The 6th edition of CHALLENGEPEGUERA-MALLORCA takes place this Saturday 19th of October. Many professionals, including Pablo Dapena, Pieter Heemeryck, Ruedi Wild, Victor del Corral, Radka Kahlefeldt, Fenella Langridge and Judith Corachán, will all be taking part. The high quality of the race or simply finishing the season by the seaside, are just some of the good reasons to come to Peguera.
CHALLENGEPEGUERA-MALLORCA could also be decisive in the CHALLENGEFAMILY World Bonus ranking for some of the professionals taking part. Peguera is the last race of the European circuit and depending on their result, some of the professionals could see their prize guaranteed early. This is particularly the case for Pieter Heemeryck and Radka Kahlefeldt.
In the men’s pro field, the favourites include the Spanish athlete, Pablo Dapena, who wants to repeat last year’s result and defend his title of CHALLENGEPEGUERA-MALLORCA 2018, but he’s not alone in his quest to repeat victory. The 2016 Champion, Pieter Heemeryck from Belgium is in a good shape to be the first professional to possibly win two CHALLENGEPEGUERA-MALLORCA titles. In addition, Ruedi Wild from Switzerland will be coming to the Spanish island with the aim of becoming the first Swiss to win CHALLENGEPEGUERA-MALLORCA.
These favourites will be racing against a number of other great professional triathletes racing in Peguera including Frederic Funk (GER) and Victor Del Corral (ESP). Funk will be coming to Mallorca having recently claimed victory in Lanzarote and Victor del Corral has plans to be right at the top, having just won the CHALLENGEMADRID title two weeks ago.
In the women’s pro field, the battle for the CHALLENGEPEGUERA-MALLORCA 2019 throne is likely to be between Radka Kahlefeldt (CZE), the current favourite to win the CHALLENGEFAMILY World Bonus 2019, Fenella Langridge (UK) who wants to repeat last year’s great swim and bike performance, but improve her run to be on top of the podium and the CHALLENGEPEGUERA-MALLORCA Champion 2017, Judith Corachan from Spain.
An international event
CHALLENGEPEGUERA-MALLORCA is looking forward to welcoming a huge number of international triathletes gathering in Calvià in pursuit of a double goal; to close the 2019 triathlon season at a high quality event and at the same time, spend a few days holiday on the sunny island of Mallorca. Just to name a few, triathletes from Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, New Zealand, Italy, Brazil, Slovakia, and Japan, will all be taking part in CHALLENGEPEGUERA-MALLORCA 2019. In total, 37 different nationalities will be represented at the event, where 87% of registrations are international. A large proportion of the foreign entries are from Germany 27% and 26% from Great Britain.
There is a wide range of activities and side events planned around the main race. CHALLENGEPEGUERA-MALLORCA will provide an amazing experience that goes beyond just hosting the best triathlon event. They have a programme of parallel activities, including a special Challenge race for children, parties, ‘Nit de Foc’, concerts, markets and other surprises, to ensure that triathletes and their friends and families make the most of their stay.