The men competed on the Olympic course, marking the first time prize money has been available at the shorter distance at Quassy.
The Revolution3 Triathlon Series hit the second top of its 2016 series, and this time it was the men who were representing the elite action and battling for their share of a $15,000 prize purse. The men competed on the Olympic course in Middlebury, Conn., marking the first time prize money has been available at the shorter distance at Quassy. Ultimately it was American Cameron Dye who once again shined at his favorite distance.
Read the recap from Rev3 below:
The morning started off with a bit of a curve ball for the triathletes. Due to very thick fog over Lake Quassapaug, the race was delayed by 30 minutes. At the gun, the top swimmers wasted no time and pulled right to the front. Coming out the other end, Italian Davide Giardini led the group in a time of 18:35, followed closely by John Rasmussen (CAN) in 18:47. Cam Dye (USA) rounded out the top 3 with a time of 19:11. With a stellar transition of only 31 seconds, Cam left T1 with a four-second lead and never looked back.
By mile five of the bike, Dye had increased his lead by a solid 30 seconds and was looking like he was out for an easy Sunday ride. Rodolphe Von Berg (USA) jumped into the game and was riding with Giardini with Rasmussen and Jackson Landry (CA) now only 1:15 down. At the bike finish, Dye seemed to be on auto-pilot and had increased his lead to 2:10 to now second place biker, Laundry. Dye’s 1:00:29 bike split would turn out to be the fastest of the day.
The race wasn’t over just yet and super runner, Laundry, was putting up a fight. Over the next six miles, he would slowly eat away at Dye’s lead. Von Berg wasn’t done just yet and turned on the after burners in an attempt to make up any ground possible.
In the end, the day would belong to Dye, who finished the race with a 1:22 second margin on Laundry and a total time of 1:56:14.
“Anytime you get a win, it’s a good day,” Dye said of the victory. “Quassy is a race I’ve always wanted to do, so I’m excited to finally get here. It’s a good fair course and keeps the drafting to a minimum. It’s every man for himself out there!”
The hard charging Laundry would finish in second with a time of 1:57:36. Third place would go to Von Berg, who would also post the day’s fastest run split at 34:21, an impressive time on the tough Quassy course.
Middlebury, Conn. – June 4, 2016
.9-mile swim, 25.7-mile bike, 6.2-mile run
1. Cameron Dye (USA) 1:56:14
2. Jackson Laundry (CAN) 1:57:36
3. Rodolphe Von Berg (USA) 1:58:38
4. John Rasmussen (CAN) 1:59:42
5. Davide Giardini (ITA) 2:02:02