Trevor Wurtele claimed his first since 2013 this morning at the inaugural Challenge Geraardsbergen in South Flanders, Belgium. The Canadian clocked 3:58:05 for the half distance race, breaking down as 23:37 for the swim, 2:19:06 on the bike and a blazing fast 1:13:02 half-marathon.
WHAT A SURPRISE!! @teamwurtele1 WINS CHALLENGE GERAARDSBERGEN!!!! pic.twitter.com/kgpk7ZJWAw
— CHALLENGE-GBERGEN (@CFGbergen) July 2, 2017
H: I bet that top step feels good! (and the first image is gold ???). Congrats to all who raced. That climb up the muur looked gnarly! https://t.co/LwZXplrzgU
— H & T Wurtele (@TeamWurtele) July 2, 2017
Trevor and wife Heather Wurtele have been doing a “European tour” of racing this summer, hitting up several Challenge Family races along the way. The two recently both took second place at Challenge Heilbronn in Germany and Heather will take on the iconic Challenge Roth next weekend.
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Dudes and dudettes, racing in Europe is cool. Through town centers, past cafes and crowds. Finish line infront of that church, right in town center square. Similar stuff two weeks ago in Heilbronn Germany, and I'm sure more epicness for Heather next week at Challenge Roth. This Sunday..T @challengegeraardsbergen
Among the pros in the men’s field were local stars Pieter Heemeryck and Sanne Swolfs who rounded out the podium, as well as New Zealander Dylan McNiece who took fourth.
On the women’s side, Tine Deckers took the win with the Netherlands’ Sarissa Vries in second and Margie Santamaria in third.
Full results are available here.