Super League ’19, 2019 Funchal ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup, 2019 Funchal ITU Paratriathlon World Cup & IRONMAN 70.3 Goa, India.
“The Hunger Games of triathlon” is back and this time the athletes swap out the wet and windy shores of Jersey for the sun-kissed central Mediterranean. Saturday’s semi-finals open with a Shortened Enduro for the Pros, consisting on a non-stop, once repeated circuit of a 300m swim - 4km bike - 1.6 km run.
After earning the blue jersey during the first Championship round at Jersey, Sophie Coldwell won 9 points with a 7th place finish and will look to maintain her fastest swim record.
Sporting the white jersey, Olivia Mathias achieved an 8th place finish at Jersey to bank 8 valuable points. The 20-year-old will be aiming for the scoreboard once again this weekend.
The tough conditions at Jersey resulted in a difficult race for Christopher Perham. The Duathlon champion will be looking to make his mark in Sunday’s final as a bike-based individual time trial is could see him reach the scoreboard in Malta.
The final race on Sunday takes the form of the Equalizer. Broken down into two stages, the first stage begins with an individual time trial in one of the three disciplines (Sunday’s chosen discipline is the bike), followed by a Shortened Enduro in stage two that will begin with a pursuit start that is determined by time trial results.
Age-Group races are also set to take place this weekend in the form of Aquathlon events.
To watch the live-action and highlights in Malta from October 19th and 20th follow the links below.
The European Cup travels to Portugal this weekend and Sam Dickinson will be hoping to continue his great form. Wearing the BIB number 2, Dickinson has secured three gold medals this year, including one at the Karlovy Vary ITU Triathlon World Cup in August.
Calum Johnson joins Dickinson once again and will be hoping to share the podium once more with his compatriot. The pair achieved a stunning one-two podium at the Constanta ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup, with Johnson crossing the line in 00:58:17, just 6 seconds off the top spot.
Also racing for Great Britain is Iestyn Harrett. Harrett has recorded numerous top-ten finishes in 2019, his best at the Holten ETU Sprint Triathlon Premium European Cup in which he missed out on the podium by just three second to take 4th place overall.
James Teagle returns to ETU triathlon after recent success in Turkey. He took bronze at Alanya, sharing the podium with Sylvain Fidelance (SUI) and winner Genis Grau (ESP).
Cameron Main continues to test himself amongst the Elite Men. Ending 2018 with consistent top-five finishes in Junior races, Main began to establish himself alongside the Elites, finding success at the GBR Sprint Triathlon National Championships where he finished in 3rd.
In the PTVI category, Dave Ellis returns to the action after an unfortunate result at Valencia in September. He’ll look to rebuild momentum after taking three gold medals in 2019, including at the Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup and the GBR Paratriathlon National Championships. Last month Ellis finished 2nd behind Héctor Catalá Laparra at last month’s ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne.
The PTS2 category sees two British men competing. Andrew Lewis is set for his first race of the month. Lewis has secured multiple silver medals this year, most recently finishing in 2nd place at the Valencia ETU Paratriathlon European Championships, and left Besancon ITU with gold.
Stuart Meikle joins Lewis on the start line. Meikle competed in the previous ITU Paratriathlon World Cup at Alanya in which he crossed the line in 3rd place.
Joshua Landmann looks to build on his 6th place finish at the Alanya ITU Paratriathlon World Cup. He takes on the victor of the same PTWC race in Turkey, Florian Brungraber (AUT).
Age Group athletes are set to take on IRONMAN 70.3 this weekend. Abhijith Venuthurla, Vimal Nandwani, Christopher Wheeler, Sonya Mac and Kirsty Smith all represent Britain across a 70.3 mile race that travels along the shores of the Arabic Sea.