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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ETU Powerman moves to Viborg

ETU Powerman is delighted to release the date and venue for the 2019 ETU Powerman Middle Distance Duathlon European Championships.

  • Where?
  • Denmark
  • Where exactly?
  • Viborg
  • When?
  • The weekend of 11th /12th May.

Why Viborg?

Well, between them; Powerman, the LOC (Racemakers), the Danish Federation and ETU have agreed that with a safe cycle course that takes the athletes from the city centre up to the Dollerup Hills and with the run course located within the old town, there is a sound basis for the Powerman legacy to grow.

The city is fully behind the race and is determined to see it grow – great news for the local community, for duathlon in Denmark and for the sport in general. The Old Barracks will be the venue for the transition area and the finish line will be close to the cathedral.

Closed roads in the old town will make the whole event much more appealing and with so many good quality hotels nearby, with plane, train and road links so good, this is going to be the race to be at in May next year.

We will bring you more news as soon as the site visit has been completed.

POWERMAN debuts in Loutraki, Greece on 24 Mar 2019

The major Run – Bike – Run brand in the World, POWERMAN, is coming for the first time in Greece. The event will take place in Loutraki, at 24th of March 2019 as “POWERMAN Greece 2019”.

The event is held by Hellenic Triathlon Federation (H.T.F.) and the Municipality of Loutraki- Perahora- Ag. Theodoroi under the auspices of I.P.A. (International Powerman Association.)

Powerman Greece schedule will includes 2 distances of non-drafting duathlon: Powerman Classic, that includes 10k running- 60k cycling- 10k running, and Powerman Short that includes 5k running- 30k cycling- 5k running. In addition, the event accommodates shorter distances for kids (POWER kids).

Age group races will be for every distance and the Powerman Classic will include an Elite Race, where some of the best duathletes of the world will take part, offering us a spectacular show.

More info and all details
http://www.powerman.org.gr/

Registrations
http://www.powerman.org.gr/registrations/

Powerman Panama Postponed To 26 Jan 2020

Panama City, Panama Due to the unforeseen circumstances that have taken place, the duathlon race, Powerman Panama that was to be held on January 27th, 2019 stands cancelled.

We had been preparing for this event for a long time and so it saddens us to a great extent to cancel it at this time. The reasons for the same is the welcoming of the Pope Francis during the World Youth Day/Jornada Mundial de la Juventud 2019. However, we shall be organizing Powerman Panama in the near future, scheduled for January 26th, 2020.

For more information please contact us via email mercadeo@latinbikes.com

Yours sincerely,

Michel Alfonzo Larrain

Eggenschwiler and Le Bellec Triumph, Successful World Record by Freddy Nock

Swiss women’s double victory, French men’s double victory at the 2018 Zofingen ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships.

At her comeback after a two-year absence, Petra Eggenschwiler from Solothurn wins in front of Melanie Maurer from Wikon, who lives in Bern. Place 3 goes to the Israeli Antonia Reznikov.

The Frenchman Gaël Le Bellec will triumph for the third time in the men’s competition after 2014 and 2015. This time in front of his compatriot Yannick Cadalen and the German Felix Köhler, who lives in Basel. The Swiss men started very well, but then had to give up or fall behind. Freddy Nock from Uerkheim set his announced world record attempt of 25 hours in the wheel of death and earned great applause in the Powerman Arena.

Seen over the entire Powerman Zofingen weekend, around 1,200 athletes took part in the 30th Powerman Zofingen, around 100 fewer than last year.

Rest in Peace Alistair Eeckman

23-year old Alistair Eeckman from California USA, who finished in sixth position in Powerman Austria on Sunday, had a road accident the day after.

The whole Powerman community is saddened to hear of his passing, and would like to express our deepest condolences to his family.

Rest in peace, Alistair.

Carol Furriela and Iuri Vinuto win Powerman Brasil 2018

Carol Furriela and Iuri Vinuto were the great champions of Powerman Brasil 2018, the national stage of the world’s longest duathlon circuit, held on a beautiful Sunday in Indaiatuba. With two 10-km race legs interspersed by 60 km of cycling on an extremely challenging course, the duoathletes had to face the sunny and hot weather that made the race even more technical and difficult.

Currently Powerman Brasil champion, Carol Furriela returned to Indaiatuba and had a good strategy to dominate the course from start to finish. In the first leg of the race Carol left the T1 with a small margin of advantage over Giovana Martins and the pedal began to open advantage over its main competitor on Sunday. “I had a strategy in search of the title, I knew that Giovana was going to run very strong, because she is a marathon runner, and it worked.” I fought alongside her in the first round and started cycling” said champion Carol Furriela.

After opening on cycling, Carol kept the distance on the second leg of the race closing 10/60/10 at 3:34:22. Giovana Martins came in second place with just under five minutes difference for the champion and Maria Vângela de Sousa completed the women’s podium in third place. “Powerman Brazil is an incredible test and one that respects the athlete too much. I’m very happy to have come back here and beaten again. Next year I’m going back to get the third championship” concludes Carol Furriela.

In the Men’s the level was also very high with presence of the best athletes of the country. Runner Up in 2017, Iuri Vinuto made several adjustments in his preparation, especially in cycling and managed to leave Indaiatuba with the victory. Iuri led the race from start to finish to celebrate his first title in Powerman Brazil.

Iuri opened the 10km race with a very strong run close 33 minutes next to Antonio Mansur. The two of them left together with advantage of almost three. On the bike Iuri did enough strength and even with partial a little slower managed to keep the difference over Manocchio and Manente. However, it was in the second race that the champion set the race by completing the 10/60/10 at 2:56:20.

“Today was a very hard day, cycling here is very strong and I knew that I had to keep the edge, as Manocchio and Manente cycling very well. I was able to lead from the beginning and very happy with my performance throughout the course “celebrated Iuri Vinuto. Guilherme Manocchio was the second placed, with just over three minutes of disadvantage for the leader, and Felipe Manente came soon in sequence, completing the podium.

Sprint:

Sunday was also the day to meet the Powerman Sprint champions, who comprise half the distance from the Classic, adding two 5-km running legs and a 30-km bike. Also counting on high technical level the race crowned Ernani de Souza and Detlei Hasse were crowned champions. Ernani is an excellent runner and is slowly hitting his duathlon races. On Sunday he was the most consistent during the entire race crossing the finish line with 1:38:51, ahead of Carlos Henrique de Oliveira and Fabio Fantozzi, second and third respectively.

In Women, Detlei showed that she is one of the best duoatletas of the country setting another event for its collection of titles. With 1:56:52, Detlei was the great champion of the Brazilian stage of the Powerman circuit finishing ahead of Elizabeth Berton, runner-up, and Vivian Oliveira, third place.

 

Power Run:

Closing the Sunday schedule was the Power Run, a 5-km race that had as its main goal to attract more athletes to meet the Powerman spirit. Many families and runners from Indaiatuba honored the event by making the party even more beautiful on the Olympic Velodrome. In the end, dozens of runners joined the duoatletas in an great atmosphere.

Results – Powerman Brasil 2018:

Classic – Women

1ª Carol Furriela – 3:34:22
2ª Giovana Martins – 3:39:18
3ª Maria Vângela de Sousa – 4:11:20

 

Classic – Men

1º Iuri Vinuto – 2:56:20
2º Guilherme Manocchio – 2:59:34
3º Felipe Manente – 3:00:28

 

Sprint – Women:

1ª Detlei Hasse – 1:56:52
2ª Elizabeth Berton – 1:59:27
3ª Vivian Oliveira – 2:06:26

 

Sprint – Men

1º Ernani de Souza – 1:38:51
2º Carlos Henrique de Oliveira – 1:41:03
3º Fabio Fantozzi – 1:42:39

Søren BYSTRUP wins the 21st POWERMAN AUSTRIA

For the 2nd time won Sören BYSTRUP the POWERMAN AUSTRIA at the Nationalparkregion Ennstal. After 2013, the Dane was also able to win the competition in 2018.

Already in the first running round Søren Bystrup took the lead of the field. The leader of the POWERMAN World Ranking dominated the whole race. Under applause of the audience, he was the first to get on the bike and returned to the running track as the leader. Routinely he defeated the track with 10 km running – 76 km cycling – 10 km running. Second place went to Frenchman Gaël LE BELLEC. Third was Zoltan SENCZYSZYN Zoltan from Germany.

For the ladies, the Austrian Sandrina ILLES was the measure of all things. The reigning world champion led the women’s field from the start of the race and was able to maintain their position until the end. Second was local hero Viktoria SCHENK from Hollenstein. Third place went to Kristina NEC-LAPINOVA from Slovakia.

The new route and the relocation zone led the participants 9 times through the competition arena on the market square in Weyer. This meant that the spectators were in the middle of the duathlon event and experienced the athletes up close. That made a special atmosphere and goosebumps feeling at the 21st POWERMAN AUSTRIA.