Rachel Klamer and Dmitry Polyanskiy win in Holten European Cup

Rachel Klamer and Dmitry Polyanskiy win in Holten European Cup

By David Peddie on 06/07/14 at 12:06 pm

Rachel Klamer (NED) delighted the home fans with a runaway victory at the ETU Premium European Cup in Holten.

It was the 2013 European Champion’s third victory at Holten, a win she described as a “dream come true”.

Klamer finished ahead of the impressive Audrey Merle (FRA), who recorded her third podium of 2014 and her first in an Elite race.

Kate Roberts (RSA) completed the women’s podium in third place.

In the Men’s race, Dmitry Polyanskiy (RUS) stormed to victory to complete an impressive fortnight for the Russian.

Two weeks ago, Polyanskiy was runner up at the European Championships in Kitzbühel and last week finished just outside the podium in fourth place at the WTS Chicago.

This time he cruised to a stunning victory for his first European win since Tiszaujvaros in 2009.

Christophe Hettich (GER) and Simon Viain (FRA) finished second and third respectively behind Polyanskiy.

Earlier in the day, Margot Garabedian (FRA) won her first European Junior Cup ahead of Alberte Kjaer Pedersen (DEN) and Emilie Morier (FRA).

In the Junior Men’s race, Bence Bicsák (HUN) was victorious with Lukas Pertl (AUT) second and Gustav Iden (NOR) third.

ETU European Cup Results

Junior Women

Junior Men

Elite Men

1. Dmitry Polyanskiy RUS RU 01:49:54
2. Christopher Hettich GER DE 01:50:06
3. Simon Viain FRA FR 01:50:14
4. Tyler Mislawchuk CAN CA 01:50:35
5. Raphael Montoya FRA FR 01:50:52
6. Andreas Schilling DEN DK 01:51:06
7. Drew Box AUS AU 01:51:12
8. Andrey Bryukhankov RUS RU 01:51:19
9. Igor Polyanskiy RUS RU 01:51:49
10. Uxio Abuin Ares ESP ES 01:51:57

Elite Women

1. Rachel Klamer NED NL 02:04:48
2. Audrey Merle FRA FR 02:06:11
3. Kate Roberts RSA ZA 02:06:44
4. Alexandra Cassan Ferrier FRA FR 02:07:14
5. Gaia Peron TUR TR 02:07:57
6. Heather Sellars GBR GB 02:08:11
7. Petra Kurikova CZE CZ 02:08:23
8. Anastasia Abrosimova RUS RU 02:08:32
9. Verena Steinhauser ITA IT 02:09:06
10. Katie Synge GBR GB 02:09:51

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