Less than a month to the dispute of the sixth edition of Challenge Peguera Mallorca, the international medium distance triathlon test held in Calvià (Peguera), Mallorca, the next October 19, has already hung the full poster.
Por third consecutive year The event manages to complete the sale of all its inscriptions in the main event, with 1100 participants, endorsing this success in the participation of international triathletes that represent about 87% of the total in the test.
Forty nationalities will be represented in CHMALLORCA19, including some as far away as Japan, New Zealand, Kuwait, Brazil or the United States.
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Who will stand out in CHMALLORCA19?
The test presents the best cast of professional triathletes of all its editions, counting both female and male categories with the dominating people of the international medium distance circuit.
In the female category they stand out Radka Kahlefeldt (CZE), the most fit athlete in Europe at the moment, who shows up in Peguera after counting by victories or podiums all the races she has participated in this year.
They emphasize their first positions in the IM 70.3 of Geelong 19, Challenge Walchsee 19 (Austria) or Challenge Davos 19 (Switzerland). It will have as main rivals to the British Fenella Langridge and the Spanish Judith Corachan.
Fenella Langridge, Winner of the IM 70.3 Barcelona 19, second in the IM 70.3 European Championship, it is presented in Peguera as a serious option for victory. In his participation last year in Peguera, he already showed that the swimming and bicycle paths of this test are perfectly adapted to his qualities, he dominated them from start to finish, although he lost the option of victory in the foot race.
As for the Judith Corachán, his first participation in Challenge Peguera Mallorca was also his first victory in the test. The Catalan, is presented in CHMALORCA after winning the hard triathlon Enbrunman 19 (France) and the Challenge Salou 19. Judith intends to become the first person to get two wins in CHMALLORCA.
In the men's category, the duel except surprises, will be among the Spanish Pablo Dapenathe Belgian Pieter Heemeryck and the Swiss Ruedi Wild.
Pablo Dapena Challenge Peguera Mallorca faces with the need to repeat the success of 2018, where he won. After an inopportune prick in Challenge Madrid that deprived him of getting a win that was put on his face after an impressive swimming segment, the Galician seeks to redeem himself and continue in the fight for the worldwide Challenge Family bonus.
Pieter Heemeryck Challenge Peguera Mallorca arrives being the most fit athlete in the distance. The Belgian, winner of the test in 2016 has not left the podium this year, winning in some of the most important places in Europe, including Salou, Gran Canaria and Davos (Switzerland). It is the best placed to get the annual Challenge Family award.
The third favorite in the short list is Ruedi Wild. The Swiss, Olympic athlete, currently disputes the medium distance circuit. Ruedi has shown in the second part of the season that he can beat anyone as he showed in Challenge Lisboa in May or with his second position in the IM Hamburg 19.
Local tricks in the men's category
The test features some of the most representative local triathletes of the Balearic scene, highlighting three, Joan Nadal, Miguel Ángel Fidalgo o Xesc Artigues.
Llucmajor triathlete Joan Nadal, who a few days ago entered the professional field of Challenge with an 2º place in Challenge Madrid (long distance) will be one of the local bets to be up.
Miguel Ángel Fidalgo one of the absolute dominators in the last years of the triathlon in the Balearic circuit and second in Challenge Mallorca 2015 also intends to value his great state of form.
Finally, Xesc Artigues, a regular of the circuit that arrives in CHMALLROCA after getting into the TOP 10 of ChMadrid.
Much more than a triathlon
Challenge Peguera Mallorca is a sports project with a clear objective of dealing with tourist seasonality. The organizing institutions Fundación Calvià 2004, Ajuntament de Calvià and Hotel Association of Peguera and Cala Fornells work together with other local institutions such as the Mallorca Turisme Foundation and other private companies to offer the participants in the event and their families a great program of activities parallel to serve to extend the stays of these people on the island.
Cultural, musical, gastronomic and especially sports activities for all audiences, are the main options offered by the event, some of the highlights are these:
|Event||Day and hour||Site|
|Zumba Masterclass||Thursday 17 Oct at 18 h||Torà Square (Peguera)|
|'Nit de foc' and concert||Thursday 17 Oct at 20 h||Torà Square (Peguera)|
|Pasta party||Friday 18 Oct at 12.30 h||Casal de Peguera (Peguera)|
|Junior Challenge||Friday 18 Oct at 17.30 h||Torà Square (Peguera)|
|Pros presentation||Friday 18 Oct at 16.30 h||Torà Square (Peguera)|
|Challenge Women Peguera||Friday 18 Oct at 18.30 h||Torà Square (Peguera)|
|Challenge Peguera Mallorca||Saturday 19 Oct at 9 h||Torà Square (Peguera)|
|Prize giving||Saturday 19 Oct at 19 h||Torà Square (Peguera)|
|Closing the event||Saturday 19 Oct at 20 h||Torà Square (Peguera)|
|Junior Aquathlon||Sunday 20 Oct at 9 h||Palmira Beach (Peguera)|
Further information: http://www.challenge-mallorca.com/es/