Steger and Siddall in charge at Challenge Walchsee

Thomas Steger managed to de-throne defending champion Giulio Molinari, while Laura Siddall continued her impressive year with a big win at Challenge Walchsee.

| September 4, 2017 | NEWS

Thomas Steger wins Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl 2017.

Thomas Steger wins Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl 2017.

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Strong rains forced race organizers at Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl to shorten the swim and bike portions of the race - instead of the normal half distances (1.9 km swim and 90 km bike) athletes took on a 1.5 km swim and a 68 km bike before finishing the race with a 21 km half marathon.

Defending men's champion Giulio Molinari (ITA) usually wins his races thanks to a strong ride, but with a shortened bike course the Italian struggled to generate as much of a lead as he would have liked. Molinari did come off the bike ahead of Austrian Thomas Steger, but Steger passed him on the run to thrill the Austrian crowd. Mike Philipps (NZL) rand his way to the last spot on the podium.

Siddall runs to the win

Austria's Daniela Sämmler took the lead with a good swim and the day's fastest bike, but wasn't able to hold off Laura Siddall (GBR), who would run her way to the title. Sämmler held off Italian Margie Santimaria for the runner up spot.

Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl | Men

September 3, 2017 | Kaiserwinkl, Austria

Name

Country

Total

1.5 km Swim

68 km Bike

21 km Run

1

Thomas Steger

AUT

3:21:57

20:08

1:41:42

1:16:41

2

Giulio Molinari

ITA

3:22:57

19:56

1:40:36

1:19:05

3

Mike Phillips

NZL

3:23:59

19:44

1:43:38

1:16:22

4

Florian Angert

GER

3:24:31

18:40

1:44:15

1:17:44

5

Tim Meyer

GER

3:26:41

20:13

1:44:39

1:18:07

6

Dylan Mcneice

NZL

3:28:07

19:10

1:45:57

1:19:27

7

Morten Brammer Olesen

DEN

3:29:37

21:00

1:47:30

1:17:02

8

Julian Erhardt

GER

3:31:36

19:59

1:43:17

1:23:29

9

Christian Nindl

AUT

3:42:07

25:29

1:45:51

1:24:55

10

Jan Sneberger

CZE

3:42:43

23:13

1:49:47

1:24:04

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Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl | Women

September 3, 2017 | Kaiserwinkl, Austria

Name

Country

Total

1.5 km Swim

68 km Bike

21 km Run

1

Laura Siddall

GBR

3:45:21

23:59

1:53:08

1:24:10

2

Daniela Sämmler

GER

3:48:36

23:24

1:52:26

1:28:59

3

Margie Santimaria

ITA

3:49:18

21:04

1:55:12

1:28:36

4

Marta Bernardi

ITA

3:53:18

23:21

1:58:46

1:26:02

5

Lena Berlinger

GER

3:54:22

23:14

1:54:48

1:32:25

6

Birgitte Krogsgaard

DEN

3:55:28

23:04

1:58:11

1:29:43

7

Simone Kumhofer

AUT

3:57:31

24:16

1:52:57

1:34:54

8

Jenny Schulz

GER

3:58:05

24:17

1:59:32

1:28:31

9

Katharina Wolff

GER

4:02:06

23:26

2:02:49

1:31:12

10

Erika Csomor

HUN

4:08:43

24:05

2:08:31

1:30:56

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