Ritchie Nicholls winning Triathlon Xel-Ha in Mexico this Saturday.

This weekend the trisutto squad headed off to compete at Triathlon Xel-Ha, a national level Mexican Olympic distance race that would serve as a good hit-out for the team as they head into their final Iron distance races for the season.

In the men’s race Ritchie Nicholls made the most of his last minute entry and a borrowed road bike to swim and ride with the front pack before proving too strong for the rest of the field on the run. Another well-deserved victory for Ritchie as momentum continues to build towards 2015. Trisutto athlete Dan McIntosh also had a really solid performance finishing the pro men’s race in 4th off the back of his recent TransX victory in Tahiti.

Celine_2Celine celebrating 3rd place with race-winner Cecilia Perez.

The women’s charge at Xel-Ha was led by Celine Schärer and TriCozumel athlete, Ruth Nivon. Despite getting lost on the swim and struggling with mechanical issues on the bike, Celine was strong enough to recover and hold her run into third place. Ruth, who is preparing for her first ever Ironman in two weeks time also had a really strong day by running into the money with 5th place.

To round out the results, Andres Castillo trained athlete Alan Carillo took out an impressive first place in his age category. Definitely a talent to look for in the future.

Alan_Celine_RuthAlan finished 1st in his category, Celine 3rd and Ruth 5th in the pro women’s race.

Finally, I’ll also mention that on the other side of the world this weekend Alexandre Dallenbach had his first elite win at Leu Vertige, France. Well done everyone on a great training and race weekend.

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