Start for the O-SEE Chal­lenge and XTERRA EC 2021 – the show must go on again!
18. June 2021
O-SEE Chal­lenge & XTERRA Ger­many with reduced start­ing places
8. July 2021

Full & Short Track Race this week­end at XTERRA CZ

This week­end XTERRA CZ starts in Prachat­ice and with it the first race of the XTERRA Europe series. So far, can­cel­la­tions and post­pone­ments deter­mined the sched­ule of the XTERRA Cross Triathlon races and now it final­ly comes to the long-await­ed first show­down.

In the men’s race Jens Roth (GER) is con­sid­ered as one of the favorites for the main com­pe­ti­tion on Sat­ur­day. Ten of the top 20 ranked XTERRA ath­letes will be rep­re­sent­ed, includ­ing sev­en-time world cham­pi­on Ruben Ruzafa, Fran­cois Car­loni, Max­im Chané, Karel Dusek and also the two Arthur’s – Arthur Ser­ri­eres and Arthur Forissier – will be fight­ing for the podi­um again after a thrilling bat­tle at the XTERRA Short Track Italy at Lake Gar­da a few weeks ago.

In the women’s race, 13 elite ath­letes are on the start­ing line. The favorite is local hero Hele­na Karasko­va Erbano­va.  The Czech leg­end has nev­er missed a race on home soil in Prachat­ice and has come out of retire­ment espe­cial­ly for this event. She will not have it easy. Young favorites Loanne Duvoisin and San­dra Mairhofer both fin­ished first and sec­ond at the XTERRA Short Track in Gar­da, Italy, ear­li­er this month and showed great form. With ITU World Cross Tri Cham­pi­on Eleono­ra Per­onci­ni, Mar­ta Men­dit­to, Solenne Bil­loin, Cari­na Wasle and Jin­driska Zemano­va there are more aspi­rants, for the fight for the top.

The races on Sat­ur­day will not only be about a total of €15,000 in prize mon­ey, but also about qual­i­fy­ing for the short track race on Sun­day. The new var­ied race for­mat will also be broad­cast live again. The women’s race starts at 9 a.m. and the men’s race at 10:30 a.m.