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Arthur Serrieres and Eleonora Peroncini win XTERRA Switzerland

June 28, 2021

It’s the 10th career XTERRA World Tour victory for Serrieres, his third this season and second in as many weeks following his win in the XTERRA Czech Republic last Saturday. It’s the second XTERRA World Tour win for Peroncini, the reigning ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion, who earned her first at XTERRA Portugal two years ago.

Arthur Serrieres (FRA) and Eleonora Peroncini (ITA) won the XTERRA Switzerland off-road triathlon elite races in the Vallee de Joux on Saturday, June 26, 2021, with winning times of 2:14:03 and 2:38:20, respectively.

It’s the 10th career XTERRA World Tour victory for Serrieres, his third this season and second in as many weeks following his win in the XTERRA Czech Republic last Saturday. It’s the second XTERRA World Tour win for Peroncini, the reigning ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion, who earned her first at XTERRA Portugal two years ago.

The 11th edition of XTERRA Switzerland was held for the eighth time in the beautiful village of Les Charbonnières, and combined a 1.5K swim in Lac Brenet with a two-loop 27K mountain bike through the dairy farms in the valley and a scenic two-lap 10K trail run.

In the men’s race, Brian Tetard was the first out of the water with Maxim Chane and Julien Buffe in hot pursuit five seconds later.  Serrieres, the 2019 XTERRA European Champion, was just 15 seconds behind the leaders and putting pressure on the front pack.

On the bike, Chane took control of the race, but Serrieres reeled in Chane on his way to posting the fastest run split of the day and crossed the line more than one-minute ahead of Chane in second. Dupras finished third, earning his first XTERRA podium.

Elite Men’s Results

Pl Name, NAT Swim Bike Run Finish
1 Arthur Serrieres, FRA 19:48 1:08:31 44:21 2:14:03
2 Maxim Chané, FRA 19:32 1:07:20 46:46 2:15:05
3 Théo Dupras, FRA 20:46 1:07:56 48:58 2:19:16
4 Xavier Dafflon, SUI 23:55 1:05:52 48:08 2:19:43
5 Samuel Jud, SUI 21:12 1:08:35 49:27 2:21:44
6 Andres Carnevali, ESP 20:44 1:11:03 48:48 2:22:23
7 Julien Buffe, FRA 19:37 1:12:04 51:35 2:25:10
8 Brian Tétard, FRA 19:31 1:15:54 54:21 2:31:24
9 Filippo Barazzuol, ITA 20:55 1:17:17 52:49 2:33:15
10 Andrés Cano, ESP 22:40 1:14:33 54:41 2:33:33

 

View full results here.

In the women’s race, Peroncini emerged out of the water in first place and was unstoppable from there on in with the fastest bike and run splits as well. The talented Italian continued to push hard on the bike, reaching transition one-minute 30 seconds ahead of her opponents before an impressive run to cross the line nearly seven-minutes ahead of Marta Menditto in second place.

Menditto led the chase pack out of the swim-to-bike transition but up-and-coming talent and age-group athlete, Carole Perrot, managed to hunt her down in the second lap of the bike to move up to second place. Perrot couldn’t quite hold off Menditto on the run, however, and crossed the finish line as the top amateur and an impressive 3rd place overall.

Elite Women’s Results

Pl Name, NAT Swim Bike Run Finish
1 Eleonora Peroncini, ITA 22:38 1:18:54 55:06 2:38:20
2 Marta Menditto, ITA 23:18 1:22:10 58:03 2:45:13
3 Maud Golsteyn, NED 24:52 1:27:00 56:28 2:50:18
4 Ségolène Léberon, FRA 26:30 1:26:47 56:21 2:51:29

 

Next up is XTERRA France on July 4, then XTERRA Belgium on July 10 to conclude four straight weeks of XTERRA racing in Europe before a week off leading into XTERRA Italy Lake Scanno on July 18.

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