Wilde, Crom­bie win Wanaka Sovereign Tri race

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About 260 ath­letes com­peted in windy con­di­tions in Wanaka on Satur­day for a qual­i­fy­ing spot in Triathlon New Zealand’s age group world cham­pi­onship teams.

The triathlon was held over the stan­dard Olympic dis­tance, with Hay­den Wilde, of Whakatane, over­com­ing a punc­ture to win in 1:48:03. He also won his 18-19 year cat­e­gory.

Chal­lenge Wanaka cham­pion Dou­gal Al­lan, of Oa­maru (1:48:22), used the triathlon as a shake­down for the long dis­tance race in five weeks’ time, and fin­ished close on Wilde’s heels.

‘‘I was re­ally happy com­ing out of the top swim bunch and head­ing out on the bike first, not know- ing I had all time bike leg­end Dou­gal Al­lan chas­ing me,’’ Wilde said.

His punc­ture put him be­hind Al­lan but he man­aged to catch Al­lan’s tail af­ter 5.5km on the run and brought it home on the fi­nal stretch.

Al­lan won the 30-34 year cat­e­gory. Wanaka’s Janus Staufen­berg was four min­utes back in third place (1:52:42) and sec­ond in the 18-19 age group.

Fiona Crom­bie, of Christchurch, was the fastest woman, in 2:07:05, and won her 30-34 age group. Wanaka’s Si­mone Maier was sec­ond in 2:09:41 and won the 35-39 age group. Third-placed Nicki McFadzien, of Christchurch, was about 30 sec­onds be­hind Maier.

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Cardrona NZ team par­a­lympian Corey Peters has won gold and sil­ver medals in the first World Cup speed races of the para alpine ski­ing sea­son in In­nerkrems, Aus­tria.

Con­di­tions for the down­hill were poor and the sched­ule was changed at the last minute.

Peters, the current down hill and su­per-G world cham­pion, won by a frac­tion of a sec­ond (0.05 sec­onds) from the USA’s An­drew Kurka and Canada’s Kurt Oat­way.

He added a sil­ver medal in the su­per-G overnight on Satur­day, fin­ish­ing 0.62 sec­onds be­hind Switzer­land’s Christoph Kunz.

Wanaka par­a­lympian Adam Hall fin­ished fourth and sev­enth in the men’s stand­ing cat­e­gory.

The event was a Par­a­lympic qual­i­fier. They next race at the 2017 World Para Alpine Ski­ing Cham­pi­onships in Tarvi­sio, Italy, on Jan­uary 22.

Mean­while, Wanaka freeskier Jossi Wells fin­ished 10th in the fi­nal of the Slopestyle World Cup in France on Satur­day. Hal­berg Award emerg­ing tal­ent nom­i­nee Finn Bilous, of Wanaka, qual­i­fied 19th and just missed out on the fi­nals, which was won by Macrae Wil­liams, of the US.

Tiarn Collins, of Queen­stown and Car­los Gar­cia Knight of Christchurch were sixth and eighth re­spec­tively at the Snow­board Slopestyle World Cup in Aus­tria.

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