Commonwealth Games stars confirmed for ITU Paratriathlon World Cup Eton Dorney

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In less than three weeks, the ITU Paratriathlon World Cup in Eton Dorney will mark the first of three ITU events in the UK this summer. Paralympic Champion Andy Lewis will start his season there as well as the event featuring Commonwealth Games champions, Joe Townsend and Jade Jones-Hall.

The start list has been published for the ITU Paratriathlon World Cup Eton Dorney, which will see Paralympic, Commonwealth and European Champions take to the south of England on 28 May, just one week after another major event at nearby Windsor Castle, the Royal Wedding. As well as the best of British, the overseas line-up includes PTS5 Paralympic Champion, Martin Schulz of Germany and USA’s PTS2 bronze medallist, Melissa Stockwell.

Eton Dorney will be the best opportunity to watch top British Paratriathletes racing on home soil against some of the world’s best. Among the Brits on the start list Commonwealth Champions, Jade Jones-Hall and Joe Townsend, who are both in the wheelchair (PTWC) events.

Paralympic, world and European Champion Andy Lewis is excited about racing an ITU event on home soil for the first time since 2014. Lewis, who races in the PTS2 category having lost a leg in a motorcycle accident when he was 16, will be up against USA’s Allan Armstrong, who came second behind him at their last encounter at the 2017 Sarasota ITU Paratriathlon World Cup.

Lewis said: “I’m excited to welcome some of the world’s best paratriathletes to a home World Cup event.”

Dave Ellis will be aiming to continue his success after winning at the ITU world title in Rotterdam in the visually impaired event. Eton Dorney also gives young British talent the chance to compete at a major event, with Hannah Moore making her first ITU start after being selected during the 2017 Talent Identification Event.

A list of all the British Paratriathletes competing at Eton Dorney:

PTWC Men: Joe Townsend, Mark Conway, Bret Crossley

PTWC Women: Jade Jones-Hall, Lizzie Tench, Sophie Taylor

PTS2 Men: Andrew Lewis

PTS3 Men: Ryan Taylor

PTS4 Men: Steven Crowley

PTS4 Women: Hannah Moore

PTS5 Men: George Peasgood

PTS5 Women: Lauren Steadman, Claire Cashmore, Kerry Large

PTVI Men: Dave Ellis

PTVI Women: Alison Patrick

 

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