Andrew Raynor Dover
This weekend, the Nicola Spirig Kids Cup came to St Moritz. What a joy it was to see the race growing with every year, with 180 kids participating. We had fine weather, great volunteers, kids had a blast, and squad athletes were out helping the kids. Just a wonderful day.
Great images from the Nicola Spirig Kids Cup in St.Moritz!
The next day, the rain, the wind, and more rain came to greet the competitors at the St.Moritz Triathlon and Duathlon sprint races. Once again the squad participated in each race. Our two athletes heading for Ironman races next week (James Cunnama and Lisa Roberts) were entered in both races by coach. When they asked why should they do that, got the answer – ‘The Champ did it last year going into the Olympics’. No more queries and to be honest I was proud both got on with it in the most deplorable conditions.
The highlight of the morning was Nicola Spirig stepping out in her first race since baby Malea was born, and although still breast feeding, was like nothing has changed in the last 12 months. The gun went and so did the champ, leading the duathlon from start to finish. One could have been forgiven if she uttered the famous Arnie line ‘I’m back!’. However that’s not her style, but it is mine, and with another month, there will be no more easy rides for the World Cup girls.
In the triathlon race we had a new Trisutto athlete toeing the start line. Barb Riveros took part in the very non Chilean weather to finish a creditable 2nd, beaten by a flying bike split of the outstanding 70.3 champ Laura Philipp. Nina Derron joined Barb on the podium, also churning out an impressive bike split and running well.
Julie Derron returning from her win at Alpe d’Huez, led the women from the water and took 4th place at the finish.
So Nicola didn’t get bored she then hopped on the bike for the teams race with Michelle Derron to take 3rd.
It was fantastic to see so many of our Trisutto Age Group athletes (and former athletes) out also supporting the weekend event. Gisela Reichmuth joined forces with Sarah Keller and Sandra Gisin forming a formidable womens team!
In the triathlon Jenni Paglia decided to race in her hometown in the middle of a big training block towards IRONMAN 70.3 Zell am See in a few weeks. No time to stop! Jenni did great hitting her target times and finishing 6th woman overall!
Georgina Gadient showed she can duke it out at any distance with another strong showing.
Over from the UK and currently in St.Moritz for Trisutto Training Camp with Coach Perry, both Claire Weller and Matt Leeman suited up for a good hitout.
Neither Marco Schwab nor Seb Garry wanted to miss out on the fun! and lined up at the start for a crack also.
Just a terrific weekend all round!
Congratulations to all our athletes competing this weekend.
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