Round up: June 05, 2018 - Roll’Athlon 100 and KNSB marathon cup #3 ~ Passion/Patin/Vitesse - Passion/Speed/Skating


5 juin 2018

Round up: June 05, 2018 - Roll’Athlon 100 and KNSB marathon cup #3

By Jackob Savard
Photo by Didier Parcollet

A couple of inline speed skating events were raced during the weekend. Here’s our recap of two of them: the Roll’Athlon 100 and the KPN cup #3 in Achterveld.

Pouydebat and Fernandez took home victories at the Roll'Athlon 100
The 2018 Roll’Athlon 100, an ultramarathon of 103 km that is raced in France every year, was held last weekend. In the men’s race, Ewen Fernandez from the Rollerblade speed team won the race and established a new event record with a time of 2h43. Six minutes later, his teammate on the Rollerblade team, Guillaume de Mallevoue, crossed the finish line to take the second place. The third position was won by Olivier Blanc from team Sokola who won the pack sprint for bronze. In the ladies’ race, Juliette Pouydebat took 25 minutes on her closest rival to won the event. Pouydebat is a serious medal hopeful at the upcoming world championships when it comes to French ladies and she proved she was in good form this weekend. Karine Urvoy-Malle and Sabrina Gaudesaboos completed the podium.

Hoolwerf and Ariens put on a show in Achterveld
The third stage of the KNSB marathon cup was also raced this weekend in the Netherlands. In the ladies’ race, 29 years old Imke Vormeer surprised everyone including herself with her first victory ever in a KNSB cup event. Elsemieke van Maaren and Ramona Westerhuis respectively finished second and third. Okay fashion and jeans skaters Bart Hoolwerf and Crispijn Ariens put on quite a show with a spectacular sprint to the finish line. Hoolwerf and Ariens, who were in a breakaway together, decided to sprint the last straight line to impress the crowd. Hoolewerf finally won it by a bit in front of his teammate Ariens. Gerwin Smit, who’s already in good position in the KNSB cup classification, managed to finish in third position.

You can also read our recap of the Wörgl European cup who was also held this weekend by clicking HERE.  

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