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Aussie Matt Hauser dominates in Rotterdam to win Junior World Crown

Triathlon News - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 11:06
Aussie Matthew Hauser added another world championship title to his resume after claiming victory as the Junior World Champion at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. While in July he was a member of the Mixed Relay World Championship team where he earned his first world gold, Hauser repeated his success by delivering a dominating performance in the grand final to collect his second world title of the year, this time in the junior men’s race. “It means a lot mate. I really wanted to turn around from last year’s poor result in Cozumel. I just executed the process and everything worked out well for me on the day. It has been a 12-month preparation for me and I have had a few setbacks, but it has been great year all-around in total, two world titles now for me with the team mixed relay, it is just unbelievable,” Hauser said of how he felt about winning the championship. Claiming the silver medal was Portugal’s Vasco Vilaca, earning medal rights in his first world championship race. While third then went to Ben Dijkstra of Great Britain, who repeated the junior world championship bronze that he also received in Cozumel last year. The junior men’s race kicked off the second day of competition at the grand final Rotterdam event. While the early morning start brought with it some rain clouds, the energy was bright and sunny as the first round of world champions would be crowned. The roster of 79 men dove into the water to take on just a one lap 750-metre swim. Hauser led out of the water and through the first transition. With a tight group of men trailing just behind him, it made for conditions for the lead bike pack to contain double digits in riders. Once onto the lap portion of the bike, the front pack grouped 12 men together with Hauser leading the charge. After only one lap down the group whittled down to nine, which contained names such as Hauser, Vilaca, Vetle Bergsvik Thorn (NOR), Endre Espedal (NOR), Chase Mcqueen (USA) and James Chantler (GBR). The pack then stayed together, gaining ground on a small chase pack led by Dijkstra who was 22 seconds back. Entering into the second transition area, the leaders had increased their gap to about 48 seconds to get in front on the run. Hauser and Espedal took off once on foot and started inching away a healthy lead. However, Hauser wasted no time and quickly broke away from Espedal and became the race leader. His lead then never faltered and he carried it home to the finish line to...

Aussie Matt Hauser dominates in Rotterdam to win Junior World Crown

Triathlon News - Sat, 16/09/2017 - 11:06
Aussie Matthew Hauser added another world championship title to his resume after claiming victory as the Junior World Champion at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. While in July he was a member of the Mixed Relay World Championship team where he earned his first world gold, Hauser repeated his success by delivering a dominating performance in the grand final to collect his second world title of the year, this time in the junior men’s race. “It means a lot mate. I really wanted to turn around from last year’s poor result in Cozumel. I just executed the process and everything worked out well for me on the day. It has been a 12-month preparation for me and I have had a few setbacks, but it has been great year all-around in total, two world titles now for me with the team mixed relay, it is just unbelievable,” Hauser said of how he felt about winning the championship. Claiming the silver medal was Portugal’s Vasco Vilaca, earning medal rights in his first world championship race. While third then went to Ben Dijkstra of Great Britain, who repeated the junior world championship bronze that he also received in Cozumel last year. The junior men’s race kicked off the second day of competition at the grand final Rotterdam event. While the early morning start brought with it some rain clouds, the energy was bright and sunny as the first round of world champions would be crowned. The roster of 79 men dove into the water to take on just a one lap 750-metre swim. Hauser led out of the water and through the first transition. With a tight group of men trailing just behind him, it made for conditions for the lead bike pack to contain double digits in riders. Once onto the lap portion of the bike, the front pack grouped 12 men together with Hauser leading the charge. After only one lap down the group whittled down to nine, which contained names such as Hauser, Vilaca, Vetle Bergsvik Thorn (NOR), Endre Espedal (NOR), Chase Mcqueen (USA) and James Chantler (GBR). The pack then stayed together, gaining ground on a small chase pack led by Dijkstra who was 22 seconds back. Entering into the second transition area, the leaders had increased their gap to about 48 seconds to get in front on the run. Hauser and Espedal took off once on foot and started inching away a healthy lead. However, Hauser wasted no time and quickly broke away from Espedal and became the race leader. His lead then never faltered and he carried it home to the finish line to...

Montoya adds new World Champion honours to collection with U23 victory in Rotterdam

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 21:12
Screaming with excitement as he grabbed the finish line, France’s Raphael Montoya was named the U23 Men’s World Champion at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam. After being down by a 42-second deficit out of the swim, Montoya held on in the main chase pack to only bust out of the gate on the run to eventually become the race leader. Then in a sprint finish with French compatriot Dorian Coninx, he ultimately crossed the line first to officially seize the U23 World Title. The crown is a second-time honour for the Frenchman after he also earned the Junior World Title in Edmonton in 2014. “This is a good race for me. I am very happy with my swim and on the bike I just tried to save some energy for the run, I needed it for the battle against Dorian (Coninx) on the run”, said Montoya. “Three years ago I won the Junior World Title and now the U23 World Title, I just hope that one day I win the Grand Final. When I saw Luke (Willian) get his penalty, Dorian and I looked at each other and then I tried to attack. I wasn’t very confident, as my legs were aching, but I managed to do it”. Coninx claimed the silver for the night as he just fell to Montoya in the final metres. The Bronze was then earned by Aussie Luke Willian, who despite having to serve a 15-second penalty, still managed to step up onto the last spot on the podium. “It was very hard, but it’s the kind the race I like a lot. I won here three years ago and finishing second is worst than winning but I’m happy with this. I worked a lot on the bike with my training partner, Leo Bergere, but I kept feeling better and better. After the swim I felt really bad, but I thought that I had to give it a try and see how I was feeling. At the beginning of the run, I had cramps, but it got better after 2 kilometres, and It was then when I started to think that maybe it was gonna be OK. I just missed a bit more of energy at the end. We knew from almost the beginning that Luke (Willian) had to serve a penalty, when I checked the penalty board on the first lap I saw his number and I kept that in mind for all the running. I tried to sprint Raphael at the end, before the corner, but he was stronger than me. A silver medal here is just amazing,” Coninx said of his performance. After weather conditions left all races to be delayed by one hour, the men’s U23 race had an evening start, which meant the sunset would meet the finish line. Lining up to take on the standard-distance course, the large...

Montoya adds new World Champion honours to collection with U23 victory in Rotterdam

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 21:12
Screaming with excitement as he grabbed the finish line, France’s Raphael Montoya was named the U23 Men’s World Champion at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam. After being down by a 42-second deficit out of the swim, Montoya held on in the main chase pack to only bust out of the gate on the run to eventually become the race leader. Then in a sprint finish with French compatriot Dorian Coninx, he ultimately crossed the line first to officially seize the U23 World Title. The crown is a second-time honour for the Frenchman after he also earned the Junior World Title in Edmonton in 2014. “This is a good race for me. I am very happy with my swim and on the bike I just tried to save some energy for the run, I needed it for the battle against Dorian (Coninx) on the run”, said Montoya. “Three years ago I won the Junior World Title and now the U23 World Title, I just hope that one day I win the Grand Final. When I saw Luke (Willian) get his penalty, Dorian and I looked at each other and then I tried to attack. I wasn’t very confident, as my legs were aching, but I managed to do it”. Coninx claimed the silver for the night as he just fell to Montoya in the final metres. The Bronze was then earned by Aussie Luke Willian, who despite having to serve a 15-second penalty, still managed to step up onto the last spot on the podium. “It was very hard, but it’s the kind the race I like a lot. I won here three years ago and finishing second is worst than winning but I’m happy with this. I worked a lot on the bike with my training partner, Leo Bergere, but I kept feeling better and better. After the swim I felt really bad, but I thought that I had to give it a try and see how I was feeling. At the beginning of the run, I had cramps, but it got better after 2 kilometres, and It was then when I started to think that maybe it was gonna be OK. I just missed a bit more of energy at the end. We knew from almost the beginning that Luke (Willian) had to serve a penalty, when I checked the penalty board on the first lap I saw his number and I kept that in mind for all the running. I tried to sprint Raphael at the end, before the corner, but he was stronger than me. A silver medal here is just amazing,” Coninx said of his performance. After weather conditions left all races to be delayed by one hour, the men’s U23 race had an evening start, which meant the sunset would meet the finish line. Lining up to take on the standard-distance course, the large...

Montoya adds new World Champion honours to collection with U23 victory in Rotterdam

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 21:12
Screaming with excitement as he grabbed the finish line, France’s Raphael Montoya was named the U23 Men’s World Champion at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam. After being down by a 42-second deficit out of the swim, Montoya held on in the main chase pack to only bust out of the gate on the run to eventually become the race leader. Then in a sprint finish with French compatriot Dorian Coninx, he ultimately crossed the line first to officially seize the U23 World Title. The crown is a second-time honour for the Frenchman after he also earned the Junior World Title in Edmonton in 2014. “This is a good race for me. I am very happy with my swim and on the bike I just tried to save some energy for the run, I needed it for the battle against Dorian (Coninx) on the run”, said Montoya. “Three years ago I won the Junior World Title and now the U23 World Title, I just hope that one day I win the Grand Final. When I saw Luke (Willian) get his penalty, Dorian and I looked at each other and then I tried to attack. I wasn’t very confident, as my legs were aching, but I managed to do it”. Coninx claimed the silver for the night as he just fell to Montoya in the final metres. The Bronze was then earned by Aussie Luke Willian, who despite having to serve a 15-second penalty, still managed to step up onto the last spot on the podium. “It was very hard, but it’s the kind the race I like a lot. I won here three years ago and finishing second is worst than winning but I’m happy with this. I worked a lot on the bike with my training partner, Leo Bergere, but I kept feeling better and better. After the swim I felt really bad, but I thought that I had to give it a try and see how I was feeling. At the beginning of the run, I had cramps, but it got better after 2 kilometres, and It was then when I started to think that maybe it was gonna be OK. I just missed a bit more of energy at the end. We knew from almost the beginning that Luke (Willian) had to serve a penalty, when I checked the penalty board on the first lap I saw his number and I kept that in mind for all the running. I tried to sprint Raphael at the end, before the corner, but he was stronger than me. A silver medal here is just amazing,” Coninx said of his performance. After weather conditions left all races to be delayed by one hour, the men’s U23 race had an evening start, which meant the sunset would meet the finish line. Lining up to take on the standard-distance course, the large...

Montoya adds new World Champion honours to collection with U23 victory in Rotterdam

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 21:11
Screaming with excitement as he grabbed the finish line, France’s Raphael Montoya was named the U23 Men’s World Champion at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam. After being down by a 42-second deficit out of the swim, Montoya held on in the main chase pack to only bust out of the gate on the run to eventually become the race leader. Then in a sprint finish with French compatriot Dorian Coninx, he ultimately crossed the line first to officially seize the U23 World Title. The crown is a second-time honour for the Frenchman after he also earned the Junior World Title in Edmonton in 2014. “This is a good race for me. I am very happy with my swim and on the bike I just tried to save some energy for the run, I needed it for the battle against Dorian (Coninx) on the run”, said Montoya. “Three years ago I won the Junior World Title and now the U23 World Title, I just hope that one day I win the Grand Final. When I saw Luke (Willian) get his penalty, Dorian and I looked at each other and then I tried to attack. I wasn’t very confident, as my legs were aching, but I managed to do it”. Coninx claimed the silver for the night as he just fell to Montoya in the final metres. The Bronze was then earned by Aussie Luke Willian, who despite having to serve a 15-second penalty, still managed to step up onto the last spot on the podium. “It was very hard, but it’s the kind the race I like a lot. I won here three years ago and finishing second is worst than winning but I’m happy with this. I worked a lot on the bike with my training partner, Leo Bergere, but I kept feeling better and better. After the swim I felt really bad, but I thought that I had to give it a try and see how I was feeling. At the beginning of the run, I had cramps, but it got better after 2 kilometres, and It was then when I started to think that maybe it was gonna be OK. I just missed a bit more of energy at the end. We knew from almost the beginning that Luke (Willian) had to serve a penalty, when I checked the penalty board on the first lap I saw his number and I kept that in mind for all the running. I tried to sprint Raphael at the end, before the corner, but he was stronger than me. A silver medal here is just amazing,” Coninx said of his performance. After weather conditions left all races to be delayed by one hour, the men’s U23 race had an evening start, which meant the sunset would meet the finish line. Lining up to take on the standard-distance course, the large...

Montoya adds new World Champion honours to collection with U23 victory in Rotterdam

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 21:11
Screaming with excitement as he grabbed the finish line, France’s Raphael Montoya was named the U23 Men’s World Champion at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam. After being down by a 42-second deficit out of the swim, Montoya held on in the main chase pack to only bust out of the gate on the run to eventually become the race leader. Then in a sprint finish with French compatriot Dorian Coninx, he ultimately crossed the line first to officially seize the U23 World Title. The crown is a second-time honour for the Frenchman after he also earned the Junior World Title in Edmonton in 2014. “This is a good race for me. I am very happy with my swim and on the bike I just tried to save some energy for the run, I needed it for the battle against Dorian (Coninx) on the run”, said Montoya. “Three years ago I won the Junior World Title and now the U23 World Title, I just hope that one day I win the Grand Final. When I saw Luke (Willian) get his penalty, Dorian and I looked at each other and then I tried to attack. I wasn’t very confident, as my legs were aching, but I managed to do it”. Coninx claimed the silver for the night as he just fell to Montoya in the final metres. The Bronze was then earned by Aussie Luke Willian, who despite having to serve a 15-second penalty, still managed to step up onto the last spot on the podium. “It was very hard, but it’s the kind the race I like a lot. I won here three years ago and finishing second is worst than winning but I’m happy with this. I worked a lot on the bike with my training partner, Leo Bergere, but I kept feeling better and better. After the swim I felt really bad, but I thought that I had to give it a try and see how I was feeling. At the beginning of the run, I had cramps, but it got better after 2 kilometres, and It was then when I started to think that maybe it was gonna be OK. I just missed a bit more of energy at the end. We knew from almost the beginning that Luke (Willian) had to serve a penalty, when I checked the penalty board on the first lap I saw his number and I kept that in mind for all the running. I tried to sprint Raphael at the end, before the corner, but he was stronger than me. A silver medal here is just amazing,” Coninx said of his performance. After weather conditions left all races to be delayed by one hour, the men’s U23 race had an evening start, which meant the sunset would meet the finish line. Lining up to take on the standard-distance course, the large...

Taylor Knibb repeats Junior World Title in Rotterdam

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 19:06
In a dominating performance showcasing once again her power on the bike, USA’s Taylor Knibb claimed a repeat junior women’s title at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam. Despite not racing much due to her focusing on her first year of University, Knibb competed in select World Triathlon Series races at the elite level, where her talent and improvement from those races was highlighted today out on the junior stage. Hammering away on the bike in order to break away from a chase pack, saw Knibb riding solo for almost all of the 20-kilometre bike course, before finishing the five-kilometre run untouched to walk away with the second consecutive junior world title. Knibb said about winning her second title, “Yes, it is a bit of a surprise, I didn’t know it was going to happen in the race, so I am just really grateful.” “I saw that Kate (Waugh) was closing the gap on me so I freaked out and ran hard, so it really made me earn it. I was a great race and she (Waugh) had an amazing race,” Knibb said. Claiming the silver and stepping on her first world championship podium was Great Britain’s Kate Waugh, while the bronze went to Japan’s Fuka Sega who had a breakthrough race from start to finish. Filling almost the entire dive pontoon, a large roster of 70 women lined up to partake in the quest for the junior world crown. With a slight chop in the Mass river, Japan’s Sega managed to get the edge and exit the waters first. Just a short 12 seconds behind saw the likes of a huge pack of women charging through the first transition to start the bike leg. While Knibb found herself among the shuffle after the swim, it took only a matter of moments before she worked her way up to Sega to ride as a leading twosome for the first lap. However, Knibb has worked in power duos in the past, such as elite bike powerhouse Flora Duffy so it came as no surprise when she then exceeded past Sega on the second lap to pull out in the lead. Knibb held onto the top spot through the rest of the bike leg, despite a small pack of women trailing her that contained the likes of Waugh, Sega, Therese Feuersinger (AUT), Hannah Knighton (NZL) and Olivia Mathias (GBR). Heading into the second transition, Knibb’s lead was around 30 seconds. However, the women in the first chase group had some strong running legs and Waugh managed to scare the gap down to about 20 seconds. Knibb’s lead maintained and she entered the finish chute smiling as she grabbed...

Taylor Knibb repeats Junior World Title in Rotterdam

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 19:06
In a dominating performance showcasing once again her power on the bike, USA’s Taylor Knibb claimed a repeat junior women’s title at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam. Despite not racing much due to her focusing on her first year of University, Knibb competed in select World Triathlon Series races at the elite level, where her talent and improvement from those races was highlighted today out on the junior stage. Hammering away on the bike in order to break away from a chase pack, saw Knibb riding solo for almost all of the 20-kilometre bike course, before finishing the five-kilometre run untouched to walk away with the second consecutive junior world title. Knibb said about winning her second title, “Yes, it is a bit of a surprise, I didn’t know it was going to happen in the race, so I am just really grateful.” “I saw that Kate (Waugh) was closing the gap on me so I freaked out and ran hard, so it really made me earn it. I was a great race and she (Waugh) had an amazing race,” Knibb said. Claiming the silver and stepping on her first world championship podium was Great Britain’s Kate Waugh, while the bronze went to Japan’s Fuka Sega who had a breakthrough race from start to finish. Filling almost the entire dive pontoon, a large roster of 70 women lined up to partake in the quest for the junior world crown. With a slight chop in the Mass river, Japan’s Sega managed to get the edge and exit the waters first. Just a short 12 seconds behind saw the likes of a huge pack of women charging through the first transition to start the bike leg. While Knibb found herself among the shuffle after the swim, it took only a matter of moments before she worked her way up to Sega to ride as a leading twosome for the first lap. However, Knibb has worked in power duos in the past, such as elite bike powerhouse Flora Duffy so it came as no surprise when she then exceeded past Sega on the second lap to pull out in the lead. Knibb held onto the top spot through the rest of the bike leg, despite a small pack of women trailing her that contained the likes of Waugh, Sega, Therese Feuersinger (AUT), Hannah Knighton (NZL) and Olivia Mathias (GBR). Heading into the second transition, Knibb’s lead was around 30 seconds. However, the women in the first chase group had some strong running legs and Waugh managed to scare the gap down to about 20 seconds. Knibb’s lead maintained and she entered the finish chute smiling as she grabbed...

Taylor Knibb repeats Junior World Title in Rotterdam

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 19:06
In a dominating performance showcasing once again her power on the bike, USA’s Taylor Knibb claimed a repeat junior women’s title at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam. Despite not racing much due to her focusing on her first year of University, Knibb competed in select World Triathlon Series races at the elite level, where her talent and improvement from those races was highlighted today out on the junior stage. Hammering away on the bike in order to break away from a chase pack, saw Knibb riding solo for almost all of the 20-kilometre bike course, before finishing the five-kilometre run untouched to walk away with the second consecutive junior world title. Knibb said about winning her second title, “Yes, it is a bit of a surprise, I didn’t know it was going to happen in the race, so I am just really grateful.” “I saw that Kate (Waugh) was closing the gap on me so I freaked out and ran hard, so it really made me earn it. I was a great race and she (Waugh) had an amazing race,” Knibb said. Claiming the silver and stepping on her first world championship podium was Great Britain’s Kate Waugh, while the bronze went to Japan’s Fuka Sega who had a breakthrough race from start to finish. Filling almost the entire dive pontoon, a large roster of 70 women lined up to partake in the quest for the junior world crown. With a slight chop in the Mass river, Japan’s Sega managed to get the edge and exit the waters first. Just a short 12 seconds behind saw the likes of a huge pack of women charging through the first transition to start the bike leg. While Knibb found herself among the shuffle after the swim, it took only a matter of moments before she worked her way up to Sega to ride as a leading twosome for the first lap. However, Knibb has worked in power duos in the past, such as elite bike powerhouse Flora Duffy so it came as no surprise when she then exceeded past Sega on the second lap to pull out in the lead. Knibb held onto the top spot through the rest of the bike leg, despite a small pack of women trailing her that contained the likes of Waugh, Sega, Therese Feuersinger (AUT), Hannah Knighton (NZL) and Olivia Mathias (GBR). Heading into the second transition, Knibb’s lead was around 30 seconds. However, the women in the first chase group had some strong running legs and Waugh managed to scare the gap down to about 20 seconds. Knibb’s lead maintained and she entered the finish chute smiling as she grabbed...

Taylor Knibb repeats Junior World Title in Rotterdam

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 19:06
In a dominating performance showcasing once again her power on the bike, USA’s Taylor Knibb claimed a repeat junior women’s title at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam. Despite not racing much due to her focusing on her first year of University, Knibb competed in select World Triathlon Series races at the elite level, where her talent and improvement from those races was highlighted today out on the junior stage. Hammering away on the bike in order to break away from a chase pack, saw Knibb riding solo for almost all of the 20-kilometre bike course, before finishing the five-kilometre run untouched to walk away with the second consecutive junior world title. Knibb said about winning her second title, “Yes, it is a bit of a surprise, I didn’t know it was going to happen in the race, so I am just really grateful.” “I saw that Kate (Waugh) was closing the gap on me so I freaked out and ran hard, so it really made me earn it. I was a great race and she (Waugh) had an amazing race,” Knibb said. Claiming the silver and stepping on her first world championship podium was Great Britain’s Kate Waugh, while the bronze went to Japan’s Fuka Sega who had a breakthrough race from start to finish. Filling almost the entire dive pontoon, a large roster of 70 women lined up to partake in the quest for the junior world crown. With a slight chop in the Mass river, Japan’s Sega managed to get the edge and exit the waters first. Just a short 12 seconds behind saw the likes of a huge pack of women charging through the first transition to start the bike leg. While Knibb found herself among the shuffle after the swim, it took only a matter of moments before she worked her way up to Sega to ride as a leading twosome for the first lap. However, Knibb has worked in power duos in the past, such as elite bike powerhouse Flora Duffy so it came as no surprise when she then exceeded past Sega on the second lap to pull out in the lead. Knibb held onto the top spot through the rest of the bike leg, despite a small pack of women trailing her that contained the likes of Waugh, Sega, Therese Feuersinger (AUT), Hannah Knighton (NZL) and Olivia Mathias (GBR). Heading into the second transition, Knibb’s lead was around 30 seconds. However, the women in the first chase group had some strong running legs and Waugh managed to scare the gap down to about 20 seconds. Knibb’s lead maintained and she entered the finish chute smiling as she grabbed...

Paratriathletes collect first Rotterdam World Champ Titles

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:17
Twelve world titles went up for grab today in Rotterdam at the 2017 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, with 163 paratriathletes competing in all six classes, and with Great Britain getting the most out of the day, grabbing a total of eight medals, followed by USA with seven and Australia, Spain and France with four. Paratriathletes covered a sprint-distance course featuring a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. PTS5 Staking claims on the first named title of the day and of the Grand Final weekend, Canada’s Stefan Daniel collected his second World Title in three years. True to Daniel’s racing style, it was his strength on the bike and run that earned him the crown. Exiting the swim over 30 seconds down from Great Britain’s George Peasgood, he closed the gap on the first lap of the bike to get into the lead position. He then never lost it and ran into the finish chute to grab the tape for his first title since 2015. Coming in second was Spaniard Jairo Ruiz Lopez just a little over a minute behind Daniel, while the bronze went to USA’s Chris Hammer. In the women’s race USA’s Grace Norman had an epic come from behind performance on the run in order to be granted victory for her second straight world championship. Norman exited the waters first, but then was passed by Great Britain’s Lauren Steadman on the bike. Steadman held onto her lead all the way through T2 and the first lap of the run. Norman trailed just 18 seconds however entering the bell lap and it was in the final metres where she caused the change in leadership. Norman then squeaked by to cross the line and claim the 2017 Rotterdam title. A title she won in the same location the year before, in addition to the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic gold. Steadman earned the silver finishing just four seconds short, while third place then went to France’s Gwladys Lemoussu. PTVI Great Britain earned its first title of the day in the men’s PTVI sport class when Dave Ellis took first place on the day. Ukraine’s Vasyl Zakrevskyi was the swim leader from the start and carried his lead all the way through the bike leg. Looking like he would secure the title untouched, slowly Ellis worked on the run to inch down the gap. The 30 second gap he had after T2, he made up for on the first lap of the run and entering the bell, he was the new race leader. The final lap he then held tight to the lead and he grabbed the finish tape for this first-ever World Title. The silver went...

Paratriathletes collect first Rotterdam World Champ Titles

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:17
Twelve world titles went up for grab today in Rotterdam at the 2017 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, with 163 paratriathletes competing in all six classes, and with Great Britain getting the most out of the day, grabbing a total of eight medals, followed by USA with seven and Australia, Spain and France with four. Paratriathletes covered a sprint-distance course featuring a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. PTS5 Staking claims on the first named title of the day and of the Grand Final weekend, Canada’s Stefan Daniel collected his second World Title in three years. True to Daniel’s racing style, it was his strength on the bike and run that earned him the crown. Exiting the swim over 30 seconds down from Great Britain’s George Peasgood, he closed the gap on the first lap of the bike to get into the lead position. He then never lost it and ran into the finish chute to grab the tape for his first title since 2015. Coming in second was Spaniard Jairo Ruiz Lopez just a little over a minute behind Daniel, while the bronze went to USA’s Chris Hammer. In the women’s race USA’s Grace Norman had an epic come from behind performance on the run in order to be granted victory for her second straight world championship. Norman exited the waters first, but then was passed by Great Britain’s Lauren Steadman on the bike. Steadman held onto her lead all the way through T2 and the first lap of the run. Norman trailed just 18 seconds however entering the bell lap and it was in the final metres where she caused the change in leadership. Norman then squeaked by to cross the line and claim the 2017 Rotterdam title. A title she won in the same location the year before, in addition to the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic gold. Steadman earned the silver finishing just four seconds short, while third place then went to France’s Gwladys Lemoussu. PTVI Great Britain earned its first title of the day in the men’s PTVI sport class when Dave Ellis took first place on the day. Ukraine’s Vasyl Zakrevskyi was the swim leader from the start and carried his lead all the way through the bike leg. Looking like he would secure the title untouched, slowly Ellis worked on the run to inch down the gap. The 30 second gap he had after T2, he made up for on the first lap of the run and entering the bell, he was the new race leader. The final lap he then held tight to the lead and he grabbed the finish tape for this first-ever World Title. The silver went...

Paratriathletes collect first Rotterdam World Champ Titles

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:17
Twelve world titles went up for grab today in Rotterdam at the 2017 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, with 163 paratriathletes competing in all six classes, and with Great Britain getting the most out of the day, grabbing a total of eight medals, followed by USA with seven and Australia, Spain and France with four. Paratriathletes covered a sprint-distance course featuring a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. PTS5 Staking claims on the first named title of the day and of the Grand Final weekend, Canada’s Stefan Daniel collected his second World Title in three years. True to Daniel’s racing style, it was his strength on the bike and run that earned him the crown. Exiting the swim over 30 seconds down from Great Britain’s George Peasgood, he closed the gap on the first lap of the bike to get into the lead position. He then never lost it and ran into the finish chute to grab the tape for his first title since 2015. Coming in second was Spaniard Jairo Ruiz Lopez just a little over a minute behind Daniel, while the bronze went to USA’s Chris Hammer. In the women’s race USA’s Grace Norman had an epic come from behind performance on the run in order to be granted victory for her second straight world championship. Norman exited the waters first, but then was passed by Great Britain’s Lauren Steadman on the bike. Steadman held onto her lead all the way through T2 and the first lap of the run. Norman trailed just 18 seconds however entering the bell lap and it was in the final metres where she caused the change in leadership. Norman then squeaked by to cross the line and claim the 2017 Rotterdam title. A title she won in the same location the year before, in addition to the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic gold. Steadman earned the silver finishing just four seconds short, while third place then went to France’s Gwladys Lemoussu. PTVI Great Britain earned its first title of the day in the men’s PTVI sport class when Dave Ellis took first place on the day. Ukraine’s Vasyl Zakrevskyi was the swim leader from the start and carried his lead all the way through the bike leg. Looking like he would secure the title untouched, slowly Ellis worked on the run to inch down the gap. The 30 second gap he had after T2, he made up for on the first lap of the run and entering the bell, he was the new race leader. The final lap he then held tight to the lead and he grabbed the finish tape for this first-ever World Title. The silver went...

Paratriathletes collect first Rotterdam World Champ Titles

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:17
Twelve world titles went up for grab today in Rotterdam at the 2017 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, with 163 paratriathletes competing in all six classes, and with Great Britain getting the most out of the day, grabbing a total of eight medals, followed by USA with seven and Australia, Spain and France with four. Paratriathletes covered a sprint-distance course featuring a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. PTS5 Staking claims on the first named title of the day and of the Grand Final weekend, Canada’s Stefan Daniel collected his second World Title in three years. True to Daniel’s racing style, it was his strength on the bike and run that earned him the crown. Exiting the swim over 30 seconds down from Great Britain’s George Peasgood, he closed the gap on the first lap of the bike to get into the lead position. He then never lost it and ran into the finish chute to grab the tape for his first title since 2015. Coming in second was Spaniard Jairo Ruiz Lopez just a little over a minute behind Daniel, while the bronze went to USA’s Chris Hammer. In the women’s race USA’s Grace Norman had an epic come from behind performance on the run in order to be granted victory for her second straight world championship. Norman exited the waters first, but then was passed by Great Britain’s Lauren Steadman on the bike. Steadman held onto her lead all the way through T2 and the first lap of the run. Norman trailed just 18 seconds however entering the bell lap and it was in the final metres where she caused the change in leadership. Norman then squeaked by to cross the line and claim the 2017 Rotterdam title. A title she won in the same location the year before, in addition to the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic gold. Steadman earned the silver finishing just four seconds short, while third place then went to France’s Gwladys Lemoussu. PTVI Great Britain earned its first title of the day in the men’s PTVI sport class when Dave Ellis took first place on the day. Ukraine’s Vasyl Zakrevskyi was the swim leader from the start and carried his lead all the way through the bike leg. Looking like he would secure the title untouched, slowly Ellis worked on the run to inch down the gap. The 30 second gap he had after T2, he made up for on the first lap of the run and entering the bell, he was the new race leader. The final lap he then held tight to the lead and he grabbed the finish tape for this first-ever World Title. The silver went...

Paratriathletes collect first Rotterdam World Champ Titles

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:17
Twelve world titles went up for grab today in Rotterdam at the 2017 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, with 163 paratriathletes competing in all six classes, and with Great Britain getting the most out of the day, grabbing a total of eight medals, followed by USA with seven and Australia, Spain and France with four. Paratriathletes covered a sprint-distance course featuring a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. PTS5 Staking claims on the first named title of the day and of the Grand Final weekend, Canada’s Stefan Daniel collected his second World Title in three years. True to Daniel’s racing style, it was his strength on the bike and run that earned him the crown. Exiting the swim over 30 seconds down from Great Britain’s George Peasgood, he closed the gap on the first lap of the bike to get into the lead position. He then never lost it and ran into the finish chute to grab the tape for his first title since 2015. Coming in second was Spaniard Jairo Ruiz Lopez just a little over a minute behind Daniel, while the bronze went to USA’s Chris Hammer. In the women’s race USA’s Grace Norman had an epic come from behind performance on the run in order to be granted victory for her second straight world championship. Norman exited the waters first, but then was passed by Great Britain’s Lauren Steadman on the bike. Steadman held onto her lead all the way through T2 and the first lap of the run. Norman trailed just 18 seconds however entering the bell lap and it was in the final metres where she caused the change in leadership. Norman then squeaked by to cross the line and claim the 2017 Rotterdam title. A title she won in the same location the year before, in addition to the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic gold. Steadman earned the silver finishing just four seconds short, while third place then went to France’s Gwladys Lemoussu. PTVI Great Britain earned its first title of the day in the men’s PTVI sport class when Dave Ellis took first place on the day. Ukraine’s Vasyl Zakrevskyi was the swim leader from the start and carried his lead all the way through the bike leg. Looking like he would secure the title untouched, slowly Ellis worked on the run to inch down the gap. The 30 second gap he had after T2, he made up for on the first lap of the run and entering the bell, he was the new race leader. The final lap he then held tight to the lead and he grabbed the finish tape for this first-ever World Title. The silver went...

Paratriathletes collect first Rotterdam World Champ Titles

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:17
Twelve world titles went up for grab today in Rotterdam at the 2017 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, with 163 paratriathletes competing in all six classes, and with Great Britain getting the most out of the day, grabbing a total of eight medals, followed by USA with seven and Australia, Spain and France with four. Paratriathletes covered a sprint-distance course featuring a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. PTS5 Staking claims on the first named title of the day and of the Grand Final weekend, Canada’s Stefan Daniel collected his second World Title in three years. True to Daniel’s racing style, it was his strength on the bike and run that earned him the crown. Exiting the swim over 30 seconds down from Great Britain’s George Peasgood, he closed the gap on the first lap of the bike to get into the lead position. He then never lost it and ran into the finish chute to grab the tape for his first title since 2015. Coming in second was Spaniard Jairo Ruiz Lopez just a little over a minute behind Daniel, while the bronze went to USA’s Chris Hammer. In the women’s race USA’s Grace Norman had an epic come from behind performance on the run in order to be granted victory for her second straight world championship. Norman exited the waters first, but then was passed by Great Britain’s Lauren Steadman on the bike. Steadman held onto her lead all the way through T2 and the first lap of the run. Norman trailed just 18 seconds however entering the bell lap and it was in the final metres where she caused the change in leadership. Norman then squeaked by to cross the line and claim the 2017 Rotterdam title. A title she won in the same location the year before, in addition to the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic gold. Steadman earned the silver finishing just four seconds short, while third place then went to France’s Gwladys Lemoussu. PTVI Great Britain earned its first title of the day in the men’s PTVI sport class when Dave Ellis took first place on the day. Ukraine’s Vasyl Zakrevskyi was the swim leader from the start and carried his lead all the way through the bike leg. Looking like he would secure the title untouched, slowly Ellis worked on the run to inch down the gap. The 30 second gap he had after T2, he made up for on the first lap of the run and entering the bell, he was the new race leader. The final lap he then held tight to the lead and he grabbed the finish tape for this first-ever World Title. The silver went...

Paratriathletes collect first Rotterdam World Champ Titles

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:17
Twelve world titles went up for grab today in Rotterdam at the 2017 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, with 163 paratriathletes competing in all six classes, and with Great Britain getting the most out of the day, grabbing a total of eight medals, followed by USA with six and Australia with four. Parathletes covered a sprint-distance course featuring a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. PTS5 Staking claims on the first named title of the day and of the Grand Final weekend, Canada’s Stefan Daniel collected his second World Title in three years. True to Daniel’s racing style, it was his strength on the bike and run that earned him the crown. Exiting the swim over 30 seconds down from Great Britain’s George Peasgood, he closed the gap on the first lap of the bike to get into the lead position. He then never lost it and ran into the finish chute to grab the tape for his first title since 2015. Coming in second was Spaniard Jairo Ruiz Lopez just a little over a minute behind Daniel, while the bronze went to USA’s Chris Hammer. In the women’s race USA’s Grace Norman had an epic come from behind performance on the run in order to be granted victory for her second straight world championship. Norman exited the waters first, but then was passed by Great Britain’s Lauren Steadman on the bike. Steadman held onto her lead all the way through T2 and the first lap of the run. Norman trailed just 18 seconds however entering the bell lap and it was in the final metres where she caused the change in leadership. Norman then squeaked by to cross the line and claim the 2017 Rotterdam title. A title she won in the same location the year before, in addition to the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic gold. Steadman earned the silver finishing just four seconds short, while third place then went to France’s Gwladys Lemoussu. PTVI Great Britain earned its first title of the day in the men’s PTVI sport class when Dave Ellis took first place on the day. Ukraine’s Vasyl Zakrevskyi was the swim leader from the start and carried his lead all the way through the bike leg. Looking like he would secure the title untouched, slowly Ellis worked on the run to inch down the gap. The 30 second gap he had after T2, he made up for on the first lap of the run and entering the bell, he was the new race leader. The final lap he then held tight to the lead and he grabbed the finish tape for this first-ever World Title. The silver went to USA’s Aaron...

All the World Championship chatter ahead of #RotterdamGF

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 01:11
Starting on Friday, September 15 the top athletes in triathlon reaching from every corner of the globe will begin lining up to stake claims on ITU World Championship Crowns. Paratriathlon, Junior women and U23 men will kick off the grand final racing on Friday, while Saturday will see Junior men, u23 and both sets of Elite toeing the line in the quest of world honours. Sunday will then be left to the timeless age group athletes, who marvel from 78 nations to compete in the standard and sprint distance courses. But before the first wave of athletes hit the water, a select few triathletes took the time to meet with the Rotterdam media to share their thoughts on the upcoming battle for world championship gold. Flora Duffy (BER), the 2016 World Title holder, represented for the international elites, while on the national Dutch side, Rachel Klamer, U23 reigning World Champion Jorik Van Egdom, and paratriathletes Geert Schipper and Jetze Plat were in attendance. Here is what they all had to say: Plat On how do you see yourself before the race? “I hope my form is still there. I feel really good. I raced two weeks ago in South Africa in the Para Cycling World Championships, so I’m confident”. On how excited he is on racing on home soil: “I feel great. Hopefully the weather is gonna be a bit better so we will have plenty of people on the course. It’s gonna be very special? On who will be the one to beat in the race: “I will focuss on my own race, but at the end this guy (pointing to Geert Schiper) is also very strong. I hope that we can get the first two spots on the podium”. On the secret of success of the Dutch para triathletes: “We have a good program, and we are lucky that we compete for the same country”. Schipper On his expectations for the race: “I really hope I win the race. That’s my first goal, but I’m realistic and I know that Jetze can swim really fast, can bike really well –he won a World Title in para cycling a few weeks ago- and is also very fast on the run. So I will go for the gold, but I can take silver”. On the conditions of the course. “I think those conditions suit Jetze a bit more. We both have very strong and light bikes but I think he is more a speed guy while I’m more consistent but not as fast”. On the secret of success of the Dutch para triathletes: “We have a good program, and we are lucky that we compete for the same country”. Van Egdom On how does he feel as defending U23 World...

All the World Championship chatter ahead of #RotterdamGF

Triathlon News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 01:11
Starting on Friday, September 15 the top athletes in triathlon reaching from every corner of the globe will begin lining up to stake claims on ITU World Championship Crowns. Paratriathlon, Junior women and U23 men will kick off the grand final racing on Friday, while Saturday will see Junior men, u23 and both sets of Elite toeing the line in the quest of world honours. Sunday will then be left to the timeless age group athletes, who marvel from 78 nations to compete in the standard and sprint distance courses. But before the first wave of athletes hit the water, a select few triathletes took the time to meet with the Rotterdam media to share their thoughts on the upcoming battle for world championship gold. Flora Duffy (BER), the 2016 World Title holder, represented for the international elites, while on the national Dutch side, Rachel Klamer, U23 reigning World Champion Jorik Van Egdom, and paratriathletes Geert Schipper and Jetze Plat were in attendance. Here is what they all had to say: Plat On how do you see yourself before the race? “I hope my form is still there. I feel really good. I raced two weeks ago in South Africa in the Para Cycling World Championships, so I’m confident”. On how excited he is on racing on home soil: “I feel great. Hopefully the weather is gonna be a bit better so we will have plenty of people on the course. It’s gonna be very special? On who will be the one to beat in the race: “I will focuss on my own race, but at the end this guy (pointing to Geert Schiper) is also very strong. I hope that we can get the first two spots on the podium”. On the secret of success of the Dutch para triathletes: “We have a good program, and we are lucky that we compete for the same country”. Schipper On his expectations for the race: “I really hope I win the race. That’s my first goal, but I’m realistic and I know that Jetze can swim really fast, can bike really well –he won a World Title in para cycling a few weeks ago- and is also very fast on the run. So I will go for the gold, but I can take silver”. On the conditions of the course. “I think those conditions suit Jetze a bit more. We both have very strong and light bikes but I think he is more a speed guy while I’m more consistent but not as fast”. On the secret of success of the Dutch para triathletes: “We have a good program, and we are lucky that we compete for the same country”. Van Egdom On how does he feel as defending U23 World...

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