Athletes from 35 nations lined up on Sunday 25th October at the second edition of Challenge Forte Village in Sardinia, in a thrilling race that eventually saw Alessandro Degasperi of Italy and Brit Susie Cheetham take the wins in 3:53:56 and 4:26:20 respectively.
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At 8:00am the pro field lined up including European Champion Filip Ospaly (CZE), Joe Gambles (AUS) and Ritchie Nicholls (GBR), together with two strong Italians Alessandro Degasperi and Massimo Cigana determined to battle until the end for a place in the podium.
After 1.9km swim the lead group all came out of the water within one minute of each other, with Cigana four minutes down. Gambles pushed very hard on the bike course arriving first in T2, followed by Cigana who put in a super fast bike split to join the chase pack which also included Ospaly, Nicholls and Degasperi.