ETU Halfdistance-EM Walchsee – Bronze for Thomas Steger

Last sunday the European half-distance championships were held in Tyrol at the the beautiful Walchsee. Thomas Steger made the 3rd place, here is his race report:

“After a solid swim i got on 12th position out of the water.

On the bike i closed the gap really fast and was on 3rd position as i got a problem with my saddle at KM 30. So i had to finish the bike leg most time standing but i was able to keep the 3rd place and was very happy about that.

On the run after 10K i only was 20 sec behind the 2nd as i had to stop at the penalty box: in T2 i jumped over some bags and got a penalty for that. Not amused i had to wait and not only lost time but my legs became heavy more and more. But again i was able to defend the 3rd place and after all i`m very satisfied with the race!

I also would like to thanks all spectators along the course for pushing me!”