Brief about Viña del Mar 2006

by World Triathlon Admin on 14 Jan, 2006 12:00

Viña del Mar sea, usually with great waves and a hard undertow, difficult for swimming, began the race.


Ana Paula Ortega (ARG) and Barbara Riveros Dias (CHI), leave the water together in first place followed by Fernanda Bau (BRA) and the rest of the athletes.

On the bike leg, Ortega lead the competition but problems with her bike chain put back and Riveros Dias lead the pack.

On the run leg, Riveros Dias with a strong run got the first place, Ortega the second and Patricia Vyhmeister the third one.


First athletes to leave the water were Luciano Farias (ARG) and John Dahlz (USA), in second place Felipe Van de Wyngard (CHI), following close by all the pack.

For the first three bike laps, Van de Wyngard was the first of the lead pack, following Dahlz and only three athletes more, Farias, Merchan (ESP) and Cavana Conceicao (BRA).

Farias, Merchan and Cavanha have left the competition by an accident, Van de Wyngard and Dahlz keep the leading in bike race, but the second pack were getting closer (between fifteen to twenty seconds).

In the run, the Brazilian team play hard and lead the race with Danilo Pimentel at first place and Diogo Sceblin, second, who overtake Van de Wyngard and Dahlz.

Roberto del Podio (ARG) with a good performance came in third place.

Related Event: 2006 Vina del Mar ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup
07 - 08 Jan, 2006 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Danilo Pimentel BRA 01:48:11
2. Diogo Sclebin BRA 01:48:40
3. Roberto Delpodio ARG 01:48:47
4. Frank Silvestrin De Souza BRA 01:48:58
5. Felipe Van De Wyngard CHI 01:49:06
Results: Elite Women
1. Barbara Riveros CHI 02:05:31
2. Ana Paula Ortega ARG 02:08:04
3. Patricia Vyhmeister CHI 02:11:23
4. Danisa Cremaschi CHI 02:21:25
DNF. Fernanda Bau BRA DNF
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