Kienle wins Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee and takes the lead in the Challenge Family World Bonus. Laura Siddall is chasing leader Yvonne van Vlerken

Kienle wins Challenge Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee and takes the lead in the Challenge Family World Bonus. Laura Siddall is chasing leader Yvonne van Vlerken

Sebastian Kienle took the win at CHALLENGEKAISERWINKL-WALCHSEEand is now the new leader in the Challenge Family World Bonus. The 250 points for the win have put him to the top with 1550 points in total. Before the race in Walchsee, Kienle had the same amount of points as Pablo Gonzalez Dapena (1300) but the Spanish triathlete didn’t compete in Austria so couldn’t earn points. In the women’s ranking it’s still Yvonne van Vlerken in the lead (1075 points) but after a second place in Walchsee for Laura Siddall, she’s closing in on Van Vlerken with 950 points.

Kienle won the men’s race at CHALLENGEKAISERWINKL-WALCHSEE. After his win at CHALLENGETURKUtwo weeks ago, he has increased his total by a further 250 points and is now strong in the lead with 1550 points. Frederik Funk came second at Walchsee, earned 200 points and now has 350 points in total. He is currently in 12th place in the rankings. As at CHALLENGETURKU, Daniel Baekkegard was third through the finish line and earned 150 points. His 300 points in total put him in 13th place in the Challenge Family World Bonus, together with Luke Bell and Joe Skipper.

Kienle is strong in the lead with 1550 points. Gonzales Dapena is currently in second with 1300 points while Dylan McNeice still holds third position with 1000 points.

You can check the full male standings here: https://www.challenge-family.com/world-bonus/

Female rankings

In the women’s rankings, Laura Siddall did a great job by coming second at CHALLENGEKAISERWINKL-WALCHSEEand earning 200 points. These points increase her total to 950 points and she has moved up to second place. Yvonne van Vlerken is still in the lead thanks to her 1075 points, but didn’t race this weekend. She will race at CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM this Saturday. Katrien Verstuyft has lost her second place in the rankings to Siddall and is now in third position with 780 points. Lucy Charles currently runs fourth with 775 points.

Eva Wutti finished first at CHALLENGEKAISERWINKL-WALCHSEEand earned her first 250 points this season. She now shares the 20th position in the rankings. Margie Santimaria came third at CHALLENGEKAISERWINKL-WALCHSEEand earned 150 points. She now has 640 points in total, which brings her to 7th place in rankings.

You can check the full female standings here: https://www.challenge-family.com/world-bonus/

Upcoming

The next opportunity to earn points is at CHALLENGEALMERE-AMSTERDAM. This race takes place in The Netherlands on the 8th September 2018. The $165k end-of-season bonus will pay five deep across both male and female with the top ranked Pro taking home $30k. Second place will carry a bonus of $20k, third, fourth and fifth positions will pay $15k, $12k and $5k accordingly. Ranking will be decided through a fair points system based on placings earned. This system is explained fully here: https://www.challenge-family.com/pro-athletes/

In the event of a tie, the prize money will be averaged between the two athletes and corresponding places.