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Gallery: Challenge Geraardsbergen Triathlon 2018

Sunday's Challenge Geraardsbergen in Belgium in includes some of the iconic roads of the professional cycling peloton, including the infamous 'Muur'. José Luis Hourcade was on hand to capture some great images

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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
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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