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Monday, January 28, 2013

Italians Go 1-2 In Rosario's Grand Prix

While Esther Nuñez handily won the women's race at the Maratón Acuática Internactional Ciudad de Rosario in Argentina, it was a dog fight down to the end among the men.

Simone Ercoli had just a little bit left in the tank at the end as he pulled out an exciting victory in 1:51:03 while second and third place was nearly a toss-up between Mario Sanzullo (1:51:08.2) and Guillermo Bertola of Argentina (1:51:08.7).

With 57 km of racing in Santa Fe-Coronda in 7 days and 88 km of racing in Hernandarias-Parana in 14 days, all the men will have plenty of additional opportunities for pacing, positioning, drafting, surging and sprinting with and against each other as the season continues.

The final results:
1. Simone Ercoli (Italy) 1:51:03
2. Mario Sanzullo (ItalY) 1:51:08.2
3. Guillermo Bertola (Argentina)
4. Edoardo Stochino (Italy) 1.51.09
5. Ivan Afanevich (Russia) 1.51.12
6. Damián Blaum (Argentina) 1.51.15
7. Saleh Mohammad (Syria) 1.51.20
8. Andrea Volpini (Italy) 1.51.21
9. Gabriel Villagoiz (Argentina) 1.51.22
10. Tomi Stefanovski (Macedonia) 1.52.50
11. Luis Bolanos (Venezuela) 1.53.19
12. Evgenij Pop Acev (Macedonia) 1.53.27
13. Angel Moreira (Venezuela) 1.53.57
14. Aquiles Balaudo (Argentina) 2.02.28
15. Tsvetan Yordanov (Bulgaria) 2.02.54
16. Jeremias Munoz (Argentina) 2.04.20
17. Dejan Mladenovski (Macedonia) 2.09.21
OTL Tiago Sato (Brazil)

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