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11 avril 2019

Marreiros dominates at home, another strong showing by Quintana

Portuguese Diogo Marreiros and Colombia's Aura Quintana won the second leg of the 2019 European cup held in Lagos, Portugal last weekend.

By Jackob Savard

Even if the rain challenged the event's organizers, the skaters were still able to race on 500m, 1000m, 5000m and 5000m points race on the track as well as a marathon on the last day of racing.

Marreiros victorious at home
Portuguese skater Diogo Marreiros skating for Bont won the overall classification of the competition with his victory on 1000m and both 5000m races. He also finished second on 500m just behind Patxi Peula. Marreiros looked like he was in control of the competition held on his club’s track. Spain’s Patxi Peula and France’s Elton de Souza completed the overall top 3. Belgian Indra Médard and German Jan Martin Mende also had good results during the weekend to take the fourth and fifth overall positions. Honorable mention to Austrian Christian Kromoser who won the rainy marathon on the last day of racing.

Quintana edges out Halbout
If Diogo Marreiros dominated the men’s field, the ladies’ competition was tight until the end. It finally was Colombian Aura Quintana who ended at the top of the overall classification with 120, finishing only two points ahead of French skater Clémence Halbout who had 118. Quintana who was strong the previous week at the first leg of the Europa cup, won the two last distances of the competition which were the 1000m and the 5000m to beat Halbout. Belgium’s Nymphe Keuleers and Stien Vanhoutte took third and fourth place while France’s Marie Dupuy, who won the 500m, finished in fifth place of the ranking.

Great races in the juniors
The junior overall rankings were won by Sara Cabrera from Spain and Jason Suttels from Belgium. Suttels, Sabien Tinson, Nil Llop and Tomáš Bohumský had some crazy races in the men's junior category all weekend long and you should remember their names for the future.

The third competition of the Europa cup will be held in Geisingen, Germany on the 12-13-14 of April .

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