Rainy… and fun! Vansteelant and Mullan win TriStar111 Mallorca 2012
15.04.2012 @ 14:47
The second edition of the TriStar Mallorca was tougher because of the rain and the wind at some moments, but 700 athletes enjoyed one of the most valued TriStar races last year. Duathlon World reigning Champion Joerie Vansteelant beat the other 40 PROs with a spectacular cycling performance in the double climb to Sant Salvador. The Belgian Vansteelant, 3:42:51, won in his first ever participation in a triathlon. He started swimming this year!
British Ben Howard was second in 3:43:34 (after leading the bike segment) and the german Johannes Moldan –the winner of the TriStar Monaco 2011 got a great third place. Some of the professional athletes have problems during the bike segment because of the rain. Former pro cyclist José Antonio Cardona was the first Spanish (6th) after an impressive climbing to Sant Salvador and overtake other three Spanish professionals: Richard Calle (10th) and Majorcan athlete Carlos López (14th first overall after the swimming) and Alejandro Santamaría. “I’m pretty happy, I really didn’t know how I could do it today before the start, because I’m starting this season my swimming workouts. But I felt comfortable on the bike leg, I even crashed, but I could recovery and push hard on the run” said Vansteelant.
“I know that I had to cycle faster than the others to be the first Spanish. I know well Sant Salvador and these roads, I trained here many times as a former cyclist, and I had the feeling that I can finish in the top-5, but the run segment was tough for me. I’m happy, it’s one of the best races I have ever been participating.”
Eimear Mullan could repeat her last year victory after a brilliant run segment. “Today the weather here in Portocolom was like in Ireland! I feel like training at home” said the Irish athlete joking. She finished in 4:12:49. “I’m very proud of this victory, I love this race and this nice village, it’s a perfect race! I won in Mallorca my first pro race last year, and I really wanted to get it again” The british Tamsin Lewis was second at the finish line in the Club Nautic of Portocolom, despite of recovering from an injury. The British top-3 was completed by Anna Turvey. Marta Fernández de Castro was the first Spanish (8th).
Swiss Gabriel Hopf and Estonian Liis-Grete achieved the victory on the TriStar55.5 Mallorca.
Eimear Mullan takes the victory (for second time!)
15.04.2012 @ 13:30
|32 (1)||MULLAN Eimear||31||F||IRE||FINISH||04:12:49|
|34 (2)||LEWIS Tamsin||32||F||GBR||FINISH||04:14:13|
|54 (3)||TURVEY Anna||210||F||GBR||FINISH||04:22:36|
|62 (4)||GROHMANN Katharina||200||F||GER||FINISH||04:24:32|
|67 (5)||KIVIRANTA Merja||42||F||FIN||FINISH||04:25:19|
|87 (6)||BROWN Trudy||99||F||IRE||FINISH||04:31:07|
|93 (7)||KOIVULA Venla||35||F||FIN||FINISH||04:31:58|
|98 (8)||FERNANDEZ DE CASTRO Marta||220||F||ESP||FINISH||04:33:31|
|100 (9)||HOLST CHRISTENSEN Tine||36||F||DAN||FINISH||04:34:08|
|118 (10)||BARTSCH Vanessa||224||F||GER||R9.8||04:37:59|
Joerie Vansteelant is the winner of the TriStar111 Mallorca 2012!
15.04.2012 @ 12:19
|1 (1)||VANSTEELANT Joerie||6||MPRO||BEL||FINISH||03:42:51|
|2 (2)||HOWARD Ben||12||MPRO||GBR||FINISH||03:43:34|
|3 (3)||MOLDAN Johannes||2||MPRO||GER||FINISH||03:44:23|
|4 (4)||DREITZ Andreas||329||MPRO||GER||FINISH||03:45:04|
|5 (5)||MARCEAU Olivier||1||MPRO||SUI||FINISH||03:45:19|
|6 (6)||CARDONA GARCIA Antonio Jose||17||MPRO||ESP||FINISH||03:48:42|
|7 (7)||THOMAS Darby||16||MPRO||USA||FINISH||03:49:49|
|8 (8)||RAHN Fabian||14||MPRO||GER||FINISH||03:50:41|
|9 (9)||MCCRYSTAL Bryan||18||MPRO||IRE||FINISH||03:50:52|
|10 (10)||CALLE MARTINEZ Richard||20||MPRO||ESP||FINISH||03:52:03|
Top 10 men after T2 TriStar111 Mallorca
15.04.2012 @ 12:07
|1 (1)||HOWARD Ben||12||MPRO||GBR||T2||03:05:32|
|2 (2)||MOLDAN Johannes||2||MPRO||GER||T2||03:06:54|
|3 (3)||VANSTEELANT Joerie||6||MPRO||BEL||T2||03:08:25|
|4 (4)||DREITZ Andreas||329||MPRO||GER||T2||03:08:43|
|5 (5)||MARCEAU Olivier||1||MPRO||SUI||T2||03:09:32|
|6 (6)||CARDONA GARCIA Antonio Jose||17||MPRO||ESP||T2||03:10:38|
|7 (7)||CALLE MARTINEZ Richard||20||MPRO||ESP||T2||03:13:43|
|8 (8)||THOMAS Darby||16||MPRO||USA||T2||03:13:58|
|9 (9)||RAHN Fabian||14||MPRO||GER||T2||03:14:15|
|10 (10)||MCCRYSTAL Bryan||18||MPRO||IRE||T2||03:14:36|
All is changing on the bike!
15.04.2012 @ 11:44
All is changing on the bike after the second climbing! British Howard Ben and reigning World Duthlon Champion overtook German Johannes Moldan at the 80km point of the Bike leg.
|1 (1)||HOWARD Ben||12||MPRO||GBR||02:37:09|
|2 (2)||VANSTEELANT Joerie||6||MPRO||BEL||02:38:28|
|3 (3)||MOLDAN Johannes||2||MPRO||GER||02:38:38|
TriStar55.5 Mallorca is started!
15.04.2012 @ 11:20
|1||FIDALGO ROSSELLÓ||Miguel Angel||341||ESP||M-18||TRANS1||00:08:55|
15.04.2012 @ 10:27
Olivier Marceau of Switzerland is two times triathlon world champion, and he participated three times in Olympic Games, which is quite remarkable. He’s a short distance athlete who converted to long distance, and who has now found his perfect race distance in the TriStar111 format, as it combines the best of both worlds for him. Olivier won the first TriStar111 he participated in Monaco in 2010, and was the winner of the inaugural edition of the TriStar Mallorca last year. He finished second in the second race in Nevis in 2011, and won the 2012 edition two weeks ago. Olivier is a triathlon trainer and reads a lot in his spare time.
Swimming Split Times
15.04.2012 @ 09:45
Here are the first set of split times from the first stage of the TriStar111 Mallorca
|9||GIRLSTAR||Camille I Coralie I Camille||1002||FRA||R111||TRANS1||00:15:53|
the BIKE course - San Salvador calling!
15.04.2012 @ 09:08
TriStar has a slight focus on the bike section of each race, which is quite obvious when looking at the breakdown of the distances. Additionally, all races try to feature special bike layouts that remain in people's heads.
The thing that will definitely remain in the participant's memory is the climb up to 494m San Salvador. A very technical part of the race on narrow, winding roads. That's definitely the main difficulty of the race (both up and down!), and it was the topic in almost every athlete's conversation we could overhear in Portocolom.
Here's the bike map:
And the corresponding profile:
the SWIM course
15.04.2012 @ 08:22
Water temperature at 8:30= 15.7ºC
The Swim starts at Portocolom Harbour from the water. Tha participants start from the water with the pros ahead - they wear differently colored swimcaps so they are easier to distinguish. It's a clockwise swim around 4 buoys before the athletes can exit the water. 1000m for the TriStar111 athletes and half the distance for the 55.5, with the same start and exit areas.
TriStar 55.5 will start at 11:00 only, so there's enough time to cheer on the 111 athletes in the meantime! Here's the 55.5 map:
Good Morning - it's Race Day!
15.04.2012 @ 06:35
It's raining here in Portocolom after a quiet night - athletes went to bed earlier than usual after the Energy Party last night, and have gotten up earlier than usual, too. Well, not as early as in other races most probably, that's thanks to shorter distances in TriStar! :-)
The bike park is opend for the 111 athletes, and they will pump their tyres, prepare the bikes and get ready for the race while wishing each other a good day.
We're looking forward to an exciting race with the impressive start list we'll have, and it will certainly be an exciting day, also here on TriStarLive.com. Thanks for being here!
Playing with numbers:
14.04.2012 @ 20:02
Time to look at some stats of today's TriStar111 race:
- 317 athletes signed up
In the TriStar55.5 we'll have:
- 232 signups
And those numbers add up to:
- 554 athletes. 44% Spanish, 56% foreign
- 468 males
- 81 female
- 5 relays
- 38 PROs (26 male, 12 females)
Thank you all for choosing a unique race over unique distances! Yes, you can! :-)
14.04.2012 @ 18:07
Race Director Jaume Vicens
14.04.2012 @ 17:38
Jaume Vicens lives in Felanitx (the "x" here is pronounced like the English "j" in "jungle") and has been setting up this race formore than a decade. "We started as a Olympic distance race 14 years ago, which eventually was turned into a sprint race of the prestige series, and later back into a Olympic race. The layout of the race was pretty much the same as now, but the climb up to San Salvador was not part of the race. In 2009 and 2010, the race was a qualifyer for the Spanish National Championships"
"Around 40 people help me since years to get everything done before the race, and I am happy to have people like David and Luis around to make this happen. The support from the local authorities is great. We had 250 athletes racing in 2009, mainly locals. Now with TriStar, more than 650 signed up, 56% are international guests - that's incredible!"
"Everything is set up and we're checking things this evening after the Energy Night", he said while talking with Xisco Bonnin, headmarshall in tomorrow's race.
(in this photo: Xisco BONNIN, Jaume Vicens and his wife and volunteer Helena)
¡Celebrado el primer StarKids Mallorca!
14.04.2012 @ 14:22
Como preludio del TriStar Mallorca hoy ha tenido lugar el primer StarKids Duathlón en Mallorca para jóvenes entre 7 y 16 años y que ha contado con la participación de 80 duatletas. En categoría Prebenjamín Mar Segarra y Jaime Alemany fueron los vencedores. Julia Gallego y Pere Mestre vencieron en Benjamines, y Elena Anna Roig y Miquel Noguera lograron el triunfo en Alevines. En categoría infantil, la victoria fue para Ana Soler y Daniel Pons. Los cadetes, los mayores de la jornada (15-16), mostraron un gran nivel y se posicionan como los futuros dominadores del triatlón balear en los próximos años. En este grupo el triunfo fue para María Ángeles Mestre y Jorge García. Resultados completos en breve en la web de la Federación Balear de Triatlón y starkids.tristarmallorca.com
Triatletas profesionales como Alejandro Santamaría, Oliver Marceau, Richard Calle, Andi Fuchs, Joerie Vansteelant o Joel Jameson han compartido consejos y carreras con los más jóvenes hoy en Portocolom.
Social Responsibility: ASPANOB
14.04.2012 @ 11:01
TriStar Mallorca supports ASPANOB! This association of parents of children affected by cancer in the Balearic Islands was created in 1987 by a group of parents who met in order to improve the quality of life of kids between 0 and 18 years with cancer and their families in the Balearic Islands. Since then, ASPANOB has been growing, working day by day with the satisfaction of seeing, year after year, how their activities increased and more important programmes expanded.
The association, after twenty years, is still faithful to the principles and objectives that motivated its creation. All ASPANOB activities are aimed at helping and giving support to kids with cancer and their families, to improve the family's acceptance and dealing with the illness, the detection of problems and the family's needs, providing the necessary solutions.
ACTIONS TRISTAR MALLORCA 2012 - ASPANOB
- You can donate money to ASPANOB during the online registration as an athlete to TriStar Mallorca 2012.
- StarKids Duathlon Mallorca will donate the money of the inscriptions from athletes to ASPANOB.
- Aspanob will have a booth at the Star&Co Expo during the weekend. You can go directly to them and discover what are they doing for the childrens who suffer cancer and their familys. You can support them onsite as well!
- Wingames: Every day at the Star&Co TriStar and ASPANOB are organizing a lottery with very interesting prizes! Stay tuned, buying a ticket for the lottery you can win one bike, free inscriptions, t-shirts...
Preview on the Coverage 2012
13.04.2012 @ 21:22
It's time to venture a look at the upcoming days and what will be happening here on TriStarLive.com.
...a sailfish swim training session will be held at the beach at 10:00. Athletes can also test sailfish wetsuits and/or rent one for the race.
The first edition of the StarKids Duathlon Mallorca starts at 11:00 to 13:00. More than 80 kids will have fun racing this special duathlon in Portocolom, they need your huge support!!!
From 15-18h00, the bikes and bags check in will take place, while the Star&CO Village will be open from 10-19h00.
The Briefing for TriStar111 athletes will be held on Saturday night - actually we're quite confident that all information has been given in the online Briefings already, so rather than an hour of tiring infos, we'll have an "Energy Party" to recharge batteries, have decent conversations with friends and idols - and we'll highlight the most dangerous parts of the race to watch out for. The rest can be checked online.
We'll try to follow through the day's events and keep you updated throughout Sunday.
The races will start from 8h45 (111 individuals)... and we'll cover the race online. There will be:
- Live RANKINGS and LEADERBOARDS straight from our TIMING
- TWEETS from the spotters with info on leaders
- PHOTOS from our official photographer and from our mobile phones ;)
- Some short video clips of some of the day's highlights.
Looking forward to having you here on TriStarLive.com, and thanks for your help spreading the message and the link to this website.
Yes, you can! ;)
Sun is shining (again) in Portocolom!
13.04.2012 @ 18:19
This is the Nautic Port of Portocolom today! It was raining all the morning, but now the sun is shining again!!! Hope it remains till Sunday ;) See all the pictures from our TriStar Ambassador Coralie Lemaire who is helping us a lot with the LiveCoverage of the TriStar Mallorca!!! thanks Coralie!!!
Start your TriStar Race Season with ZOOT!
13.04.2012 @ 13:54
ZOOT, our official merchandising supplier, is delighted to celebrate with you the TriStar tour stop at Mallorca. Drop by at ZOOT’s EXPO booth and check out the special TriStar 2012 Merchandise collection. Zoot offers you special products for swim-bike-run: whatever you need.
12.04.2012 @ 20:29
Olivier Marceau: “I love this race and I love this format, TriStar111. I just came from Nevis, where I won the first TriStar event of the year. I will try to defend my title. I got the victory last year racing against Macca, Marcel Zamora, Stadler… and many others top athletes. This year there are 40 pro athletes who will try to win as well. I know perfectly the race course, it’s very demanding, and it will be tough to win again, but for sure I can say that I’m here to win.”
Alejandro Santamaría: “Mallorca is a wonderful place to race, it’s simply perfect. I know very well this area, and the keypoint will be the technical ascent and descent to Sant Salvador. This mountain will select the winner of the race for sure.”
Joerie Vansteelant: “I’m the reigning Duathlon World Champion and TriStar111 Mallorca will be my first triathlon ever. For sure I’m going to lose time on the swim leg, but let me see what I can do on the bike and run. I would like to predict my performance, but it’s complicated because I’m still a rookie on triathlon!”
Joel Jameson: “It’s a fun race with a double demanding climb to Sant Salvador and beautiful landscapes. It’s a nice place to training and to compete. I’d like to improve my 7th place last year. To know the course well gives me confidence! I look forward to Sunday”
TriStar Mallorca will take place for the second time on Sunday, 15 April 2012 in the village of Portocolom in the South East of Mallorca. More tan 700 athletes have signed up and chosen between two unique race formats: TriStar55.5 and TriStar111 with 1km of swimming, 100km of cycling; and 10km of running.
Portocolom is ready for the second edition of the TriStar Mallorca on Sunday with a stellar Startlist
12.04.2012 @ 20:21
Today the second edition of the TriStar Mallorca has been presented officially, that will return to welcome an exciting competition under the TriStar111 format with an impressive list of professional triathletes this Sunday. The 2011 winners (Marceau and Mullan) will defend their titles against more than 30 professionals between whom are the Spaniards Santamaría and Richard Calle, the Austrian Fuchs, the Germans Moldan and Rahn, Vansteelant the reigning Duthlon World champion, the British Jameson, Skipper, Collins... Of the 700 participants (TriStar55.5, TriStar111 and StarKids Saturday), 55% are foreign.
The TriStar Mallorca has been presented officially to the press in the Club Nautic Restaurant today with the presence of some of the professionals that will fight hard for the victory in the bay of Portocolom. The start will be on Sunday at 8:45 local time. The most important race of the day (TriStar111 Mallorca) consists of 1km swimming, 100km cycling and 10km running. Also the TriStar55.5 will be celebrated with shortener distances (500m swimming, 50km cycling and 5km running) which is perfect to make a debut in the world of triathlon. On Saturday the StarKids Duathlon Mallorca takes place for first time, which will be the official Mallorca Championship for minors.
For Jaume Vincens, the race director, “the race is improving every year. With 55% of foreign participation and a list of 40 professionals, including several world champions, the TriStar111 Mallorca is becoming an important race at the beginning of the season in Europe. Besides the new features of this year, the StarKids Duathlon Mallorca for minors on Saturday and the special prize for the fastest climber –the TriStar111 Sant Salvador King, it will be a very funny and interesting weekend”.
The top ranked TriStar111 finishers will share a €10,000 PRO cash purse. The organization collaborates actively with ASPANOB, a foundation for children with cancer and their families in the Balearic Islands. At the Expo athletes can donate directly to ASPANOB and also the StarKids Duatlon will be hold for ASPANOB. Other of the novelties of this edition will be the special prize for the fastest at the climb to the top of Sant Salvador mountain for the TriStar111 participants. For the athletes security, together with Savelives project will provide 5 cardio-protect areas (desfibrillators and medical assistants) for the atheles during the race day.
Next Event: TriStar Mallorca 2012
10.04.2012 @ 00:00
The next TriStar race is TriStar Mallorca on 15 April 2012 (TriStar111 & TriStar55.5). This is the second edition of one of the most value TriStar event on 2011!
34 Pro athletes will compete for the victory: Oliver Marceu, Fuchs, Eimear Mullan, Ain-Alar Juhanson, Tamsin Lewis, Alejandro Santamaría, Johannes Moldan, Richard Calle, Joerie Vansteelant... just to name a few! ;)
Live Coverage will start on Thursday with some light previews until Saturday, and then be live on Sunday.
In the meantime, check the athlete guide: