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In pictures: a look at the 2019 edition of Challenge Salou on the Costa Duarada in North East Spain, through the lens of José Luis Hourcade

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Challenge Salou 2019 in pictures

Sunday’s Challenge Salou (www.challengesalou.com) triathlon took place on the Costa Duarada in North East Spain. The race represented the start of a busy European season of Challenge Family races.

As it did in 2018, two British athletes were on the podium again – both in third place – Emma Pallant and Thomas Davis. The race saw Judith Corachan Vaquera (ESP) defend her title, while the ever-consistent and improving Pieter Heemeryck (BEL) ensured that it was second again for the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Champion, Pablo Dapena Gonzalez (ESP).

José Luis Hourcade (www.joseluishourcade.com) was once again on hand at the race to capture some great images for us, his first event of what we are sure will be many through the 2019 season.

Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
Pre-race nerves
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
Helle Frederiksen (DEN) in thought ahead of the swim start
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
Men’s Pro race start
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
And the Women’s Pro start quickly followed
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
A big Age-Group entry in Salou too
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
ITU LD World Champion, Pablo Dapena Gonzalez

Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade

Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
Pieter Heemeryck (BEL)
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
Great Britain’s Kimberley Morrison looking aero
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
ITU LD World Champ, Helle Frederiksen, had to withdraw during the bike section
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
Judith Corachan Vaquera would win again in Salou
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
Daniela Bleymehl GER)
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
The distinctive style of Antony Costes (FRA)
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
Pablo Dapena Gonzalez heads to T2
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
Out on the run course
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
Thomas Davis wanted a podium finish – and he would get it too
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
Running to another Challenge Salou victory
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
2018 Challenge Roth winner, Daniela Bleymehl, would take Silver
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
Emma Pallant took third thanks to a swift run
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
A great day for Pieter Heemeryck
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
Great views on the run course
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
Pieter Heemeryck is the men’s champion
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
The Men’s podium: 1st Heemeryck (BEL), 2nd Dapena Gonzalez (ESP), 3rd Davis (GBR)
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
A home win (again) for Judith Corachan Vaquera
Challenge Salou 2019 - Photo Jose Luis Hourcade
The Women’s podium: 1st Corachan Vaquera (ESP), 2nd Bleymehl (GER), 3rd Pallant (GBR)
John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.

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