Spirig takes sixth European Championship title

Nicola Spirig has two Olympic medals (gold and silver), two children, six ETU Triathlon European Championship titles and is gunning after another medal in Tokyo in two years time.

| August 9, 2018 | NEWS

Nicola Sprig captures her sixth European title in Glasgow.

Nicola Sprig captures her sixth European title in Glasgow.

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Nicola Sprig sure seems to shine at European Championships, doesn't she? Today she added her sixth European title to a resume that includes Olympic gold and silver medals and the Swiss superstar intends to add to that tally in two years in Tokyo. Spirig added her name to the super-mom list years ago and continues to impress after giving birth to her second child last May.

The 36-year-old was part of the big chase group that exited the water about 50 seconds behind Great Britain's Jessica Learmonth and France's Cassandra Beaugrand. A crash early in the bike allowed Spirig to slip away from everyone else to chase Learmonth and Beaugrand by herself. She caught the pair and promptly dropped Beaugrand, while Learmonth was able to hang on into T2.

From there, though, it was all Spirig. She ripped through the run in 36:13 to take the win by 33 seconds over Learmonth, with Beaugrand hanging tough for the bronze medal.

Jessica Learmonth, Nicola Spirig and Cassandra Beaugrand.

Jessica Learmonth, Nicola Spirig and Cassandra Beaugrand.

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ETU Triathlon European Championship 2018 | Women

August 9, 2018 | Glasgow, Scotland

Name

Country

Overall

1.5 km Swim

40 km Bike

10 km Run

1

Nicola Spirig

SUI

1:59:13

0:18:46

1:02:51

0:36:13

2

Jessica Learmonth

GBR

1:59:46

0:17:55

1:03:38

0:36:44

3

Cassandre Beaugrand

FRA

2:00:57

0:17:58

1:05:28

0:36:00

4

Laura Lindemann

GER

2:01:42

0:18:44

1:05:54

0:35:34

5

Claire Michel

BEL

2:02:06

0:18:54

1:05:50

0:35:56

6

Vendula Frintova

CZE

2:02:06

0:18:48

1:05:52

0:36:03

7

Julia Hauser

AUT

2:02:37

0:19:13

1:05:30

0:36:28

8

Kaidi Kivioja

EST

2:02:38

0:19:50

1:04:51

0:36:29

9

Petra Kurikova

CZE

2:02:41

0:19:46

1:04:58

0:36:31

10

Melanie Santos

POR

2:03:18

0:18:49

1:05:54

0:37:09

11

Anna Godoy Contreras

ESP

2:03:40

0:18:21

1:06:18

0:37:29

12

Ilaria Zane

ITA

2:03:52

0:18:52

1:05:47

0:37:43

13

Elena Danilova

RUS

2:04:04

0:19:19

1:05:22

0:37:51

14

Anastasia Gorbunova

RUS

2:04:07

0:18:51

1:05:51

0:37:54

15

Romana Gajdošová

SVK

2:04:10

0:18:52

1:05:43

0:38:04

16

Ekaterina Matiukh

RUS

2:04:40

0:19:47

1:04:59

0:38:26

17

Kseniia Levkovska

AZE

2:04:45

0:19:16

1:05:23

0:38:31

18

Valerie Barthelemy

BEL

2:04:51

0:18:48

1:05:48

0:38:46

19

Anastasia Abrosimova

RUS

2:05:03

0:18:46

1:05:56

0:38:49

20

Edda Hannesdottir

ISL

2:05:19

0:18:48

1:05:52

0:39:04

21

India Lee

GBR

2:05:35

0:18:55

1:05:41

0:39:30

22

Alexandra Razarenova

RUS

2:05:44

0:19:55

1:07:39

0:36:35

23

Therese Feuersinger

AUT

2:06:46

0:18:51

1:05:41

0:40:37

24

Bianca Bogen

GER

2:06:58

0:18:55

1:05:44

0:40:50

25

Giorgia Priarone

ITA

2:07:05

0:19:56

1:07:31

0:38:13

26

Maria Czesnik

POL

2:07:25

0:19:53

1:07:42

0:38:12

27

Beth Potter

GBR

2:07:43

0:19:54

1:07:45

0:38:33

28

Nina Eim

GER

2:08:13

0:19:52

1:07:47

0:39:08

29

Antoanela Manac

ROU

2:08:46

0:19:16

1:05:27

0:42:37

30

Jony Heerink

NED

2:09:25

0:19:53

1:07:43

0:40:21

31

Hanne De Vet

BEL

2:11:15

0:19:48

1:07:45

0:42:06

32

Marije Dankelman

NED

2:11:49

0:19:15

1:08:04

0:42:45

33

Laura Wylie

IRL

2:17:00

0:19:52

1:07:46

0:47:43

DNF

Lena Meißner

GER

DNF

0:19:51

1:07:45

0:14:10

DNF

Almeida

POR

DNF

0:19:52

1:07:47

0:13:34

DNF

Zsanett Bragmayer

HUN

DNF

0:18:43

1:05:58

0:12:28

DNF

Anabel Knoll

GER

DNF

0:19:19

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Lotte Miller

NOR

DNF

0:18:45

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Angelica Olmo

ITA

DNF

0:18:48

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Sara Perez Sala

ESP

DNF

0:18:20

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Leonie Periault

FRA

DNF

0:18:50

0:00:00

0:00:00

LAP

Camila Alonso Aradas

ESP

LAP

0:20:08

0:00:00

0:00:00

LAP

Andreia Ferrum

POR

LAP

0:19:58

0:00:00

0:00:00

LAP

Margaryta Krylova

UKR

LAP

0:19:54

0:00:00

0:00:00

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