Podiums for triathletes Parker & Beveridge at Banyoles

Posted on September 9, 2019 by

Lauren Parker has ended her 2019 ITU racing season on a high, taking home gold and valuable Tokyo 2020 Qualification Points at the Banyoles Paratriathlon World Cup on Sunday, amongst a flurry of Australian medals.

Backing up her maiden World Championship win in Lausanne, Switzerland last weekend, the NSW Institute of Sport athlete has added yet another gold medal to her collection with a key win in Banyoles.

Putting together another dominant race, Parker established herself a commanding lead early setting a blistering pace through the swim and the bike.

Parker kept her foot on the gas, with her earlier efforts in the swim and bike paying off as she sprinted home to her second consecutive win, while teammate Emily Tapp took a well-deserved silver medal.

Nic Beveridge (NSWIS) also left everything out on the course in the PTWC class, taking home a well-earned bronze in a time of 01:03:38.

After taking an early lead with a strong swim, Beveridge found himself quickly caught by a chasing Alexandre Paviza (FRA) and Jumpei Kimura (JPN), who had set a cracking pace on the bike. With eventual winner Paviza establishing an unrelenting pace on the bike and run, Beveridge continued keep up the chase as he sprinted home to a deserved bronze medal.


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