Just as was the case with the (rescheduled) 2021 edition in October, Sunday’s OSTO Challenge Salou in Spain saw the format changed to a duathlon format. A polar front saw the planned 1.9km swim amended to a 4km run, the event now being held in duathlon format.
With a shortened swim in South Africa and a cancelled swim in Melilla, it was another challenging weekend for event organisers.
The Salou races were won by Great Britain’s Fenella Langridge and and Denmark’s World Triathlon Long Distance Champion, Kristian Høgenhaug.
In addition to those reports from Sunday, we can now bring you an ‘in pictures’ reflection of the race, thanks once again to regular TRI247 contributor, José Luis Hourcade (www.joseluishourcade.com), who was on-site to record the action.
Pensive at the start, Fenella Langridge would be smiling at the finish
The Pro Men get underway…
… followed five minutes later by the Pro Women
The opening run left plenty of athletes in close contention at T1
2021 winner, Lisa Norden, always excels on the bike
Els Visser and Fenella Langridge kept the Swedish athlete in sight
World Triathlon LD Champion, Kristian Høgenhaug, powered his way to the front
Robert Kallin was part of the leading three for the men
Former Pro cyclist, Ruben Zepuntke heads the race with Hogenhaug and Kallin
Fenella Langridge in aero-optimised mode
India Lee (right) was one of the chase group on the bike
Duathlon format certainly didn’t help speedy swimmer Andrew Horsfall-Turner
Robert Kallin lead into T2
Høgenhaug was just 30 seconds back
Third onto the run was Ruben Zepuntke
A slow T2 from Langridge, saw Norden (left) and Visser start the run together
The Brit was confident in her run form however, and not far behind
It wouldn’t be a Challenge Salou gallery without this featuring!
Roberto Sanchez Mantecon was making a strong move on the half marathon
The win however would go to BMC Pro Triathlon Team athlete, Høgenhaug
A fine start to the year for Langridge who, like Hogenhaug, now heads to the IRONMAN World Championship in St George, Utah
A very happy Els Visser takes second
Høgenhaug (1st), Sanchez Mantecon (2nd), Emil Holm (3rd)
Langridge (1st), Visser (2nd), Lee (3rd)
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