James Emery is the Manager of TORQ's Triathlon team. He's a keen triathlete having raced all distances from sprint to Ironman.
TORQ Performance Triathlon Team's Nick Shasha fought off some of Europe's best with brilliant runs at the European Sprint Duathlon Championships in Kalkar, Germany, only being nudged into 4th place by some demon cycling rivals…
A sizzling first run saw Nick taking over a minute out of most of the field, and although he lost several places on the bike to some demon time trialists, his second run redressed some of the balance bringing him to a finish just shy of the podium in 4th place. This year, the European Duathlon Championships were hosted by the city of Kalkar, Germany, though actually took place in and around a theme park called Wunderland, something which added to the unique feel of the event.
Nick - I'm obviously frustrated to miss out on a podium, but as a previous medallist in European and World Duathlon Champs, I can take some positives forward into the Worlds in 6 weeks time. I feel the draft legal format of the Worlds will benefit my style of racing and the Europeans proved I'm still amongst the fastest running duathletes out there, something that should come to the fore at the Worlds.
A big thank you to our sponsors for making it happen; we couldn't do it without you.
FFWD Wheels – Race Wheels
Scimitar – Triathlon and Cycle Apparel
Schwalbe – Cycle Tyres
ISM - Saddles
Lezyne - Pumps, Tools, Bottle Cages
Lake - Cycling Footwear
Swans - Goggles
Shimano - Groupsets
Stages - Power Meters