Challenge Budva 2021 preview: Lange to headline Montenegro debut – Elite News
We hosted a first event last week at the IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis, and another is scheduled for Sunday in Europe with the first Budva-Montenegro Challenge.
Budva-Montenegro challenge date and time
The race starts at 07:00 local time on Sunday 10 October. It’s 0600 UK time. The Pro Men start first, with the Pro Women five minutes later at 7:05 am local time.
How to follow the Budva-Montenegro Challenge live
There will be “live updates” on the Challenge Family website during the race – which in the absence of words flux Where broadcast, we’ll assume for now that this will be limited to text / images – and we’ll be pleasantly surprised if there is more!
Of course, if we find out any other details, we’ll let you know right here.
Who is racing?
The female champion of the Challenge Roth 2021 will race in Lanzarote on Saturday, and the male champion – two-time IRONMAN world champion Patrick lange – will be busy Sunday in Montenegro. Thanks to his victory at Roth and his performance at IRONMAN Tulsa, Lange has now become the world No.4 in PTO.
Lange’s points average is actually slightly weighed down by his fourth place in the Challenge Gran Canaria, and so a good result in Montenegro could easily see him overtake Sam Long in third. This difference would be worth $ 10,000 at the end of the year!
from denmark Magnus ditlev (he duct tape bike) would appear to be Lange’s biggest competition. Second in the Family The Championship Challenge and eighth at the IRONMAN 70.3 World’s, he is currently # 15 in the standings, but misses a victory in 2021. He will surely have to escape on the bike to stay clear of Lange’s quick feet. . If he’s having one of his good swimming days, that’s totally realistic.
The women’s race could – without Lisa Norden – have similarities to last Sunday’s Challenge Salou. Well, hopefully with a swim and no duathlon this time of course.
Els Visser (2nd), Lucy Hall (3rd) and Emma Bilham (4th) are all set to run. Barely a minute separated them in Spain, although adding a swim might shake things up a bit.
We haven’t (yet at least) been able to get our hands on an official starting roster, so there may well be a few other contenders that we’re not even aware of.
Prize money: what’s at stake?
A purse of 19,000 euros is offered, which means a top prize of 3,500 euros for winners with checks paid at six depths.
- 3,500 euros
- 2,100 euros
- € 1,400
- 1150 euros
- 850 euros
- 500 euros
The event will contribute to the Family World Bonus Challenge, while the race’s PTO World Ranking Points will potentially impact an athlete’s PTO point score and position in the year-end race for the ranking. This prize pool has a total value of $ 2 million.
All in all, a lot more to play for than the six checks awarded on Sunday.