Riederer thrills home crowd as Swiss dominate European Cup in Geneva

Riederer thrills home crowd as Swiss dominate European Cup in Geneva

By David Peddie on 20/07/14 at 7:05 pm

Sven Riederer rolled back the years to record his first ETU European Cup win since 2006 on home soil in Geneva.

Riederer led home team-mate Ruedi Wild in a Swiss one-two in the Elite Men’s race with Frederic Belaubre (FRA) completing the podium for his first ETU podium since 2011.

Since making his debut on the European Cup circuit, Riederer has gone onto record some memorable results on the World Triathlon stage and this was his first European Cup race since 2009.

Lindsey Jerdonek (USA) recorded the first International win of her career with victory in the Elite Women’s race. The podium had a distinctly non-European flavour to it as Melinda Vernon (AUS) claimed the silver medal.

Emma Pallant, a Brit racing under the flag of the ITU, completed the Women’s podium with the bronze medal.

Celine Schaerer (SUI) finished tenth and with it the title of Swiss National Champion.

Photo: Germain Arias-Schreiber

Elite Men

1. Sven Riederer SUI CH 01:58:44
2. Ruedi Wild SUI CH 01:58:48
3. Frederic Belaubre FRA FR 01:58:52
4. Anthony Pujades FRA FR 01:59:06
5. Christopher Hettich GER DE 01:59:28
6. Maximilian Schwetz GER DE 01:59:30
7. Jesus Gomar GEO GE 01:59:36
8. Aurélien Lebrun FRA FR 01:59:41
9. Nick Kastelein AUS AU 02:00:02
10. Gianluca Pozzatti ITA IT 02:00:06

Elite Women

1. Lindsey Jerdonek USA US 2:12.26
2. Melinda Vernon AUS AU 2:14.44
3. Emma Pallant GBR GB 2:15.02
4. Anneke Jenkins NZL NZ 2:15.17
5. Margie Santimaria ITA IT 2:15.18
6. India Lee GBR GB 2:15.22
7. Danne Boterenbrood NED NL 2:15.38
8. Jessica Learmonth GBR GB 2:15.47
9. Felicity Sheedy-Ryan AUS AU 2:15.56
10. Celine Schaerer SUI CH 2:16.02

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