ETU Duathlon European Champs

by World Triathlon 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 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: Elite Men
1. Benny Vansteelant BEL 01:56:26
2. Rob Woestenborghs BEL 01:56:53
3. Thomas Lowe GBR 01:56:58
4. Joerie Vansteelant BEL 01:57:32
5. Alessio Picco ITA 01:57:43
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
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
DNS. Garry Hughes GBR DNS
Results: U23 Women
1. Charlotte Gauchet FRA 02:16:09
DNF. Maria Barrett GBR DNF
DNS. Dagmar Mondlova SVK DNS
Results: Junior Men
1. Joao Silva POR 00:59:05
2. Mark Threlfall GBR 00:59:28
3. José Estrangeiro POR 00:59:29
4. Oscar Vicente ESP 00:59:30
5. Martin Hubacek SVK 00:59:31
Results: Junior Women
1. Sophie Coleman GBR 01:11:22
2. Kirsty Mcwilliam GBR 01:11:59
3. Alexa Giussani ITA 01:14:33
4. Erica Facchini ITA 01:15:04
5. Mary Ferrier GBR 01:15:19
Results: 20-24 Male AG
1. David Roper GBR 01:57:06
2. Matthias Graute GER 01:57:37
3. Steven Lawley GBR 02:01:50
4. James Harrison GBR 02:03:45
5. Jacob Manning GBR 02:04:37
Results: 20-24 Female AG
1. Freya Bloor GBR 02:15:05
2. Rachel Stoakes GBR 02:15:23
3. Carla Molinaro GBR 02:24:00
4. Emma Mackie NZL 02:30:47
5. Joanna Lee GBR 02:49:48
Results: 25-29 Male AG
1. Matt Cullen GBR 01:57:23
2. Rene Hordemann GER 01:58:33
3. Felix Perez Sanchez ESP 02:00:01
4. Graeme Knott GBR 02:00:43
5. Jon Telletxea ESP 02:01:04
Results: 25-29 Female AG
1. Emma Smith GBR 02:13:12
2. Louise Kelly GBR 02:13:29
3. Keira-Eva Mooney IRL 02:18:53
4. Lucinda Insall-Jones GBR 02:19:40
5. Danielle Stewart GBR 02:21:05
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