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Athletes’ chatter ahead of WTS Hamburg

Triathlon News - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 15:04
WTS Hamburg’s race number one Katie Zaferes assumed the World Series top spot with a hard-fought third place in Leeds. With Flora Duffy returning to the starting list, the American will need to summon the same spirit that saw her take the tape here in 2016: “
For the individual race, Flora is always going to be hard to count against, but there’s been so many people on the podium this year and the British and American teams are so strong. Plus, you’ve always got to look out for the Germans. Whatever the race it’s never a good idea to write off any athlete. The Mixed Relay field is also incredibly competitive, there is no room for a weak link in there so we’re going to be giving it all we have got.” Jonathan Brownlee will want to recover from the disappointment of having to pull out of WTS Leeds last month with another big display like the one that took him to the top of the podium six editions ago: “I hope that it’s a good weekend for British Triathlon as it has been for English football. We always have a strong team, the women are really strong and I feel like im in good shape and ready to be competing here for the first time since 2014. I’m pleased to be back. My first event here was in 2006 as a junior, I won in 2013 and this is a great place to race, it’s a good course and it’s a great weekend of triathlon. I do miss having Alistair to race with, he’s a good man to drive the front bike pack but he also beats me so I’m glad he’s not here. I like coming to places where you feel like the event is part of the city, it’s short and fast and exciting.” At 22, Germany’s Laura Lindemann is one of the youngest of the female athletes competing but, after her third place here last year, one that the crowd will be certainly be getting behind: “I have only positive memories from Hamburg. It is always great fun racing here and my goal is to reach the top 10, but a podium finish like in 2017 would be great. In the Mixed Team Relay we want to finish better than last year, but you have to take into account that there are a lot of changes within the federation and we need the time and patience to develop.” German Lasse Luhrs will be going in to his third WTS Hamburg race on Saturday, looking to improve on his best-placed finish of 31st two years ago: “The level in Hamburg is unbelievable. My family and friends will come to watch and support me, so that is an extra motivation in addition to the always great atmosphere here. That and the...

Athletes’ chatter ahead of WTS Hamburg

Triathlon News - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 15:04
WTS Hamburg’s race number one Katie Zaferes assumed the World Series top spot with a hard-fought third place in Leeds. With Flora Duffy returning to the starting list, the American will need to summon the same spirit that saw her take the tape here in 2016: “
For the individual race, Flora is always going to be hard to count against, but there’s been so many people on the podium this year and the British and American teams are so strong. Plus, you’ve always got to look out for the Germans. Whatever the race it’s never a good idea to write off any athlete. The Mixed Relay field is also incredibly competitive, there is no room for a weak link in there so we’re going to be giving it all we have got.” Jonathan Brownlee will want to recover from the disappointment of having to pull out of WTS Leeds last month with another big display like the one that took him to the top of the podium six editions ago: “I hope that it’s a good weekend for British Triathlon as it has been for English football. We always have a strong team, the women are really strong and I feel like im in good shape and ready to be competing here for the first time since 2014. I’m pleased to be back. My first event here was in 2006 as a junior, I won in 2013 and this is a great place to race, it’s a good course and it’s a great weekend of triathlon. I do miss having Alistair to race with, he’s a good man to drive the front bike pack but he also beats me so I’m glad he’s not here. I like coming to places where you feel like the event is part of the city, it’s short and fast and exciting.” At 22, Germany’s Laura Lindemann is one of the youngest of the female athletes competing but, after her third place here last year, one that the crowd will be certainly be getting behind: “I have only positive memories from Hamburg. It is always great fun racing here and my goal is to reach the top 10, but a podium finish like in 2017 would be great. In the Mixed Team Relay we want to finish better than last year, but you have to take into account that there are a lot of changes within the federation and we need the time and patience to develop.” German Lasse Luhrs will be going in to his third WTS Hamburg race on Saturday, looking to improve on his best-placed finish of 31st two years ago: “The level in Hamburg is unbelievable. My family and friends will come to watch and support me, so that is an extra motivation in addition to the always great atmosphere here. That and the...

Women’s WTS Hamburg roster is more open than ever

Triathlon News - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 00:33
The longest-running World Triathlon Series event returns to the calendar as this weekend the elite female triathletes head to Germany to compete at the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon. And the start list contains so many medal contenders that the final three on the podium is truly anyone’s game, and same thing with the world rankings.  This Saturday Hamburg will be once more one of the busiest races of the season, and the crowds will come in the thousands to line the streets and shut down the city in order to cheer for the world’s best triathletes. This year the elites will have to race again in the familiar sprint distance course on Saturday, followed by the annual Team Relay World Championships on Sunday, in one of the most intense weekends of the calendar in terms of triathlon action. And wearing the golden number 1 will be USA’s Katie Zaferes, who has just been named best US Athlete of the month and who earned the top place of the rankings after finishing in third place in WTS Leeds. In the British leg of the Series in Leeds and Nottingham the American was also crucial for her team grabbing the first ever victory in the Mixed Relay Series, a double podium that Zaferes is eager to repeat in Hamburg. But it won’t be an easy task, with some of her fellow teammates showing an excellent shape in the last weeks.  Look out for Kirsten Kasper, as she most likely will be one of the first athletes out of the water, probably along Summer Cook and Zaferes. The Brits are also known for their performances in the water, and Vicky Holland, Jessica Learmonth and Non Stanford will be fighting to get out of the waters in the famous Hamburg stairs in the first group of athletes, to set up the pace from the first strokes. Among the Brits and the Americans, the two-time World Champion Flora Duffy (BER) is returning to competition after an injury on her foot that left her out in Leeds. The Bermudian, who has won two races this season but did not finish in Abu Dhabi, needs to secure points in order to keep herself on top of the rankings until the end of the season. And Duffy knows the Hamburg circuit extremely well, after claiming the victory last year. Japan’s Yuko Takahashi and Yuka Sato can not be discarded either, both of them have shown a really consistent season so far, finishing in the top 10 in most of the races. And if talking about consistency, Rachel Klamer (NED) has to be included in the top athletes, and will be looking forward stepping...

Women’s WTS Hamburg looks wide open as Duffy eyes Zaferes’ top spot

Triathlon News - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 00:33
The longest-running World Triathlon Series event returns to the calendar once more this weekend, as the elite women head to Germany for the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon. It’s a starting list packed with medal contenders, too, leaving the podium places wide open along with the world ranking standings by the end of the weekend, and WTS Hamburg is again set to be one of the spectacles of the season as thousands of spectators line the course to cheer on their heroes. This year, the elites will tackle the familiar sprint-distance course on Saturday, which is followed by the annual Team Relay World Championships on Sunday, providing one of the most intense weekends of triathlon action on the calendar. Proudly sporting the golden number 1 will be USA’s Katie Zaferes, who has just been named the US Athlete of the Month having earned the top place in the rankings after finishing third in WTS Leeds. The American was also crucial for her team as it grabbed a first-ever victory in the Mixed Relay Series, a hard-earned podium double that Zaferes is eager to repeat in Hamburg. That certainly won’t be an easy task, with many of her fellow teammates also showing excellent recent form. Look out for Kirsten Kasper, likely to be one of the first athletes out of the water, along with the ever-impressive Summer Cook and Taylor Spivey. The Brits are also known for their strength in the water, and Vicky Holland, Jessica Learmonth and Non Stanford will be fighting from the opening strokes in order to emerge and ascend the famous Hamburg stairs aomng the first group of athletes into transition. Also ready for another big performance is the two-time World Champion Flora Duffy (BER), returning to competition after a foot injury kept her out of racing in Leeds. The Bermudian, who has won two races this season but did not finish in Abu Dhabi, needs precious points to keep herself at the top of the rankings until the end of the season, and after victory here last year, it is a course she knows well. “I’m excited to be back in Hamburg for two reasons: One, I had to skip Leeds for injury and am thankful to be able to start here. And secondly, it is one of the biggest, oldest, most prestigious races of the year, with fantastic crowds and on a big-city-centre-stage. It is a strong field this year with all the women in contention for the overall lining up. Winning WTS Hamburg 2017 was a highlight of the year for me, as it was my first time racing here since 2011 and returning...

Women’s WTS Hamburg looks wide open as Duffy eyes Zaferes’ top spot

Triathlon News - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 00:33
The longest-running World Triathlon Series event returns to the calendar once more this weekend, as the elite women head to Germany for the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon. It’s a starting list packed with medal contenders, too, leaving the podium places wide open along with the world ranking standings by the end of the weekend, and WTS Hamburg is again set to be one of the spectacles of the season as thousands of spectators line the course to cheer on their heroes. This year, the elites will tackle the familiar sprint-distance course on Saturday, which is followed by the annual Team Relay World Championships on Sunday, providing one of the most intense weekends of triathlon action on the calendar. Proudly sporting the golden number 1 will be USA’s Katie Zaferes, who has just been named the US Athlete of the Month having earned the top place in the rankings after finishing third in WTS Leeds. The American was also crucial for her team as it grabbed a first-ever victory in the Mixed Relay Series, a hard-earned podium double that Zaferes is eager to repeat in Hamburg. That certainly won’t be an easy task, with many of her fellow teammates also showing excellent recent form. Look out for Kirsten Kasper, likely to be one of the first athletes out of the water, along with the ever-impressive Summer Cook and Taylor Spivey. The Brits are also known for their strength in the water, and Vicky Holland, Jessica Learmonth and Non Stanford will be fighting from the opening strokes in order to emerge and ascend the famous Hamburg stairs aomng the first group of athletes into transition. Also ready for another big performance is the two-time World Champion Flora Duffy (BER), returning to competition after a foot injury kept her out of racing in Leeds. The Bermudian, who has won two races this season but did not finish in Abu Dhabi, needs precious points to keep herself at the top of the rankings until the end of the season, and after victory here last year, it is a course she knows well. “I’m excited to be back in Hamburg for two reasons: One, I had to skip Leeds for injury and am thankful to be able to start here. And secondly, it is one of the biggest, oldest, most prestigious races of the year, with fantastic crowds and on a big-city-centre-stage. It is a strong field this year with all the women in contention for the overall lining up. Winning WTS Hamburg 2017 was a highlight of the year for me, as it was my first time racing here since 2011 and returning...

Women’s WTS Hamburg looks wide open as Duffy eyes Zaferes’ top spot

Triathlon News - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 00:33
The longest-running World Triathlon Series event returns to the calendar once more this weekend, as the elite women head to Germany for the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon. It’s a starting list packed with medal contenders, too, leaving the podium places wide open along with the world ranking standings by the end of the weekend, and WTS Hamburg is again set to be one of the spectacles of the season as thousands of spectators line the course to cheer on their heroes. This year, the elites will tackle the familiar sprint-distance course on Saturday, which is followed by the annual Team Relay World Championships on Sunday, providing one of the most intense weekends of triathlon action on the calendar. Proudly sporting the golden number 1 will be USA’s Katie Zaferes, who has just been named the US Athlete of the Month having earned the top place in the rankings after finishing third in WTS Leeds. The American was also crucial for her team as it grabbed a first-ever victory in the Mixed Relay Series, a hard-earned podium double that Zaferes is eager to repeat in Hamburg. That certainly won’t be an easy task, with many of her fellow teammates also showing excellent recent form. Look out for Kirsten Kasper, likely to be one of the first athletes out of the water, along with the ever-impressive Summer Cook and Taylor Spivey. The Brits are also known for their strength in the water, and Vicky Holland, Jessica Learmonth and Non Stanford will be fighting from the opening strokes in order to emerge and ascend the famous Hamburg stairs aomng the first group of athletes into transition. Also ready for another big performance is the two-time World Champion Flora Duffy (BER), returning to competition after a foot injury kept her out of racing in Leeds. The Bermudian, who has won two races this season but did not finish in Abu Dhabi, needs precious points to keep herself at the top of the rankings until the end of the season, and after victory here last year, it is a course she knows well. “I’m excited to be back in Hamburg for two reasons: One, I had to skip Leeds for injury and am thankful to be able to start here. And secondly, it is one of the biggest, oldest, most prestigious races of the year, with fantastic crowds and on a big-city-centre-stage. It is a strong field this year with all the women in contention for the overall lining up. Winning WTS Hamburg 2017 was a highlight of the year for me, as it was my first time racing here since 2011 and returning...

Women’s WTS Hamburg looks wide open as Duffy eyes Zaferes’ top spot

Triathlon News - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 00:33
The longest-running World Triathlon Series event returns to the calendar once more this weekend, as the elite women head to Germany for the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon. It’s a starting list packed with medal contenders, too, leaving the podium places wide open along with the world ranking standings by the end of the weekend, and WTS Hamburg is again set to be one of the spectacles of the season as thousands of spectators line the course to cheer on their heroes. This year, the elites will tackle the familiar sprint-distance course on Saturday, which is followed by the annual Team Relay World Championships on Sunday, providing one of the most intense weekends of triathlon action on the calendar. Proudly sporting the golden number 1 will be USA’s Katie Zaferes, who has just been named the US Athlete of the Month having earned the top place in the rankings after finishing third in WTS Leeds. The American was also crucial for her team as it grabbed a first-ever victory in the Mixed Relay Series, a hard-earned podium double that Zaferes is eager to repeat in Hamburg. That certainly won’t be an easy task, with many of her fellow teammates also showing excellent recent form. Look out for Kirsten Kasper, likely to be one of the first athletes out of the water, along with the ever-impressive Summer Cook and Taylor Spivey. The Brits are also known for their strength in the water, and Vicky Holland, Jessica Learmonth and Non Stanford will be fighting from the opening strokes in order to emerge and ascend the famous Hamburg stairs aomng the first group of athletes into transition. Also ready for another big performance is the two-time World Champion Flora Duffy (BER), returning to competition after a foot injury kept her out of racing in Leeds. The Bermudian, who has won two races this season but did not finish in Abu Dhabi, needs precious points to keep herself at the top of the rankings until the end of the season, and after victory here last year, it is a course she knows well. Japan’s Yuko Takahashi and Yuka Sato should not be discounted either, both of them having shown impressive consistency so far this year with regular top-10 appearances. Talking of consistency, Rachel Klamer (NED) will also be gunning for a place on Hamburg’s famous podium beer shower at the end of the race. After her third here last year, Laura Lindemann (GER) will once again look to use the support of the local fans to find an extra boost, while France’s Cassandre Beaugrand...

Mola going for a three-peat in Hamburg

Triathlon News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 19:32
The 2018 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon returns once again to the German town to host one of the most popular and fan-favourite races of the season and the men’s start list is stacked! Mario Mola (ESP) arrives in town knowing that he will still be the leader no matter what happens this Saturday, but still he will have to fight with most of the strongest men on the circuit to be able to claim the first spot of the podium. The Spaniard, who won in Hamburg in 2016 and 2017, knows what it is to claim the title in Hamburg, but he will be hungry for titles, as this season he has only been on top of the podium in Yokohama. “Hamburg is definitely one of my favourite races of the season, and I think I’m in great shape now after the last two weeks training in altitude with my teammates”, said Mario Mola, double World Champion and currently ranked number 1. “My goal is, as in any other race, to try to fight to be in the podium, and I really hope that I can win again here in Hamburg, as I did last year. The race is very special, the circuit suits me perfect and the spectators are great. This Saturday we’ll see!”, said the Spaniard, who has at the moment a lead of more than 1,400 points over the second in the ranking. Mario will be accompanied in Hamburg by a strong Spanish team, with Fernando Alarza returning to competition after an injury that caused him to missed WTS Leeds, one of his favourites stops of the season. And also back to competition after an injury is Vicente Hernandez, who has been training in altitude to try to be on his best shape for the race in Hamburg. Uxio Abuin Ares and Antonio Serrat have also shown consistent performances in their races these years, and will be most likely among the ones to watch. Another powerful squad will be the French, with Vincent Luis -currently ranked number 2 of the world- hungry for a victory after finishing in third place in Leeds and Abu Dhabi WTS. Luis, who has recently changed his training routine to train with Joel Fillol, and along with Mario Mola and Jake Birtwhistle among others, will be joined by Pierre LeCorre and Leo Bergere, two strong runners who could be willing to work together to try to break away at any point. The “break away strategy” will be most likely the one to try to Jonathan Brownlee, back in the circuit after having to pull out of the race in Leeds, his hometown, due to an stomach pain. Brownlee, who has only medalled this season in Mixed Relay events, already knows what it is to win...

Mola chases another WTS three-peat in Hamburg

Triathlon News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 19:32
The 2018 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon returns once again to the north-German city, host of one of the most popular races of the season and, needless to say, the men’s start list is stacked with talent. Mario Mola (ESP) arrives in town knowing that he will remain the series leader no matter what happens this Saturday, but that he will have to battle the strongest athletes on the circuit if he is also to claim the top spot on the podium. The Spaniard, who won here in 2016 and 2017, knows exactly what it takes to claim the title in Hamburg, but will be hungry for more success having topped the podium just once so far in 2018, in Yokohama two months ago. “Hamburg is definitely one of my favourite races of the season, and I think I’m in great shape now after the last two weeks of altitude training with my teammates”, said the double World Champion and current no.1 Mola. “My goal is, as in any other race, to fight to be on that podium, and I really hope that I can win again here in Hamburg. This race is very special, the circuit suits me perfectly and the spectators are great. This Saturday, we’ll see!”, said the Spaniard, who currently leads by more than 1,400 points over second-placed Vincent Luis. Mola will be part of a strong Spanish contingent in Hamburg, with Fernando Alarza returning to competition after injury caused him to missed out on WTS Leeds, one of his favourite stops of the season. Another back to racing after injury is Vicente Hernandez, who has also been training at altitude to get into the best possible shape. Uxio Abuin Ares and Antonio Serrat have also been delivering some consistent performances and will again be among the ones to watch. Another powerful squad will be the French, with second-ranked Vincent Luis hungry for victory after finishing in third place in both Leeds and Abu Dhabi WTS this year. Luis, who has recently changed his training routine to partner with Joel Fillol alongside the likes of Mario Mola and Jake Birtwhistle, will be joined by Pierre LeCorre and Leo Bergere, two strong runners who could work together to try and create a breakaway at any point. That breakaway strategy will also be in the thoughts of Jonathan Brownlee, back in the circuit having had to pull out of his hometown race in Leeds due to stomach pains. Brownlee, who has only medalled this season in Mixed Relay events, already knows what it takes to win here after taking the gold back in 2013, and would love to retain the title on German soil once...

Mola going for a three-peat in Hamburg

Triathlon News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 19:32
The 2018 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon returns once again to the German town, host of one of the most popular and fan-favourite races of the season and, needless to say, the men’s start list is stacked! Mario Mola (ESP) arrives in town knowing that he will remain the series leader no matter what happens this Saturday, but that he will have to battle the strongest athletes on the circuit to claim top spot on the podium. The Spaniard, who won here in 2016 and 2017, knows exactly what it takes to claim the title in Hamburg, but he will be hungry for more having topped the podium just once so far in 2018, in Yokohama. “Hamburg is definitely one of my favourite races of the season, and I think I’m in great shape now after the last two weeks training at altitude with my teammates”, said double World Champion and current no.1 Mario Mola. “My goal is, as in any other race, to fight to be on that podium, and I really hope that I can win again here in Hamburg, as I did last year. The race is very special, the circuit suits me perfectly and the spectators are great. This Saturday, we’ll see!”, said the Spaniard, who currently leads by more than 1,400 points over second-placed Vincent Luis. Mario will be part of a strong Spanish team in Hamburg, with Fernando Alarza returning to competition after injury caused him to missed WTS Leeds, one of his favourites stops of the season. Also back to racing after injury is Vicente Hernandez, who has been training at altitude to get into his best shape for the race. Uxio Abuin Ares and Antonio Serrat have also delivered some consistent performances and will likely be among the ones to watch. Another powerful squad will be the French, with second-ranked Vincent Luis hungry for a victory after finishing in third place in both Leeds and Abu Dhabi WTS. Luis, who has recently changed his training routine to partner with Joel Fillol, along with Mario Mola and Jake Birtwhistle among others, will be joined by Pierre LeCorre and Leo Bergere, two strong runners who could be willing to work together to try to create a breakaway at any point. The “breakaway strategy” will also be in the thoughts of Jonathan Brownlee, back in the circuit after having to pull out of his hometown race in Leeds due to stomach pain. Brownlee, who has only medalled this season in Mixed Relay events, already knows what it takes to win here after taking the gold back in 2013, and would love to retain the title on German soil. South Africa’s Richard...

Mola chases another WTS three-peat in Hamburg

Triathlon News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 19:32
The 2018 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon returns once again to the north-German city, host of one of the most popular races of the season and, needless to say, the men’s start list is stacked with talent. Mario Mola (ESP) arrives in town knowing that he will remain the series leader no matter what happens this Saturday, but that he will have to battle the strongest athletes on the circuit if he is also to claim the top spot on the podium. The Spaniard, who won here in 2016 and 2017, knows exactly what it takes to claim the title in Hamburg, but will be hungry for more success having topped the podium just once so far in 2018, in Yokohama two months ago. “Hamburg is definitely one of my favourite races of the season, and I think I’m in great shape now after the last two weeks of altitude training with my teammates”, said the double World Champion and current no.1 Mola. “My goal is, as in any other race, to fight to be on that podium, and I really hope that I can win again here in Hamburg. This race is very special, the circuit suits me perfectly and the spectators are great. This Saturday, we’ll see!”, said the Spaniard, who currently leads by more than 1,400 points over second-placed Vincent Luis. Mola will be part of a strong Spanish contingent in Hamburg, with Fernando Alarza returning to competition after injury caused him to missed out on WTS Leeds, one of his favourite stops of the season. Another back to racing after injury is Vicente Hernandez, who has also been training at altitude to get into the best possible shape. Uxio Abuin Ares and Antonio Serrat have also been delivering some consistent performances and will again be among the ones to watch. Another powerful squad will be the French, with second-ranked Vincent Luis hungry for victory after finishing in third place in both Leeds and Abu Dhabi WTS this year. Luis, who has recently changed his training routine to partner with Joel Fillol alongside the likes of Mario Mola and Jake Birtwhistle, will be joined by Pierre LeCorre and Leo Bergere, two strong runners who could work together to try and create a breakaway at any point. That breakaway strategy will also be in the thoughts of Jonathan Brownlee, back in the circuit having had to pull out of his hometown race in Leeds due to stomach pains. Brownlee, who has only medalled this season in Mixed Relay events, already knows what it takes to win here after taking the gold back in 2013, and would love to retain the title on German soil once...

Mola chases another WTS three-peat in Hamburg

Triathlon News - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 19:32
The 2018 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon returns once again to the north-German city, host of one of the most popular races of the season and, needless to say, the men’s start list is stacked with talent. Mario Mola (ESP) arrives in town knowing that he will remain the series leader no matter what happens this Saturday, but that he will have to battle the strongest athletes on the circuit if he is also to claim the top spot on the podium. The Spaniard, who won here in 2016 and 2017, knows exactly what it takes to claim the title in Hamburg, but will be hungry for more success having topped the podium just once so far in 2018, in Yokohama two months ago. “Hamburg is definitely one of my favourite races of the season, and I think I’m in great shape now after the last two weeks of altitude training with my teammates”, said the double World Champion and current no.1 Mola. “My goal is, as in any other race, to fight to be on that podium, and I really hope that I can win again here in Hamburg. This race is very special, the circuit suits me perfectly and the spectators are great. This Saturday, we’ll see!”, said the Spaniard, who currently leads by more than 1,400 points over second-placed Vincent Luis. Mola will be part of a strong Spanish contingent in Hamburg, with Fernando Alarza returning to competition after injury caused him to missed out on WTS Leeds, one of his favourite stops of the season. Another back to racing after injury is Vicente Hernandez, who has also been training at altitude to get into the best possible shape. Uxio Abuin Ares and Antonio Serrat have also been delivering some consistent performances and will again be among the ones to watch. Another powerful squad will be the French, with second-ranked Vincent Luis hungry for victory after finishing in third place in both Leeds and Abu Dhabi WTS this year. Luis, who has recently changed his training routine to partner with Joel Fillol alongside the likes of Mario Mola and Jake Birtwhistle, will be joined by Pierre LeCorre and Leo Bergere, two strong runners who could work together to try and create a breakaway at any point. That breakaway strategy will also be in the thoughts of Jonathan Brownlee, back in the circuit having had to pull out of his hometown race in Leeds due to stomach pains. Brownlee, who has only medalled this season in Mixed Relay events, already knows what it takes to win here after taking the gold back in 2013, and would love to retain the title on German soil once...

Ruzafa and Paterson crowned Cross Triathlon World Champions

Triathlon News - Tue, 10/07/2018 - 16:28
The 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships boasted strong fields of elite contenders, across both men’s and women’s races, as they battled it out for the prestigious World Championship honour. Spain’s Ruben Ruzafa and Great Britain’s Lesley Paterson claimed the gold medal and World Champion status, in their respective races, with commanding performances. Men’s recap The elite men’s Cross Triathlon World Championship race started in the depths of Svendborg Harbour and saw New Zealand’s Sam Osborne and Frenchman Brice Daubord set the pace to lead the men out of the water and into the first transition. As the elite riders hit the mountain bike course, they were faced with various terrain to attack and it was Osborne, Daubord, Ruzafa and South Africa’s Bradley Weiss who worked together, across the gruelling technical sections of the course on Danish soil. Ruzafa pushed hard and eventually broke away in the final stage of the bike course. This bold surge allowed him to open up a 2-minute gap on the field as he led the way onto the run. As the Spaniard raced out of transition he glanced over his shoulder, ensuring he was fixed in lead place and determined not to repeat last years performance where the title was snared from him, in the final leg of the race by Mexico’s Francisco Serrano. “It means a lot to me, because last year it was hard to get second. I worked hard to win this year and it means a lot to me and to have my family and everyone else supporting me,” said Ruzafa. Osborne, a renowned specialist across all three cross disciplines, motored onto the run course however didn’t quite have the legs to chase down Ruzafa. In a commanding style Ruzafa crossed the finish line claiming victory and the World Champion accolade. Today’s result marks the fourth World Championship title for the Spaniard. “Denmark is incredible. Beautiful! Where I stayed, the people - everything. I hope to come here again!” the World Champion said. Osborne produced a remarkable performance to claim the silver medal at the 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships. The Kiwi was thrilled with his race result. “It’s massive! I was third a couple of years ago, so to get one better and to get on the podium at a World Championship, is an incredible feeling,” Osborne said. The bronze medal was presented to a proud Daubord, who displayed a monstrous swim, bike and run combination. The Frenchman was elated with his third place on the podium at...

Ruzafa and Paterson crowned Cross Triathlon World Champions

Triathlon News - Tue, 10/07/2018 - 16:28
The 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships boasted strong fields of elite contenders, across both men’s and women’s races, as they battled it out for the prestigious World Championship honour. Spain’s Ruben Ruzafa and Great Britain’s Lesley Paterson claimed the gold medal and World Champion status, in their respective races, with commanding performances. Men’s recap The elite men’s Cross Triathlon World Championship race started in the depths of Svendborg Harbour and saw New Zealand’s Sam Osborne and Frenchman Brice Daubord set the pace to lead the men out of the water and into the first transition. As the elite riders hit the mountain bike course, they were faced with various terrain to attack and it was Osborne, Daubord, Ruzafa and South Africa’s Bradley Weiss who worked together, across the gruelling technical sections of the course on Danish soil. Ruzafa pushed hard and eventually broke away in the final stage of the bike course. This bold surge allowed him to open up a 2-minute gap on the field as he led the way onto the run. As the Spaniard raced out of transition he glanced over his shoulder, ensuring he was fixed in lead place and determined not to repeat last years performance where the title was snared from him, in the final leg of the race by Mexico’s Francisco Serrano. “It means a lot to me, because last year it was hard to get second. I worked hard to win this year and it means a lot to me and to have my family and everyone else supporting me,” said Ruzafa. Osborne, a renowned specialist across all three cross disciplines, motored onto the run course however didn’t quite have the legs to chase down Ruzafa. In a commanding style Ruzafa crossed the finish line claiming victory and the World Champion accolade. Today’s result marks the fourth World Championship title for the Spaniard. “Denmark is incredible. Beautiful! Where I stayed, the people - everything. I hope to come here again!” the World Champion said. Osborne produced a remarkable performance to claim the silver medal at the 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships. The Kiwi was thrilled with his race result. “It’s massive! I was third a couple of years ago, so to get one better and to get on the podium at a World Championship, is an incredible feeling,” Osborne said. The bronze medal was presented to a proud Daubord, who displayed a monstrous swim, bike and run combination. The Frenchman was elated with his third place on the podium at...

Ruzafa and Paterson crowned Cross Triathlon World Champions

Triathlon News - Tue, 10/07/2018 - 16:28
The 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships boasted strong fields of elite contenders, across both men’s and women’s races, as they battled it out for the prestigious World Championship honour. Spain’s Ruben Ruzafa and Great Britain’s Lesley Paterson claimed the gold medal and World Champion status, in their respective races, with commanding performances. Men’s recap The elite men’s Cross Triathlon World Championship race started in the depths of Svendborg Harbour and saw New Zealand’s Sam Osborne and Frenchman Brice Daubord set the pace to lead the men out of the water and into the first transition. As the elite riders hit the mountain bike course, they were faced with various terrain to attack and it was Osborne, Daubord, Ruzafa and South Africa’s Bradley Weiss who worked together, across the gruelling technical sections of the course on Danish soil. Ruzafa pushed hard and eventually broke away in the final stage of the bike course. This bold surge allowed him to open up a 2-minute gap on the field as he led the way onto the run. As the Spaniard raced out of transition he glanced over his shoulder, ensuring he was fixed in lead place and determined not to repeat last years performance where the title was snared from him, in the final leg of the race by Mexico’s Francisco Serrano. “It means a lot to me, because last year it was hard to get second. I worked hard to win this year and it means a lot to me and to have my family and everyone else supporting me,” said Ruzafa. Osborne, a renowned specialist across all three cross disciplines, motored onto the run course however didn’t quite have the legs to chase down Ruzafa. In a commanding style Ruzafa crossed the finish line claiming victory and the World Champion accolade. Today’s result marks the fourth World Championship title for the Spaniard. “Denmark is incredible. Beautiful! Where I stayed, the people - everything. I hope to come here again!” the World Champion said. Osborne produced a remarkable performance to claim the silver medal at the 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships. The Kiwi was thrilled with his race result. “It’s massive! I was third a couple of years ago, so to get one better and to get on the podium at a World Championship, is an incredible feeling,” Osborne said. The bronze medal was presented to a proud Daubord, who displayed a monstrous swim, bike and run combination. The Frenchman was elated with his third place on the podium at...

Ruzafa and Paterson crowned Cross Triathlon World Champions

Triathlon News - Tue, 10/07/2018 - 16:28
The 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships boasted strong fields of elite contenders, across both men’s and women’s races, as they battled it out for the prestigious World Championship honour. Spain’s Ruben Ruzafa and Great Britain’s Lesley Paterson claimed the gold medal and World Champion status, in their respective races, with commanding performances. Men’s recap The elite men’s Cross Triathlon World Championship race started in the depths of Svendborg Harbour and saw New Zealand’s Sam Osborne and Frenchman Brice Daubord set the pace to lead the men out of the water and into the first transition. As the elite riders hit the mountain bike course, they were faced with various terrain to attack and it was Osborne, Daubord, Ruzafa and South Africa’s Bradley Weiss who worked together, across the gruelling technical sections of the course on Danish soil. Ruzafa pushed hard and eventually broke away in the final stage of the bike course. This bold surge allowed him to open up a 2-minute gap on the field as he led the way onto the run. As the Spaniard raced out of transition he glanced over his shoulder, ensuring he was fixed in lead place and determined not to repeat last years performance where the title was snared from him, in the final leg of the race by Mexico’s Francisco Serrano. “It means a lot to me, because last year it was hard to get second. I worked hard to win this year and it means a lot to me and to have my family and everyone else supporting me,” said Ruzafa. Osborne, a renowned specialist across all three cross disciplines, motored onto the run course however didn’t quite have the legs to chase down Ruzafa. In a commanding style Ruzafa crossed the finish line claiming victory and the World Champion accolade. Today’s result marks the fourth World Championship title for the Spaniard. “Denmark is incredible. Beautiful! Where I stayed, the people - everything. I hope to come here again!” the World Champion said. Osborne produced a remarkable performance to claim the silver medal at the 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships. The Kiwi was thrilled with his race result. “It’s massive! I was third a couple of years ago, so to get one better and to get on the podium at a World Championship, is an incredible feeling,” Osborne said. The bronze medal was presented to a proud Daubord, who displayed a monstrous swim, bike and run combination. The Frenchman was elated with his third place on the podium at...

Ruzafa and Paterson crowned Cross Triathlon World Champions

Triathlon News - Tue, 10/07/2018 - 16:28
The 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships boasted strong fields of elite contenders, across both men’s and women’s races, as they battled it out for the prestigious World Championship honour. Spain’s Ruben Ruzafa and Great Britain’s Lesley Paterson claimed the gold medal and World Champion status, in their respective races, with commanding performances. Men’s recap The elite men’s Cross Triathlon World Championship race started in the depths of Svendborg Harbour and saw New Zealand’s Sam Osborne and Frenchman Brice Daubord set the pace to lead the men out of the water and into the first transition. As the elite riders hit the mountain bike course, they were faced with various terrain to attack and it was Osborne, Daubord, Ruzafa and South Africa’s Bradley Weiss who worked together, across the gruelling technical sections of the course on Danish soil. Ruzafa pushed hard and eventually broke away in the final stage of the bike course. This bold surge allowed him to open up a 2-minute gap on the field as he led the way onto the run. As the Spaniard raced out of transition he glanced over his shoulder, ensuring he was fixed in lead place and determined not to repeat last years performance where the title was snared from him, in the final leg of the race by Mexico’s Francisco Serrano. “It means a lot to me, because last year it was hard to get second. I worked hard to win this year and it means a lot to me and to have my family and everyone else supporting me,” said Ruzafa. Osborne, a renowned specialist across all three cross disciplines, motored onto the run course however didn’t quite have the legs to chase down Ruzafa. In a commanding style Ruzafa crossed the finish line claiming victory and the World Champion accolade. Today’s result marks the fourth World Championship title for the Spaniard. “Denmark is incredible. Beautiful! Where I stayed, the people - everything. I hope to come here again!” the World Champion said. Osborne produced a remarkable performance to claim the silver medal at the 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships. The Kiwi was thrilled with his race result. “It’s massive! I was third a couple of years ago, so to get one better and to get on the podium at a World Championship, is an incredible feeling,” Osborne said. The bronze medal was presented to a proud Daubord, who displayed a monstrous swim, bike and run combination. The Frenchman was elated with his third place on the podium at...

Triathletes set to charge in the Cross Triathlon World Championships in Denmark

Triathlon News - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 20:46
Triathletes will battle this Tuesday, across various terrains, to contest for the 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships title, part of the 2018 FYNSKE BANK Cross Triathlon World Championships Fyn. The Cross Triathlon is staged in Svendborg, a town on the island of Fyn in south-central Denmark. The race will commence with a 1km swim in the harbour followed by a challenging 27km mountain bike ride meeting gravel, jumps, steep and technical sections and ending with a 10km run which takes in short climbs and descents in the forest. In the elite men’s field 2017 Cross Triathlon World Champion Francisco Serrano, representing Mexico, aggressive across the technical race format and will be one to watch. Spain’s Ruben Ruzafa and New Zealand’s Sam Osborne are specialists across the format and will be on the charge. Danish triathlete Simon Jørn Hansen will be motivated to produce a robust performance on Danish soil. In the elite women’s field Austria’s Carina Wasle will prove a threat to the field. Other strong contenders looking to add World Champion status to their resume will be Sweden’s Cecilia Jessen, South Africa’s Johandri Leicester and Yulia Surikova from Russia. Denmark’s Nicoline Rahbek Sørensen will be looking to make an impact in front of a home crowd. Over 300 triathletes will also compete in the Cross Triathlon across under-23, age group, junior and para categories, in search of World Championship prestige and personal best performances. Course maps can be found HERE Start lists can be found HERE LIVE streaming and coverage of the 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships will be available of triathlonLive.tv/fyn

Triathletes set to charge in the Cross Triathlon World Championships in Denmark

Triathlon News - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 20:46
Triathletes will battle this Tuesday, across various terrains, to contest for the 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships title, part of the 2018 FYNSKE BANK Cross Triathlon World Championships Fyn. The Cross Triathlon is staged in Svendborg, a town on the island of Fyn in south-central Denmark. The race will commence with a 1km swim in the harbour followed by a challenging 27km mountain bike ride meeting gravel, jumps, steep and technical sections and ending with a 10km run which takes in short climbs and descents in the forest. In the elite men’s field 2017 Cross Triathlon World Champion Francisco Serrano, representing Mexico, aggressive across the technical race format and will be one to watch. Spain’s Ruben Ruzafa and New Zealand’s Sam Osborne are specialists across the format and will be on the charge. Danish triathlete Simon Jørn Hansen will be motivated to produce a robust performance on Danish soil. In the elite women’s field Austria’s Carina Wasle will prove a threat to the field. Other strong contenders looking to add World Champion status to their resume will be Sweden’s Cecilia Jessen, South Africa’s Johandri Leicester and Yulia Surikova from Russia. Denmark’s Nicoline Rahbek Sørensen will be looking to make an impact in front of a home crowd. Over 300 triathletes will also compete in the Cross Triathlon across under-23, age group, junior and para categories, in search of World Championship prestige and personal best performances. Course maps can be found HERE Start lists can be found HERE LIVE streaming and coverage of the 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships will be available of triathlonLive.tv/fyn

Triathletes set to charge in the Cross Triathlon World Championships in Denmark

Triathlon News - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 20:46
Triathletes will battle this Tuesday, across various terrains, to contest for the 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships title, part of the 2018 FYNSKE BANK Cross Triathlon World Championships Fyn. The Cross Triathlon is staged in Svendborg, a town on the island of Fyn in south-central Denmark. The race will commence with a 1km swim in the harbour followed by a challenging 27km mountain bike ride meeting gravel, jumps, steep and technical sections and ending with a 10km run which takes in short climbs and descents in the forest. In the elite men’s field 2017 Cross Triathlon World Champion Francisco Serrano, representing Mexico, aggressive across the technical race format and will be one to watch. Spain’s Ruben Ruzafa and New Zealand’s Sam Osborne are specialists across the format and will be on the charge. Danish triathlete Simon Jørn Hansen will be motivated to produce a robust performance on Danish soil. In the elite women’s field Austria’s Carina Wasle will prove a threat to the field. Other strong contenders looking to add World Champion status to their resume will be Sweden’s Cecilia Jessen, South Africa’s Johandri Leicester and Yulia Surikova from Russia. Denmark’s Nicoline Rahbek Sørensen will be looking to make an impact in front of a home crowd. Over 300 triathletes will also compete in the Cross Triathlon across under-23, age group, junior and para categories, in search of World Championship prestige and personal best performances. Course maps can be found HERE Start lists can be found HERE LIVE streaming and coverage of the 2018 Cross Triathlon World Championships will be available of triathlonLive.tv/fyn

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