The Swiss Petra Eggenschwiler and the Belgian Diego Van Looy they were the winners of the fourth edition of the Ferrer Hotels Powerman Mallorca Powered by Felt, that has been held today in Can Picafort. A few 400 duatletas have enjoyed competing in Mallorca in a spectacular day in the weather over the two distances: Classic, with 10 km race walk, 60 km of cycling in the drafting (go to wheel) was not allowed, and 10 km race walk back to goal. The Sprint distance consisted of 5 km race walk, 32 km of cycling and others 5 km race). It has been one of the first European calendar duathlons. In the two Sprint category German brothers, Bianca and rich Bogen, they have achieved victory in category female and male.
Ferrer Hotels Powerman Mallorca Powered by Felt has brought a very exciting morning with some 400 duatletas competing in Can Picafort, Mallorca. The reigning champion of the world Duathlon long distance Petra Eggenschwiler and Diego Van Looy have managed to do with victories in the race 'Queen' of the day, in the Classic distance, showing a great superiority and dominance of the competition. The Swiss Eggenschwiler Petra did not give option to their rivals dominating the race from start to finish. Grenadine Yéssica Pérez, that it has stopped cycling for focus on Duathlon, It was the second of the general after a good segment on bike, what allowed him to reduce to 4 minutes the difference with the winner in goal. The Austrian Sigrid Herndler was finally third.
"It's been incredible, with a spectacular Sun and a truly impressive circuit. "I felt very strong all morning and am really happy to have achieved the first victory of the year in Mallorca", said Eggenschwiler.
In men's category, the Belgian triathlete Daniel Van Looy starred in an impressive career ahead of all his rivals in the cycling segment, After controlling from behind the leading group in the first 10 km race walk. Just get off the bike, some 5 seconds of the three-time world Duathlon champion, French Gael Le Bellec, hizo un cambio de ritmo imposible de mantener por los perseguidores para cruzar la meta en 2h39:41. Le Bellec fue segundo a menos de dos minutos y Michele Paonne, tercero.
"I have tried to control the best runners to Miss options in the first segment, then I squeezed everything I could on the bike and I felt quite strong and confident we could achieve victory. Running on the beach promenade is great, and up today has made an almost summer time. Are you cannot ask more!"", said Van Looy.
The German brothers Bianca and rich Bogen have achieved two victories in sprint category.
Women Classic Top-3
1. Petra Eggenschwiler (SWI) 3H02:20
2. Yessica Perez (ESP) 3h06:11
3. Sigrid Herndler (AUT) 3h06:45
4. Margarita Fullana 3h11:50
5. Kim Nulens 3h13:28
1. Diego Van Looy (BEL) 2h39:41
2. Gael Le Bellec (FRA) 2h41:19
3. Michele Paonne (LIE) 2h41:52
4. Ben Price 2h44:00
5. Denis Sketako 2h45:22
6. Kasper Laumann 2h45:30
7. Toumi Dahmani 2h47:49
8. Chris Roxburgh 2h48:37
9. Ewen Toulgoat 2h51:25
10. Michael Reithmayr 2h52:20