The final European race of the 2021 Challenge Family season was held on Sunday at Challenge Peguera-Mallorca. The popular event attracted significant Pro interest and given the quality of athletes on show, not surprisingly, two highly competitive races.
As we reported on Saturday, Frederik Funk (GER) and Nicola Spirig (SUI) – the 2021 Europe Triathlon Middle Distance Champions – both matched those positions from Challenge Walchsee to take narrow victories.
Following up on that report – and with great thanks to regular contributor José Luis Hourcade (www.joseluishourcade.com) – we can bring you the story of the race in pictures.
A relaxed-looking Nicola Spirig pre-raceA not quite so relaxed Frederik FunkLucy Hall prepares for another swim masterclassA rapid charge from the beach startPeguera really is a great end-of-season venueA solo swim – standard fare for Lucy HallJodie Stimpson (right) was one of the chasersOf course, Nicola Spirig wasn’t too far behindSome of the lead men exiting the waterNo waiting around for Lucy HallNicola Spirig on the road bike againTeam ERDINGER Alkoholfrei would feature strongly – this is Nils FrommholdNils was joined at the front of the race by Frederik FunkAs always, Magnus Ditlev was one of the fastest riders on the courseChallenge Salou winner Collin ChartierIndia Lee would go on to finish fourthJodie Stimpson performed well on the bike in her first race for many monthsThe Swiss duo of Spirig and Imogen Simmonds chasing Lucy HallLucy is seemingly improving with every raceNot a flat course…A day at the beach for Frederik FunkCollin Chartier chasing down race leader FunkDitlev can run too – he would finish thirdNot a great day for Great Britain’s Thomas Davis‘Catch me if you can’ was Lucy Hall’s approach in MallorcaNicola Spirig would win her fifth middle-distance race of the season – but Lucy Hall made her work very hard for itImogen Simmonds made it Swiss one-twoNicola Spirig adds another win to her incredible C.V.The men’s podium – Funk (1st), Chartier (2nd), Ditlev (3rd)Impressive racing and a top quality women’s podium in Mallorca –
Spirig (1st), Simmonds (2nd), Hall (3rd)
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