From Japan to Spain
As we’d highlighted last week in our preview piece, several of the strong British squad which featured in Tokyo last month would also be racing in Valencia. Three gold and two silver medals was the final tally from the 10 entries.
European Championship titles were earned by Fran Brown (PTS2), Claire Cashmore (PTS5) and Dave Ellis, Guided by Luke Pollard (PTVI).
That win for Dave and Luke comes off the back of huge disappointment in Tokyo, when a mechanical issue on the bike ended their hopes having started the race as the strong favourites for the gold medal. While a European Championship victory can’t replace that, it is great to see them back on the top of a championship podium.
The PTS5 Men’s division saw a repeat of the Martin Schulz (GER) / George Peasgood (GBR) one-two from Tokyo, while Michael Taylor (who was eighth in Tokyo) was back to form to match Peasgood’s silver. Alexis Hanquinquant (FRA) continued his dominance of the PTS4 category however – his sights, surely, will be fully set for Paris 2024.
Paratriathlon results from Valencia 2021
Europe Triathlon Paratriathlon Championships, Saturday September 25, 2021
750m / 20km / 5km
1st – Fran Brown (GBR) – 1:23:10
1st – Jules Ribstein (FRA) – 1:07:23
1st – Andrea Miguelez Ranz (ESP) – 1:16:39
1st – Daniel Molina (ESP) – 1:09:35
1st – Marta Francés Gómez (ESP) – 1:17:15
1st – Alexis Hanquinquant (FRA) – 0:59:50
2nd – Michael Taylor (GBR) – 1:02:41
5th – Finley Jakes (GBR) – 1:07:43
1st – Claire Cashmore (GBR) – 1:05:52
1st – Martin Schulz (GER) – 59:05
2nd – George Peasgood (GBR) – 59:47
1st – Annouck Curzillat (FRA) – 1:11:56
DNF – Alison Peasgood (Guide Brooke Gillies) -GBR
1st – Dave Ellis (Guide Luke Pollard) – GBR – 1:00:21
6th – Oscar Kelly (Guide Charlie Harding) – GBR – 1:04:24
10th – Rhys Jones (Guide Jamie Price) – GBR – 1:09:06
1st – Eva María Moral Pedrero (ESP) – 1:13:17
1st – Jetze Plat (NED) – 57:51
7th – Joshua Landmann (GBR) – 1:09:26