Argonette Sets Top Bike Split
Pro triathlete and Argonette Magali Tisseyre finished 2nd at IRONMAN 70.3 Timberman on Sunday thanks to a brilliant performance and a top bike split.
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Going out strong, Magali was quickly out of the water with a 27:23 swim, clocking nearly 2 minutes behind American leader Jennifer Spieldenner. Toe to toe with Robin Pomeroy, who also had an identical swim time of 27:23, Magali was in the race for the podium and the heat was on.
Mighty Mags Pounds Her Way onto the Bike
Mags found her way to the front of the race early into the bike with tremendous speed. When the dust settled after the 90km bike course, Magali recorded the best bike split (2:52:17) and had a confortable lead of 4:11 over Mirinda Carfrae as she began the run.
“The handling of my bike allowed me to attack the climbs at the beginning and the end of the course,” explains Tisseyre. “I felt in control. There was also a nice flat segment midway through the course, which gave me the opportunity to take advantage of my E-119 Tri+’s aerodynamics to my full potential.”
Halfway through the run course Mirinda Carfrae closed the gap to about 90 seconds. With three miles to go the gap was down to 35 seconds, and Carfrae finally caught up with Magali and won the race by 20 seconds over the Argonette.
About Magali Tisseyre
“Mighty Mags” was chosen as Triathlete Magazine's Ironman 70.3 Athlete of the Year for 2009 while still in her first year as a pro. The 35-year old triathlete joined Argon 18 with the stated goal of becoming Ironman World Champion. Magali has already reached the podium twice, with 3rd place finishes in 2009 and 2010.
Photo: © Gwendoline Pichard