Sheedy-Ryan and Lebrun star in Geneva European Cup

Sheedy-Ryan and Lebrun star in Geneva European Cup

By David Peddie on 21/07/13 at 7:34 pm

Felicity Sheedy-Ryan (AUS) and Aurelien Lebrun (FRA) were victorious on a hot and sunny day in Geneva for the ITU European Cup.

The 25th Edition of this race lived up to its billing as one of the most popular races on the circuit.

For Sheedy-Ryan, this was her second victory in three years on this course and she bettered her winning time from 2011 with a superb race.

The Australian finished ahead of Anne Tabarant (FRA) who was once again runner up after equalling her performance from last year.

Charlotte Morel (FRA) did manager to go one better than her 4th place of last year to win the bronze medal and complete the podium. It was Morel’s first podium since 2010.

In the Men’s race, Aurelien Lebrun secured his first victory of 2013 and the second of his career.

He was pushed all the way by the exciting young British duo of Gordon Benson and Marc Austin.

Benson finished second place to record his first career podium in an Elite category and Junior European Champion Austin’s third place was also his first podium at International Elite level.


Picture Credit: Rob Holden Photography

Elite Men

1. Aurélien Lebrun FRA FR 01:57:37
2. Gordon Benson GBR GB 01:58:38
3. Marc Austin GBR GB 01:58:49
4. Anthony Pujades FRA FR 01:59:11
5. Andrea Salvisberg SUI CH 01:59:45
6. Julien Pousson FRA FR 01:59:50
7. Massimo De Ponti ITA IT 01:59:54
8. Raoul Shaw FRA FR 02:00:10
9. Ritchie Nicholls GBR GB 02:00:15
10. Jelle Geens BEL BE 02:00:29

Elite Women

1. Felicity Sheedy-Ryan AUS AU 2:13:51
2. Anne Tabarant FRA FR 2:15:19
3. Charlotte Morel FRA FR 2:15:37
4. María Ortega De Miguel ESP ES 2:17:12
5. Celine Schaerer SUI CH 2:18:18
6. Johanna Gartman USA US 2:19:32
7. Laurie Belkadi FRA FR 2:20:28
8. Margie Santimaria ITA IT 2:20:45
9. Giorgia Priarone ITA IT 2:21:06
10. Jolanda Annen SUI CH 2:21:24

Find more details about this event - 2013 Geneva ITU Triathlon European Cup