Win at Challenge Turku

“It was really nice to race in front of the home crowd and also to be able to win after a while. Challenge Turku has absolutely one of my favourite courses and it is awesome to have an international race with professional athletes in Finland. The race was great preparation for the coming long distance championships in couple of weeks and for Kona in October.”

“After a really solid training block in June and July I have have been having some stifness in my lower back and nerve pain in the right hamstring and therefore I was bit unsure if and how should I race in Turku. Because of this I was forced to take it quite easy on the bike, stretch properly in the transition and run with caution. So the fitness definitely is there and I am confident that we have been focusing on the right things during the summer.”

Top five in womens race:
1 Kaisa Sali
2 Yvonne Van Vlerken
3 Annie Thoren
4 Ewa Komander
5 Paulina Kotfica