Sunday, February 07, 2016

POM 2016: Gueorgiou and Billstam won the second stage



POM 2016's first half is over. Today, another Middle Distance and the same winner in Men Super Elite class: Thierry Gueorgiou. In the Women Elite class, Annika Billstam took a comfortable victory and jumped to the lead of the Portugal O' Meeting overall.


Two of four stages are accomplished and the Portugal O' Meeting is ready to pull into the decisive Long Distance races. Today, Thierry Gueorgiou (Kalevan Rasti) performed again in good level, winning with the time of 32:31. His team mate, Hannu Airila, took the second place with 34:50, while Lucas Basset (JOG) was third, with more 2:24 than Gueorgiou. With these victory, Thierry Gueorgiou consolidates the lead of the Portugal O' Meeting overall, with a gap of 3:52 over Baptiste Rollier, the second placed.

In the Women Elite class, Annika Billstam (OK Linné) took a large victory in 36:59, left the second placed, Amilia Björklund (SAIK), at the distance of 3:00. After her triumph yesterday, Marika Teini was third today, with more 3:14 than Billstam. The Swedish is now in the lead with a margin of 40 seconds over Marika Teini.


Results

Men Super Elite
1. Thierry Gueorgiou (Kalevan Rasti) 32:31 (+ 00:00)
2. Hannu Airila (Kalevan Rasti) 34:50 (+ 02:19)
3. Lucas Basset (JOG) 34:55 (+ 02:24)
4. Baptiste Rollier (Kalevan Rasti) 35:17 (02:46)
5. Albin Ridefelt (OK Linné) 35:20 (+ 02:49)


Women Elite
1. Annika Billstam (OK Linné) 36:59 (00:00)
2. Amilia Björklund (SAIK) 39:59 (+ 03:00)
3. Marika Teini (SK Pohjantähti) 40:13 (+ 03:14)
4. Svetlana Mironova (KooVee) 40:16 (+ 03:17)
5. Isia Basset (JOG) 40:31 (+ 03:32)

Full results and further information on the event's webpage, at www.pom.pt/en.

Joaquim Margarido

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