Gallery: Challenge Geraardsbergen Triathlon 2018

Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade

Great Images from Belgium

It’s been a busy time for the Challenge Family. Just a week after The Championship in Samorin, this past weekend saw two races on their schedule, including Sunday’s Challenge Geraardsbergen (www.challenge-geraardsbergen.be) in Belgium.

José Luis Hourcade (www.joseluishourcade.com) was once again on hand at the race to capture some great images for us.

Challenge Geraardsbergen, Belgium – Sunday 10th June 2018
1.9km / 90km / 21.1km

Pro Men

1st – Pieter Heemeryck (BEL) – 3:51:17
2nd – Dylan McNeice (NZL) – 3:57:48
3rd – Evert Scheltinga (NED) – 3:58:37
4th – Joe Skipper (GBR) – 3:59:55
5th – Trevor Wurtele (CAN) – 4:03:37

Pro Women

1st – Heather Wurtele (CAN) – 4:20:29
2nd – Katrien Verstuyft (BEL) – 4:26:09
3rd – Alexandra Tondeur (BEL) – 4:26:41
4th – Sonia Bracegirdle (NZL) – 4:43:51
5th – Ewa Komander (POL) – 4:44:53

The race, in pictures…

Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
A week after The Championship in Slovakia, Heather Wurtele (CAN) was ready to race in Belgium
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Katrien Verstuyft (BEL) finished eighth in Samorin, but was motivated by racing on home soil in Belgium
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Trevor Wurtele (CAN) was back to try and defend his 2017 win
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Athletes ready for the swim start
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
The Pro’s are off. Joe Skipper is in the red skin suit
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
View of the swim course
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
As always, Dylan McNeice (NZL) leads the way in the water
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Pieter Heemeryck wanted to win on home soil
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Joe Skipper exits the water
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Heather Wurtele on the bike, with Outlaw Half Holkham 2017 winner, Debbie Greig, just behind in the Speedhub colours
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
It would prove to be a great day for Pieter Heemeryck
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Joe Skipper was using the race as preparation for Challenge Roth
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
As defending champion, Trevor Wurtele was bib #1
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Evert Scheltinga (NED)
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Heather Wurtele on the way to victory
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Pieter Heemeryck on the cobbles
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Evert Scheltinga
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Dylan McNeice on the ‘Muur’
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Back on the cobbled climbs for Heemeryck
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Age-Group athletes on the Muur
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Heather Wurtele on the run
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
70.3 Weymouth 2017 winner, Katrien Verstuyft
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Good support on the run course
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
A great shot of the finish area
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Evert Scheltinga and Dylan McNeice battled for second
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Great Britain’s Joe Skipper on the run
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
It would be fifth place for Trevor Wurtele this year
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Pieter Heemeryck was the class of the field today
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Not far from taking the win…
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
Heather Wurtele (CAN) takes the finish tape in Belgium
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
The women’s Pro podium
Challenge Geraardsbergen 2018 - Photo: Jose Luis Hourcade
And the men