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