In conditions far from obvious, the Trifluvien Nicolas Gilbert snatched victory in Drummondville Triathlon on Saturday, completing the three events of the discipline (800 m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run) in 56min08,4sec.
Gilbert has delivered one of his best performances, as underlined by club coach Trimego Pascal Dufresne. “He swam well then he straddled his bike with some suitors, but it’s really at the stage of running he distinguished himself.”
The young man actually stopped the clock at 16min28sec on the distance of 5 km, finishing 18 seconds ahead of his nearest rival. “He was the man to beat. Nicolas has a lot of experience, he practiced triathlon in all conditions, but on Saturday in Drummondville, it was particularly difficult with the heat and humidity. ”
Other triathletes of Trimego Felix Plourde-Couture was crowned vice-champion of the event in the junior age boys, while its sister Marika held off the podium of the women’s side of the senior category.
Edmond Roy, of Nicolet Zeclairs, also distinguished himself by winning the third place, thirty seconds behind Felix Plourde-Couture.
Headlining the Trimego club, Pavlos Antoniades has not participated in the race since it refines its preparation for participation in the Pan American Games Triathlon in Des Moines, Iowa.
Before this important appointment, many triathletes converge Mont-Tremblant, next Sunday, for the test of 70.3 Ironman.