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European Winter Triathlon Cup - Ramsau/AUT, January 25, 1998

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etu-02.gif (4439 Byte) ETU Press Release - January 25, 1997

Sigrid and Martin Lang on top of the podium in Ramsau

Ramsau, Austria, 25.1.: Sigrid and Martin Lang, two former members of the German Cross Country National team scored their first wins in the 1998 European Winter Triathlon Cup series. Ramsau, host of the 1999 Nordic World Championships, and a winter wonderland, provided the marvellous surrounding for a superbly organised and extra-ordinary competition with a World Class field on the start line.

The mountain bike course, first leg in this race, started in Schladming and led the athletes 12km up the hill on a real off-road track. Iwan Schuwey/SUI, dominated the MTB, together with Mathias Holzner and Martin Lang both Germany. This trio was closely followed by race co-favourites Paolo Riva/ITA, Zibi Slufczik/POL and, Marek Kovacic/SVK. This order remained during the demanding 3 laps 10km running course, designed in the centre of Ramsau on snow tracks. The Cross Country skiing proved to be decisive, with Martin Lang, a former Cross Country skier being unbeatable today, leaving runner up of the day Paolo Riva – also a superb X-C Skier – Silver and Mathias Holzner, the reigning European Winter Triathlon Cup winner , bronze.

The women’s race started as predicted, with extraordinary biker Karin Moebes dominating the MTB leg, clearly ahead of Gabi Pauli, Sigird Lang – both Germany – and Katinka Wiltenburg, NED. The ladies entered the second transition in the same order: Moebes ahead of Pauli, Lang and Wiltenburg, but the opponents could close the gap to Moebes to just 1 minute. Sigrid Lang, having shown a marvellous performance on the skis already a week before in Mariahof, followed the example of her brother, and could score a convincing win ahead of Moebes and Pauli.

The next race in the 1998 European Winter Triathlon Cup series is staged in Zakopane/POL on February 24, to prepare the inaugural European Winter Triathlon Championships in Mals/ITA, March 1 and the Cup final in Beitostolen/NOR.

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Main Results European Winter Triathlon Cup Ramsau/AUT:

1-Sigrid Lang GER 2:10,01 1- Martin Lang GER 1:46’36
2- Karin Moebes SUI 2:10,43 2- Paolo Riva ITA 1:47;53
3- Gabi Pauli GER 2:14,21 3- Mathias Holzner GER 1:48,22
4- Katinka Wiltenburg NED 2:15,01 4- Iwan Schuwey SUI 1:48,57
5- Karin Klaver NED 2:16,16 5- Zibi Szlufcik POL 1:51,01
      7. Othmar Brügger SUI 1:53:47
8. Karin Sturzenegger SUI 2:31:00      


European Winter Triathlon Cup Ranking after Mariahof/AUT and Ramsau/AUT:

1-Karin Moebes SUI 190pts 1- Paolo Riva ITA 190pts
2- Sigrid Lang GER 180 1- Martin Lang GER 190
3- Gabi Pauli GER 170 3- Mathias Holzner GER 160
4- Katinka Wiltenburg NED 150 4- Iwan Schuwey SUI 150
5- Karin Klaver NED 135 5- Marek Kovacic SVK 125

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