2021 Aquabike Review, Part V – impressive wins & thrilling races

In the last part of our 2021 Aquabike Season Review we take a look at the races with the smallest and biggest winning margins. Last year we saw some quite impressive performances with comfortable victories and also races with only a few seconds between first and second place. We show you the closest and clearest wins in aquabike races in 2021.

Aquabike racing 2021 - impressive wins & thrilling races

Closest wins in men´s aquabike races in 2021

The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle 2021 - Middle Distance
04/07/2021, Hever, United Kingdom
Swim: 1,9 km | Bike: 60 km
02:36:24
+00:00:03 (+0,0%)
Northumberland Triathlon 2021 - Aquabike Standard
23/05/2021, Druridge Bay Country Park, United Kingdom
Swim: 1,5 km | Bike: 40 km
01:25:12
+00:00:03 (+0,1%)
Dorney Triathlon IV 2021 - Aquabike Sprint
29/08/2021, Eton, United Kingdom
Swim: 0,75 km | Bike: 20 km
00:48:08
+00:00:08 (+0,3%)
Cotswolds End Of Season Sprint+ Aquabike 2021
11/09/2021, Ashton Keynes, United Kingdom
Swim: 0,75 km | Bike: 39 km
01:15:48
+00:00:16 (+0,4%)
Dorney Triathlon II 2021 - Aquabike Standard
13/06/2021, Eton, United Kingdom
Swim: 1,5 km | Bike: 40 km
01:34:28
+00:00:19 (+0,3%)
Dartford Bridge Triathlon 2021 - Aquabike Standard
27/06/2021, Dartford, United Kingdom
Swim: 1,5 km | Bike: 42 km
01:31:28
+00:00:25 (+0,5%)
Triglav Triatlon Bled 2021
05/09/2021, Bled, Slovenia
Swim: 1,5 km | Bike: 38 km
01:21:26
+00:00:31 (+0,6%)
The Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle 2021 - Long Distance
04/07/2021, Hever, United Kingdom
Swim: 3,8 km | Bike: 120 km
05:10:20
+00:00:39 (+0,2%)
Mid Sussex Triathlon 2021
13/06/2021, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Swim: 0,4 km | Bike: 25 km
00:49:06
+00:00:40 (+1,4%)
Box End Triathlon III 2021 - Aquabike Sprint
04/09/2021, Kempston, United Kingdom
Swim: 0,75 km | Bike: 20,1 km
00:54:09
+00:00:44 (+1,4%)

In men´s aquabike racing we had two races which were decided by a margin of only three seconds. Matt Smith finished the standard aquabike at the Northumberland Triathlon in May just 3 seconds ahead of Kris Whitelaw while Francesco Da Re grabbed the victory from Alex Watson with the same time gap at the middle distance race at the Festival of Endurance at Hever Castle. At the same event we also had a pretty close decision in the long distance race. After more than five hours of racing it was Freddy Skarbek who took the win. Stuart Mackay slipped over in the mud in T1 – and so the race win slipped away by only 39 seconds.

Closest wins in women´s aquabike races in 2021

Ch´Tri Man Gravelines 2021
04/07/2021, Gravelines, France
Swim: 1,9 km | Bike: 90 km
03:22:42
+00:00:02 (+0,0%)
Cotswolds Lake 62 Standard Aquabike 2021
25/07/2021, Ashton Keynes, United Kingdom
Swim: 1,5 km | Bike: 40 km
01:35:36
+00:00:12 (+0,2%)
Midnight Man 2021 - Half Distance Aquabike
14/08/2021, Dartford, United Kingdom
Swim: 1,9 km | Bike: 90 km
03:23:04
+00:00:18 (+0,1%)
Dalesman Triathlon 2021 - Quarter Dalesman
22/08/2021, Ripon, United Kingdom
Swim: 0,95 km | Bike: 47 km
02:02:11
+00:00:20 (+0,3%)
Box End Triathlon I 2021 - Aquabike Standard
20/06/2021, Kempston, United Kingdom
Swim: 1,5 km | Bike: 40,2 km
01:49:39
+00:00:24 (+0,4%)
Cotswolds Lake 62 Evening Triathlon 3 of 4 2021
21/07/2021, Ashton Keynes, United Kingdom
Swim: 0,4 km | Bike: 14 km
00:44:57
+00:00:36 (+1,3%)
Cholmondeley Castle Aquabike Standard 2021
20/06/2021, Cholmondeley, United Kingdom
Swim: 1,5 km | Bike: 44 km
01:53:59
+00:00:43 (+0,6%)
Cotswolds End Of Season Sprint+ Aquabike 2021
11/09/2021, Ashton Keynes, United Kingdom
Swim: 0,75 km | Bike: 39 km
01:28:24
+00:00:57 (+1,1%)
Louth Triathlon 2021
05/09/2021, Louth, United Kingdom
Swim: 0,4 km | Bike: 22 km
00:59:19
+00:01:11 (+2,0%)
Boundary Park Tri 2021
11/04/2021, Allostock, United Kingdom
Swim: 0,75 km | Bike: 55 km
02:18:30
+00:01:15 (+0,9%)

At the women´s aquabike races we did have some very close finishes in middle distance races. At the Ch´Tri Man in France it was Belgian´s Maëlyss Rommel who took the win by no more than two seconds ahead of Anne Brovedani. About ten minutes behind the race for the third spot on the podium between two other Belgian athletes was even closer. Karlien De Waele grabbed the third place just one second ahead of Daphné De Graeve.

Clearest wins in aquabike races in 2021

Austria Triathlon Podersdorf 2021 - Halbdistanz Aquabike
05/09/2021, Podersdorf, Austria
Swim: 1,9 km | Bike: 90 km
02:34:17
+00:20:48 (+13,5%)
Neufeld Triathlon 2021
13/06/2021, Neufeld an der Leitha, Austria
Swim: 1,5 km | Bike: 40 km
01:26:15
+00:18:20 (+21,3%)
Swimbike & Aquathlon de Saint Estèphe M 2021
22/08/2021, Saint Estèphe, France
Swim: 2 km | Bike: 38 km
02:02:20
+00:16:41 (+13,6%)
ITU World Triathlon Multisport Championships Almere 2021
12/09/2021, Almere, Netherlands
Swim: 3,8 km | Bike: 180 km
05:06:09
+00:16:01 (+5,2%)
Multisport Weekend Coimbra 2021
13/06/2021, Coimbra, Portugal
Swim: 1,9 km | Bike: 90 km
02:54:40
+00:14:06 (+8,1%)
The Huntsman Tri
23/05/2021, Ellingham , United Kingdom
Swim: 1,9 km | Bike: 90 km
03:06:10
+00:13:06 (+7,0%)
Bilbao Triathlon 2021 - Spanish Aquabike Championships
18/09/2021, Bilbao, Spain
Swim: 1,9 km | Bike: 82,5 km
02:33:34
+00:12:57 (+8,4%)
A Day In The Lakes Triathlon 2021
20/06/2021, Ullswater, United Kingdom
Swim: 2 km | Bike: 90 km
03:06:01
+00:12:07 (+6,5%)
Silkeborg Triathlon 2021
29/08/2021, Silkeborg, Denmark
Swim: 1,9 km | Bike: 90 km
02:56:43
+00:11:55 (+6,7%)
Deva Divas Triathlon 2021
11/07/2021, Chester, United Kingdom
Swim: 0,75 km | Bike: 25 km
00:57:17
+00:10:59 (+19,2%)

For this statistics we only counted races with at least 10 finishers. And it was two races in Austria who saw the most dominant performances. At the middle distance aquabike race in Podersdorf it was Patrick Wisinger who showed an impressive performance, taking the win by more than 20 minutes. At the standard distance aquabike race in Neufeld it was David Zechleitner who put more than 18 minutes into the runner up. But probably most notable is Adam Lambrecht´s win at the Aquabike World Championships in the Netherlands last September. In a starting field that certainly contained some of the best aquabike athletes in the world he took the win with an impressive margin of more than 16 minutes. A well deserved victory and a well deserved #1 in the Aquabike Rankig Europe.

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