The XTERRA World Tour rolled on with races in Cyprus and the Philippines on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Over in Europe Yeray Luxem from Belgium and Brigitta Poor from Hungary captured the inaugural XTERRA Cyprus off-road triathlon, and on the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Bradley Weiss from South Africa and Carina Wasle from Austria captured the 7th annual XTERRA Philippines Championship elite race titles.
The XTERRA World Tour rolled on with races in Cyprus and the Philippines on Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Over in Europe Yeray Luxem from Belgium and Brigitta Poor from Hungary captured the inaugural XTERRA Cyprus off-road triathlon, and on the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Bradley Weiss from South Africa and Carina Wasle from Austria captured the 7th annual XTERRA Philippines Championship elite race titles.
It’s the third straight XTERRA Philippines win for Weiss and the third win this season for Wasle, who now has 16 majors in her career.
“Brutally hot race and probably the longest, hottest, and hardest race ever in my six years of racing XTERRA,” said Weiss. “Very stoked to come out on top and winning my third race in a row here in the Philippines is the cherry on top for sure.”
As for Wasle, who won at XTERRA Saipan in March and XTERRA Reunion just last weekend, it’s amazing she was able to finish this grueling race having just broken her toe less than a week ago while entering the swim at Reunion.
“I knew I was in good shape, but I didn’t know if my toe would stop me from having a good run,” said Wasle. “Turned out okay and it was the perfect race for me today. I couldn’t be happier.”
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At Cyprus, it’s the second career XTERRA major win for Luxem, who won his first at XTERRA Poland last year, and the second win this season for Poor, the reigning XTERRA European Tour Champ, who also won the opener at XTERRA Malta earlier this month.
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2017 XTERRA World Championship Qualifying Series Schedule
XTERRA Danao and Cyprus were the 11th and 12th of 41 events where amateur athletes from around the world could qualify to race at the 22nd annual XTERRA World Championship in Maui on October 29.
|Date||Race||Elite Winners or Location|
|Feb 25||XTERRA South Africa||Richard Murray / Flora Duffy|
|Mar 4||XTERRA Motatapu||Dougal Allan / Josie Wilcox|
|Mar 18||XTERRA Saipan + Silver||Sam Osborne / Carina Wasle|
|Mar 25||XTERRA Argentina # Silver||Gonzalo Tellechea / Suzie Snyder|
|Apr 1||XTERRA Thailand + Silver||Kieran McPherson / Renata Bucher|
|Apr 1||XTERRA Chile # Silver||Felipe Barraza / Barbara Riveros|
|Apr 2||XTERRA Malta * Silver||Roger Serrano / Brigitta Poor|
|Apr 8||XTERRA New Zealand + Silver||Sam Osborne / Jacqui Allen|
|Apr 9||XTERRA Costa Rica # Silver||Josiah Middaugh / Suzie Snyder|
|Apr 16||XTERRA La Reunion||Ruben Ruzafa / Carina Wasle|
|Apr 23||XTERRA Danao + GOLD||Bradley Weiss / Carina Wasle|
|Apr 23||XTERRA Cyprus * Silver||Yeray Luxem / Brigitta Poor|
|Apr 29||XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship / Malaysia + GOLD||Langkawi, Malaysia|
|Apr 30||XTERRA Greece * Silver||Vouliagmeni|
|May 6||XTERRA Tahiti + Silver||Moorea|
|May 14||XTERRA Spain * Silver||Taragonna|
|May 14||XTERRA Brazil # Silver||Ilhabela, Sao Paolo|
|May 20||XTERRA Oak Mountain # GOLD||Pelham, AL, USA|
|May 27||XTERRA Portugal * Silver||Golega|
|Jun 10||XTERRA Belgium * Silver||Namur|
|Jun 17||XTERRA Mine over Matter ^||Milton, Ontario, Canada|
|Jun 18||XTERRA Finland * Silver||Imatra|
|Jun 24||XTERRA Switzerland * GOLD||Vallee de Joux|
|Jul 2||XTERRA France * GOLD||Xonrupt|
|Jul 9||XTERRA Victoria # Silver||Victoria, B.C., Canada|
|Jul 15||XTERRA Beaver Creek # GOLD||Beaver Creek, CO, USA|
|Jul 30||XTERRA Abruzzo * Silver||Scanno, Abruzzo, Italy|
|Aug 5||XTERRA Mexico # GOLD||Tapalpa|
|Aug 5||XTERRA Norway * Silver||Norefjell|
|Aug 6||XTERRA Canmore ^||Canmore, Alberta, Canada|
|Aug 12||XTERRA Quebec ^||Quebec City, Canada|
|Aug 12||XTERRA Parry Sound ^||Ontario, Canada|
|Aug 13||XTERRA Dominican Republic # Silver||Barahona|
|Aug 13||XTERRA Poland * Silver||Krakow|
|Aug 19||XTERRA Germany * GOLD||Zittau|
|Aug 26||XTERRA Sweden * Silver||Hammarbybacken, Stockholm|
|Aug 26||XTERRA Sleeping Giant ^||Thunder Bay, ON, Canada|
|Sep 2||XTERRA Japan + Silver||Hokkaido|
|Sep 3||XTERRA European Championship / Denmark * GOLD||Mons Klint|
|Sep 16||XTERRA Pan American Championship / USA # D-GOLD||Ogden, Utah, USA|
|Oct 29||XTERRA World Championship||Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii|
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