Twelve countries – from New Zealand through Europe and across the Atlantic Ocean – and more than 50 pro triathletes will race at Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee this coming weekend. The mountainous, and one of the most picturesque Challenge Family triathlons, will take place between 1-3 September 2017. With German and Austrian athletes in the majority – athletes from Italy, Poland, Canada and the USA will also have a strong representation.
This year will be the eighth edition of Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee. “We can only guess who will win the prestigious title at the race,” said Andreas Klingler, Race Director. “In the men’s race we can look forward to an extremely strong quintet, consisting of the three-time winner Giulio Molinari, the Canadian Trevor Wurtele, the local hero Thomas Steger, last year’s second place Florian Angert and Dylan McNeice from New Zealand.
“At the ladies’ race there is a big chance that there will be tough duel between Lisa Roberts and Laura Siddall, who have both been amongst the top three at this year’s Challenge Roth and accomplish it within the magical time limit of 9 hours. It looks like there will be a big portion of true sport emotions to watch during that race. On the other hand, triathlon is such a sport, when it’s extremely difficult to predict the final result, so at the end you never know who will stand at the podium.”
Alongside the pro race at Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee, as with all other Challenge Family events, there is a strong focus on amateur age group athletes, with a ‘family atmosphere and full comfort for triathletes and spectators’.
Klingler added, “We do invite everyone to come, see and cheer all contestants – pros and amateurs and simply spend some good time in this beautiful surrounding of the Tirol mountains.”