By David Peddie on 30/01/12 at 12:28 am
Andrea Huser delighted the home crowd with a win in her Winter Triathlon European Cup debut.
The Swiss athlete finished the challenging course in Schwanden in a time of 1:21:47 to claim the gold medal ahead of Russian Tatiana Charochkina.
Alexandra Borrelly of France was the third remaining athlete in the Women's Elite field.
In the Men's Elite, Daniel Antonioli (pictured below) won his first race of the season by the narrowest of margins ahead of Kristian Monsen (NOR).
A powerful cross country ski from the Italian maintained his remarkable record of having a top-two finish in, what is now, his last seven Winter European Cup races.
Monsen followed up last week's run in Lygna with the second place here ahead of a magnificent third place for Tomas Jurkovic (SVK).
Pre-race favourtie and reigning European and World Champion Pavel Andreev (RUS) could only finish in 7th place.
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