Why it matters: The Challenge Mogán-Gran Canaria promises an extraordinary race with world-class athletes from around the globe competing for victory, setting the stage for an exciting European season opener.
Setting the pace: The Challenge Mogán-Gran Canaria is the next Challenge Family race to take place on April 22nd on an island paradise, attracting some of the most popular professional athletes of the moment, including Patrick Lange, Sam Laidlow, Ruth Astle, Diede Diederiks, and more.
What they are saying:
- "Challenge Mogán-Gran Canaria promises fireworks and an extraordinary race."
- "Sam Laidlow returns to Challenge Mogán-Gran Canaria for some ‘unfinished business’."
- "Patrick Lange wants nothing less than the win."
- "Ruth Astle will go all-in for the win."
Between transition: An exciting battle is expected in the women’s race, with Ruth Astle as the favorite, but Diede Diederiks, Alexandra Tondeur, Svenja Thoes, India Lee, and Elisabetta Curridori also competing fiercely for the victory. On the other hand, in the men's field, most eyes will be on Sam Laidlow, who crashed during the bike in the previous edition, while Patrick Lange, Florian Angert, and Aaron Royale are also considered solid contenders.
The bottom line: Challenge Mogán-Gran Canaria is shaping up to be an unforgettable race, with an unprecedented level of racing among world-class athletes competing for victory on a beautiful island paradise, marking an exciting start to the European triathlon season.