Van Riel finishes 11th in Super League’s esports debut

Marten Van Riel finished 11th as Super League Triathlon made its esports debut in the Zwift Classics series.

The Belgian rider produced a fast finish to secure the team an impressive position in the London International.

Double Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee set the pace towards the front for most of the 24.7km race, the first for Super League’s newly formed esports squad, as part of a group that attacked the first time up the Box Hill climb to create a breakaway group.

He and Van Riel stuck in as the pace intensified and in the end it was the Belgian who came through to finish just outside of the top ten. Brownlee ended the ride in 34th.

Super League’s other stars enjoyed mixed fortunes in amongst the Pro cyclists with Vincent Luis finishing 58th, Ben Kanute 71st and Hayden Wilde 80th.

The race was won by Filippo Agostinacchio of Team Italy.

Next up is the turn of the women in the Super League esports squad. They race Trofeo Bologna on Monday at 7pm BST.

The men are back in action on April 17 when they take on a team race in the Richmond Challenge.

You can watch all the action from the London International again via Super League’s Facebook page.

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