Petra Eggenschwiler and Diego Van Looy are the winners of the Powerman Mallorca 2019

Swiss Petra Eggenschwiler and Belgium Diego Van Looy are the winners of the 4th edition of the Ferrer Hotels Powerman Mallorca Powered by Felt. The race had perfect weather conditions and over 400 duathletes have enjoyed the competitions on the Classic distance (10km running, 60km cycling– no drafting allowed and 10km running) and on the Sprint distance (5km running, 30km cycling and 5km running). It’s been one of the earliest duathlon events of the European season. German brothers Bianca and Rico Bogen get the victory of the Sprint distance.

Ferrer Hotels Powerman Mallorca Powered by Felt has been an exciting competiton for 400 duathletes in a perfect sunny day in Can Picafort, Mallorca. Reigning Long Distance Duathlon World Champ Petra Eggenschwiler and Diego Van Looy grabbed convincing victories at the fourth edition of one of the earliest duathlon races in Europe. Swiss Petra Eggenschwiler lead the race and got a solid victory showing an impressive performance. First runner up was the Spanish Yéssica Pérez with a 4 minutes gap. Austrian Sigrid Herndler was finally third.

“It’s been amazing, the sun, the course… I felt really strong today and I’m happy to get in Mallorca the first victory of the year!” said Eggenschwiler.

In the male category, Belgium triathlete Daniel Van Looy starred a great performance to get a solid victory (2h39:41) overtaking a few rivals after the first leg. He lead the race till the second transition, and started the last run segment just 5” ahead of three times Duathlon World Champ Gael Le Bellec, who finished second. Third duathlete at the finish line was Michele Paonne, from Liechtenstein.

“I’ve tried to follow the best runner in the first leg, then I pushed on the bike and I felt confidence I could win the race in the last 10km. Running here is so special, with nice views, the sea, also the incredible weather in February. I’m so happy!”, said Van Looy.

Two Young German brothers, Bianca and Rico Bogen got the Sprint distance victories in female and male category.

Female Classic distance 
1. Petra Eggenschwiler (SWI)     3h02:20
2. Yéssica Pérez (ESP)               3h06:11
3. Sigrid Herndler (AUT)            3h06:45
4. Margarita Fullana 3h11:50
5. Kim Nulens3h13:28

 

Male Classic distance 

1. Diego Van Looy (BEL)            2h39:41
2. Gael Le Bellec (FRA)             2h41:19
3. Michele Paonne (LIE)            2h41:52
4. Ben Price                              2h44:00
5. Denis Sketako                       2h45:22
6. Kasper Laumann                   2h45:30
7. Toumi Dahmani                    2h47:49
8. Chris Roxburgh                     2h48:37
9. Ewen Toulgoat                      2h51:25
10. Michael Reithmayr              2h52:20

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Fierce battles for the victory at the Powerman Mallorca 2019 on Saturday!

There will be a thrilling competition on Saturday with a huge and fierce elite field ready to fight for the victory at the Ferrer Hotels Powerman Mallorca Powered by Felt 2019 from 9h30. The race venue has been improved –start-finish line and the transition area, and everything is set in Can Picafort in Mallorca for one of the first international duathlons of the season in Europe. More than 400 athletes will compete in the two distances of the event: The ‘Classic” race is 10km running, 60km cycling– no drafting allowed and 10km running, while the ‘Short’ format (5km running, 30km cycling and 5km running) is the shorter competition.

 

There will be around 20 top class duathletes looking for the first victory in 2019. French Gaël Le Bellec, three times Long Distance World Champion and second at the Powerman World Ranking, Ben Price, current British Duathlon Champ and fourth in 2018 in Mallorca, Slovenia’s Denis Sketako (9th at the Powerman Ranking), Belgiums Kim Nulens and Diego Van Looy, or Danish Kasper Laumann, a solid runner who even won Palma Marathon last edition. In the female category reigning Long Distance Duathlon World Champ Swiss Petra Eggenschwiler, is the main favourite, but Portuguese triathlete Ana Filipa Santos or Spanish Marga Fullana (5 times Cross Country Mountain Bike World Champ) amongst other good cyclist will try to beat her.

 

The schedule of the event has also been modified in order to improve the athlete’s experience. The race weekend starts on Friday, February 22nd at the official hotel (Hotel Ferrer Janeiro) with the race briefings, Expo and Pasta Party. Saturday, February 23 Powerman starts from 09:30 Ferrer Hotels PowerMan Mallorca Duathlon Powered By Felt offers a €5,000 Pro Prize Purse shared among the top ranked Elite at the ‘Classic’ race, and VIP’s Vouchers and Accommodations for the best duathletes, trophies for Age Group Athletes…

 

Powerman is the most recognized and demanding world Duathlon competition, launched in 1989. Powerman Mallorca joined in 2016 the international circuit Powerman, with vents is countries such as Denmark, Greece, Malaysia, Panama, Spain, Indonesia, Germany, Switzerland. Powerman brand is the most recognized in the world, belongs and managed by the International Powerman Association (IPA). More info: www.powerman.org and www.powermanspain.com

 

Gaël Le Bellec (FRA) and Lisa Roberts (USA) are claiming the victories at Powerman Arizona

Powerman Arizona 2019 Overall Men
1. Gaël Le Bellec (FRA) 3x World Powerman Champion
2. Chad Hall (USA) sub 30 10km and pro cyclist
3. Adam Feigh (USA) multiple top 10 pro Ironman finishes
4. Matt Smith (AUS) Double Continental Powerman Medalist
5. Peter ‘Oz’ Ellis (GBR) double Powerman race winner
6. Jason Lentzke (USA) Ironman AG medalist
7. Andi Kälin (SUI) top 10 World Powerman Championships

Overall Women
1. Lisa Roberts (USA) Continental LD Tri Medalist
2. Jeniffer Lentzke (USA) pro triathlete
3. Simona Celik (USA)
4. Airi Sawada (JPN) 3x Continental Duathlon Champion
5. Susan Pierson (USA)

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