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Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl Preview

The second ever race goes Sunday.

Lake Walchsee will make waves when triathletes tackle the 2nd Signa Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl on September 4. Some of the world’s best are on the start line: Yvonne van Vlerken from Holland, Michael Göhner from Germany, Massimo Cigana from Italy and of course local hero Eva Dollinger as well as Swiss pro Ronnie Schildknecht who is starting in his first Challenge race.

While the race winner is expected to come from this group of athletes, there will be many winners on the day – everyone of the 1,135 athletes from 30 nations who conquers the 1.9km swim, the 90km cycling course, the 21km run and cross the line as a “finisher”.

The swim takes place in the clear waters of Lake Walchsee. The two-lap cycling route heads through the Kaiserwinkl area: Walchsee-Kössen-Erpfendorf-Huberhöhe-Schwendt. In Kössen the participants will cycle through a village fair. The notorious Huberhöhe height is renowned from the Senior Cycling World Championship and is a 3km-long slope with a gradient of up to 10%. Following the cycle, the run features four loops around Lake Walchsee.

To set the scene for this exciting international event, a five kilometre long run around Lake Walchsee takes place on Friday. The route will be lit by torches. All athletes, locals and guests are invited to join in. in addition a sprint triathlon has been added to the timetable in the lead up to the flagship event.

For further information visit www.challenge-walchsee.at