John Levison18 Oct 2021

In pictures: Challenge Peguera-Mallorca 2021 gallery

Challenge Mallorca 2021 in pictures, specifically from behind the lens of José Luis Hourcade.
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The final European race of the 2021 Challenge Family season was held on Sunday at Challenge Peguera-Mallorca. The popular event attracted significant Pro interest and given the quality of athletes on show, not surprisingly, two highly competitive races.

As we reported on Saturday, Frederik Funk (GER) and Nicola Spirig (SUI) – the 2021 Europe Triathlon Middle Distance Champions – both matched those positions from Challenge Walchsee to take narrow victories.

Following up on that report – and with great thanks to regular contributor José Luis Hourcade (www.joseluishourcade.com) – we can bring you the story of the race in pictures.

Challenge Mallorca 2021 – via the lens of José Luis Hourcade

Nicola Spirig
A relaxed-looking Nicola Spirig pre-race
A not quite so relaxed Frederik Funk
Lucy Hall
Lucy Hall prepares for another swim masterclass
A rapid charge from the beach start
Peguera really is a great end-of-season venue
Lucy Hall
A solo swim – standard fare for Lucy Hall
Jodie Stimpson
Jodie Stimpson (right) was one of the chasers
Nicola Spirig
Of course, Nicola Spirig wasn’t too far behind
Some of the lead men exiting the water
Lucy Hall
No waiting around for Lucy Hall
Nicola Spirig
Nicola Spirig on the road bike again
Nils Frommhold
Team ERDINGER Alkoholfrei would feature strongly – this is Nils Frommhold
Frederik Funk
Nils was joined at the front of the race by Frederik Funk
Magnus Ditlev
As always, Magnus Ditlev was one of the fastest riders on the course
Collin Chartier
Challenge Salou winner Collin Chartier
India Lee
India Lee would go on to finish fourth
Jode Stimpson
Jodie Stimpson performed well on the bike in her first race for many months
Nicola Spirig / Imogen Simmonds
The Swiss duo of Spirig and Imogen Simmonds chasing Lucy Hall
Lucy Hall
Lucy is seemingly improving with every race
Not a flat course…
Frederik Funk
A day at the beach for Frederik Funk
Collin Chartier
Collin Chartier chasing down race leader Funk
Magnus Ditlev
Ditlev can run too – he would finish third
Thomas Davis / Tom Davis
Not a great day for Great Britain’s Thomas Davis
Lucy Hall
‘Catch me if you can’ was Lucy Hall’s approach in Mallorca
Nicola Spirig
Nicola Spirig would win her fifth middle-distance race of the season – but Lucy Hall made her work very hard for it
Imogen Simmonds
Imogen Simmonds made it Swiss one-two
Nicola Spirig
Nicola Spirig adds another win to her incredible C.V.
Collin Chartier, Fredik Funk, Magnus Ditlev
The men’s podium – Funk (1st), Chartier (2nd), Ditlev (3rd)
Imogen Simmonds / Nicola Spirig / Lucy Hall
Impressive racing and a top quality women’s podium in Mallorca –
Spirig (1st), Simmonds (2nd), Hall (3rd)