The 14th stop of the EuroTour took place in Prague, Czech Republic in July 6-7th. A brand new addition to EuroTour and with the beautiful historical city of Prague, the event couldn’t have had a better location.
On Saturday we had all the Amateurs and daily clinics, under a beautiful sunshine. As usual the kids race was the highlight of the event:
On Sunday morning the main event took place with the Elite competitors completed four laps on the beautiful 8km technical course around the Island of Strelecky. Hungary reigned supreme with Two times Gold Olympic medalist Kristina Zur and Bruno Hasulyo (LightCorp) both earning convincing wins.
For the woman’s race, Krista earned a solid win after being in the lead the whole race, and demonstrating that even after a few years absent from SUP Elite racing her Olympic training keeps her in top shape.
Behind her it was intense battle between Dutchwoman Petronella Van Malsen and Russia’s Elena Terekhova (Lightcorp) that finish 2nd and 3rd respectively. The local Iva Dundova (NSP) was not far adrift in 4th place and Austria’s Top woman Marion Seebauer (SIC/QB) completed the Top5 .
1 Fazekas Zur Krisztina 00:56:15 Hungary
2 Van Malsen Petronela 00:56:40 The Netherlands
3 Terekhova Elena 00:56:51 Rusia
4 Dundová Iva 00:57:53 Czeq Republic
5 Seebauer Marion 00:58:24 Austria
6 Schwaiger Linda 00:59:28 Austria
7 Tůmová Lenka 01:00:57 Czeq Republic
8 Pampinella Cecilia 01:01:06 Italy
The Men’s race was clearly dominated by Bruno Hasulyo (LightCorp) that earned a convincing win after being consistently in the front.
Showing how interesting the “Super Lap” or “Joker Lap” can make things, on the last lap Australian Ty Judson (NSP) made a smart move on his last lap to finish a very solid 2nd. After a very consistent race Germany’s Norman Weber (LightCorp) finished a well deserved 3rd in a frantic sprint to the line with last weekend’s winner Italy’s Claudio Nika and the ever consistent Tahitian Enzo Bennett (425Pro). See results:
1 Hasulyo Bruno 00:46:44 Hungary
2 Judson Ty 00:47:34 Australia
3 Weber Normen 00:47:37 Germany
4 Nika Claudio 00:47:42 Italy
5 Bennett Enzo 00:47:46 Tahiti
6 Schwarz Ole 00:49:17 Germany
7 Andersen Christian 00:49:20 Denmark
8 Van Bakel Joep 00:49:26 The Netherlands
9 De Bruin Kjell 00:50:08 The Netherlands
10 Petrák Ondřej 00:50:22 Czeq Republic
The award ceremony followed in the afternoon right on the beach. We really want to thank Lucie, David, Peter, Milan and the entire volunteer team for the hospitality. All the competitors coincided in what a great venue it was; we will be back for sure.