Crash spoils Noble's day

August 7, 2011

Gavin Noble had a frustrating London 2012 Triathlon test event today. After a great swim that saw Gavin amongst the front runners in the bike, Noble and three other athletes went down on the greasy road surface folowing a downpour of heavy rain on the tight and technical London Olympic course. Noble however completed the race, albeit as the final finisher.

He was philosophical post race “A man learns nothing if he quits”, he said. Luckily Noble escaped serious injury, unlike his Austrian counterpart, who limped back to transition sporting what looked to be a broken wrist. “I’ll take the hit and just move forward – but I’ll be sore in the morning” Noble said reflecting on the race.

The race was won in fine form by GB’s Alistair Brownlee. Brownlee was part of a four man breakaway in the bike stage, along with Russian Dimitry Brukanykov who finsihed in second place. Brownlee Jnr (Johnny) posted the fastest run split of the day to claim the final spot on the podium.

Full results and coverage are available at the ITU website – by clicking here

This evening Triathlon Ireland moved over to the proposed 2012 pre Olympic training training base and met up with the Olympic Council of Ireland chef de mission Sonia O’Sulllivan, Stephen Martin, and Giles Warrington. Over the next few days they will be based in Lensbury Club and St Marys , an English Instiute of Sport site. Morrison and Noble were joined by Brian Keane and Conor Murphy.  O’Sullivan and Martin will transfer to the LOCOG chef de mission seminar near Hyde Park 8-12th August, but will also take in Badminton, Sailing and Road Cycling test events this week.Badminton and Cycling will trial out Lensbury this week. 


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