Challenge Mallorca to host 2014 ETU European Middle Distance Triathlon Championships

By David Peddie | 18 Jan, 2014

The European Triathlon Union and Challenge Family have announced that Challenge Mallorca will host the 2014 ETU European Middle Distance Triathlon Championships on 18 October 2014.

This half-distance race returns to Spanish soil after a thrilling ‘clash of the titans’ race in Barcelona which saw Javier Gomez crowned European Middle Distance Champion in 2013 (pictured below).

ETU President, Renato Bertrandi, said: “It is with pleasure that I welcome Mallorca as our half Distance European Championship in collaboration with Challenge. Our goal is to provide our athletes, Elites and Age Groups, with safe and quality races and Mallorca, along with Challenge Almere for the full distance, will deliver some unforgettable moments.”

“We cannot think of a better way to launch the inaugural Challenge Mallorca than by continuing our partnership with ETU,” said Challenge Family CEO, Felix Walchshöfer.

“Mallorca is one the prime holiday spots in Europe and also one of the top training destinations for triathletes. Having Challenge Mallorca as part of ETU highlights the importance of the race and the location and will ensure the season finishes in style!”

Race Director, Alberto Castro Baena, said: “Set in spectacular surroundings between the sea and mountains, with a fast, exciting course, first class facilities, an organisation who is 100% dedicated to the competition, Triathlon Village Paguera,  plus an extensive programme of sports, cultural and leisure activities.” 

“This is what we offer to all Challenge Paguera-Mallorca triathletes. We are here to stay for a good long while and we are giving it all we've got. Your challenge is our challenge!”

Following the announcement of the Challenge Almere- Amsterdam European Long Distance Championships late last year, this news cements the ETU and Challenge Family’s continued partnership towards delivering high quality, mass participation triathlon competitions.

For more information on the Challenge Mallorca ETU European Middle Distance Championships, visit

Related Event: 2014 Almere-Amsterdam ETU Challenge Long Distance Triathlon European Championships
13 Sep, 2014 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Markus Fachbach GER 08:28:25
2. Dirk Wijnalda NED 08:33:09
3. Chris Fischer DEN 08:34:05
4. Sergio Marques POR 08:37:11
5. Petr Vabrousek CZE 08:43:57
6. Gerrit Schellens BEL 08:44:30
7. David Näsvik SWE 08:46:55
8. Thijs Koelen NED 08:47:26
9. Dejan Patrcevic CRO 08:48:49
10. Bart Candel NED 08:50:29
Results: Elite Women
1. Heleen Bij De Vaate NED 09:16:26
2. Tineke Van Den Berg NED 09:26:04
3. Victoria Gill GBR 09:42:53
4. Celia Kuch GER 09:56:25
5. Lina-Kristin Schink GER 10:08:59
6. Anna Kusch GER 10:13:20
7. Rahel Bellinga NED 10:19:08
8. Corine Neelen NED 10:22:57
9. Vanessa Pereira POR 10:27:53
10. Zeljka Milicic CRO 11:14:37
Results: Men's PT1
1. Rafael López Ordoñez ESP 12:25:35
Results: 20-24 Female AG
1. Lubov Pavlosyuk RUS 14:58:20
Results: 25-29 Female AG
1. Cindy Van Der Veld NED 11:21:16
2. Tessa Linssen NED 11:38:46
3. Amy Kilpin GBR 11:48:43
Results: 30-34 Female AG
1. Andrea Jochems NED 10:37:37
2. Suzanne De Lijser NED 11:02:35
3. Lisa Buchanan GBR 11:23:01
4. Julie Pritchard GBR 12:17:22
5. Maaike Van Vliet NED 12:56:55
6. Djoeke Brons NED 13:43:57
DNF. Maryvonne Van Den Berg NED 00:00:00
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