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2008 Madrid BG Triathlon World Cup: Vanessa Fernandes wins 20th!

Posted Jun 02 2008 5:03pm

vanessa fernandes In the historic 200th race of the ITU World Cup Series Vanessa Fernandes set the new all time ITU win record with her 20th victory. Madrid was the first place she won a World Cup back in 2003 and she has managed to win that race every year since it’s inception - five in a row with no other female tasting victory in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. At only twenty two years old the record books must be wondering how many World Cup wins she can amass before retiring, though of course an Olympic medal or two would not hurt. Helen Tucker of Great Britain and Daniela Ryf rounded out the podium in Madrid. In the race for the last Beijing Olympics slot that Germany has, Christiane Pilz broke away from Franzmann to take 7th overall but secure a starting spot in Beijing.

from the triathlon.org story that recounts Vanessa’s road to most wins ever:
World Cup Win #1 – September 21, 2003 - 2003 Madrid ITU Triathlon World Cup, Spain
World Cup Win #2 – September 19, 2004 - Madrid ITU Triathlon World Cup, Spain
World Cup Win #3 – November 7, 2004 - Rio de Janeiro ITU Triathlon World Cup, Brazil
World Cup Win #4 – April 24, 2005 - Mazatlan ITU Triathlon World Cup, Mexico
World Cup Win #5 – June 5, 2005 - Madrid ITU Triathlon World Cup, Spain
World Cup Win #6 – September 17, 2005 - OSIM Beijing ITU Triathlon World Cup, Beijing
World Cup Win #7 – November 13, 2005 - New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup, New Zealand
World Cup Win #8 – March 10, 2006 - Aqaba ITU Triathlon World Cup, Jordan
World Cup Win #9 – May 7, 2006 - Mazatlan ITU Triathlon World Cup, Mexico
World Cup Win #10 – June 4, 2006 - Madrid BG Triathlon World Cup, Spain
World Cup Win #11 – July 23, 2006 - Corner Brook BG Triathlon World Cup, Canada
World Cup Win #12 – September 9, 2006 - Hamburg BG Triathlon World Cup, Germany
World Cup Win #13 – September 24, 2006 - Beijing BG Triathlon World Cup, China
World Cup Win #14 – April 15, 2007 - Ishigaki BG Triathlon World Cup, Japan
World Cup Win #15 – May 6, 2007 - Lisbon BG Triathlon World Cup, Portugal
World Cup Win #16 – June 3, 2007 - Madrid BG Triathlon World Cup, Spain
World Cup Win #17 – July 29, 2007 - Salford BG Triathlon World Cup, Great Britain
World Cup Win #18 – September 16, 2007 - Beijing BG Triathlon World Cup, China
World Cup Win #19 – October 7, 2007 - Rhodes BG Triathlon World Cup, Greece
World Cup Win #20 – May 25, 2008 - Madrid BG Triathlon World Cup, Spain

Official 2008 Madrid BG Triathlon World Cup Results:
1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Elite Women – Official Results
1st – Vanessa Fernandes (POR) 2:04:46
2nd – Helen Tucker (GBR) 2:05:49
3rd – Daniela Ryf (SUI) 2:06:10
4th – Hollie Avil (GBR) 2:06:19
5th – Lisa Norden (SWE) 2:07:35
6th – Elizabeth May (LUX) 2:08:00
7th – Christiane Pilz (GER) 2:08:05
8th – Carole Peon (FRA) 2:08:19
9th – Eva Dollinger (AUT) 2:08:19
10th – Emma Davis (IRL) 2:08:45

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