Batelier, Bucher Win Xterra European Tour Opener In Portugal
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Reigning XTERRA European Tour Champions Franky Batelier from France and Renata Bucher from Switzerland won the first race of the 2010 Tour at the inaugural XTERRA Portugal Championship this afternoon.
It’s Batelier’s fifth straight win in Europe, having swept the four-race European Tour last season. On the women’s side Bucher, the “Swiss Miss” of XTERRA, continued her world domination tour by picking up her 21st career championship race victory since 2005. Her resume now includes six XTERRA Saipan titles, three wins in France, two in Czech, Austria, and Italy, and one each in Japan, Malaysia, Spain, U.K., U.S., and now Portugal.
1 Franky Batelier FRA 2:16:35
2 Bruno Pais POR 2:21:53
3 Nicolas Lebrun FRA 2:22:52
4 Yeray Luxem BEL 2:23:05
5 Lino Barruncho POR 2:25:12
6 Fabien Combaluzier FRA 2:25:52
7 Lieuwe Boonstra RSA 2:27:18
8 Jim Thijs BEL 2:29:11
9 Francisco Villaescusa ESP 2:30:16
10 Borja Gabriel Figueroa ESP 2:31:06
1 Renata Bucher SUI 2:44:44
2 Marion Lorblanchet FRA 2:47:05
3 Maria Areosa POR 2:51:26
4 Carina Wasle AUT 2:53:27
5 Myriam Guillot FRA 2:55:22
6 Maud Golsteyn NED 2:56:26
7 Judy van den Berg NED 2:57:29
8 Darrelle Parker GBR 3:02:03
9 Alexandra Borrelly FRA 3:08:48
10 Yolanda Magallon Vallejo ESP 3:29:17