Challenge Vichy 2013 – Analyzing Results

Race Conditions

This year’s Challenge Vichy was significantly faster than the 2011 race: An pretty fast adjustment of 22:09 as compared to a slow adjustment of -6:15 indicates that there were some course changes.

Male Race Results

Andrej Vistica again improved on his previous race results and won the European championships:

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Andrej Vistica CRO 00:54:17 04:27:39 02:55:28 08:21:16 -04:33
2 Trevor Delsaut FRA 00:53:08 04:29:52 02:59:58 08:27:38 -06:30
3 Christophe Bastie FRA 00:54:21 04:31:34 03:03:20 08:33:44 04:25
4 Jose Jeuland FRA 00:52:06 04:41:17 03:01:56 08:39:35 -09:26
5 Marin Koceic CRO 00:52:01 04:45:19 03:05:19 08:46:08 n/a
6 Joseph Spindler GER 01:03:52 04:37:35 03:02:51 08:48:25 06:22
7 Vincent Fromont FRA 00:54:43 04:46:03 03:13:24 08:59:43 n/a
8 Aleksei Brylev RUS 00:54:16 04:53:37 03:06:26 09:00:33 n/a
9 Enric Gussinyer ESP 00:52:15 04:44:32 03:19:04 09:02:07 14:08
10 Rudolf Cogan CZE 01:01:57 04:52:34 03:14:22 09:12:38 n/a
11 Jan Oppolzer CZE 00:58:20 04:58:07 03:14:52 09:19:10 n/a
12 Georgy Kaurov RUS 00:50:09 04:46:21 03:26:24 09:19:58 n/a
13 Yulian Malyshev RUS 00:50:12 05:04:30 03:20:01 09:20:02 n/a
14 Sergio Marques POR 00:54:14 05:29:22 03:22:58 09:51:03 16:36
15 Laurynas Urbsys LAT 01:00:50 05:16:15 03:53:19 10:16:33 n/a

Female Race Results

Diana Riesler had a fantastic comeback race, posting a sub-9h result with the fastest time in each of the disciplines:

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time Diff to expected
1 Diana Riesler GER 00:56:30 04:44:29 03:14:10 08:59:48 -17:54
2 Celia Kuch NZLGER 01:04:20 05:00:57 03:20:42 09:30:42 -19:50
3 Gabriella Zelinka HUN 00:58:23 05:13:07 03:20:19 09:37:01 n/a
4 Kristin Lie NOR 01:12:01 05:06:56 03:14:28 09:38:41 -02:28
5 Vanessa Pereira POR 01:02:05 05:19:43 03:23:02 09:51:03 n/a
6 Nicole Woysch GER 00:59:28 05:21:32 03:28:35 09:54:37 -01:27
7 Steffi Jansen GER 01:17:42 05:22:14 03:57:57 10:23:31 n/a
8 Alina Ranceva LAT 01:08:13 05:52:20 03:49:14 10:55:20 n/a

2 Responses to Challenge Vichy 2013 – Analyzing Results

  1. Kucha-Fan October 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    Thank you Thorsten for all the detailed times.

    PS1: Celia Kuch is GER too:
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celia_Kuch

    PS2: Do you think #1 female has a ‘suspicious’ time (minus half an hour to #2!)?

    • Thorsten October 18, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

      ad 1: Updated Celia’s country. This is always a bit inconsistent in the results, most races use “Country of Residence”. This causes problems for a lot of athletes, e.g. all those living and training for most of the year in the US.

      ad 2: What do you mean by “suspicious”? When healthy and fit, Diana is a very strong athlete, who has gone sub-9h before (Austria 2011 with a 4:43 bike split). Therefore, I think her result is legitimate. I look forward to her racing again in a string field (maybe IM Florida?).

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