ADIGE MARATHON CREATES FINAL CHANGES TO 2014 CLASSIC SERIES LOG
After wins in the first two events in the series Spain’s Jose RAMALHO was piped to the log victory in the last event of the series by Tomas JEZEK who won the last two events to take the Classic Series title for the second year in a row.. Jose RAMALHO moved to 2nd place and 3rd place was taken by compatriot Federico VEGA SUAREZ.
In the women’s K1 Maria HOLLERIETH from Germany also clinched the series at the end with wins in the Cesky and Adige Marathons. Last years winner Pia RUHM from Germany completed 3 races and finished second in the series with 2nd places in the Dalsland and Gudena Marathons. Birgit PONTOPPIDAN from Denmark took 3rd place with her 2nd places the Dalsland and Gudena Marathon
The C1 event was only contested in the last few races of the series with Tomislav LEPAN from Croatia taking the win from Michael Brennan of Ireland and Michal Smoldas from the Czech Republic.
The series log can be down loaded here
ICF CANOE MARATHON NEWSLETTER 2014-4
The September 2014 CAM Newsletter is published including the following news:
- Paddlers Dress For Competitions
- ICF Classic Series 2015 - Deadline Extended
- Status of Entries for World Championships
- Team Leaders Forum - Invitation For Discussion
- Updated Long Term Calendar
For Newletter Click here
DENMARKS RIKKE HANSEN TOP OF ICF CLASSIC SERIES LOG
Rikke HANSEN wins the CCMWS Dalsland Marathon in Sweden to take the top spot in the ICF Classic series. 2nd in the women’s K1 category is Pia RUHM from Germany.
The men’s K1 was won by René OLSEN from Denmark but René is yet to complete two series events and is therefore currently not ranked.
The men’s K1 Classic series log is still led by Jose RAMALHO from Portugal, David RODRIQUEZ from Spain is 2nd and Felix RICHTER has moved up to 3rd with his 7th place in the CCMWS Dalsland Marathon.
The Men’s C1 is still uncontested.
The series log can be downloaded here
2014 ICF CLASSIC SERIES - SELLA DESCENT
Manual BUSTO FERNANDEZ of Spain added another K1 victory in the famous Sella Descent to his already record number of K1 wins but it was David RODRIQUEZ’s 3rd place that changed the Classic Series rankings. The series is still being led by Jose RAMALHO from Portugal, David RODRIQUEZ from Spain is now 2nd and 3rd place is held by Tom BRENNAN from Ireland.
Competitors must have completed at least two events to be ranked in the series and so far after 4 events only the men’s K1 event has been contested by competitors completing more than 1 event.
The Women’s K1 and Men’s C1 are still un contested.
The series log can be downloaded here.
2014 ICF CLASSIC SERIES - SOUTH AFRICA’S LANCE KIME CLAIMS THE 2014 AVON DESCENT TITLE
First-time Avon Descent entrant Lance Kime from South Africa has taken out top honours at the 42nd Avon Descent and 2nd Place in the ICF Classic Series.
While Kime’s extensive experience includes wins in the Dusi Canoe Marathon and Fast Drak race, the 2014 event was his first visit to Australia and first time competing in the Avon Descent.
“I had an unbelievable day today, I was very, very lucky to have my good friend Matthew Dean to work with, if it wasn’t for him, I definitely wouldn’t be standing in first place,” Mr Kime said.
22-year-old Kime finished strongly in second place on Day 1, just 25 seconds behind Day 1 leader and Perth local Josh Kippin.
After suffering a setback around Emu Falls, Kippin lost valuable time and could not regain his lead position.
Kime crossed the finish line with a time of 09:07:47 to claim the $4500 prize, alongside compatriot Matthew Dean.
Overall results placed Dean third in the event (09:11:45) with second place going to Perth local Josh Kippin with a time of 09:09:05.
While Lance has slotted in at 2nd in the Classic Series all other categories remained unchanged as there were no K1 Women or C1’s in the Avon Descent.
For ICF Series Log: Click Here
2014 ICF CLASSIC SERIES - CRESTUMA MARATHON
The 33rd Crestuma Marathon took place on the Douro river, on Sunday the 29th of June and more than 200 paddlers from 5 different countries battled the always demanding conditions to complete the second ICF classic race of the season.
José Ramalho, current European Champion and the winner of the 1st Classic Race at Waterland, was at the start of the race the big favourite, and the 31 year old Portuguese did not disappoint, taking home his 4th consecutive victory at Crestuma. He nevertheless had very strong opposition from Alfredo Faria (5th position at the 2014 European Championship) who never lost sight of Ramalho, leaving the race decision to the very last meters in an exciting sprint finish. António Regueira from Spain took the final spot of the podium. With two victories in two races, José Ramalho is now in a privileged position to lead the ICF Classic Races 2014 ranking.
In C1 Maigrot Antoine completely dominated the race, winning by a comfortable margin and now leading the Classic Series from Filipe Vieira from Portugal and Maigrot Camille from France.
In K1 women Joana Sousa, a paddler from the local Crestuma club, took advantage of her knowledge of the course and the support from the local fans, to take a comfortable victory over Juliana Rocha, also from Portugal. For ICF Series Log: Click Here
2014 ICF CLASSIC SERIES - WATERLAND MARATHON
José Ramalho beats Spanish Armada at 42nd Amsterdam Waterland Marathon.
The 42nd edition of the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon has been won by José Ramalho. In a time of 1.42.15 José was the first paddler to sprint across the finish line in a very compact race. Portugese José Ramalho won the sprint of four Spanish rivals Emilio Merchan, David Rodriquez, Ivan Alonso and Alexandro Sanchez. Portugal and Spain that now take home the top 5 points for the ICF Classic Canoe Marathon ranking. Belgian athlete Dries Corrijn finished in 6th place , an excellent performance of Dries in this though world class race!
The British Lizzie Broughton took home the best result in the senior women competition.
The organization of the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon looks back at the 42nd edition with great pride. The ‘old style’ of racing attracts paddlers from all over Europe. This 42nd edition of our classic marathon race yet again attracted a larger number of paddlers than previous editions.
2013 ICF CLASSIC SERIES - ADIGE MARATHON & FINAL RESULTS
The Adige marathon, the last race of the ICF Classic Series Canoe Marathon, was completed today Sunday, October 20. The tenth edition of one of the most famous river marathons in the world witnessed more than 400 competitors racing from Borghetto di Avio (Trento, ITALY), to the finish line in Pescantina (Verona).
Tomas SLOVAK of Czech Republic, who won the ninth race of the Series in Cesky Krumlov last weekend was the winner again this week and moved up to 2nd place in the ICF Classic Series. Ist place in the series remained with Tomas JEZEC of Czech Republic from results earlier in the ten race series. 3rd place in the series was taken by Jan LAENEN of Belgium from his best 3 results of the 5 series events he complete in.
The Woman’s race in series had already been won by Pia RUHM from Germany the winner of the Gudena and with her points from other events could not be caught in the battle for the women’s title. Sabine Eichenberger, after her gold medal of Cesky Krumlov won the Adige and secured 2nd place in the ICF Classic Series with Manuela STOEBERL of Germany finishing 2nd in the Adige moving up to 3rd place in the series.
Antonin HALES from the Czec Republic was 2nd C1 in the Adige but this was enough to secure the overall Classic Series win. Tomislav LEPAN of the Croatian team won the Adige and finished in 2nd place in the ICF Classic Series with Martin NOVAK of Czec Republic finishing 3rd in the Adige and the Classic Series.
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