Petra Eggenschwiler wins on Mallorca
Petra Eggenschwiler is celebrating her first Powerman victory on the Spanish island of Mallorca after winning the world championship title on the 30th Powerman Zofingen. The Solothurn native wins on the holiday island confidently ahead of the two locals Yessica Perez and Margarita Fullana. In the men’s singles, Belgian Diego van Looy wins ahead of French reigning world champion Gaël Le Bellec and Liechtenstein Michele Paonne.
Petra Eggenschwiler, who together with Melanie Maurer had secured the Swiss double victory at the Powerman World Championships in Zofingen last autumn, took the scepter in her hand at the Powerman Spain immediately after the starting signal. Already on the first five kilometres she distanced her four rivals by half a minute and more and extended this lead to a good one and a half minutes until the first change. After the first 15 kilometres on the bike, Eggenschwiler’s lead over Yessica Perez (ESP) was more than four minutes. The Spanish professional cyclist was able to reduce the gap in the course of the bike course, but Eggenschwiler drove too hard to catch up. On the final ten kilometres, the Swiss rider didn’t let anything burn her heart, she was able to extend her lead again and crossed the finish line as the sovereign winner.
World champion beaten
In the men’s event, Diego van Looy (BEL) won with a lead of almost two minutes over reigning World
Champion Gael le Bellec (FRA). 3rd place goes to Michele Paonne from Liechtenstein. rga
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Can Picafort, Mallorca (ESP). Powerman Spain. 10 km running, 60 km cycling, 10 km running. Elite men: 1st Diego van Looy (BEL) 2:39:41, 2nd Gaël Le Bellec (FRA) 01:38 minutes back, 3rd Michele Paonne (LIE) 2:11 – Elite women: 1st Petra Eggenschwiler (SUI, Solothurn) 3:02:06, 2nd Yessica Perez (ESP) 3:45, 3rd Margarita Fullana (ESP) 9:24.