Serrieres and Flipo win Xterra Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Michelle Flipo. Photo: Xterra

Arthur Serrieres from France and Mexico’s Michelle Flipo took both the full-distance event and the Sprint the following day to capture the Xterra Nouvelle-Aquitaine event in Moliets-et-Villemartin, France. The long-course event included a 1.5 km swim, 30 km mountain bike and a 10 km trail run.

For Serrieres it was a 13th Xterra World Tour Win and sixth of a season that also includes the Xterra European Championship earlier this month. He was 30 seconds behind Ruben Ruzafa (ESP) starting the run, but was able to run to the win.

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The men’s podium. Courtesy Xterra

Top 10 Men

PlName, NATTime
1Arthur Serrieres, FRA02:42:13.89
2Ruben Ruzafa, ESP02:42:45.92
3Arthur Forissier, FRA02:52:04.54
4François Vie, POR02:54:37.20
5Julien Buffe, FRA02:55:15.20
6Mathias Cloostermans, BEL02:55:39.52
7Geert Lauryssen, BEL02:57:42.08
8*Nicolas Dure, FRA02:58:15.70
9Will Crudgington, GBR02:58:35.28
10*Aurélien Pinel, FRA02:59:51.70

*Amateur Athletes
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Flipo leads from the start

After three years away from Xterra racing, Michelle Flipo didn’t seem to lose much as she easily won the women’s race, leading out of the water and never looking back as she cruised to the win over France’s Morgane Riou and Alizee Paties.

Top 10 Women

PlName, NATTime
1Michelle Flipo, MEX03:15:40.41
2Morgane Riou, FRA03:19:35.08
3Alizée Paties, FRA03:25:38.92
4Emeline Azam, FRA03:31:39.40
5Maria Calleja, ESP03:41:40.86
6Gaelle Leduc, FRA03:42:49.73
7*Camille Jobard, FRA03:45:05.04
8*Honorine Sulliot, FRA03:54:30.96
9Pauline Vie, POR03:58:07.81
10*Olympe Rodriguez, FRA03:59:36.20

*Amateur Athletes
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The women’s podium champions. Photo: Xterra