The countdown is on for the next event on the XTERRA Europe calendar as athletes gear up for XTERRA Trentino Dolomiti Paganella on September 24th to 26th. XTERRA Europe is partnering with Europe Triathlon to bring you the 2021 European Cross Triathlon and Cross Duathlon Championships, promising exciting racing as athletes battle it out for the championship title. This race doubles up as the inaugural XTERRA Trentino Dolomiti Paganella.
Athletes representing their European Federations will be racing alongside non-federation athletes who may participate in the XTERRA open category in both the Triathlon and Duathlon events. As the inaugural event, XTERRA Europe look forward to welcoming athletes to this beautiful new location. Having recently hosted the XTERRA Dolomiti di Brenta Trail Marathon earlier this month, and the XTERRA Molveno Short Track race back in October 2020, it has proved a big hit with sports-lovers and families.
Starting tomorrow, Andalo Life Park will be alive with activity as athletes prepare to race in the cross-duathlon on Friday, September 24th and the cross-triathlon on Sunday, September 26th. Both courses promise to be unforgettable with the towns of Molveno and Andaloshowcasing what the area has to offer. From the breathtaking and enchanting lake to the scenic run course and the challenging but equally rewarding bike route, this course will prove a real treat to athletes and spectators alike.
With this event being one of the first chances athletes have had to represent their country at a championship event this year, they will be ready to go all-in to deliver their best result. Elite athletes will also be competing for the prize-purse on offer, while athletes racing in the open category will be looking to secure their spot in the XTERRA World Championships later in the year.
Quotes from athletes:
“I came to the area last year for the XTERRA Short Track race in Molveno. It was incredible to win here, the race was incredible, and I love the place. I can’t wait to be back and part of another Dolomites experience!” – Ruben Ruzafa
“This is an amazing location full of nature and surrounded by mountains with breathtaking views, it can’t get any better than that. There are so many new faces which is great for the sport. On race day, I just plan to give my best and enjoy the race and the beautiful venue.” – Michelle Flippo
|Elite Men – XTERRA World Ranking / Name, NAT||Elite Women -XTERRA World Ranking / Name, NAT|
|2 – Arthur Serrieres, FRA||3 – Sandra Mairhofer, ITA|
|3 – Ruben Ruzafa, ESP||4 – Helena Karásková, CZE|
|6 – Maxim Chane, FRA||6 – Morgane Riou, FRA|
|8 – Lukas Kocar, CZE||12 – Solenne Billouin, FRA|
|11 – Arthur Forissier, FRA||14 – Michelle Flipo, MEX|
|13 – Karel Dusek, CZE||15 – Carina Wasle, AUT|
|14 – Filippo Barazzuoul, ITA||16 – Diede Diederiks, NED|
|16 – Xavier Dafflon, SUI||18 – Alizee Paties, FRA|
|17 – Sebastien Carabin, BEL||20 – Eleonora Peroncini, ITA|
|18 – Franco Pesavento, ITA||23 – Jindriska Zemanova, CZE|
|29 – Geert Lauryssen, BEL||31 – Aneta Grabmullerova, CZE|
|32 – Rui Dolores, POR||33 – Linda Van Vliet, NED|
|33 – Michele Bonacina, ITA||49 – María Calleja Aguayo, ESP|
|41 – Mathias Cloostermans, BEL||64 – Isabelle Klein, LUX|
|45 – Lucas Van Deynze, BEL||65 – Saleta Castro, ESP|
|51 – Jan Kubicek, CZE||103 – Louise Fox, GBR|
|53 – Tiago Maia, POR|
|57 – Samuel Jud, SUI|
|59 – Tim Van Hemel, BEL|
|75 – Wouter Dijkshoorn, NED|
|89 – Koen De Leeuw, NED|
|113 – Dominik Wychera, AUT|
|121 – Matteo Bozzato, ITA|
|139 – Vojtech Bednarsky, CZE|
|140 – Jan Francke, CZE|
|193 – Joep Staps, NED|
|323 – Bart Cooymans, NED|
|N/R – Shachar Sagiv, ISR|
|N/R – Ondrej Kubo, SVK|
|N/R – Daniel Kraviansky, SVK|
|N/R – Alessandro De Gasperi, ITA|
The European Cross Triathlon will be streamed live on XTERRA Europe Facebook channels on Sunday 26 September at 10:00 (UTC+03). The Elite and Under-23 Men’s race kicks off at 11:00(UTC), with the Elite and Under-23 Women’s Race starting shortly after at 11:03 (UTC).
Text Credits /Photo Credits: XTERRA Europe