It’s been quite a few days for Italian Franco Pesavento – just days after winning the inaugural Andorra Duathlon Winter Triathlon World Championships, he also came back to win the triathlon title. On the women’s side, Russian Triathlon Federation athlete Daria Rogozina opted to skip the Duathlon World Championships, which turned out to be a good decision as she regained the title she won in 2020. with a wire-to-wire victory.
The race included a 4 km run, a 6.4 km mountain bike and a 6.2 km cross-country, all done twice. Rogozina, who won the title in 2020 and finished third last year, was four seconds clear of Italy’s Sandra Mairhofer at the end of the first 4km race and steadily pulled away from the rest of the field to claim the title in 2:03:59. Mairhofer held on for second in 2:07:16, Norway’s Elisabeth Sveum catching the Italian towards the end of the race to finish third in 2:07:42 .
You can find today’s women’s race results here.
Romanian Felix Duchampt led the men in the first moto in 14:06, with Pesavento just three seconds off the first bike, but the Italian quickly pulled away from the Romanian, only to have Czech Republic Marek’s bike Rauchfuss in the mix. The two were well matched on the skis, but Pesavento was the faster racer and Rauchfuss the faster rider – Pesavento would open a gap of around 75 seconds after the second run, only to lose all that and more on the final bike. A quick transition and a 20-second faster final ski stage saw the Italian reach the line in 1:48:10, 14 seconds ahead of Rauchfuss (1:48:24). Evgeni Uliashev of the Russian Triathlon Federation completed the podium (1:50:49).
You can find today’s men’s race results here.
Pesavento and Medvedeva win the winter duathlon world championships
Pesavento also won the inaugural winter triathlon and duathlon world championships on Thursday, shunning the field and never looking back as they claimed the title from Romania’s Viorel Palici and Norway’s Hans Christian Tungsvik. Anna Medvedeva of the Russian Triathlon Federation similarly won the women’s title, passing the rest of the women and staying ahead of the race which included a 4km run and a 6km ski three times.
You can find race results here – elite men, elite women