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 31.7.2012  TJ Bižuterie Jablonec n.N. uspořádá  dne 22.září 2012 opět triatlon pro mládežnické kategorie. Podrobnější infromace již brzy v sekci Libereceký kraj.

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28.3.2012    13.Jablonecký plavecko-běžecký duatlon se uskuteční ve čtvrek 12.dubna v plaveckém bazénu ( ul. Sv.Čecha ) a jeho okolí. Prezentace od 13 do 13,30hod. Bližší informace uvedeme v nejbližší době.

29.1.2012 Ve druhém závodě ČP v ZTT v Hlinsku si vedll skvěle Martin Hušek, když stejně jako před týdnem získal 2.místo. Lepší byl pouze Pavel Jindra. Ostatní závodníci našeho oddílu nestartovali. Po dvou závodech je Martin celkově druhý a tým TJ Bižuterie na 2.-3.místě výsledky zde.

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Spivey targets her first WTS victory in Edmonton

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With the current leaders of the World Triathlon Series -Katie Zaferes (USA), Jessica Learmonth (GBR) and Georgia Taylor-Brown (GBR)- not racing this weekend in ITU World Triathlon Edmonton, the field is wide open for a a handful of athletes looking to make a strong statement at the end of the season, before the world leaders head to Tokyo for the Test Event and to Lausanne for the Grand Final. And USA’s Taylor Spivey looks determined to get in the Canadian city her first WTS victory of the season. Even with Katie focusing on a block of training and skipping WTS Edmonton, the USA has one of the strongest teams lining up this Saturday for the women’s race, with four of the five top spots on the start list held by Americans: Spivey, Summer Rappaport, Chelsea Burns, Taylor Knibb and Tamara Gorman. Spivey, who will be wearing the golden number one this week, will be a woman on a mission this Saturday: claiming her first WTS victory of her career and also trying to make it to the Series ranking’s podium, after a consistent season in which she has earned already two medals -silver in WTS Abu Dhabi and bronze in WTS Yokohama, but has never finished lower than in the sixth place. She will have to keep an eye for her training partner and teammate, Rappaport, who has also been twice in the WTS podium this year, silver in WTS Yokohama and bronze in WTS Hamburg, and who has been a regular medalist on the ITU World Cup circuit, including victories in Miyazaki, Japan, and Huatulco, Mexico. With Burns, Knibb and Gorman also as potential medallists in Edmonton, USA is aiming for the second podium sweep of the season, after the one they got in Yokohama, exactly as they did in Edmonton back in 2016. Wearing number 3 this weekend will be one of the strongest Japanese athletes this season, Yuko Takahashi, who has proven this season that training in an international environment has helped her becoming more competitive and is aiming for her first podium of the season, after missing it in Yokohama. Claire Michel (BEL) and Lisa Perterer (AUT) can also be put in the mix for podium contenders, after some solid performances this season. Another strong team will be the Australian one, with Ashleigh Gentle returning to the WTS circuit after a small hiatus, and with Emma Jackson in great form after finishing in 7th place in WTS Montreal. Charlotte mcShane and Jazz Hedgeland are also joining the WTS Aussie squad, after powerful races in the world cup circuit this season. Kiwis...
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Christiane Reppe continues successful switch and claims paratriathlon gold in Magog

Út, 16/07/2019 - 08:52
German Rio 2016 paracycling champion Christiane Reppe continued her impressive transition to paratriathlon with victory in the women’s PTWC at the Magog Paratriathlon World Cup in Canada this weekend. The 31-year-old – a four-time paracycling world champion, and Paralympic and Worlds medallist in swimming – beat three-time Paratriathlon world champion Kendall Gretsch in the third ITU World Cup of 2019. Despite Gretsch being the fastest over the 20km cycle and 5km run, Reppe held off her US opponent to win by 24 seconds thanks to a strong swim. Brazil’s Jessica Ferreira finished third. A blistering performance on the bike by Italy’s Giovanni Achenza proved decisive in the men’s PTWC. Achenza finished nearly three minutes ahead of France’s Alexandre Paviza to secure his first win of 2019 after three World Series podium finishes. Italy’s Pier Alberto Buccoliero took his first international medal since 2017 with bronze. USA double Rio 2016 bronze medallist Melissa Stockwell was one of two US winners in Magog, breezing to victory in the women’s PTS2. France’s Cecile Saboureau came in five minutes later, followed by Italian Veronica Yoko Plebani. Further US success followed when Chris Hammer became the only athlete to complete the course in under an hour in a competitive men’s PTS5 race. Just 22 seconds separated the next five triathletes, with Austria’s Guenther Matzinger edging Mexico’s Jose Abraham Estrada Sierra for silver. Fab French After nine medals at last month’s Besancon World Cup, French triathletes secured another four in Magog, including back-to-back World Cup golds for Antoine Perel. Perel followed up his victory from Besancon with another win in the men’s PTVI, finishing 31 seconds ahead of the USA’s Kyle Coon. Thibaut Rigaudeau joined his compatriot Perel on the podium in an impressive debut. Great Britain’s Melissa Reid was the victor in the women’s equivalent, also securing back-to-back World Cup wins. Canada’s Jessica Tuomela finished 45 seconds behind Reid to clinch a silver medal for the host country, while the USA’s Amy Dixon was third. Home success The hosts were able to celebrate a victory as Kamylle Frenette repeated her gold medal performance from 12 months ago in a head-to-head battle with Hungary’s Petra Levay in the women’s PTS5. In the men’s PTS4, recently crowned Asian champion Jiachao Wang of China added another title to his collection. Silver went to Austria’s Oliver...
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Jeffcoat and Hemming summon big sprints to win dramatic Tiszy golds

Ne, 14/07/2019 - 18:00
The packed grandstands witnessed two sprint finishes for the ages in Tiszaujvaros on Sunday afternoon, as first the women’s and then the men’s World Cup races boiled down to flat-out charges from some of the best in the business over the final 200 metres. First, it was Emma Jeffcoat who hung tough as Sara Vilic (AUT), Kelly-Anne Perkins (AUS) and Miriam Casillas Garcia (ESP) kicked, only for the Australian to motor through the middle of them all and take the tape. “You really won’t wipe this smile off my face,” she said with glee. “To come away from Tiszy with the win just blows my mind. I’m pretty determined when you give me a bit of a challenge so when it came down to a sprint finish I always just thought ‘go for it and don’t look back’ so I just kept going right to the line and literally gave it everything I had.” In the men’s race, Eli Hemming (USA) emerged on top from a pack of strong runners, flying through the final 100m to grab gold moments ahead of Ryan Fisher (AUS) and Wian Sullwald (RSA). “After a rough start to the season this feels really good, said Eli Hemming. “It’s really fun to be doing a sprint finish, but it’s even better with your buddies.” — Women’s report With the morning storm having passed and the course drying out, 30 women took to the start line having negotiated the previous day’s Semi-Finals, Hungary’s own Zsanett Bragmayer wearing the no.1 as fastest qualifier but just one of a cast of medal contenders. It was the home favourite and Miriam Casillas who were the first to emerge from three typically intense laps of the lake, the Aussie trio of Perkins, Jeffcoat and Natalie Van Coevorden right with them onto the testing 8-lap bike. The leaders were soon joined by the likes of Vilic, Ilaria Zane (ITA) and Sophie Alden (GBR), while Erika Ackerlund (USA) and Brittany Dutton (AUS) found themselves stranded between packs and pushing to catch the leaders. It proved impossible as the gap stretched and the nineteen-strong peloton clicked into an easy rhythm, nobody trying to roll the dice and pull away but all working well and looking to keep some gas for the run. Bragmayer and Zsofia Kovacs were still giving the crowds plenty to shout about as they tucked in among the front runners out of T2 as another group, albeit now down to a more manageable seven, found their way into contention. The Hungarians then dropped off over the final lap before Natalie van Coevorden did likewise out on the...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Jeffcoat and Hemming summon big sprints to win dramatic Tiszy golds

Ne, 14/07/2019 - 18:00
The packed grandstands witnessed two sprint finishes for the ages in Tiszaujvaros on Sunday afternoon, as first the women’s and then the men’s World Cup races boiled down to flat-out charges from some of the best in the business over the final 200 metres. First, it was Emma Jeffcoat who hung tough as Sara Vilic (AUT), Kelly-Anne Perkins (AUS) and Miriam Casillas Garcia (ESP) kicked, only for the Australian to motor through the middle of them all and take the tape. “You really won’t wipe this smile off my face,” she said with glee. “To come away from Tiszy with the win just blows my mind. I’m pretty determined when you give me a bit of a challenge so when it came down to a sprint finish I always just thought ‘go for it and don’t look back’ so I just kept going right to the line and literally gave it everything I had.” In the men’s race, Eli Hemming (USA) emerged on top from a pack of strong runners, flying through the final 100m to grab gold moments ahead of Ryan Fisher (AUS) and Wian Sullwald (RSA). “After a rough start to the season this feels really good, said Eli Hemming. “It’s really fun to be doing a sprint finish, but it’s even better with your buddies.” — Women’s report With the morning storm having passed and the course drying out, 30 women took to the start line having negotiated the previous day’s Semi-Finals, Hungary’s own Zsanett Bragmayer wearing the no.1 as fastest qualifier but just one of a cast of medal contenders. It was the home favourite and Miriam Casillas who were the first to emerge from three typically intense laps of the lake, the Aussie trio of Perkins, Jeffcoat and Natalie Van Coevorden right with them onto the testing 8-lap bike. The leaders were soon joined by the likes of Vilic, Ilaria Zane (ITA) and Sophie Alden (GBR), while Erika Ackerlund (USA) and Brittany Dutton (AUS) found themselves stranded between packs and pushing to catch the leaders. It proved impossible as the gap stretched and the nineteen-strong peloton clicked into an easy rhythm, nobody trying to roll the dice and pull away but all working well and looking to keep some gas for the run. Bragmayer and Zsofia Kovacs were still giving the crowds plenty to shout about as they tucked in among the front runners out of T2 as another group, albeit now down to a more manageable seven, found their way into contention. The Hungarians then dropped off over the final lap before Natalie van Coevorden did likewise out on the...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Saturday’s super-sprint semis qualify top 60 to Tiszy finals

So, 13/07/2019 - 16:15
More than 150 athletes from 40 nations competed across five semi-finals on Saturday, despite day one of the Tiszaujvaros World Cup having proceedings hampered by adverse weather that forced the format to be switched to a super-sprint. That did little to dampen the spirits of home favourites Zsanett Bragmayer, Dorka Putnocki and Zsofia Kovacs, all qualified from the women’s races before Gabor Faldum, Tamas Toth, Mark Devay and Csongor and Bence Lehmann ensured five Hungarians will compete on Sunday afternoon. For the first time in their 23-year history, Tiszy World Cup finals will be shown in full on TriathlonLIVE.tv from 14:45CET on Sunday. The full start lists are here. — Women’s Semi-Final 1
 Race number one Natalie van Coevorden put in three solid segments to become the first Elite of the day to qualify, quickly followed by fellow Australian Kelly Ann Perkins. Perkins had led from the early stages of the swim and the field strung out quickly, all but guaranteeing the duo, along with Emma Jeffcoat and Tamsyn Moana-Veale, their final berth, even with an awkward T2 for the top-ranked Aussie. Sophie Alden (GBR) looked well-placed out of the water but fell back on the wet bike course, and it was a desperate push to the line to cross in 14th and narrowly guarantee qualification along with teammate Sian Rainsley. No such problems for Erika Ackerlund (USA) and Sara Vilic (AUT), the Austrian flying through the 3.2km run, Miriam Casillas (ESP) and Beatrice Mallozzi (ITA) also among those through to the final. Despite finishing 15th and 16th respectively, Brittany Dutton (AUS) and Poland’s Maria Czesnik are also through after posting faster times than Amber Schlebusch (RSA) in SF2. 

 Women’s Semi-Final 2 Tenth-placed last year, Hungary’s Bragmayer crossed first in the second semi, heading onto the bike in check with leaders Putnoczki and Jolien Vermeylen (BEL) and delivering the fastest run of the group to finish ahead of Italy’s Ilaria Zane. Estonia’s Kaidi Kivioja reached the final by the tightest of margins after enduring a testing race that saw her struggle in the water and then come off her bike, only to dig in and grab the last qualification spot along with Spain’s Anna Godoy Contreras. Germany’s Annabel Knoll and GB’s Olivia Mathias will be happy with their performances as they managed their race execution with skill, Mathias and Anne Holm (DEN) putting in the work on the bikes to set themselves well for a...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Saturday’s super-sprint semis qualify top 60 to Tiszy finals

So, 13/07/2019 - 16:15
More than 150 athletes from 40 nations competed across five semi-finals on Saturday, despite day one of the Tiszaujvaros World Cup having proceedings hampered by adverse weather that forced the format to be switched to a super-sprint. That did little to dampen the spirits of home favourites Zsanett Bragmayer, Dorka Putnocki and Zsofia Kovacs, all qualified from the women’s races before Gabor Faldum, Tamas Toth, Mark Devay and Csongor and Bence Lehmann ensured five Hungarians will compete on Sunday afternoon. For the first time in their 23-year history, Tiszy World Cup finals will be shown in full on TriathlonLIVE.tv from 14:45CET on Sunday. The full start lists are here. — Women’s Semi-Final 1
 Race number one Natalie van Coevorden put in three solid segments to become the first Elite of the day to qualify, quickly followed by fellow Australian Kelly Ann Perkins. Perkins had led from the early stages of the swim and the field strung out quickly, all but guaranteeing the duo, along with Emma Jeffcoat and Tamsyn Moana-Veale, their final berth, even with an awkward T2 for the top-ranked Aussie. Sophie Alden (GBR) looked well-placed out of the water but fell back on the wet bike course, and it was a desperate push to the line to cross in 14th and narrowly guarantee qualification along with teammate Sian Rainsley. No such problems for Erika Ackerlund (USA) and Sara Vilic (AUT), the Austrian flying through the 3.2km run, Miriam Casillas (ESP) and Beatrice Mallozzi (ITA) also among those through to the final. Despite finishing 15th and 16th respectively, Brittany Dutton (AUS) and Poland’s Maria Czesnik are also through after posting faster times than Amber Schlebusch (RSA) in SF2. 

 Women’s Semi-Final 2 Tenth-placed last year, Hungary’s Bragmayer crossed first in the second semi, heading onto the bike in check with leaders Putnoczki and Jolien Vermeylen (BEL) and delivering the fastest run of the group to finish ahead of Italy’s Ilaria Zane. Estonia’s Kaidi Kivioja reached the final by the tightest of margins after enduring a testing race that saw her struggle in the water and then come off her bike, only to dig in and grab the last qualification spot along with Spain’s Anna Godoy Contreras. Germany’s Annabel Knoll and GB’s Olivia Mathias will be happy with their performances as they managed their race execution with skill, Mathias and Anne Holm (DEN) putting in the work on the bikes to set themselves well for a...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Two-day Tiszy World Cup marks 10th stop on the 2019 calendar

Út, 09/07/2019 - 21:04
The 2019 World Cup circuit makes its familiar pilgrimage to the Hungarian home of multisports, the town of Tiszaujvaros, this weekend for the tenth stop of the year. The ‘Tiszy’ World Cup has cemented its place in the heart of the triathlon calendar, wrapping itself in a week-long festival of sport and culture. With the traditional two-day, Semi-Finals and Finals format across Saturday and Sunday, the top 30 qualifiers will face back-to-back sprint-distance triathlons, making race management a key element of Saturday’s five semis ensuring qualification while keeping enough in the tank for a powerful finish on Sunday afternoon. As part of ITU’s extended World Cup coverage for 2019, you can watch both Sunday’s Elite finals live and direct from Tiszaujvaros only on TriathlonLIVE.tv with the women’s race at 14.45(CET) and the men’s at 16.15(CET). Men’s preview Home favourite Tamas Toth is among the athletes with unfinished business from 2018, when a fierce storm lashed the course midway through the men’s race and forced the referee to abandon proceedings. Also there were brothers Igor Polyanskiy and Dmitry Polyanskiy who have yet to uncork their very best yet this year, and France’s Aurelian Raphael, who makes his first ITU start since the Miyazaki World Cup back in November. South Africa’s Wian Sullwald has had a busy 2019 and with mixed results as he feels his way back to his very best form, but second place in Nur-Sultan and a top-20 finish at WTS Yokohama have pointed to a man rediscovering his rhythm. Sullwald leads the line in Saturday’s third men’s semi-final, in which Italy’s Delian Stateff, Britain’s Barclay Izzard and Chile’s Diego Moya, flushed from the success of his surprise bronze in Antwerp, will also be among the favourites to qualify. Eli Hemming (USA) will wear the number one and go out in the first semi ready to prove a point after some bad luck on the big stage so far this year. Alongside him will be Canada’s sole representative in Tiszy, Alexis Lepage, who has been delivering some powerful recent performances as part of the country’s Mixed Relay team in Nottingham and Hamburg, and his bronze in Chengdu over a similar two-day format mean he will be heading to Hungary full of confidence for another podium appearance. Chilean Felipe Barraza continues to represent the ASICS World Triathlon team this year, finishing just behind Lepage with a solid fourth place in Chengdu, while Australia’s experienced Ryan...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Two-day Tiszy World Cup marks 10th stop on the 2019 calendar

Út, 09/07/2019 - 21:04
The 2019 World Cup circuit makes its familiar pilgrimage to the Hungarian home of multisports, the town of Tiszaujvaros, this weekend for the tenth stop of the year. The ‘Tiszy’ World Cup has cemented its place in the heart of the triathlon calendar, wrapping itself in a week-long festival of sport and culture. With the traditional two-day, Semi-Finals and Finals format across Saturday and Sunday, the top 30 qualifiers will face back-to-back sprint-distance triathlons, making race management a key element of Saturday’s five semis ensuring qualification while keeping enough in the tank for a powerful finish on Sunday afternoon. As part of ITU’s extended World Cup coverage for 2019, you can watch both Sunday’s Elite finals live and direct from Tiszaujvaros only on TriathlonLIVE.tv with the women’s race at 14.45(CET) and the men’s at 16.15(CET). Men’s preview Home favourite Tamas Toth is among the athletes with unfinished business from 2018, when a fierce storm lashed the course midway through the men’s race and forced the referee to abandon proceedings. Also there were brothers Igor Polyanskiy and Dmitry Polyanskiy who have yet to uncork their very best yet this year, and France’s Aurelian Raphael, who makes his first ITU start since the Miyazaki World Cup back in November. South Africa’s Wian Sullwald has had a busy 2019 and with mixed results as he feels his way back to his very best form, but second place in Nur-Sultan and a top-20 finish at WTS Yokohama have pointed to a man rediscovering his rhythm. Sullwald leads the line in Saturday’s third men’s semi-final, in which Italy’s Delian Stateff, Britain’s Barclay Izzard and Chile’s Diego Moya, flushed from the success of his surprise bronze in Antwerp, will also be among the favourites to qualify. Eli Hemming (USA) will wear the number one and go out in the first semi ready to prove a point after some bad luck on the big stage so far this year. Alongside him will be Canada’s sole representative in Tiszy, Alexis Lepage, who has been delivering some powerful recent performances as part of the country’s Mixed Relay team in Nottingham and Hamburg, and his bronze in Chengdu over a similar two-day format mean he will be heading to Hungary full of confidence for another podium appearance. Chilean Felipe Barraza continues to represent the ASICS World Triathlon team this year, finishing just behind Lepage with a solid fourth place in Chengdu, while Australia’s experienced Ryan...
Kategorie: Triatlon

France claims the Mixed Relay World Title for the second consecutive year

Ne, 07/07/2019 - 10:29
Team France has defended their title to win, for the second consecutive time, the Mixed Relay World Championships in an almost down to the line fight with Team Germany, cheered by thousands of spectators that lined up once again in Hamburg to watch live one of the most thrilling triathlon races that one can imagine. And this years Elite men’s winner, Jake Britwhistle, took Australia to the third spot in the podium. A total of 16 teams lined up for the World Title in an early morning race in quite cold temperatures, with the water just above 18 degrees and almost all athletes deciding to go with a wetsuit swim. And with some strong swimmers lining up for the first leg, the race started to get shape as soon as the first females were in the water for the 300m swim, with Valerie Barthelemy (BEL), Anna Godoy (ESP), Laura Lindemann (GER) and Natallie Van Coevorden (AUS) putting their countries up in the contenders list from the beginning, even though they were followed up close in the bike leg by Team USA and Team Japan, while British Jessica Learmonth had to deal with some issues with her helmet which made her loose contact with the group. Riding solo and way behind what she uses to, Learmonth couldn’t make up the gap and the difference with the leaders increased even more in the run, to leave Team GB out of the game quite early, as were also Team Switzerland after a quite slow bike and run from Jolanda Annen that left both teams almost a minute behind the leaders. In the second leg, most of the favourites grouped together with New Zealand, Germany, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Spain, France, the Netherlands and USA started the bike ride together, but just a few meters into it, Eli Hemming was dropped out of the group, leaving USA also out of the game, loosing more than 20 seconds in the bike. The seven leaders arrived together to the second transition, and when it all came to the run Antonio Serrat Seoane (ESP), Tayler Reid (NZL) and Leo Bergere (FRA) pushed hard to drop Marco Van Der Stel (NED) and Tyler Mislawchuk (CAN). By the time Jonny Brownlee tagged his teammate Georgia Taylor-Brown, the Brits were almost a minute behind. And with a leading group with really good swimmers, Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) and Claire Michel (BEL) took the lead during the swim, while behind the leading six American Katie Zaferes had the leg of her life, with the fastest splits of the 16 ladies racing in the third leg, to try to chase the leaders. But her solo effort was not...
Kategorie: Triatlon

France claims the Mixed Relay World Title for the second consecutive year

Ne, 07/07/2019 - 10:29
Team France has defended their title to win, for the second consecutive time, the Mixed Relay World Championships in an almost down to the line fight with Team Germany, cheered by thousands of spectators that lined up once again in Hamburg to watch live one of the most thrilling triathlon races that one can imagine. And this years Elite men’s winner, Jake Britwhistle, took Australia to the third spot in the podium. A total of 16 teams lined up for the World Title in an early morning race in quite cold temperatures, with the water just above 18 degrees and almost all athletes deciding to go with a wetsuit swim. And with some strong swimmers lining up for the first leg, the race started to get shape as soon as the first females were in the water for the 300m swim, with Valerie Barthelemy (BEL), Anna Godoy (ESP), Laura Lindemann (GER) and Natallie Van Coevorden (AUS) putting their countries up in the contenders list from the beginning, even though they were followed up close in the bike leg by Team USA and Team Japan, while British Jessica Learmonth had to deal with some issues with her helmet which made her loose contact with the group. Riding solo and way behind what she uses to, Learmonth couldn’t make up the gap and the difference with the leaders increased even more in the run, to leave Team GB out of the game quite early, as were also Team Switzerland after a quite slow bike and run from Jolanda Annen that left both teams almost a minute behind the leaders. In the second leg, most of the favourites grouped together with New Zealand, Germany, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Spain, France, the Netherlands and USA started the bike ride together, but just a few meters into it, Eli Hemming was dropped out of the group, leaving USA also out of the game, loosing more than 20 seconds in the bike. The seven leaders arrived together to the second transition, and when it all came to the run Antonio Serrat Seoane (ESP), Tayler Reid (NZL) and Leo Bergere (FRA) pushed hard to drop Marco Van Der Stel (NED) and Tyler Mislawchuk (CAN). By the time Jonny Brownlee tagged his teammate Georgia Taylor-Brown, the Brits were almost a minute behind. And with a leading group with really good swimmers, Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) and Claire Michel (BEL) took the lead during the swim, while behind the leading six American Katie Zaferes had the leg of her life, with the fastest splits of the 16 ladies racing in the third leg, to try to chase the leaders. But her solo effort was not...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Jake Birtwhistle strikes again in WTS Hamburg

So, 06/07/2019 - 19:05
Australian Jakob Birtwhistle proved himself to be in the battle for the Series in 2019 after claiming his second victory of the season in the 2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon Hamburg. Birtwhistle led a full podium sweep of training partners, with Frenchman Vincent Luis grabbing the second place and Belgian Jelle Geens in third, only a week after stepping on top of the WTS podium for the first time on his life. And to no ones surprise, Richard Varga (SVK) returned after an injury that has kept him out of the WTS for a while to be the first one out of the water. But close behind him was one of the local heroes in Hamburg, Jonas Schomburg (GER), proving once more that he is among the fastest swimmers in the field. With all the big guns like Mario Mola (ESP), Jonathan Brownlee (GBR), Vincent Luis, Henri Schoeman (RSA) or Javier Gomez Noya (ESP) close behind, it was just a matter of seconds that all the athletes formed a massive train to get out of transition almost all together, to then start a quite dangerous bike ride on the slippery streets of Hamburg, after the heavy rain that appeared at the end of the women’s race. With all the athletes marching in a large group, most of them were trying to stay in the front of the train to try to avoid crashes in the back, but half way through the 20km bike ride, and while Andreas Schilling was leading the pack, he slipped and crashed in a 180 degrees turn, causing chaos among the peloton. Richard Murray (RSA), Bence Bicsak (HUN), Fernando Alarza (ESP), Henri Schoeman (RSA), Jonny Brownlee (GBR), Tom Bishop (GBR) or Martin Van Riel (BEL), among others, ended up in the floor, some trying to get back on the bike, some clearly not able to. After the massive crash, it was time for the remaining ones to take control of the lead group and try to slow down a bit the pace, with Mario Mola, Gomez Noya, Birtwhistle, Ryan Sissons (NZL) or Hayden Wilde (NZL) trying to command the group and stretch it to make the ride safer. Behind them, Alarza went back on his bike, as also did Alex Yee (GBR), Van Riel and Murray, but with limited options as they were quite far behind. The lead group made it to the second transition easily, and it was then when Jonas Schomburg decided to go early and was the first one on his running shoes, but with a pack right on his heels that was quite impressive. Vincent Luis, Mario Mola, Javier Gomez, Jake Birtwhistle, Leo Bergere (FRA), Jelle Geens, Ryan Sissons and Hayden Wilde (NZL) went all to...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Jake Birtwhistle strikes again in WTS Hamburg

So, 06/07/2019 - 19:05
Australian Jakob Birtwhistle proved himself to be in the battle for the Series in 2019 after claiming his second victory of the season in the 2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon Hamburg. Birtwhistle led a full podium sweep of training partners, with Frenchman Vincent Luis grabbing the second place and Belgian Jelle Geens in third, only a week after stepping on top of the WTS podium for the first time on his life. And to no ones surprise, Richard Varga (SVK) returned after an injury that has kept him out of the WTS for a while to be the first one out of the water. But close behind him was one of the local heroes in Hamburg, Jonas Schomburg (GER), proving once more that he is among the fastest swimmers in the field. With all the big guns like Mario Mola (ESP), Jonathan Brownlee (GBR), Vincent Luis, Henri Schoeman (RSA) or Javier Gomez Noya (ESP) close behind, it was just a matter of seconds that all the athletes formed a massive train to get out of transition almost all together, to then start a quite dangerous bike ride on the slippery streets of Hamburg, after the heavy rain that appeared at the end of the women’s race. With all the athletes marching in a large group, most of them were trying to stay in the front of the train to try to avoid crashes in the back, but half way through the 20km bike ride, and while Andreas Schilling was leading the pack, he slipped and crashed in a 180 degrees turn, causing chaos among the peloton. Richard Murray (RSA), Bence Bicsak (HUN), Fernando Alarza (ESP), Henri Schoeman (RSA), Jonny Brownlee (GBR), Tom Bishop (GBR) or Martin Van Riel (BEL), among others, ended up in the floor, some trying to get back on the bike, some clearly not able to. After the massive crash, it was time for the remaining ones to take control of the lead group and try to slow down a bit the pace, with Mario Mola, Gomez Noya, Birtwhistle, Ryan Sissons (NZL) or Hayden Wilde (NZL) trying to command the group and stretch it to make the ride safer. Behind them, Alarza went back on his bike, as also did Alex Yee (GBR), Van Riel and Murray, but with limited options as they were quite far behind. The lead group made it to the second transition easily, and it was then when Jonas Schomburg decided to go early and was the first one on his running shoes, but with a pack right on his heels that was quite impressive. Vincent Luis, Mario Mola, Javier Gomez, Jake Birtwhistle, Leo Bergere (FRA), Jelle Geens, Ryan Sissons and Hayden Wilde (NZL) went all to...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Non Stanford makes a statement in the road to Tokyo by claiming the victory in WTS Hamburg

So, 06/07/2019 - 17:41
After a year out of the podium in the WTS circuit, British Non Stanford returned back to the World Triathlon Series glory to claim the victory in the 2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon Hamburg, after a gutsy race in which she never looked back. Last year’s champion, Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) claimed the silver while USA’s Summer Rappaport out-sprinted Rachel Klamer (NED) to claim the third spot in the podium. The afternoon started in Hamburg with a full field, 55 women lining up under a light rain in the pontoon at the Alster, with Cassandre Beaugrand taking the lead almost immediately, followed up close by another three excellent swimmers like Summer Rappaport (USA), Sophie Coldwell (GBR) and KatieZaferes (USA). After the 750m swim, the four of them were closely followed by a large pack of athletes that included strong bikers, like Taylor Spivey (USA), Emma Jeffcoat (AUS), Laura Lindemann (GER) and Vicky Holland (GBR), with this last one having to serve a ten seconds penalty in the first transition due to an early start. A large group assembled in the first of the six laps in the slippery streets of the Hamburg city center with all the top riders in there, commanded in turns by Spivey and Nicola Spirig (SUI), but only a couple of kilometers into the bike course the current Series leader, Katie Zaferes (USA) was involved in a crash and was left riding almost solo almost 80 seconds behind the leaders. With 18 riders in the lead, the group took it a bit easier trying to avoid congestions in the slippery turns, and still managed to get almost a minute over the chasers, with Emilie Morier (FRA) and Claire Michel (BEL) leading the second group, and Taylor Knibb (USA) riding by herself among the two groups for almost the whole 20km bike course. Behind them, Zaferes managed to catch up with a small group and kept the time difference just over a minute, which still gave her chances of finishing in the top ten, but the American looked exhausted when she got off the bike. When it all came to the run, Non Stanford decided to go brave and early and was the first one of of the second transition. And without looking back even once, the British started to make a point increasing the speed a bit to leave behind Cassandre Beaugrand and Laura Lindemann, the only ones able to follow her at the beginning. With the group stretching behind her, the Brit kept the lead during the whole run, with a few battles going on behind her for the rest of the podium positions....
Kategorie: Triatlon

Non Stanford makes a statement in the road to Tokyo by claiming the victory in WTS Hamburg

So, 06/07/2019 - 17:41
After a year out of the podium in the WTS circuit, British Non Stanford returned back to the World Triathlon Series glory to claim the victory in the 2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon Hamburg, after a gutsy race in which she never looked back. Last year’s champion, Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) claimed the silver while USA’s Summer Rappaport out-sprinted Rachel Klamer (NED) to claim the third spot in the podium. The afternoon started in Hamburg with a full field, 55 women lining up under a light rain in the pontoon at the Alster, with Cassandre Beaugrand taking the lead almost immediately, followed up close by another three excellent swimmers like Summer Rappaport (USA), Sophie Coldwell (GBR) and KatieZaferes (USA). After the 750m swim, the four of them were closely followed by a large pack of athletes that included strong bikers, like Taylor Spivey (USA), Emma Jeffcoat (AUS), Laura Lindemann (GER) and Vicky Holland (GBR), with this last one having to serve a ten seconds penalty in the first transition due to an early start. A large group assembled in the first of the six laps in the slippery streets of the Hamburg city center with all the top riders in there, commanded in turns by Spivey and Nicola Spirig (SUI), but only a couple of kilometers into the bike course the current Series leader, Katie Zaferes (USA) was involved in a crash and was left riding almost solo almost 80 seconds behind the leaders. With 18 riders in the lead, the group took it a bit easier trying to avoid congestions in the slippery turns, and still managed to get almost a minute over the chasers, with Emilie Morier (FRA) and Claire Michel (BEL) leading the second group, and Taylor Knibb (USA) riding by herself among the two groups for almost the whole 20km bike course. Behind them, Zaferes managed to catch up with a small group and kept the time difference just over a minute, which still gave her chances of finishing in the top ten, but the American looked exhausted when she got off the bike. When it all came to the run, Non Stanford decided to go brave and early and was the first one of of the second transition. And without looking back even once, the British started to make a point increasing the speed a bit to leave behind Cassandre Beaugrand and Laura Lindemann, the only ones able to follow her at the beginning. With the group stretching behind her, the Brit kept the lead during the whole run, with a few battles going on behind her for the rest of the podium positions....
Kategorie: Triatlon

Action continues in Hamburg with the World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series

So, 06/07/2019 - 11:30
The action continues in Hamburg with the unpredictable play of the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championship on Sunday, where the world’s leading teams will have the opportunity to battle for team pride and supremacy. The teams will line up for the 300m swim, 7km bike and 1.7km run course, knowing that explosive power is often the winning formula across this format. The start list features 15 teams, all of them vying for ranking points towards Olympic qualification, with Triathlon Mixed Relay set to make its debut in Tokyo 2020. Hamburg hosts the third stop of the Mixed Relay series following a thrilling start to the season in Abu Dhabi and Nottingham, with the Series finale to be held in Edmonton, Canada. The strong squads of four will stretch themselves to deliver for their country, but the Series rules mean that the composition of the teams can be changed up to two hours before the race start. Regardless the shorter distances and full-tilt dives, after the athletes tag, are always crowd and fan favourites. Team Australia will line-up first, made up of a new-look mixed relay team starting in Hamburg, made up of Emma Jeffcoat, Aaron Royle, Natalie Van Coevorden and 2019 elite men’s Hamburg individual champion and astonishing runner Jake Birtwhistle, who will take the final leg of the race in a bid to ensure their spot on the podium. After fighting to remain in the top 10 in the mixed relay in Nottingham, the Americans will be looking for redemption and have selected Taylor Spivey, Eli Hemming, current World Triathlon Series leader Katie Zaferes and Matthew McElroy to race. Team France claimed the Mixed Relay honours in Hamburg in 2018 and have announced a star-studded team to line-up on Sunday, featuring Emilie Morier, Leo Bergere, 2019 silver medallist in the elite women’s individual race Cassandre Beaugrand and the man to watch on the Series circuit Vincent Luis. After a show-stopping performance in Nottingham, Team Great Britain will be the ones to beat but this time the team includes Olympian Jonny Brownlee in the mix. Jessica Learmonth (who didn’t race in the individual race), Georgia Taylor-Brown and rising star Alex Yee will be set for the fast paced tagging battle. Team Canada, who produced a fourth place finish in Nottingham, will be ready to strike on Sunday with a strong-looking squad including Amelie Kretz, Tyler Mislawchuk, Joanna Brown and Alexis Lepage, ready to represent. New Zealand is made up of the fresh,...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Action continues in Hamburg with the World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series

So, 06/07/2019 - 11:30
The action continues in Hamburg with the unpredictable play of the World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series on Sunday, where the world’s leading teams will have the opportunity to battle for team pride and supremacy. The teams will line up for the 300m swim, 7km bike and 1.7km run course, knowing that explosive power is often the winning formula across this format. The start list features 15 teams, all of them vying for ranking points towards Olympic qualification, with Triathlon Mixed Relay set to make its debut in Tokyo 2020. Hamburg hosts the third stop of the Mixed Relay series following a thrilling start to the season in Abu Dhabi and Nottingham, with the Series finale to be held in Edmonton, Canada. The strong squads of four will stretch themselves to deliver for their country, but the Series rules mean that the composition of the teams can be changed up to two hours before the race start. Regardless the shorter distances and full-tilt dives, after the athletes tag, are always crowd and fan favourites. Team Australia will line-up first, made up of a new-look mixed relay team starting in Hamburg, made up of Emma Jeffcoat, Aaron Royle, Natalie Van Coevorden and 2019 elite men’s Hamburg individual champion and astonishing runner Jake Birtwhistle, who will take the final leg of the race in a bid to ensure their spot on the podium. After fighting to remain in the top 10 in the mixed relay in Nottingham, the Americans will be looking for redemption and have selected Taylor Spivey, Eli Hemming, current World Triathlon Series leader Katie Zaferes and Matthew McElroy to race. Team France claimed the Mixed Relay honours in Hamburg in 2018 and have announced a star-studded team to line-up on Sunday, featuring Emilie Morier, Leo Bergere, 2019 silver medallist in the elite women’s individual race Cassandre Beaugrand and the man to watch on the Series circuit Vincent Luis. After a show-stopping performance in Nottingham, Team Great Britain will be the ones to beat but this time the team includes Olympian Jonny Brownlee in the mix. Jessica Learmonth (who didn’t race in the individual race), Georgia Taylor-Brown and rising star Alex Yee will be set for the fast paced tagging battle. Team Canada, who produced a fourth place finish in Nottingham, will be ready to strike on Sunday with a strong-looking squad including Amelie Kretz, Tyler Mislawchuk, Joanna Brown and Alexis Lepage, ready to represent. New Zealand is made up of the fresh, emerging...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Olympic and World Champions to take the line at WTS Hamburg

St, 03/07/2019 - 10:54
Consistently one of the biggest and best weekends of World Series racing, the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon returns this weekend with a women’s start list packed with some of the biggest names of the sport from the past decade. The sprint distance course offers no room for error and, from the crowds bearing down on the athletes over the final hundred metres of the swim to the packed grandstands of the city’s main square, it sets the perfect stage for the athletes to pull out something special. Just as she did here a year ago, USA’s Katie Zaferes sports the race number one and Series Leader cap after getting back to winning ways in Montreal a week ago. Not that there had been a significant dip in the 2018 Series runner-up’s form; silver in Leeds last month was only the slightest of chinks in the otherwise golden armour that has been the story of Zaferes’ hugely impressive and, to her nearest rivals, downright intimidating season so far. Zaferes’ teammate Taylor Spivey will need to conjure up comfortably her best performance to date in Hamburg if she is to maintain her challenge for the 2019 World title and, given her results so far this year, it is hard not to back her. Two podiums, a fourth and a sixth this term suggest she is in the form of her life, and having rested for WTS Montreal, the added freshness could be just the ingredient needed to deliver that as-yet elusive World Series gold. Also returning for the first time since WTS Leeds is defending World Champion Vicky Holland (GBR). The 33-year-old delivered an incredible finish to the 2018 season but has yet to rediscover that incendiary form so far this year. Going one better than her second-place here in 2015 would certainly be cathartic, despite the defence of her title looking out of reach as she clings on to a top 10 place in the 2019 rankings. It has been another of the strong British girls, Georgia Taylor Brown, who has burst onto the scene since the second half of 2018 to lay down her credentials for a world title. The youngest athlete in the women’s starting top 10, Taylor Brown scored gold in Leeds and has been one of the few able to consistently push Katie Zaferes all the way to the wire so far in 2019. Last year it was France’s own rising star Cassandre Beaugrand who grabbed the headlines when an imperious sprint-distance display saw her take the tape a full 30 seconds ahead of her nearest rival. That rival was Germany’s Laura Lindemann, who was back racing at the...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Olympic and World Champions to take the line at WTS Hamburg

St, 03/07/2019 - 10:54
Consistently one of the biggest and best weekends of World Series racing, the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon returns this weekend with a women’s start list packed with some of the biggest names of the sport from the past decade. The sprint distance course offers no room for error and, from the crowds bearing down on the athletes over the final hundred metres of the swim to the packed grandstands of the city’s main square, it sets the perfect stage for the athletes to pull out something special. Just as she did here a year ago, USA’s Katie Zaferes sports the race number one and Series Leader cap after getting back to winning ways in Montreal a week ago. Not that there had been a significant dip in the 2018 Series runner-up’s form; silver in Leeds last month was only the slightest of chinks in the otherwise golden armour that has been the story of Zaferes’ hugely impressive and, to her nearest rivals, downright intimidating season so far. Zaferes’ teammate Taylor Spivey will need to conjure up comfortably her best performance to date in Hamburg if she is to maintain her challenge for the 2019 World title and, given her results so far this year, it is hard not to back her. Two podiums, a fourth and a sixth this term suggest she is in the form of her life, and having rested for WTS Montreal, the added freshness could be just the ingredient needed to deliver that as-yet elusive World Series gold. Also returning for the first time since WTS Leeds is defending World Champion Vicky Holland (GBR). The 33-year-old delivered an incredible finish to the 2018 season but has yet to rediscover that incendiary form so far this year. Going one better than her second-place here in 2015 would certainly be cathartic, despite the defence of her title looking out of reach as she clings on to a top 10 place in the 2019 rankings. It has been another of the strong British girls, Georgia Taylor Brown, who has burst onto the scene since the second half of 2018 to lay down her credentials for a world title. The youngest athlete in the women’s starting top 10, Taylor Brown scored gold in Leeds and has been one of the few able to consistently push Katie Zaferes all the way to the wire so far in 2019. Last year it was France’s own rising star Cassandre Beaugrand who grabbed the headlines when an imperious sprint-distance display saw her take the tape a full 30 seconds ahead of her nearest rival. That rival was Germany’s Laura Lindemann, who was back racing at the...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Olympic and World Champions to take the line at WTS Hamburg

St, 03/07/2019 - 10:54
Consistently one of the biggest and best weekends of World Series racing, the Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon returns this weekend with a women’s start list packed with some of the biggest names of the sport from the past decade. The sprint distance course offers no room for error and, from the crowds bearing down on the athletes over the final hundred metres of the swim to the packed grandstands of the city’s main square, it sets the perfect stage for the athletes to pull out something special. Just as she did here a year ago, USA’s Katie Zaferes sports the race number one and Series Leader cap after getting back to winning ways in Montreal a week ago. Not that there had been a significant dip in the 2018 Series runner-up’s form; silver in Leeds last month was only the slightest of chinks in the otherwise golden armour that has been the story of Zaferes’ hugely impressive and, to her nearest rivals, downright intimidating season so far. Zaferes’ teammate Taylor Spivey will need to conjure up comfortably her best performance to date in Hamburg if she is to maintain her challenge for the 2019 World title and, given her results so far this year, it is hard not to back her. Two podiums, a fourth and a sixth this term suggest she is in the form of her life, and having rested for WTS Montreal, the added freshness could be just the ingredient needed to deliver that as-yet elusive World Series gold. Also returning for the first time since WTS Leeds is defending World Champion Vicky Holland (GBR). The 33-year-old delivered an incredible finish to the 2018 season but has yet to rediscover that incendiary form so far this year. Going one better than her second-place here in 2015 would certainly be cathartic, despite the defence of her title looking out of reach as she clings on to a top 10 place in the 2019 rankings. It has been another of the strong British girls, Georgia Taylor Brown, who has burst onto the scene since the second half of 2018 to lay down her credentials for a world title. The youngest athlete in the women’s starting top 10, Taylor Brown scored gold in Leeds and has been one of the few able to consistently push Katie Zaferes all the way to the wire so far in 2019. Last year it was France’s own rising star Cassandre Beaugrand who grabbed the headlines when an imperious sprint-distance display saw her take the tape a full 30 seconds ahead of her nearest rival. That rival was Germany’s Laura Lindemann, who was back racing at the...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Hamburg’s hallowed streets get race-ready as men’s 2019 World Series hots up

St, 03/07/2019 - 09:09
The glorious unpredictability of the men’s 2019 World Triathlon Series continued last weekend in Montreal where Belgium’s Jelle Geens took the tape ahead of defending World Champion Mario Mola (ESP) and Tyler Mislawchuk landed his first WTS podium with bronze on home soil. This Saturday sees the sixth stop of the season take the athletes to Hamburg for the annual showcase of the very best in sprint-distance racing. From the crowd-lined swim exit to the tight turns of the two-lap bike and run finish in front of the imposing Town Hall, this is a serious circuit for fans and athletes alike. In what has been an entertaining 2019 World Series so far, that mighty Geens’ display in Montreal was far from the first men’s ‘first’ of the year. Dorian Coninx (FRA) wowed the crowds at WTS Bermuda and Jacob Birtwhistle (AUS) did likewise in Leeds, blowing the 2019 World Championship race wide open in a year that has also seen the welcome returns of legends like Javier Gomez Noya and Alistair Brownlee to the start lists. So the question remains, will this year’s Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon continue that trend? Fernando Alarza’s (ESP) sixth place in Canada took him to the top of the Series rankings and, despite consistent podium appearances in recent years, he hasn’t taken the tape since Cape Town back in April of 2016, his only WTS win to date. Consistent top-10 finishes this year may have got him to that top spot, but it is highly likely that a second career gold will be required if he is to still be there at the end of the year given the talent snapping at his heels. That talent includes Vincent Luis, and the Frenchman will be fresh after sitting out Montreal and hungry to re-establish his place at the top of the tree. Victory in Yokohama was his first since the Gold Coast Grand Final but rarely has he finished outside the first five or six over the past two campaigns and the possibility of another win in Hamburg to go with that from 2015 is hard to ignore.  Defending World Champion Mario Mola rediscovered his touch in the water in Quebec to emerge less than 20 seconds behind the two imperious pullers Henri Schoeman (RSA) and Richard Varga (SVK) and set up a strong finish just a fraction off the winner Geens. Mola’s win in Abu Dhabi at the start of the year felt like a long time ago after three uncharacteristic top-30 finishes since, and that silver could prove just the tonic his season needed as he pursues a fourth straight title. Two...
Kategorie: Triatlon