Europe's Elite open 2020 at CHALLENGE Davos Switzerland

Friday 28 August 2020

It's considered the first CHALLENGE FAMILY race of the 2020 calendar and thus also the first major triathlon in Switzerland. Despite many corona-related adjustments, many international triathlon stars will not miss the opportunity to finally participate in an official race again.

The organizers are very pleased to be able to present what is probably the strongest professional starting field in this class since the first edition of CHALLENGE DAVOS in 2017. The line-up is led by no less than multiple Iron-distance winner Sebastian Kienle. Besides Kienle, the men's professional field is also very strong. The 2014 Hawaii champion will be up against last year's winner and co-favorite Pieter Heemeryck from Belgium and the winner of the 2019 CHALLENGE ROTH, Andreas Dreitz from Germany, among others. Other international athletes such as Joe Skipper (GBR), Maurice Clavel (GER), Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI), Boris Stein (GER), Andreas Böcherer (GER), Jan van Berkel (SUI), Andreas Salvisberg (SUI) and  Manuel Küng (SUI) will be at the start. A more than exciting race is also expected in the professional women's field. The two best-known names on the starting list are Laura Philipp (GER) and Swiss hope Immogen Simmonds. Both had a successful 2019 and are among the top favorites for the victory. Besides the duo, Fenella Langride (GBR), Nina Derron (SUI) and the two German starters Lena Berlinger and Anne Reischmann are other international athletes on the starting line. 

PTO increases prize money

Since CHALLENGE DAVOS will be one of the few triathlon races for professionals in 2020, the PTO (Professional Triathletes Organisation) has announced to distribute an additional 21.000 Euro in prize money. The aim of the organization is to provide financial support to professional athletes in times of little or no competition.

Weather Forecast

According to the current weather forecast, many clouds and rain will dominate the sky above the Alps during race day. In the event that safe swimming cannot be guaranteed due to difficult weather conditions, a duathlon format will be used.  

MALE PRO:
1 Pieter Heemeryck BEL
2 Sebastian Kienle GER
3 Kristian Blummenfelt NOR
4 Ruben Zepuntke GER
5 Magnus Elbaek Ditlev DEN
6 Albert Moreno Molins ESP
7 Maurice Clavel GER
8 Andreas Dreitz GER
9 Andi Boecherer GER
10 Marcello Ugazio ITA
11 Joe Skipper GBR
12 Thomas Springer AUT
13 Thomas Steger AUT
14 Boris Stein GER
16 Maximilian Sasserath GER
17 Malte Plappert GER
18 Manuel Kueng SUI
20 Ronnie Schildknecht SUI
21 Domenico Passuello ITA
22 Andrea Salvisberg SUI
23 Felix Hentschel GER
24 Julian Erhardt GER
25 Adrian Haller SUI
26 Kenneth Vandendriessche BEL
27 Marc Eggeling GER
28 Sam Laidlow FRA
29 Jan van Berkel SUI
30 Sebastian Neef GER
31 Matteo Fontana ITA
32 Tristan Olij NED
33 Samuel Huerzeler SUI
34 Fabian Eisenlauer GER
35 Andrea Recagno ITA
36 Christian Jais GER
37 Gregory Barnaby ITA
38 David Breinlinger GER
39 Silvan Bruhin SUI
42 Lorenzo Delco SUI
43 Kristoffer Visti Graae DEN
44 Jonas Hoffmann GER
45 Simon Huckestein GER
46 Andreas Jung GER
47 Jannik Schaufler GER
48 Jannic Waelde GER
49 Robert Wimmer GER

FEMALE PRO:
52 Imogen Simmonds SUI
53 Laura Philipp GER
54 Fenella Langridge GBR
55 Lena Berlinger GER
56 Giorgia Priarone ITA
57 Anne Reischmann GER
58 Jeanne Collonge FRA
59 Nina Derron SUI
60 Petra Eggenschwiler SUI
61 Anna Eberhardt HUN
62 Anna-Lena Pohl GER
63 Lena Gottwald GER
64 Katharina Wolff GER
65 Sabrina Stadelmann SUI
66 Ilona Eversdijk NED
67 Kirsten De Baey-Ruszin GER
68 Sabrina Harpaintner GER
69 Laura Hottenrott GER
70 Melanie Maurer SUI
71 Franzi Reng GER
72 Alexandra Tront GER
73 Jasmin Weber SUI

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