Leon Pauger takes the day at Europe Triathlon Cup Rzeszow

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Austria’s Leon Pauger just ran to the win at Europe Triathlon Cup Rzeszow, Poland. He shared the podium with Britain’s Jack Willis (+0:07), who took second, and Johannes Vogel (+0:19), who crossed the line in third place.

After the swim, Pauger already found himself in a good position. It was Australia’s Chris Deegan who noted the fastest swim time, though, swimming 9:02 minutes. Pauger exited the water in eight place, eight seconds later. On the bike a small lead group took shape, and on the run the battle between the fastest men unfolded.

It was Pauger who rushed to the win during that final discipline thanks to a run time of 15:17 minutes over 5K. Willis and Vogel managed to stay with him for quite a while, but in the end, Pauger showed he could pull off a good last stretch. Willis settled for second place and Vogel completed the podium. Rostislav Pevtsov (AZE) had a great running, clocking the fastest time, but couldn’t get further than fourth place.