Lang and De Gasperi take 2005 ITU European Winter Triathlon Championships
Sigrid Lang (GER) and Alessandro De Gasperi (ITA) are European Winter Triathlon
Freudenstadt, Germany, 15 January, For immediate Release: Temperatures around zero, beautiful sunshine - perfect conditions for the Women’s Winter Triathlon European Championships in Freudenstadt, Germany. Many athletes started the competition with high expectations - among them german local matador Sigrid Lang (current World Champion), Marianne Vlasfeld from the Netherlands and the current U23 European Champion Carina Wasle from Austria.
The 3 laps of the run course took about 10 minutes each for most of the athletes. The first lap was led by Carina Wasle, followed by Sigrid Lang and Stefania Bonazzi from bella Italia. The lead changed at the end of lap 2, Lang took over control. Bonazzi and Wasle tried to work together to keep up with her pace. Lang finished the run with the leading time of 29:20 and maintained her 10 seconds lead, while Bonazzi and Wasle kept the distance short to her. Marianne Vlasfeld lost over one minute to the top of the field, Camilla Hott Johansen from Norway even more, 1