2018 Cannes International Triathlon

Spain's Javier Gomez and Great Britain's Lucy Charles were impressive on a tough course in Cannes.

Spain’s Javier Gomez and Great Britain’s Lucy Charles will both be athletes to watch at this fall championship races (and specifically at the Ironman World Championship), and they showcased their talents at Sunday’s Cannes International Triathlon in France. The long course featured a 2-kilometer swim, 107-kilometer cycle (with 1,700 meters of climbing), and 16-kilometer run.

Gomez put together a 23:59 swim, a 3:07:05 bike, and a 51:23 run to beat the field by over three minutes, finishing in 4:27:12. He certainly looks to be in great shape tackling the longer distances with his Ironman debut (Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns, Australia) just a month away. France’s Kevin Maurel placed second, with Germany’s Malte Plappert claiming third.

Charles was able to get the win despite suffering a flat at 8K into the bike. ” I thought it was race over until a kind man helped me do the repair (I definitely owe him a beer!