Funchal, 13th June 2021. After two days of competitions on the track at the Biosfera Roller Skate tournament, the premiere of the WIC Marathon in Funchal, Madeira took place this Sunday. The conditions couldn't have been better. Sunshine, not too high temperatures and hardly any wind at the marina of Funchal promised a fast and good race. The conditions couldn't have been better.
Strong international competition under optimal conditions
In addition to the teams from Powerslide Matter Racing Team, EOSkates World Team, Rollerblade World Team, AC Roller Team, which had already started successfully at the WIC kick-off in L'Aquila, Italy, the strong WIC Portugal team around Diogo Marreiros was added. Despite various break aways, the starting field stayed close together for the majority of the race at high speed. Only at the finish sprint Bart Swings and Felix Rijhnen (both Powerslide Matter Racing Team) were able to cross the finish line first, followed by Diogo Marreiros. Bart Swings was able to improve the previous course record by seven minutes.
For the women, too, the favourites from EOSkates World Team, Pole France Bordeaux and Sandrine Tas from Powerslide Matter Racing Team stayed close for a large part of the race. In the finish sprint, the Belgian Sandrine Tas (Powerslide Matter Racing Team) crossed the finish line before the Mexican Valentina Letelier Cartagena (2nd place in L'Aquila, Italy) and the German starter Josie Hoffmann.
Podium Men Seniors
Bart Swings, Belgium (Powerslide Matter Racing Team)
Felix Rijhnen, Germany (Powerslide Matter Racing Team)
Diogo Marreiros, Portugal (WIC Portugal Team)
Podium Women Seniors
Sandrine Tas, Belgium (Powerslide Matter Racing Team)
Valentina Letelier Cartagena (Mexico)
Josie Hoffmann (Germany)
“A fast race against a beautiful backdrop with a high-class international starting field on the sunny island of Madeira after already successful days on the track definitely a highlight for this year's inline sport.”, said Volker Schlichting, Executive Director of the WORLD INLINE CUP.
For further information, please visit www.world-inline-cup.com and/or contact:
IGUANA Deutschland GmbH
Tel. +49 30 83 21 794 55