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TriGrandPrix Basque Country 2011 preview
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Wednesday 8th June 2011

Tags  Basque Country  |  TriGrandPrix  |  Zarautz

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The second round of the 2011 TriGrandPrix Series ( takes place this weekend with the 25th anniversary BH ZARAUZKO TRIATLOIA in the Basque Country. With 700 triathletes lined up to race it is a record field too.

The Pro field is very strong, as it was for the 2010 race. With €20,000 in prize money, stage two of TriGrandPrix will see Eneko Llanos (Champion of Ironman Texas) racing against Mathias Hecht (winner of Ironman Utah) and the twice Ironman World Champion Normann Stadler. TriGrandPrix Basque Country will also have strong contenders like Mikel Elguezabal, Bjørn Andersson and Herve Faure.

Athletes like Clemente Alonso, Francesc Godoy, Francisco Pontano, Hektor Llanos, Jon Unanue, Miquel Blanchart, Owen Cummins, Peru Alfaro, Richard Calle, Tom Sturdy, Xabi Boneta and Raul Amaitrian will also try to take the win from home favourite Eneko Llanos.

On the female side the the 2010 defending champion Catriona Morrison is the favorite. This 2011 has been great for her winning 70.3 St Croix, and both 70.3 and Ironman Texas. Can she retain her TriGrandPrix Basque Country title?

Catriona will not be alone. She will defend her title against Eva Ledesma (winner Challenge Fuerteventura and Challenge Barcelona this season), Julia Grant (winner of TriGrandPrix UK), Ana Burgos and Natalie Barnard. Anna Cleaver, the new star of Siri Lindley - coach of Mirinda Carfrae and Leanda Cave - will also try to be the new Basque Champion.

The race will be LIVE online and the road will be 100% closed. The race will also be televised in Spain.

Stay connected at and follow the race this Saturday, June 11th 2011.

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