMBLES was just behind at the 7th place and CHRABOT at 18th.
Griepel wins his 1st Maglia Rosa on the Giro d’Italia!
Our partner, German Andre GREIPEL with his team Lotto-Soudal, had a great win on the 221-Km Olbia-Tortoli second stage and claims his well deserved maglia rosa, thanks to a bonus time on the finish line.
After this week`s route, GREIPEL is accountable to his 7th stage win on the Giro and his first ever pink jersey.
Lucy CHARLES wins Challenge Lisboa
Losing to Emma Pallant on the last Gran Canaria on Lucy CHARLES came to Lisbon determined to make the best of it and be on top of the podium!
That`s what she did on the Challenge Lisboa! By 6 minutes ahead she claimed the first place after a tremendous swim run where she exited first out of the water. Boosted by this first win Lucy asked for no less but to go another level. She took the lead on her bike and never were her chasers able to challenge her. In the last stage of the triathlon, she ran to victory with over 6 minutes lead.
Her route to Ironman Lanzarote in two weeks is well paved!
The Southern Hemisphere welcomes its IRONMAN event
…And Craig ALEXANDER renewed his participation this year after his last year`s victory.
But the 2017 edition of the IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton promised a very tough competition and Craig had to deal with the toughest of triathletes, one of which was no other than Dan Wilson who did not let go of any pace!
Crag however pushed hard to earn the 2nd fastest run split and overall finished 2nd at 1min28 behind Wilson.