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Third title in a row on the mixed relay for the France team

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 6, 2020
Even without Vincent Luis, the French triathlon team remains a world reference. Less than 24 hours after the second world champion title won by the native of Vesoul, the Blues went for the gold medal in the mixed relay event. Sacred by the world this Saturday, Georgia Taylor-Brown put Great Britain on the right track after the first relay consisting of 300m swimming, 6.3km cycling and 1.7km running. Léonie Périault started piano for the French team, taking place in the pursuit group pointed at less than fifteen seconds. Individual bronze medalist, Léo Bergère erased this delay from the swimming course of his relay before letting the Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt go during the passage in cycling, following the rhythm of the Belgian Jelle Geens to launch Cassandre Beaugrand with a delay limited to fourteen seconds.

Coninx finished the job for the Blues

More comfortable in swimming, the latter emerged from the water in the lead with the United States and Great Britain in the aspiration. A trio that worked perfectly together on the cycling route, leaving Belgium and Norway behind. Cassandre Beaugrand’s acceleration at the end of his stint did not allow the France team to break away, forcing Dorian Coninx to go into action in the last stint. The swimming course allowed the Habs and the United States, with Morgan Pearson, to widen the gap but the latter did not keep pace with the Frenchman at the start of the cycling course, being 16 seconds behind. the start of the 1700m run. A final that Dorian Coninx was able to manage perfectly to allow the France team to win with eight seconds ahead of the United States while Great Britain completed the podium at 34 seconds. After 2018 and 2019, the Blues won their third title in a row in the competition, the fourth in the last six editions.

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