Chance Of A Lifetime: Junior Winners To Race With Pros In Today’s Semi-finals
Two of Germany’s most promising young triathletes have won the chance to compete against the best professionals in the world at RBC Super League Triathlon Jersey 2019. The triathlon series has again proved its commitment to developing and promoting young talent by offering the winners of this morning’s Junior Enduro races slots in today’s Pro Semi-Finals.
It was a double win for Germany as Selina Klamt fought her way to victory in the Junior Girls field, while Simon Henseleit dominated the Junior Boys competition. Both victors accepted their slots and have been placed in Group B of today’s men’s and women’s Semi-Finals.
Young Klamt will be up against the likes of Emma Jeffcoat, Rachel Klamer and Summer Rappaport, while Henseleit will take on Jonathan Brownlee, Gustav Iden and fellow German Jonas Schomburg.
The air and water temperature this morning meant that both Junior races had to be altered to become a swim-bike-run-bike-run, with the second swim leg having to be dropped.
Klamt was in a battle with France’s Emma Lombardi but when the French athlete crashed on the first lap of the second bike leg, the German seized her chance and ran home to victory. With impressive form, Lombardi held on for second place with Great Britain’s Sophie Green rounding off the podium.
In the boy’s race, Henseleit was a dominant force throughout but made a decisive move on the second bike leg, which helped him to a six-second victory over France’s Guillaume Hay. Denmark’s Oscar Rundqvist Gladney came in third.