Søren Bystrup and Sandrina Illes new champions of 2018 Vejle ETU Powerman Middle Distance Duathlon European Championships

In the absence of last year’s womens’ champion Emma Pooley, Sandrina Illes of Australia overcame last year’s disappointment to be crowned championed. Netherland’s Marina van Dijk and Switzerland’sMelanie Maurer took silver and bronze respectively.

The men’s race was very much a hard fought battle betwen Germany’s Felix Köhler and local hero Søren Bystrup. The first run leg was evenly matched for the elites, but Søren managed to have advantage on the bike, and kept going until the finish, leaving Köhler to finish with the silver. Another local hero Simon Jørn Hansen, the Danish Sprint Duathlon champion, took the bronze position.

The race took place in a tough course, but with beautiful weather conditions in Vejle, Denmark.

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