Riou wins women’s race
France dominated this year’s XTERRA Malta leg as racer Arthur Serrieres won his second XTERRA race in a row and Morgane Riou topped the women’s podium on Saturday.
The defending European champion finished the Elite competition in 2:12:45hrs ahead of Belgian Sebastien Carabin and fellow French duo Francois Carloni and Maxime Chane.
Riou completed the race in 2:36:58hrs ahead of Austrian Carina Wasle, just under 14 minutes behind the winner.
The only Maltese athlete taking part in the Elite race managed a time of 3:55:56hrs.
The event, postponed from its original date in April, is only one of three XTERRA races so far this season with many being cancelled by the organisation because of COVID-19 restriction.
Race director Nathan Farrugia had emphasised that strict health measures were being implemented in order to safeguard the athletes’ health and safety.
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