Andreev wins ITU Winter Triathlon Champs yet again

Fourth consecutive gold clinched by Russian athlete in Cogne, Italy

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Russian athlete Pavel Andreev won his fourth consecutive winter triathlon title at the Cogne ITU Winter Triathlon Championships last weekend, edging out Italy’s Daniel Antonioli in a hard-fought battle down the finish chute.

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Antonioli pulled ahead of Andreev in the first discipline – a 6km run – but was overtaken by the Russian on the 12km bike that followed, who then completed a fast T2 to hold off Antonioli in the final 9km cross-country ski, crossing the line in 1:03:39.

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Final Results – Elite Men

1

Pavel

Andreev

RUS

01:03:39

2

Daniel

Antonioli

ITA

01:03:40

3

Dmitriy

Bregeda

RUS

01:04:19

4

Giuseppe

Lamastra

ITA

01:04:43

5

Oivind

Bjerkseth

NOR

01:04:53

6

Evgeny

Kirillov

RUS

01:05:42

7

Andrea

Tiberi

ITA

01:07:02

8

Tomas

Jurkovic

SVK

01:07:18

9

Peter

Mosny

SVK

01:07:52

10

Jon

Erguin

ESP

01:08:21

(Full men’s results here)

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Løvset takes gold in the women’s race

In the women’s race, Norway’s Borghild Løvset overtook Czech rival Sarka Grabmullerova in the bike leg to open up a huge gap over the rest of the field, reaching T2 with a three-minute margin and seeing her cross the line in 1:14:08, over two minutes ahead of second placed Olga Parfinenko (RUS).

Final Results – Elite Women  

1

Borghild 

Løvset 

NOR

01:14:08

2

Olga 

Parfinenko 

RUS

01:16:18

3

Sarka 

Grabmullerova 

CZE

01:16:33

4

Roberta 

Gasparini 

ITA

01:18:24

5

Tatiana 

Charochkina 

RUS

01:18:35

6

Ingrid 

Lorvik 

NOR

01:18:35

7

Margarita 

Ovsyannikva 

RUS

01:21:05

8

Lubomira 

Kalinova 

SVK

01:21:59

9

Nathalie 

Lapierre 

FRA

01:26:07

10

Chiara 

Novelli 

ITA

01:26:27

 (Full women’s results here)