Le Corre takes first European title

Pierre Le Corre dropped Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee in the final leg and held off a fast-running Fernando Alarza to claim his first ETU European Championship in Glasgow, Scotland.

| August 10, 2018 | NEWS

Pierre Le Corre takes the ETU European Championship in Glasgow.

Pierre Le Corre takes the ETU European Championship in Glasgow.

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Pierre Le Corre followed the Alistair Brownlee express on the bike and had just enough to hold off the fast-charging Fernando Alarza to take the ETU European Championship.

There was no surprise leading out of the water as Slovakia's Richard Varga charged out of the water with Jorgen Gundersen (NOR) and Linus Stimmel (GER) on his heels. Once on the bike, though, two-time Olympic champ Alistair Brownlee led a group of eight including Le Corre and Marten Van Riel (BEL) up to the leaders. The lead group held off the chase pack into T2 and, once they got out on the run, Le Corre, Van Riel and Brownlee quickly separated themselves from the rest of the group.

Brownlee is obviously not quite his normal self and would eventually get dropped by the other two. Alarza ripped through the run to catch Brownlee and Van Riel, but Le Corre had just enough to get to the line ahead of the Spaniard to take the title.

“I feel really great," Le Corre said after the race. "That was really tough today with Ali Brownlee. I was really scared of him as he is an opponent who’s really hard to beat. Alistair’s not in his best shape right now, I could see it. But he will be back and thanks for me he was not great today.”

ETU Triathlon European Championship 2018 | Men

August 10, 2018 | Glasgow, Scotland

Name

Country

Overall

1.5 km Swim

40 km Bike

10 km Run

1

Pierre Le Corre

FRA

1:47:17

0:16:44

0:57:21

0:31:56

2

Fernando Alarza

ESP

1:47:28

0:17:34

0:57:47

0:30:44

3

Marten Van Riel

BEL

1:47:40

0:16:55

0:57:07

0:32:17

4

Alistair Brownlee

GBR

1:48:12

0:16:49

0:57:15

0:32:47

5

Jelle Geens

BEL

1:48:47

0:17:38

0:57:46

0:32:08

6

Tamás Tóth

HUN

1:48:53

0:16:54

0:57:16

0:33:27

7

Márk Dévay

HUN

1:49:04

0:16:47

0:57:15

0:33:37

8

Igor Polyanskiy

RUS

1:49:09

0:16:50

0:57:14

0:33:44

9

Barclay Izzard

GBR

1:49:19

0:17:49

0:57:37

0:32:40

10

Jonas Schomburg

GER

1:49:26

0:16:51

0:57:16

0:34:02

11

Shachar Sagiv

ISR

1:49:39

0:17:35

0:57:48

0:33:01

12

Andrea Salvisberg

SUI

1:49:59

0:16:57

0:58:24

0:33:15

13

Dmitry Polyanskiy

RUS

1:50:05

0:16:53

0:58:26

0:33:22

14

Ilya Prasolov

RUS

1:50:08

0:17:35

0:57:45

0:33:25

15

Gábor Faldum

HUN

1:50:09

0:17:42

0:57:38

0:33:25

16

Russell White

IRL

1:50:13

0:17:40

0:57:42

0:33:29

17

Jan Celustka

CZE

1:50:15

0:17:45

0:57:45

0:33:28

18

Jørgen Gundersen

NOR

1:50:35

0:16:44

0:57:19

0:35:07

19

Gabriel Allgayer

GER

1:50:37

0:18:07

0:58:48

0:32:23

20

Davide Uccellari

ITA

1:50:59

0:17:55

0:58:54

0:32:46

21

Jorik Van Egdom

NED

1:51:02

0:18:30

0:58:17

0:32:52

22

Ran Sagiv

ISR

1:51:06

0:17:48

0:59:02

0:32:52

23

Gabriel Sandor

SWE

1:51:10

0:17:39

0:58:57

0:32:53

24

Benjamin Shaw

IRL

1:51:22

0:17:14

0:58:04

0:34:37

25

Sylvain Fridelance

SUI

1:51:26

0:17:31

0:57:55

0:34:38

26

Adrien Briffod

SUI

1:51:27

0:17:49

0:59:05

0:33:15

27

Andreas Schilling

DEN

1:51:34

0:17:35

0:57:48

0:34:50

28

Jacopo Butturini

CRO

1:51:37

0:17:41

0:57:45

0:34:49

29

Antonio Serrat Seoane

ESP

1:51:52

0:17:42

0:57:42

0:35:05

30

Amitai Yonah

ISR

1:51:56

0:18:11

0:58:38

0:33:37

31

Linus Stimmel

GER

1:51:57

0:16:53

0:58:25

0:35:12

32

Domen Dornik

SLO

1:52:00

0:17:58

0:58:45

0:33:46

33

Lukas Pertl

AUT

1:52:09

0:18:08

0:58:41

0:34:01

34

Itamar Alster

ISR

1:52:33

0:17:53

0:58:58

0:34:22

35

Marc Austen

GBR

1:52:51

0:17:41

0:59:11

0:34:38

36

Joao Silva

POR

1:52:54

0:17:52

1:00:14

0:33:25

37

Endre Espedal

NOR

1:52:56

0:18:32

0:58:15

0:34:48

38

Christophe De Keyser

BEL

1:53:10

0:17:59

0:58:52

0:35:00

39

Johannes Vogel

GER

1:53:28

0:17:55

0:58:52

0:35:16

40

Donald Hillebregt

NED

1:53:59

0:17:56

0:58:53

0:35:45

41

Pedro Afonso Gaspar

POR

1:54:21

0:17:58

0:58:56

0:36:05

42

Darren Dunne

IRL

1:54:41

0:18:27

0:58:21

0:36:28

43

Roy Zuaretz

ISR

1:54:54

0:17:52

1:00:14

0:35:23

44

Delian Stateff

ITA

1:55:13

0:17:37

0:57:44

0:38:25

45

Vicente Hernandez

ESP

1:55:18

0:17:43

1:00:14

0:33:00

46

Frantisek Linduska

CZE

1:55:53

0:17:43

0:59:01

0:37:38

47

Vladimir Turbayevskiy

RUS

1:57:00

0:17:39

1:01:14

0:36:35

48

Henrik Goesch

FIN

1:57:17

0:17:41

1:03:07

0:35:02

49

Ludwig Fleetwood

SWE

2:00:59

0:17:56

1:04:16

0:37:22

50

Alberto Eugenio Casillas Garcia

LTU

2:01:25

0:18:33

1:04:08

0:37:14

DNF

Alexander Bryukhankov

RUS

DNF

0:18:01

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Miguel Arraiolos

POR

DNF

0:17:47

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Lukas Hollaus

AUT

DNF

0:17:58

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Uxio Abuin Ares

ESP

DNF

0:17:54

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Ivan Ivanov

UKR

DNF

0:17:51

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Richard Varga

SVK

DNF

0:16:43

0:57:24

0:00:00

DNF

Rostislav Pevtsov

AZE

DNF

0:17:49

0:59:05

0:00:00

DNF

Henrik Klemmensen

DEN

DNF

0:17:43

1:01:19

0:00:00

DNF

André Dias

POR

DNF

0:17:46

0:59:10

0:00:00

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Fernando Alarza, Pierre Le Corre and Marten Van Riel.

Fernando Alarza, Pierre Le Corre and Marten Van Riel.

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