One of the biggest triathlon competitions in Europe takes place this weekend with the ETU Cross Triathlon European Championships in Den Haag.
The first ETU Cross Triathlon European Championships took place in Ibiza in 2007 with Eneko Llanos (ESP) and Carina Wasle (AUT) the inaugural winners.
Wasle went onto to win again in 2010 in Myjava and finished third last year in Visegrad. Renata Bucher (SUI) is also a Cross Triathlon double winner following her victories in 2009 and 2011 but the reigning champion is not competing in Den Haag, offering Wasle, who has never missed a European Championships, the chance to become a triple winner and undisputed Queen of European Cross Triathlon.
One competitor to look out for in the Women’s Elite is Helena Erbenova (CZE). The Czech athlete exploded onto the Winter Triathlon scene by becoming European and World Winter Triathlon champion in her debut season.
It will be interesting to see how she makes the transition from the snow and ice of winter triathlon to the off-road tracks of Cross Triathlon.
A big favorite in the Elite Men’s race is reigning European champion Victor Manuel Del Corral Morales and the Spaniard will be determined to regain his title.
In addition to the Elite athletes, there are Junior and U23 European Cross Triathlon titles up for grabs.
Over 135 Age Group athletes will also compete, along with 6 Para-triathletes.
For more information on the ETU Cross Triathlon European Championships click here.
To view all the Start Lists for all Elite, U23, Junior, Age Group and Paratriathletes click here.
Saturday 14 July
0900 – European Cross Triathlon Para Triathletes?0940 – European Cross Triathlon Youth (Junior & U23)?1600 – European Cross Triathlon Elite Men?1610 – European Cross Triathlon Elite Women?1740 – European Cross Triathlon Age Groups