Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon, 2019 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships, Ironman and more!
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A seven-strong British Triathlon squad has been announced to compete at the ITU World Triathlon Series and the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships in Hamburg this weekend.
Georgia Taylor-Brown, who has secured medals at the last three legs of the World Series, will be looking to further her experience in the sport as she takes on some of the world’s best triathletes.
The Leeds-based athlete will be joined on the start line by Olympian Non Stanford, World Champion Vicky Holland and World Series gold medallist Sophie Coldwell to complete a strong British female line-up in Germany.
In the Men’s race, Jonathan Brownlee makes his return to the World Triathlon Series stage with Alex Yee retuning to action after winning gold at the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham. Thomas Bishop will be looking to build on his Top 15 finish at last month’s AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds.
You can watch Saturday’s race via the BBC (Connected TV and online), coverage schedule currently to start at 12:40 and 15:10 for the women’s and men’s races on Saturday (UK-time), respectively. The BBC Red Button / online coverage will start around 08:10 on Sunday morning.
Alternatively, you can also watch live at TriathlonLIVE (www.TriathlonLIVE.tv) service.
Highlights: Sunday BBC Two 12:00 – 13:30
Mixed Relay makes it return to the ITU calendar this time in Hamburg as 19 international teams compete for qualification points ahead of the event making its debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Having finished fourth in Hamburg last year, the British team will be looking to further their experience this time around as they continue to develop in the newest Olympic format.
Târgu Mures ETU Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships and ETU Aquabike European Championships
The city of Targu Mures, Romania will play host to this weekend’s ETU Middle Distance Triathlon European Championships with participants from across Europe coming together to represent their nation including Great Britain. The Great Britain Age-Group Team offers all Home Nation (Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon) members with a unique opportunity to represent Great Britain at the International or European level in triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon, winter triathlon and cross triathlon.
Targu Mures is Romania’s 16th largest city and found in northern-central Romania, approximately 300km from Bucharest. Set in the historical region of Transylvania, the city’s name translates directly as ‘Market on the Mures [River]’ due to its location in the Mures River valley. Competition will take place in the city centre and the surrounding region, including the forests of Lake Ursu and the Ungheni Motor Ring.
Alice Hector and Katrina Rye will be representing Great Britain in the Women’s Elite race.
The ETU Aquabike European Championships will also be taking place this weekend with athletes taking on a 1.9km swim and a 82km bike course. The Aquabike race and the Closing Ceremony on 7 July will conclude the competition.
Taking place at the city centre of Jönköping, Sweden, participants can look forward to a 1.9km swim followed by a 90km bike course that leads through the countryside, with stunning views of Lake Vättern. And the 21.1km run will see athletes go through central parts of Jönköping and along the sandy beaches of Vättern, with the finish line in the city centre.
Women’s Race: Claire Hann, Chantal Cummings and Francesca Sanjana
Men’s Race: Elliot Smales and Thomas Davis
Around 3,400 individual participants and 650 relay teams from more than 70 nations will be taking on DATEV Challenge Roth, the world’s biggest long-distance triathlon event. The long-distance triathlon has taken place in Roth for more than three decades. Athletes will take on 3.8 km swim in the Main-Donau Canal, followed by a 180 km bike and a run of 42 km.
There are plenty of British athletes who will be competing in Germany including Lucy Charles-Barclay who will be heading into the race on the back of a win at Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire last month.