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.┬áThe 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