London, Munich, Jersey, Malibu. At the end of four very intense weekends, the Premier League that featured the best triathletes at Olympic distance passed their verdict on Saturday night with the final win for Briton Alex Yee. To win, he showed great consistency, taking fifth, third and, above all, first of the last two rounds. For the apotheosis, in California, Ye had to fight to advance…Martin van Riel, who threw himself over the line, but was beaten by a tenth of a second!
The strange coincidence of the calendar still disrupted by the health crisis, this Super League final that collected, in particular, the top 5 games in Tokyo (Christian Blumenfelt, Alex Yee, Hayden Wilde, Martin van Riel and Jonathan Brownlee) took place at the same time as the Euro on The Olympic distance (1.5 km swimming, 40 km cycling, 10 km walking) was won by Frenchman Dorian Konincks, ahead of Spaniards Sanchez and Serrat. An event in which the Belgians barely shined, the best of them, Erwin Vanderblanc, finished 31st while Arnaud Mengale was ranked 35th and… Jelly Jeans, off the 47th.
Back in the Premier League, Alex Yee and Martin Van Riel had a stunning final race on the famous Malibu Beach, with the Briton winning at the end of the photo. Portugal’s Villaca, New Zealand’s Wilde and American Rider won third place as they completed the podium. In the overall four-event classification, Alex Yee won with 59 points, ahead of Wilde (54 points) and Brownlee (50 points). Absent due to a positive Covid-19 test in London, Marten Van Riel ranked sixth with 39 points.
“I’m happy the way I’m back to this level after being absent from the London Tour due to Covid-19! Now it’s time for some festivities before thinking about the end of the season…” Antwerp who will soon find his friend Jelly Jeans launched the less happy in Valencia, where the Euro took place, and ended up in 47th place. “I was far from my swimming level because of my broken hand in mid-August in Montreal. I knew it was going to be complicated, but I had no regrets. On the contrary, thanks to the fans who gave me worn until the end!” Limberger smiled, certainly not happy this year after missing the Tokyo Games.
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