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Nicolas Dougall (Dimension Data) made today his debut in IM 70.3. He finished 6th with the following splits:
- Swim: 00:25:46
- Bike: 2:19:49
- Run: 01:23:50
Total: 04:13:23
At 26 years old, do you think he has a big future in the sport?
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Re: Another ex-pro cyclist has a crack at triathlon [cxrider] [ In reply to ]
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Define "big"

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RowToTri wrote:
Not a strong bike split for a pro tour cyclist....

edit, and for the AG swim, which was what, 1300 yards and downstream.... For an AG'er he had a good bike/run. Does he plan to be pro?

it's a solid split for that course, which is neither flat nor fast. quickest split by a couple of minutes, anyway.

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Re: Another ex-pro cyclist has a crack at triathlon [RowToTri] [ In reply to ]
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RowToTri wrote:
Not a strong bike split for a pro tour cyclist....

edit, and for the AG swim, which was what, 1300 yards and downstream.... For an AG'er he had a good bike/run. Does he plan to be pro?

It was IM 70.3 Barcelona. He raced in the pro category. Turns out he won the 2009 16-19 age group Sprint ITU Worlds. Bart Aernouts won with 00:27:22/02:21:34/01:12:29 (04:05:07) and David McNamee came in second 00:23:19/02:25:22/01:14:28 (04:06:36). He rode his last World Tour race in October and it looks like he only started swimming and running again after that.
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RowToTri wrote:
Not a strong bike split for a pro tour cyclist....

edit, and for the AG swim, which was what, 1300 yards and downstream.... For an AG'er he had a good bike/run. Does he plan to be pro?


For both your points, he had the fastest bike split of the day, a couple minutes faster than Bart Aernouts, so the conditions may not have been fast. And Aernouts is also a former pro cyclist and no slouch on the bike.

Only on slowtwitch is the fastest time of the day in a 70.3 "not a strong bike split." :)

He finished 6th out of 30 pro men.

That's not a bad introduction to pro triathlon.
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trail wrote:
RowToTri wrote:
Not a strong bike split for a pro tour cyclist....

edit, and for the AG swim, which was what, 1300 yards and downstream.... For an AG'er he had a good bike/run. Does he plan to be pro?


For both your points, he had the fastest bike split of the day, a couple minutes faster than Bart Aernouts, so the conditions may not have been fast. And Aernouts is also a former pro cyclist and no slouch on the bike. mostly).

He finished 6th out of 30 pro men.

That's not a bad introduction to pro triathlon.

My bad... I assumed we were talking about Chattanooga.

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my mistake... I thought we were talking about Chattanooga.

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Re: Another ex-pro cyclist has a crack at triathlon [cxrider] [ In reply to ]
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while reading the headline I thought this was about Ruben Zepuntke who gave his pro-70.3 debut at Challenge Heilbronn this weekend, also 26 years old.

3. Ruben Zepuntke (GER) 3:50:55 S 25:11 T1 3:58 B 2:00:49 T2 2L 2:22 R 1:18:34

funny enough another ex-cannondale pro following Wurf and Talansky.

Do Nicolas and Ruben have a big future? Well, I think in both cases too early to tell, but as a cycling fan alway interesting to follow the progress.
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Re: Another ex-pro cyclist has a crack at triathlon [trail] [ In reply to ]
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trail wrote:
RowToTri wrote:
Not a strong bike split for a pro tour cyclist....

edit, and for the AG swim, which was what, 1300 yards and downstream.... For an AG'er he had a good bike/run. Does he plan to be pro?


For both your points, he had the fastest bike split of the day, a couple minutes faster than Bart Aernouts, so the conditions may not have been fast. And Aernouts is also a former pro cyclist and no slouch on the bike.

Only on slowtwitch is the fastest time of the day in a 70.3 "not a strong bike split." :)

He finished 6th out of 30 pro men.

That's not a bad introduction to pro triathlon.


And he 'Only' finished 8 min back of one of the guys who went sub 8 at Kona. I'd say he's got the potential to be a really good long course pro given that bike split on that course.
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Re: Another ex-pro cyclist has a crack at triathlon [cxrider] [ In reply to ]
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cxrider wrote:
Nicolas Dougall (Dimension Data) made today his debut in IM 70.3. He finished 6th with the following splits:
- Swim: 00:25:46
- Bike: 2:19:49
- Run: 01:23:50
Total: 04:13:23
At 26 years old, do you think he has a big future in the sport?


Nic was doing triathlons well before he switched to cycling and he was quite good then.

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Re: Another ex-pro cyclist has a crack at triathlon [Grant.Reuter] [ In reply to ]
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Swim was solid, great bike to be expected. If he can work on that run he should be right up there.

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Re: Another ex-pro cyclist has a crack at triathlon [trail] [ In reply to ]
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trail wrote:
RowToTri wrote:
Not a strong bike split for a pro tour cyclist....

edit, and for the AG swim, which was what, 1300 yards and downstream.... For an AG'er he had a good bike/run. Does he plan to be pro?


For both your points, he had the fastest bike split of the day, a couple minutes faster than Bart Aernouts, so the conditions may not have been fast. And Aernouts is also a former pro cyclist and no slouch on the bike.

Only on slowtwitch is the fastest time of the day in a 70.3 "not a strong bike split." :)

He finished 6th out of 30 pro men.

That's not a bad introduction to pro triathlon.

Like all of your points, especially "only on slowtwitch..."

Given the info supplied by the OP and what we can look up, it's rather unfair to the person to be making judgements about how "big" they will be. The opinions say more about us rather than the athlete and their performance.

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Re: Another ex-pro cyclist has a crack at triathlon [JackStraw13] [ In reply to ]
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JackStraw13 wrote:
Swim was solid, great bike to be expected. If he can work on that run he should be right up there.
Agreed... all but the run he was in the mix for the podium. The question is what sort of run capability does he have?
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Re: Another ex-pro cyclist has a crack at triathlon [BummTschack] [ In reply to ]
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BummTschack wrote:
funny enough another ex-cannondale pro following Wurf and Talansky.

Given EF's commitment to "alternative races" this year...maybe they should start a tri-team. It would give TJ more races to explode in.
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Re: Another ex-pro cyclist has a crack at triathlon [trail] [ In reply to ]
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trail wrote:
RowToTri wrote:
Not a strong bike split for a pro tour cyclist....

edit, and for the AG swim, which was what, 1300 yards and downstream.... For an AG'er he had a good bike/run. Does he plan to be pro?


For both your points, he had the fastest bike split of the day, a couple minutes faster than Bart Aernouts, so the conditions may not have been fast. And Aernouts is also a former pro cyclist and no slouch on the bike.

Only on slowtwitch is the fastest time of the day in a 70.3 "not a strong bike split." :)

He finished 6th out of 30 pro men.

That's not a bad introduction to pro triathlon.
Bart Aernouts (the former pro cyclist) is a different person than Bart Aernouts (the triathlete). The triathlete was never a pro cyclist as far as I know.
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Re: Another ex-pro cyclist has a crack at triathlon [Benv] [ In reply to ]
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Benv wrote:

Bart Aernouts (the former pro cyclist) is a different person than Bart Aernouts (the triathlete). The triathlete was never a pro cyclist as far as I know.


Doh! That's what I get for being a cyclist in a tri forum. Thanks for the correction.
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Re: Another ex-pro cyclist has a crack at triathlon [xeon] [ In reply to ]
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xeon wrote:
JackStraw13 wrote:
Swim was solid, great bike to be expected. If he can work on that run he should be right up there.


Agreed... all but the run he was in the mix for the podium. The question is what sort of run capability does he have?

I would say without even seeing what he looks like, his run potential is unlimited at this point. Being an ex pro cyclist, probably doesnt look like Starky, and 1;23 is a solid effort so early his career. He has a Talansky type swim, so potential to make the lead group there too, with some time and pool work. And nice to see that bike split, a lot of these guys that move over, end up slowing way down on the bike to survive the other two events.

I would say best debut of a pro cyclist since he who shall not be mentioned. And that was not a debut, but a return.
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Re: Another ex-pro cyclist has a crack at triathlon [trail] [ In reply to ]
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And if he had biked any harder, no doubt everyone would call him out for overbiking!!
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DFW_Tri wrote:
And if he had biked any harder, no doubt everyone would call him out for overbiking!!


Man we're slipping on ST. Not only did he overbike (beat Bart Aernouts), but he also over swam (also beating Bart). As former ITU junior, I assume this guy can run once he gets the pacing dialed in on race day on the first 2 sports and gets more miles under his legs with the running shoes.
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18 free minutes ...wheee!

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