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European Triathlon Championships: Léo Bergère in gold, historic hat-trick for the French

2022-08-13T17:33:44.572Z

Leo Bergère won in front of his compatriots Pierre Le Corre and Dorian Coninx, this Saturday in Munich.



This Saturday, August 13, 2022 will go down as a historic day for French triathlon.

In Munich during the European Championships, (Olympic format) the French team achieved a resounding hat-trick.

Imperial, Léo Bergère won the gold medal in 1h41′09′'.

The 26-year-old triathlete, licensed at Saint-Jean-de-Monts Vendée Triathlon, won the first major individual title of his career.

His record already included two world champion titles in the mixed relay in 2019 and 2020.

Starting well in the swim, the French took the lead during the 40 km of cycling and never let go.

After accelerating at the sixth kilometer of the race, Léo Bergère gave way to his compatriots and flew to victory.

He beat Pierre Le Corre, crowned in 2018, who finished 8′ away.

Dorian Coninx snatched the bronze in the last meters after a mano a mano with the Hungarian Csongor Lehmann.

“We were a collective, we worked together on the bike and it paid off”

“Between aiming to win and actually doing it, there is often a gap, so today I'm really happy.

to have been able to do it and to share this moment with two friends on the podium… It's an effort that the three of us made together, right from the swim.

We were a collective, we worked together on the bike and it paid off.

It's an effort that we all made together, from swimming, ”explained Léo Bergère at the microphone of France Télévisions.

European Championship Munich:



Author of a full race, Léo Bergère won his first European title ahead of Pierre Le Corre and Dorian Coninx who had already enjoyed this honour.

Triple history 🇨🇵!💪🙏#triathlon #GoFrance



📷 Théo Gomez/Puur Film/FFTRI pic.twitter.com/BD5CLBvxpj

— FFTRI.

- French Triathlon Federation (@FFTRI) August 13, 2022

Friday in the women's race, Emma Lombardi, 20, won the bronze medal for her first International Senior Championship.

Source: leparis

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