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Frenchman Franky Batelier was just 15 seconds faster than Olivier Marceau, but that was all he needed to to keep his six-race winning streak alive at the Xterra European Championship in Italy today. In the women’s race, Canadian Melanie McQuaid picked up her first win of season, and her second in Italy (she also won here in 2005).
Xterra European Championship
Sardinia, Italy—May 31, 2010
1.5km swim, 32km bike, 10km run
1. Franky Batelier (FRA) 2:24:10
2. Olivier Marceau (SUI) 2:24:24
3. Felix Schumann (GER) 2:25:29
4. Nico Lebrun (FRA) 2:27:15
5. Ronny Dietz (GER) 2:29:03
1. Melanie McQuaid (CAN) 2:45:10
2. Renata Bucher (SUI) 2:47:19
3. Sibylle Matter (SUI) 2:49:07
4. Carina Wasle (AUT) 2:52:27
5. Marion Lorblanchet (FRA) 2:57:09