Excitement builds for the inaugural XTERRA Trentino Dolomiti Paganella

XTERRA Trentino Dolomiti Paganella

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. 

XTERRA Trentino Dolomiti Paganella

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

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