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WORLD INLINE CUP

The WORLD INLINE CUP (WIC) is since 2000 the highest international marathon series for inline speed skaters. The world´s best skaters take part in the world's most demanding and biggest marathon races in Europe and Asia and meet fitness skaters from all over the globe. The overall winners will receive prize money after the season. Since 2014 the organizer of the WORLD INLINE CUP is IGUANA Deutschland GmbH

Philosophy

The World Inline Cup stands for top sport. The best skaters in the world are at the start of every event. They appreciate the perfect organisation, the most beautiful and centrally-located courses, and the professional marketing of the Inline Skating sport in the media. And they know that the organisers of the Inline movement love the sport.

The World Inline Cup stands for mass movement. Every stage is also a festival on rollers without discrimination, without licenses. For the large masses the fun-oriented experience is first and foremost: the thrilling atmosphere, the pulsating program and the knowledge that the hobby skaters are taken just as seriously as the pros by hat organisers. The World Inline Cup is a platform for the entire family and with family-related services.

The World Inline Cup successfully combines sport, fun and adventure with culture. The core of events is the pulsating Inline Village with the best brands, the newest products and exciting activities. And of course, parties with imaginative catering are part of the experience.

NEWS

DOUBLE VICTORY IN THE WOMEN'S AND MEN'S WORLD INLINE CUP MARATHON IN L'AQUILA (ITA)

1st & 2nd place in the women's Race for Chinese Taipei and

for Powerslide Racing Team in the men's race

L’Aquila,25th June 2023. After three days of competition on the track, the third stop of this year's WORLD INLINE CUP took place today in the capital of Abruzzo, L'Aquila.

19 laps with several roundabouts, downhills and climbs demanded a lot from all athletes under the hot sun. With eleven nations, the starting field was very international.

Exciting race to the finish in the women's race

In the women's category, the European champion Marine Lefeuvre, FRA (EOSkates World Team) and the Colombian Aura Quintana Herrera, who is currently leading the WIC overall ranking, attracted a lot of attention. But also the local hero Federica die Natale (C.P.G.A. SD), the Dutch Noraly Berber Vonk and the Austrian Anna Petutschnigg were among the favourites in the international starting field. Furthermore, the two skaters from Chinese Taipei, Yi-Hsuan Liu and Ho Chen Yang, should not be underestimated.

The starting field remained close together for most of the race, with the favourites taking turns in the lead. The Ukrainian Anna Muzyka (SAM Roller Team) also took the lead for a while.  In the end, it came down to a gripping sprint to the finish, with Yi-Hsuan Liu crossing the finish line first ahead of her team-mate Ho Chen Yang, immediately followed by Marine Lefeuvre.

Impressive performance by Swings on Wings and thrilling finish for 2nd and 3rd place

The starting field for the men was similarly international. Besides the Belgians Bart Swings and Jason Suttels (both Powerslide Racing Team), Martin Ferrié, FRA (EOSkates World Team) as well as the Spaniards Patxi Peula, ESP and Tarazona Carlos Arturo (both Rollerblade World Team) belonged to the narrow field of favourites. But also, the Frenchmen Hugo Gerard and Charly Grillon could be expected to finish well.

Jason Suttels and Bart Swings, together with Martin Ferrié, broke away from the field as early as in the second run and continuously extended their lead. For Martin Ferrié it was not easy to keep up the pace without his injured teammate Nolan Beddiaf. After eleven laps, Jason started a tactical breakaway. Joining the leader cost Martin Ferrié a lot of energy, so that Bart Swings broke away from the field, followed by Martin Ferrie and Jason Suttels, who were now racing together for 2nd and 3rd place.

Bart Swings impressively extended his lead in the remaining eight laps and won in a commanding 1:01:39.

In a thrilling finish, Jason Suttels narrowly edged out Martin Ferrié to finish in second place.

"Besides the impressive form of Bart Swings, the race was characterised by a very international starting field and thrilling finish sprints. The course with its numerous roundabouts, downhills and climbs was a great challenge for all starters and exciting to watch for the spectators," said Volker Schlichting, Executive Director WORLD INLINE CUP.

Results

Men

  1. Bart Swings (BEL)                             Powerslide Racing Team                       
  2. Jason Suttels (BEL)                           Powerslide Racing Team                                  
  3. Martin Ferrié (FRA)                            EOSkates World Team                                  

Women

  1. Yi-Hsuan Liu   (TWN)                         Chinese Taipei                                 
  2. Ho Chen Yang (TWN)                       Chinese Taipei
  3. Marine Lefeuvre (FRA)                      EOSkates World Team

The updated WIC overall ranking will be online asap on https://www.world-inline-cup.com/ranking/2023

WIC Calendar 2023

The next stops of the WORLD INLINE CUP 2023 are: Harbin / CHN on 29 July (TopClass), Berlin / GER on 23 September (TopClass). On 29 October, an Associated Race will take place in Sarasota / USA outside the overall ranking.

For further information, please see www.world-inline-cup.com and/or contact:

Volker Schlichting

IGUANA Deutschland GmbH

Tel. +49 30 83 21 794 55

schlichting@iguana-deutschland.com

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