Thumbs up for Ali Brownlee. He’s going for a Duathlon title this weekend.

By Paul Groves | 04 Mar, 2020

Well, not all bad news comes from the Coronavirus / Covid-19.

With the cancellation of the WTS Abu Dhabi event, there are a host of top athletes who have nothing to do this weekend and, having been successfully added to the start lists, will leave their wetsuits packed away and instead try for a medal at the ETU Punta Umbría European Duathlon Championships.

No doubt generating more interest than most will be Great Britain’s double Olympic Champion, holder of European and World triathlon titles, Alistair Brownlee.

His presence will seriously focus the mind of reigning World and European title-holder, Benjamin Choquert FRA and no doubt make the crowds cheer even louder for the host nation’s favourite, Emilio Martín. Add to this mix Belgium’s strong team, which now has Simon De Cuyper. With the visiting Canadian (No medals or titles for him but prize-money and points), Tyler Mislawchuk the pace at the front end is going to be intense.

The women’s race is also going to see some late additions and the long-distance specialist, from Austria, Sandrina Illes, will once more do battle with the reigning European champion, Irene Loizate Sarrionandia ESP. This was a tremendous race last year in Târgu Mureș, where the Spaniard won by just 7 seconds. The biggest threat now comes from GB’s running ace, Beth Potter. Last year in Weert, she showed a clean pair of heels to everyone and posted a 10k run that was 33 seconds faster than anyone else. Could this possibly be a British clean sweep?

Well, fortunately the Federación Española de Triatlón, will be streaming the races live and as soon as we get the links, they will be published for you to enjoy.

Their Facebook Page is regularly updated in line with the ETU Facebook Page.

In the meantime, sit back and have a look at the start lists.

Related Event: 2020 Punta Umbria ETU Duathlon European Championships
07 - Mar, 2020 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Benjamin Choquert FRA 00:52:12
2. Tyler Mislawchuk CAN 00:52:18
3. Krilan Le Bihan FRA 00:52:20
4. Alistair Brownlee GBR 00:52:21
5. Vincent Bierinckx BEL 00:52:29
6. Angelo Vandecasteele BEL 00:52:31
7. Yohan Le Berre FRA 00:52:35
8. Arnaud Dely BEL 00:52:36
9. Vitalii Vorontsov UKR 00:52:38
10. Mark Buckingham GBR 00:53:06
Results: Elite Women
1. Lisa Perterer AUT 00:58:45
2. Beth Potter GBR 00:58:54
3. Jocelyn Daniely Brea Abreu ESP 01:00:01
4. Garance Blaut FRA 01:00:12
5. Sandrina Illes AUT 01:00:24
6. Sonia Bejarano ESP 01:00:31
7. Marion Legrand FRA 01:00:39
8. Marta Pintanel Raymundo ESP 01:00:44
9. Laura Swannet BEL 01:00:56
10. María Varo Zubiri ESP 01:01:05
Results: U23 Men
1. Krilan Le Bihan FRA 00:52:20
2. Arnaud Dely BEL 00:52:36
3. Vitalii Vorontsov UKR 00:52:38
4. Thomas Cremers NED 00:53:55
5. Axel Badia Celma ESP 00:54:04
6. Nicolas Regidor Serrano ESP 00:54:42
7. Diego Mentrida Zamarra ESP 00:55:23
8. Timi Malinen FIN 00:58:26
DNS. Ilia Krivets RUS DNS
LAP. Reece Ashfield GBR LAP
Results: U23 Women
1. Marta Pintanel Raymundo ESP 01:00:44
2. Laura Swannet BEL 01:00:56
3. Marina Muñoz Hernando ESP 01:03:16
4. Marta Romance ESP 01:03:45
5. Madeleine Henderson GBR 01:08:31
DNS. Delia Sclabas SUI DNS
Results: Junior Men
1. Jose Ignacio Galvez Ponce ESP 00:56:14
2. Alexandre Silva POR 00:56:49
3. Nicolás Heredero Carazo ESP 00:57:03
4. Olaf Jan Bosscher NED 00:58:22
5. Joan Reixach Abril ESP 00:58:41
6. Pim Bakker NED 00:58:53
7. Dimitar Jovanoski MKD 01:00:41
8. Kamil Kulik POL 01:01:39
9. Simon Martin BEL 01:02:44
DNF. Jack Douglas BEL DNF
Results: Junior Women
1. Carla Domínguez Torner ESP 01:02:34
2. María Casals Mojica ESP 01:02:56
3. Kim Van 'T Verlaat NED 01:03:28
4. Marilena Kuster SUI 01:03:49
5. Carla Guisande Vieito ESP 01:04:56
6. Silke De Wolde NED 01:05:09
7. Vanessa Possberg SUI 01:05:49
8. Willemijn Fuite NED 01:06:32
9. Joana Sousa POR 01:07:02
10. Dominika Peszleg HUN 01:07:36
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