The Weekend Box Jun 30 2013

In a new feature called The Weekend Box we now feature a variety of results and other interesting tidbits from the weekend all in one spot, or better said in one box. Covered in this first edition feature are races in Holten, Düsseldorf and Lubbock, the unique idea to measure twice and cut once, plus accidental fame for a Colorado triathlete. This Weekend Box feature will evolve as we go and typically go up either late Sunday night ore some time on Monday morning.

Salvisberg and Rosindale strike U23 gold in Holten

The next generation of European short course athletes battled it out on the streets of Holten in the Netherlands and Florin Salvisberg from Switzerland grabbed the men's win with a fine effort in all three disciplines. Brit Lois Rosindale ran down Dutch Rachel Klamer for the women's title.

ETU European U23 Championships
Holten, NED / June 29, 2013
1.5k swim / 40k bike / 10k run

Top men

1. Florin Salvisberg (SUI) 1:49:51
2. Jelle Geens (BEL) 1:50:37
3. Vicente Hernandez (ESP) 1:50:38
5. Uxio Abuin Ares (ESP) 1:51:02
5. Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) 1:51:04

Top women

1. Lois Rosindale (GBR) 2:05:53
2. Rachel Klamer (NED) 2:06:04
3. Arina Shulgina (RUS) 2:06:11
4. Alexandra Razarenova (RUS) 2:06:21
5. Tamara Gomez Garrido (ESP) 2:06:33

Holten Sprint European Cup to Wilson and Boterenbrood

Declan Wilson and Brendan Sexton made it an Aussie 1-2 at the Holten Sprint European Cup and American Ben Kanute finished 3rd. Dutch Pro Danne Boterenbrood made the locals happy with her fine win in the women's race.

Holten Sprint European Cup
Holten, NED / June 29, 2013
750mt swim / 20k bike / 5k run

Top men

1. Declan Wilson (AUS) 56:18
2. Brendan Sexton (AUS) 56:27
3. Ben Kanute (USA) 56:39
4. Marc Austin (GBR) 56:45
5. Bryan Keane (IRL) 56:56

Top women

1. Danne Boterenbrood (NED) 1:03:00
2. Agnieszka Jerzyk (POL) 1:03:38
3. Tamsyn Moana-Veale (AUS) 1:03:41
4. Margit Vanek (HUN) 1:04:46
5. Anneke Jenkins (NZL) 1:05:04

Measure twice - cut once

After the crazy finish banner accident during the opening stage of the 2013 Tour De France on Saturday the old phrase "measure twice - cut once" seemingly needs to be closely considered by race directors too. It is good that in triathlon athletes aren't supported with fancy team buses, so the chance for a finish line banner being too low at a major race is slim to none. But if you had asked the folks at the Tour last year about this scenario, they may have said - C'est carrément impossible.

T3 Triathlon Düsseldorf titles for Frodeno and Stimpson

Jan Frodeno showed great speed at the German Bundesliga T3 Sprint Tri in Düsseldorf and grabbed this popular Hamburg WTS warm up race in 53:39. Jodie Stimpson managed to take the women's race, just as she had in the previous year.

T3 Triathlon
Düsseldorf, GER / June 30, 2013
750mt swim / 19.5k bike / 4.8k run

Top men

1. Jan Frodeno (GER) 53:39
2. Tony Moulai (FRA) 54:08
3. Christian Prochnow (GER) 54:22
4. Laurent Vidal (FRA) 54:30
5. Ryan Bailie (AUS) 54:38

Top women

1. Jodie Stimpson (GBR) 59:59
2. Rebecca Robisch (GER) 1:00:03
3. Irina Abysova (RUS) 1:00:34
4. Anneke Jenkins (NZL) 1:00:42
5. Mateja Simic (CRO) 1:01:30

Bennett and Naeth take Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake

Greg Bennett crushed the bike segment with a 2:07:49 bike split and closed out his day with a 1:18:03 run to take the 2013 Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake title in 3:48:58. Angela Naeth won the women's title with a race best 2:20:22 bike split that was 7 minutes quicker than the next fastest female competitor.

Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake
Lubbock, TX / June 30, 2013
1.2m swim / 56m bike / 13.1m run

Top men

1. Greg Bennett (USA) 3:48:58
2. Tim Reed (AUS) 3:51:24
3. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:55:20
4. Josh Amberger (AUS) 3:57:24
5. Mark Bowstead (AUS) 3:58:43

Top women

1. Angela Naeth (CAN) 4:16:08
2. Laura Bennett (USA) 4:21:38
3. Amy Marsh (USA) 4:22:03
4. Danielle Kehoe (USA) 4:23:44
5. Jeanni Seymour (RSA) 4:29:35

Accidental Bragging Rights

Jimmy Archer pulled out of Buffalo Springs Lake during the bike segment and still got a bit of bragging rights - by accident that is. Archer returned to transition to grab his gear, but his timing was such that he got back to T2 just 25 seconds ahead of race leader Greg Bennett and his chip registered. His name thus popped up on the coverage as the "race leader" and so he will have a bit of accidental fame.