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Dan Wilson took another positive step in his return to racing, winning the short course race at the 2016 Alpe d’Huez Triathlon. The 1.2km swim, 30km bike, that features the infamous 21-bend mountain climb used as part of the Tour de France and 7.3km run. 

“It is an incredible race. I have raced here for the last 4 years; it is not always easy to fit it into my schedule. If I could, I would come every year! I had great legs today, one of my best run’s here but it is also the combination of the push during the bike race,” said Wilson.


Dan Wilson Alpe d'Huez 

Photo: Trimax Magazine

Men’s Results

1 Dan Wilson                01:51:28
2. Tim Van Hemel           01:55:07
3. Andi Bocherer            01:55:40
Chris McDonald took a hard fought second place at Ironman Vineman behind Kyle Buckingham who took control on the bike and despite McDonald pulling back time from the Canadian on the run was not enough and the wily Richie Cunningham snared a fifth place.

Men’s Results

1. Kyle Buckingham        8:27:58
2. Chris McDonald          8:34:53
3. Jonathan Shearon      8:39:24
4. Barrett Brandon          8:44:17
5. Richie Cunningham    8:46:39

Brad Kahlefeldt showed he still has speed in the legs, winning the Budapest 5150. One of the races he frequented on the ITU World Cup circuit.

“Last hit out before Ironman 70.3 Cebu next weekend – course was nice, similar to WTS grand final in 2010 – straight through downtown Budapest on the Danube.”

Men’s Results

1. Brad Kahlefeldt          1:55:40
2. Kirill Goldovskiy         1:55:57
3. Balazs Csoke             1:59:35

In Queensland this weekend the Greater Springfield Duathlon was the first chance for age group athletes to qualify for the Australian team to contest the world championships, but also a great way to shake out the winter training legs. In the blue ribbon event Adam Gordon defended his title while Briarna Mackie took the women’s title. 

Full Results