Frommhold, van Vlerken headline Finland’s Challenge Turku

Thursday 10 August 2017
Challenge Turku is a true city race in the very heart of Turku. With guaranteed atmosphere, the race offers fast and functional courses.

We are proud to announce a truly representative PRO FIELD at CHALLENGE TURKU middle distance! Kaisa Sali (Lehtonen) (FIN) will return to Turku after two year break. Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) will also start in Turku, she is the reigning CHALLENGE TURKU women pro champion from the last year. Kaisa will race her only domestic race in Finland at CHALLENGE TURKU. We will see total of 11 pro women on the start line.

Joe Skipper (GBR) will be challenged by 15 other men on the fast race courses. Mitch Robbins (AUS), Dylan Mcniece (NZL) and Balazs Csoke (HUN) together with the other pro athletes make sure that Joe will not have walk in the park on Sunday.  Please see the full PRO FIELD set forth below.

The 1.9km swim course is located at the river mouth where the whole swim segment can be followed from the riverbanks. The river hosts many museum ships and swimming has been described like a tour in an open-air museum.

The 90km bike segment will take the athletes across the city to the highway and through the surrounding countryside, where the race can also be followed from the many bridges crossing the route.

The 21km run heads along the river banks in the city centre where the whole community will be cheering and supporting the athletes!

MALE PRO:
1 Lukas Krämer GER
2 Ricardo Alcalde Perez ESP
3 Premysl Svarc CZE
4 Balazs Csoke HUN 
5 Christian Jais GER
6 Dylan Mcneice NZL
9 Georgii Kaurov RUS
13 Anders Christensen DEN 
16 Marc Unger GER 
17 Matthias Knossalla GER
21 Panu Lieto FIN
22 Jens Frommhold GER
23 Ilkka Utriainen FIN
24 Jesper Svensson SWE
26 Joe Skipper GBR
28 Thomas Strange DEN

FEMALE PRO:
7 Ewa Komander Zaksa POL 
8 Kaisa Sali FIN
10 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED
11 Anni Antikainen FIN
12 Parys Edwards GBR
14 Frankie Sanjana GBR
18 Ulrike Schwalbe GER
19 Olga Kowalska POL
20 Sarah Lester AUS
25 Annie Thoren SWE
27 Paulina Kotfica POL
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