They did it ! Frenchman Léo Bergère was crowned European triathlon champion on Saturday in Munich, where the French team achieved the treble. With Pierre Le Corre, second, and Dorian Coninx, third, the Blues took the podium after a completely controlled race. the selection from the first kilometers of running. Léo Bergère took off two laps from the finish on a hill on the very uneven course. Behind Pierre Le Corre, inserted, the Hungarian Csongor Lehmann, last to accompany the three Blues, yielded in the final against Dorian Coninx. The 26-year-old from Isère has signed his first victory at the highest senior level after brilliant recent months. One of the best triathletes in the world In the absence of the Norwegian Olympic champion Kristian Blummenfelt, Léo Bergère has asserted himself this season as the he is one of the very best on the world circuit (WTCS) in which he occupies second place. Missed out on the Tokyo Olympics (21st) like the rest of the France team, Bergère was not a member of the bronze medal-winning mixed relay in Japan. With seven podiums in nine WTCS races since, the one who was more of a cycling specialist when he started out felt a “click” in his own words. Pierre Le Corre was defending champion, Dorian Coninx, bronze medalist with the mixed relay in Tokyo. The double world champion Vincent Luis had chosen to preserve himself for the end of the season after a tachycardia in the race in May. m swimming, 40 km cycling and 10 km running) with New Zealander Hayden Wilde, whom he is trailing in the WTCS standings, and Briton Alex Yee, absent after his victory over Wilde at the Commonwealth Games. There are two rounds left in mid-October and then in early November before the grand final in Abu Dhabi where Bergère will be in the race to clinch the world title.
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