10 June 2012
Andreas Raelert won the European Championships at Challenge Kraichgau.
Swim: 1,9km - Bike: 90km - Run: 21.1km
Already Champion last year, Andreas successfully defended his title and set new course records!
Credits: Challenge Kraichgau / Getty Images
European Championship to Raelert aund Gajer
Exciting races to the final meters
Germans Andreas Raelert and Julia Gajer won the European Championships at Challenge Kraichgau presented by KraichgauEnergie. On perfect weather conditions both Germans set new course records.
Last years champion Andreas Raelert successfully defended his title. Raelert from Rostock left the water of lake Hardtsee at Ubstadt-Weiher with the leading group. On the bike he managed to control the race in the leading group. Frenchmen Syvain Sudrie took his chance by pushing hard on the bike at 60km and finished as second. Third place went to Sebastian Kienle.
Sudrie and German Konstantin Bachor pushed the pace on the bike and opened a gap to a group of 10 at Tiefenbach. The chasing group descented the bike within seconds at Bad Schoenborn. Once on the run hard facts were made. Andreae Raelert took the lead from Sudrie at run kilometer 5 and looked strong all the time. Kienle, who was not able to break the group on the bike, was on position 2 till kilometer 19 on the run. But he could not fight the last attack of Sudrie and was overtaken shortly in front of the finish.
President of German Triathlon Union Dr. Martin Engelhardt and the President of European Triathlon Union were impressed by the great atmosphere and exciting competitions. Not only was the number of athletes’ record breaking. With 50.000 also the number of spectators at the swim start at lake Hardtsee, on the bike course leading through the hilly landscape of the Kraichgau and on the run course at Bad Schoenborn was impressive. Race director Bjoern Steinmetz was delighted: “Once again we proved Challenge Kraichgau a milestone in the region and Germany.”
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Help-for-Hope extends its warmest congratulations to Andreas for an impressive accomplishment!!!!
- 26/04 Valentine runs for H4H in Lausanne!
- 07/04 Andreas won IM 70.3 New Orleans !
- 07/04 Géraldine flies over Paris Marathon !
- 14/04 Relay Race Bulle, H4H's podium!
- 27/03 The RB's start into the new season !
- 14/03 Andy Athlete of the year 2012 !
- 17/02 First National Medal for Pierre
- 11/01 H4H Fun Team's Fondue event
- 06/01 H4H at Nice Prom'Classic !
- 01/01 World Class Ambassadors for H4H !
- 16/12 4 H4H Relay Teams at Silvesterlauf !
- 30/11 The Very's Bikers at l'Escalade !
- 06/12 Andi Birnbacher supports H4H on FB!
- 25/11 Advent Race, podiums for H4H!
- 24/11 Camilla & Caroline at Triathlon Party!
- 04/10 Team H4H on Noviodurun's podium!
- 28/10 Team H4H fantastic in Lausanne!
- 13/10 The Raelert Brothers in Hawaii!
- 07/10 Pierre in Morat-Fribourg!
- 02/10 Frank's & Eugénie's Rally in Corsica!
- 23/09 Sybille qualifies for Las Vegas!
- 10/09 Micha at 70.3 World Championships!
- 02/09 Andy wins Challenge Walchsee!
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