On sunday, the triathlon/duathlon season opened with the national cross-duathlon championships in Belvaux for a difficult 5,6 – 14.4 – 2,3km muddy course.
After 3 years of retirement due to multiple injuries, Christopher Bernard made his comeback race and took the opportunity to show a very strong performance – he took the national title by winning the race, leading former national champion Jérôme Ewen by 27″. WELCOME BACK!
Claude Lucas took 3rd rank on the national podium and 4th overall. Gavin Hodgson finished 19th and 3rd in M40 agegroup. Javier Higuera took 22nd rank overall (3rd M50), Alex Weishaar finished 25th (Vice-national champion M40) followed by Christian Seidel on 26th rank (National champion M45). Carlo Feltes and Claude Hau finished 34th resp. 35th.
Harry Smallbone finished 2nd in Kids-B race (0,3 – 0,8 – 0,3km) out of 11 participants.
In Youth-C race (1- 2,6 -1km), Finn Schiltz took 2nd rank in national championship, only 9sec down to 1st rank.
Luca Seidel took 3rd podium rank in Youth-B (2 – 5,2 – 1km), followed by Ben Smallbone (who showed an astonishing progress in both run parts) on 5th and Leo Weishaar on 6th rank.