Pieter Heemeryck and Judith Corachan reign in an incredible third edition of Challenge Peguera Mallorca 2016
Incredible victories from Belgium’s Pieter Heemeryck and Spain’s Judith Corachán in the third edition of the Challenge Peguera Mallorca 2016, on a day full of triathlon in the superb setting of Calvia.
A sunny day dawned in Peguera, with the weather becoming once more an ally for a magnificent event, converging in an epic and visual race. The sea, after a week of fluctuating weather conditions, left a wavy sea which m.ade for a more complex swim segment
Amaneció el día soleado en Peguera, una vez más el tiempo decidió aliarse con la prueba para que el espectáculo fuese, además de épico, visual. El mar, después de una semana de tiempo cambiante conservaba “olas de resaca” que hicieron que la natación fuera más complicada de lo previsto.
In the men’s race Jordi García Gracia was first out of the water, in a group with Belgium’s Pieter Heemeryck, David Bishop (UK) and Henry Beck (GER).
The run took place entirely in the central area of Peguera, distributed over four laps that went along the town’s boulevard with the promenade uniting the beaches of Palmira, Tora and Romana, with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.
During the 90 km bike sector, Belgian’s Heemeryck dominated a technically demanding and sinuous segment that combined coast, mountain, natural landscapes at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana (UNESCO World Heritage), through traditional villages such as Capdellà, Calvià and some of the best known resorts in Europe such as Santa Ponça or Peguera, along with Toro.
The run course would prove decisive, with an unrivalled Heemeryck, the rest of the podium places still had to be determined. An incredible comeback clinched Julian Mutterer (GER) second place, while the third position went to Spain’s Jordi García Gracia, after yet another unbelievable run segment.
El tramo de run fue decisivo, con un Heemeryck intratable, la incógnita era conocer quiénes serían los otros dos compañeros de pódium. La remontada de Julian Mutterer (GER) le aupó hasta la segunda posición, mientras que el tercer puesto fue para Jordi García Gracia (ESP) con un gran sector de run.
Pieter Heemeryck (BEL): 03:56:02
Julian Mutterer (GER): 03:58:41
Jordi Garcia (ESP): 03:59:20
Judith Corachan, a perfect race.
Britain’s Catherine Jameson and Judith Corachan sustained an impressive contest throughout the first two segments, virtually finishing the swim course together and retaining a slight difference during the main part of the race, with Uk’s Nicole Walters following behind them in third spot.
Coming into the final race segment, Catherine Jameson was unable to uphold Judith, who continued to maintain a very high pace that ultimately earned her the final victory. Italy’s Sara Dossena, rallied positions on the run leaving T2 in in seventh place to finally finish in second position.
Lastly, the 2015 Challenge Peguera champion, Sara Loehr, kept her fourth position from off the bike, and in an incredible final course completed the podium in third position.
Judith Corachan (Esp): 04:32:48
Sara Dossena (Ita): 04:35:48
Sara Loehr (Esp): 04:37:53
Challenge Peguera Mallorca concludes with great success and offering a high quality sporting event. This success, based on community support and the volunteers, consolidates the race as the most important deseasonalization sporting event for Calvia.
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