ETU European U23 Championship titles up for grabs in Holten

By David Peddie | 28 Jun, 2013

Rachel Klamer will attempt a unique double this weekend when she competes in the ETU U23 European Championships in Holten.

The newly-crowned European Champion, fresh from her thrilling victory in Alanya just a fortnight ago, is on home turf and amongst the favourites to claim another title.

If her recent form is enough to make her one of the favourites, her form in Holten will give her rivals even more cause for concern.

She has won an ITU Premium European Cup race in 2012 and 2011 and in 2009 was runner up as a Junior athlete in the European Junior Championships. It is a formidable record.

Behind Klamer, Russian duo Elena Danilova and Alexandra Razarenova finished on the podium in Aguilas last year and will hope to at least match their performance. Razarenova won the U23 title in 2011 in Eilat and if she could reclaim the title here it would confirm her dominance at this level.

Carolina Routier (ESP) has excelled in the swim discipline in Madrid and Alanya recently and will hope to add more to her bike and run to give herself more of a chance at the podium.

In the Men’s U23 Championship, Igor Polyanskiy (RUS), Davide Uccellari (ITA), Andrey Bruykhankov (RUS) carry the main threat and are three of the more experienced campaigners in this competition.

Polyanskiy and Bruykhankov have both posted two top ten finishes in the last two years including a bronze medal for Polyanskiy in 2011 in Eilat. In that race, Uccellari claimed a silver medal so the pedigree is there amongst these three.

It will be interesting to see how Britain’s Thomas Bishop fares as this will be his first International race in 2013. But 2012 was a stellar breakthrough year for the Brit, with a silver medal in the same competition in Aguilas last year. He also won a silver medal at the European Cup in Holten so he knows how to perform on this course.

Dorian Coninx (FRA), reigning European Junior Champion following his victory in Alanya, is one of the exciting Junior athletes who will make the step up and compete for the U23 title.

The European U23 Championship is an Olympic Distance race and the athletes will complete a 1500m swim (2 x 750m laps), 40km bike  5 x 8km laps) and 10km run ( 4 x 2.5km laps.)

U23 Women Start List 

U23 Men Start List 


Live streaming and live timing will be available at

Related Event: 2013 Holten ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships
27 - Jun, 2013 • event pageall results
Results: U23 Men
1. Florin Salvisberg SUI 01:49:52
2. Jelle Geens BEL 01:50:38
3. Vicente Hernandez ESP 01:50:39
4. Uxio Abuin Ares ESP 01:51:03
5. Kristian Blummenfelt NOR 01:51:05
6. Ivan Kalashnikov RUS 01:51:11
7. Dorian Coninx FRA 01:51:14
8. Andrey Bryukhankov RUS 01:51:35
9. Igor Polyanskiy RUS 01:51:43
10. Peter Denteneer BEL 01:51:51
Results: U23 Women
1. Lois Rosindale GBR 02:05:53
2. Rachel Klamer NED 02:06:04
3. Arina Shulgina ITU 02:06:12
4. Alexandra Razarenova RUS 02:06:22
5. Tamara Gomez Garrido ESP 02:06:34
6. Elena Danilova RUS 02:06:46
7. Oleksandra Kokhan UKR 02:06:48
8. Mariya Shorets RUS 02:06:55
9. Sara Vilic AUT 02:07:20
10. Sofie Hooghe BEL 02:07:28
Results: Mixed U23 Relay
1. Team I Germany GER 01:16:25
2. Team II Russia RUS 01:16:49
3. Team II Spain ESP 01:17:58
4. Team I Italy ITA 01:18:05
5. Team I Ukraine UKR 01:18:59
6. Team I Netherlands NED 01:21:28
7. Team I Czech Republic CZE 01:22:28
NC. Team I Russia RUS 01:17:14
NC. Team I Spain ESP 01:19:41
DSQ. Team I Hungary HUN DSQ
Results: Youth Men Relay
1. Team I France FRA 00:55:40
2. Team I Spain ESP 00:55:44
3. Team I Great Britain GBR 00:55:48
4. Team I Russia RUS 00:56:37
5. Team I Hungary HUN 00:56:39
6. Team I Belgium BEL 00:56:45
7. Team I Denmark DEN 00:56:57
8. Team I Switzerland SUI 00:57:11
9. Team I Italy ITA 00:58:05
10. Team I Norway NOR 00:58:07
Results: Youth Women Relay
1. Team I France FRA 01:01:35
2. Team I Russia RUS 01:02:11
3. Team I Great Britain GBR 01:02:30
4. Team I Portugal POR 01:03:22
5. Team I Hungary HUN 01:03:46
6. Team I Slovenia SLO 01:04:06
7. Team I Switzerland SUI 01:04:17
8. Team I Ukraine UKR 01:04:45
9. Team I Belgium BEL 01:04:45
10. Team I Netherlands NED 01:05:01
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