Quebec City, Sunday, February 24, 2020 – Maxime Leboeuf from Quebec(Gatineau) and Lovisa Modig from Sweden were crowned champions at the 7th edition of the Quebec ITU S3 Winter Triathlon World Cup.
In very fast conditions, Maxime Leboeuf completed the 25km of this ITU S3 winter triathlon in a time of 1:07:07 to end on top of the podium. Quebec filled every place of the podium, Christopher Busset finished second in a time of 1:08:24, while Olivier Babineau finished third in a time of 1:09:04.
In the women’s race, in a very exciting finish, Lovisa Modig from Sweden dominated the race and won in a time of 1:13:25. Ariane Carrier from Quebec was second in a time of 1:18:16, while Clara Auland from Sweden completed the podium in a time of 1:18:32.
Cash prizes totalling $8,000 were awarded among the top five elite athletes – men and women – with the best performances.
Top 10 MEN – ELITE RESULTS
- Maxime Leboeuf, Canada 1:07:07
- Christopher Busset, Canada 1:08:24
- Olivier Babineau, Canada 1:09:04
- Jean Paquet, Canada 1:10:38
- Stefan Wernig, Austria 1:16:33
- Patrick Levasseur, Canada 1:17:02
- Simon Premoze, Slovenia 1:17:29
- Ilrick Duhamel, Canada 1:18:32
- Stéphane Ricard, France 1:20:47
- Christian St-Pierre, Canada 1:23:17
Top 6 WOMEN – ELITE RESULTS
- Lovisa Modig, Sweden 1:13:25
- Ariane Carrier, Canada 1:18:16
- Clara Auland, Sweden 1:18:32
- Sarah Bergeron-Larouche, Canada 1:19:18
- Frédérique Perusse, Canada 1:24:14
- Diana Gorter-Van Diemen, Netherlands 1:30:31
The ITU S3 Triathlon World Cup is part of the programming of the 16th Pentathlon des neiges de Québec presented by MEC — the largest winter multisport event in the world— A total of 193 athletes took part in the different competition of the World Cup (Elite, age groups, sprint and duathlon). The S3 triathlon standard formula is 5 km of running on snow, 11 km of skating, and 9.5 km of cross-country skis.
The Pentathlon des neiges is continuing until March 1. Several challenges are scheduled in which more than 6 100 participants will perform solo or in teams of two to five people in five disciplines: biking, running, cross-country skiing, skating and snowshoeing. The program includes activities where families, children, amateur athletes, or high-performance professionals are invited to discover and enjoy the pleasures of winter. Click www.pentathlondesneiges.com to see the schedule.
About Groupe Pentathlon
Founded in 2005, Groupe Pentathlon is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop innovative sporting events that have a major impact and that bring people together so they can enjoy life-enhancing emotions and experiences. The Pentathlon des neiges presented by MEC is the only event of its kind in the world and is the world’s biggest winter multisport event. All part of the programming of the Pentathlon des neiges, the Groupe invented 3 sports: Pentathlon, S3 Triathlon and Duathlon. To complete the “original” Pentathlon des neiges, athletes are required to complete 5 discipline, on a continuous basis as in a triathlon: biking, running, cross-country skiing, skating and snowshoeing. In 2014, Groupe Pentathlon innovated by presenting the world premiere of the ITU S3 winter triathlon – snow running, skating and cross-country skiing. In 2018 the duathlon was added to the programming: run, ski and run.