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Victory for Smales and Stewart at the Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon
This weekend saw a thrilling race programme and breath taking action amidst the splendor of Chateau de Chantilly (45 minutes North of Paris). The venue is the French jewel in the Castle Triathlon series’ crown and everything was shining from the stunning weather to the competitor’s own achievements.
The event attracted over 3,200 triathletes, a record-breaking growth of a third from last year, and testament to its growing credentials in the French triathlon calendar as one of the top five largest and fashionable races.
News from a packed weekend included two engagements, iconic Bailey Matthews taking on a longer distance, and hot competition on all eight-race distances. However, it was yet another proud day for team GB as they dominated the podium on the Olympic and Gauntlet race.
Elliot Smales raced hard to win his fourth consecutive Gauntlet in the Castle Triathlon Series and guaranteed the Series prize*. French elite, Victor Debil-Caux came in fourth unable to defend his course record and lead position in 2015 (04:04:23). The strong field of 450 half-iron distance competitors included British time trial cyclist and NSPCC ambassador, Steve Berry who has now got four Gauntlets under his race belt with the fifth planned at Hever Castle Triathlon next month.
|1.||Elliot Smales (04:11:11)||Allison Stewart (04:58:59)|
|2.||William Mennesson (04:14:19)||Laurie Canac (05:08:16)|
|3.||Tom Higgins (04:15:20)||Anne-Laure Fay (05:12:06)|
Deary had a fantastic win for the females earning her third podium place of the season with the Castle Triathlon Series. The male race was exciting with strong competition for the podium places with competitors enthusing about the fast and flat bike course.
|1.||Luke Pollard (02:19:17)||Emma Deary (02:28:30)|
|2.||Liam Lloyd (02:12:45)||Kristelle Congi (02:30:12)|
|3.||Sam Wade (02:12:51)||Gwen Kinsey (02:34:40)|
The full set of results from the weekend can be seen here.
Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon will be hosted on 26th and 27th August 2017 and now open for registration with a massive 30% discount until midnight 30th August. Sign up now.