The day after his hat-trick in the individual men's event, the French team crushed the mixed relay of the European Triathlon Championships on Sunday in Munich.
Léo Bergère, Emma Lombardi, Dorian Coninx and Cassandre Beaugrand beat Germany by 33 seconds and Switzerland by 49 seconds.
After Emma Lombardi's bronze on Friday and the three men's medals on Saturday (Léo Bergère ahead of Pierre Le Corre and Dorian Coninx), the triathletes of the French team have definitely left their mark on these European Championships, without the captain Vincent Luis, stayed at home.
🥇 A golden relay 🥇
🇫🇷 The French triathlon team has won the title of European champion in mixed relay!
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With three individual medalists in their ranks, the Blues were big favorites for Sunday's explosive event (four 300m swimming relays, 7.2 km cycling and 1.6 km on foot), and n did not fail, winning the European title after the world title in June, and a year after the Olympic bronze in Tokyo.
Under a bright sun and in the atmosphere of a fair at the Munich Olympic Park, Léo Bergère launched the Blues passing the baton in 3rd position to the young Emma Lombardi (20 years old), who orbited the competition during her cycling relay, before letting Dorian Coninx then Cassandre Beaugrand manage the gap.
“I wanted my medal too.
I thought they were amazing, I didn't know what he had eaten this weekend.
I had to ensure and not take risks, ”savored the last torchbearer.
"With adrenaline and excitement, you feel almost nothing," said Dorian Coninx.