In pictures: Challenge Salou 2022 gallery

The 2022 OSTO Challenge Salou in pictures, specifically from behind the lens of José Luis Hourcade

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Just as was the case with the (rescheduled) 2021 edition in October, Sunday’s OSTO Challenge Salou in Spain saw the format changed to a duathlon format. A polar front saw the planned 1.9km swim amended to a 4km run, the event now being held in duathlon format.

With a shortened swim in South Africa and a cancelled swim in Melilla, it was another challenging weekend for event organisers.

The Salou races were won by Great Britain’s Fenella Langridge and and Denmark’s World Triathlon Long Distance Champion, Kristian Høgenhaug.

In addition to those reports from Sunday, we can now bring you an ‘in pictures’ reflection of the race, thanks once again to regular TRI247 contributor, José Luis Hourcade (www.joseluishourcade.com), who was on-site to record the action.


Challenge Salou 2022: Fenella Langridge looking ahead pre-race
Pensive at the start, Fenella Langridge would be smiling at the finish
Challenge Salou 2022: Pro Men start (duathlon format)
The Pro Men get underway…
Challenge Salou 2022: Pro Women start (duathlon format)
… followed five minutes later by the Pro Women
Challenge Salou 2022: Pro Men on the opening run
The opening run left plenty of athletes in close contention at T1
Challenge Salou 2022: Lisa Norden on the bike, aero
2021 winner, Lisa Norden, always excels on the bike
Challenge Salou 2022: Els Visser on the bike, aero
Els Visser and Fenella Langridge kept the Swedish athlete in sight
Challenge Salou 2022: Kristian Hogenhaug on the bike, aero
World Triathlon LD Champion, Kristian Høgenhaug, powered his way to the front
Challenge Salou 2022: Robert Kallin on the bike
Robert Kallin was part of the leading three for the men
Challenge Salou 2022: Ruben Zupuntke on the bike
Former Pro cyclist, Ruben Zepuntke heads the race with Hogenhaug and Kallin
Challenge Salou 2022: Fenella Langridge on the bike, aero
Fenella Langridge in aero-optimised mode
Challenge Salou 2022: India Lee (right) on the bike
India Lee (right) was one of the chase group on the bike
Challenge Salou 2022: Andrew Horsfall-Turner on the bike
Duathlon format certainly didn’t help speedy swimmer Andrew Horsfall-Turner
Challenge Salou 2022: Robert Kallin in transition
Robert Kallin lead into T2
Challenge Salou 2022: Kristian Hogenhaug in transition
Høgenhaug was just 30 seconds back
Challenge Salou 2022: Ruben Zepuntke on the run
Third onto the run was Ruben Zepuntke
Challenge Salou 2022: Els Visser / Lisa Norden battle on the run
A slow T2 from Langridge, saw Norden (left) and Visser start the run together
Challenge Salou 2022: Fenella Langridge leading the run
The Brit was confident in her run form however, and not far behind
Challenge Salou 2022: the sign!
It wouldn’t be a Challenge Salou gallery without this featuring!
Challenge Salou 2022: Roberto Sanchez Mantecon on the run
Roberto Sanchez Mantecon was making a strong move on the half marathon
Challenge Salou 2022: Kristian Hogenhaug finish
The win however would go to BMC Pro Triathlon Team athlete, Høgenhaug
Challenge Salou 2022: Fenella Langridge finish
A fine start to the year for Langridge who, like Hogenhaug, now heads to the IRONMAN World Championship in St George, Utah
Challenge Salou 2022: Els Visser finish
A very happy Els Visser takes second
Challenge Salou 2022: Men's podium
Høgenhaug (1st), Sanchez Mantecon (2nd), Emil Holm (3rd)
Challenge Salou 2022: Women's podium
Langridge (1st), Visser (2nd), Lee (3rd)
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