Norcross, Georgia - Coming off of a win at last month's Ironman 70.3 Boise event, Blue Competition Cycles athlete Magali Tisseyre captured the Amica Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island race on Sunday, riding her Blue Triad SL away from the field again.
Tisseyre, a 30-year-old Canadian, led from wire-to-wire and crossed the line in Providence with a total time of 4:27:08, marking an impressive 11:30 margin over the race's second-place finisher.
After leading all women out of the water with a 29:08 swim, Tisseyre's 2011 Triad enabled her to pedal farther away from her would-be contenders and post the fastest women's bike split of the day at 2:32:37.
"The Triad's speed and comfortable ride allowed me to easily distance myself and enter the run with fresh legs to pull out the win," Tisseyre said after the race. "I couldn't be happier with how it has performed on the course for me this year."
With an average speed of 22.05 MPH, Tisseyre, the 2009 Triathete Magazine Ironman 70.3 triathlete of the year, was able to increase her 2:16 swim lead to more than six minutes over her nearest chaser by the time she dismounted the bike.
Just as she had done in Boise, the 5-foot-4 Tisseyre followed her fastest bike split with the fastest women's run of the day at 1:22:47 for the decisive win.