ETU Duathlon European Champs

by ITU Admin on 05 Jun, 2007 12:00

Edinburgh is set to be host City for the ETU Duathlon European Championships on the 16th June 2007. The Course around Holyrood Park is not only one of the most scenic on the circuit, but also one of the most challenging! It is the aim of the Local Organising Committee, the European Triathlon Union, the British Triathlon Federation and Triathlon Scotland to ensure that all athletes, spectators & officials have a memorable time in Scotland, before, during & after the event!

Prior to the Duathlon Championships a ‘Festival of Sport’ will be held which will include a 5km run race, a Cycle race & an ‘open water swim’ which will be open to all and a a Citizens Wave Triathlon. The Duathlon Age-group Championships will be mass start races for all age-groups athletes and will have a non-drafting cycle section. The Elite Championships will also be a mass start event after the age-group race but the cycle section of the Elite race will be draft-legal. Both the Age-group and Elite events will take place on closed roads in and around Holyrood Park

In the women’s field the 4th finisher on the Duathlon World Championships - held a month ago - Alexandra Louison from France is the one to watch. She will not have an easy race since athletes like Laura Giordano of Italy, Inmaculada Pereiro of Spain and of course the local favorite Catriona Morrison is in the field. The challanging bike course will probably set the podium in a way that the most fresh runner for the final 5km run will find herself on the top of the podium.

In the men’s field the Portugese tandem of Lino Barruncho and the 2006 U23 European Champion Sergio Silva will set the speed on the run-bike-run event. Javier Garcia, the experienced Spanish athlete is also travelling to Scotland to finish on the top. The French team will be represented with a strong big team including Stephane ValentiLaurent Galinier, Damien Derobert and Benjamin Grenetier. Who will be in the best form of them, difficult to tell, but for sure they will be there for the final battle. The best known of all top favourite is still Benny Vansteelant representing Belgium. Benny did not have a good race in Gyor but for sure the hilly and technical bike course in Edinburgh will give him the chance again.

All of this excitement on Saturday. Stay tuned on www.etu-triathlon.org and click here for up-to-date athlete start lists and race information.

Related Event: 2007 Edinburgh ETU Duathlon European Championships
16 - 17 Jun, 2007 • event pageall results
Results: 65-69 Male AG
1. George Black GBR 02:25:53
2. Horst Wittnebel GER 02:33:45
3. Bob Luck GBR 02:36:31
4. Dieter Schütze GER 02:51:48
5. Ray Bunn GBR 02:52:05
6. Frank Lalo FRA 02:56:21
DNF. Andrew Wright GBR 00:00:00
Results: Elite Men
1. Benny Vansteelant BEL 01:56:26
2. Rob Woestenborghs BEL 01:56:53
3. Tom Lowe GBR 01:56:58
4. Joerie Vansteelant BEL 01:57:32
5. Alessio Picco ITA 01:57:43
6. Damien Derobert FRA 01:58:00
7. Andreas Sutz SUI 01:58:06
8. Kris Coddens BEL 01:58:22
9. Lino Barruncho POR 01:58:42
10. Stéphane Valenti FRA 01:59:12
Results: Elite Women
1. Catriona Morrison GBR 02:11:30
2. Radka Vodickova CZE 02:15:58
3. Alexandra Louison FRA 02:16:02
4. Laura Giordano ITA 02:17:30
5. Cristina Clerico ITA 02:17:49
6. Maud Golsteyn NED 02:18:19
7. Sandra Levenez FRA 02:19:55
8. Felicity Hart GBR 02:20:23
9. Jacqueline Uebelhart SUI 02:21:38
10. Inmaculada Pereiro Gonzalez ESP 02:24:10
Results: U23 Men
1. Bart Aernouts BEL 01:58:07
2. Yoan Meudec FRA 02:00:56
3. Tomas Servit CZE 02:03:15
4. Lorenzo Stefani ITA 02:06:10
5. Oliver Mott GBR 02:06:20
6. Tom Room GBR 02:08:15
7. Mark Dowling IRL 02:11:28
8. Chris Stipdonk CAN 02:11:44
DNF. Garry Hughes GBR 00:00:00
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