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David Hauss, Nicola Spirig take Euro Champs
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Saturday 11th July 2015


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2015 ETU European Elite Championships Results

When you have the four-time (and current), European Champion, who is also the reigning Olympic Champion and European Games Champion - racing at home in Switzerland - there was only ever going to be one winner of the Women's Elite race today at the 2015 European Elite Triathlon Championships in Geneva. Chapeau Nicola Spirig on yet another major championship medal - a truly class act and a fifth European Championship win in convincing fashion.

Spain's Javier Gomez started as an equally strong favourite for the men's title, but technical issues on the bike would put him out of contention and eventually out of the race. France's David Hauss would take the title in the absence of the legendary Gomez, a 31:19 run well clear of all of his chasers for an 18 second margin of victory. The veteran Swiss Sven Riederer continued his consistency to keep the home crowd happy with Silver, while Norway's Kristian Blummenfeldt edged out super swimmer Richard Varga (SVK) for Bronze. A strong race from Tom Bishop saw him take fifth, just two seconds down on Varga.

ETU European Elite Triathlon Championships - Geneva, Switzerland
Saturday 11th July 2015, 1.5km / 40km / 10km

Pos Men Women
1st David Hauss (FRA) 1:52:55 Nicola Spirig (SUI) 2:07:15
2nd Sven Riederer (SUI) 1:53:13 Anna Maria Mazzatti (ITA) 2:08:14
3rd Kristian Blummenfeldt (NOR) 1:53:16 Ainhoa Murua (ESP) 2:09:16
4th Richard Varga (SVK) 1:53:20 Vendula Frintova (CZE) 2:09:45
5th Thomas Bishop (GBR) 1:53:22 Lucy Hall (GBR) 2:09:59
6th Dmitry Polyanskiy (RUS) 1:53:46 Agnieszka Jerzyk (POL) 2:10:20
7th Francesc Godoy (ESP) 1:54:00 Lisa Norden (SWE) 2:10:26
8th Alessandro Fabian (ITA) 1:54:03 Emmie Charayon (FRA) 2:10:33
9th Matthew Sharp (GBR) 1:54:07 Jodie Stimpson (GBR) 2:10:50
10th Tamas Toth (HUN) 1:54:59 Katrien Verstuyft (BEL) 2:10:56

David Bishop, 30th (1:59:34), Jessica Learmonth, 11th (2:11:00), India Lee, 23rd (2:13:24).


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