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19th Crocodile Trophy.

  World’s oldest mountain bike stage race summons adventurers in Australia for More than 80 participants from all over the world are expected to compete in the 19th edition of the International Crocodile Trophy Stage Race with start in Cairns on 19th October. They will race for 900km from Cairns to Cooktown and cover 15,000m […]

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Katusha Team presents three new riders

Katusha Team presents three new riders

Katusha Team presents three new riders   Russian WorldTour Katusha Team announces about three newcomers for the season of 2014. Katusha signed the contract with 3 Russian riders: Egor Silin (25 years old), Alexander Rybakov (25 years old) and Pavel Kochetkov (27 years old). Egor Silin comes from Astana Team. In 2013 Silin was 4th […]

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Chris Horner became the first American to win in 68 editions of la Vuelta

Chris Horner became the first American to win in 68 editions of la Vuelta

On Sunday Chris Horner became the first American to win in 68 editions of la Vuelta, riding into Madrid wearing the red leader’s jersey after more than 84 hours of racing. Horner:  “I loved this course.  When I first saw the design I knew it was perfect for me and my style of racing.  We […]

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President Bach marks first day in office

One week to the day after being elected the ninth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach officially took over the reins from his predecessor, Jacques Rogge, at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne on Tuesday. President Bach spent his first day in meetings with Honorary President Rogge, IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper […]

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IOC selects Tokyo as host of 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today awarded the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 to Tokyo, which was chosen over fellow Candidate Cities Istanbul and Madrid after two rounds of voting during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires. Tokyo received 60 votes to Istanbul’s 36 in the final round, with Madrid having been […]

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Jorgensen Captures Third ITU World Triathlon Series Title in Stockholm

Jorgensen Captures Third ITU World Triathlon Series Title in Stockholm   With three weeks to the Grand Final, Jorgensen reclaims lead in series standings    Stockholm, Sweden–Gwen Jorgensen crushed the competition Saturday at ITU World Triathlon Stockholm, logging her third ITU World Triathlon Series title of the season and reclaiming the lead in the series […]

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PATCO Selects U.S. to Host 2014 Championships

PATCO Selects U.S. to Host  2014 Championships Elites, Juniors and U-23 athletes slated to compete in Dallas    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.–Elite triathletes from the Americas and Caribbean nations will gather for the 2014 ITU Pan American Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) Championships on May 31-June 1 in Dallas, Texas.   Athletes from 38 National Federation members of […]

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Yvonne van Vlerken :Challenge Roth in 8.46.22, Mostiman and hospital

Reproduced from Yvonne’s official web page (http://www.yvonnevanvlerken.eu) It feels like it’s many weeks ago that I raced Challenge Roth, but when we really count it’s only 3,5 weeks since one of my favorite races. In this time I haven’t found the energy or desire to write a story, so this time the update appears a […]

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IAAF World Championships :396,548 attend Moscow evening sessions.

The International Association of Athletics Federations is delighted to confirm that at the conclusion of the final competition session, 268,548stadium spectators had attended the eight evening sessions at the 14thedition of the IAAF World Championships, Moscow 2013. Adding VIPS, guests, media and athletes seats, the evening audience total is396,548. Aside football, no other Olympic sport can attract that […]

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Nicola Spirig resumes competitions

Triathlon Olympic champion Nicola Spirig plans to partake in several competitions over the coming weeks. With this, the 31 year old Olympic champion aims to reacclimatize herself to competitive events. Her long term competitive plans and the associated aims will be defined at a later date. Zurich – One year after her victory at the […]

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Erik Zabel has been suspended by Katusha Team

Press Release. Russian team Katusha announces the suspension of the sprinter group coach Erik Zabel after new facts about doping during his cycling career having been revealed in news reports. These revelations refer to Zabel’s career as an active racer from 1996 to 2003 and do not have any connection with team Katusha, whatsoever Katusha […]

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Lurz and Grimaldi reign in the Water Marathon

The toughest race of the 15th FINA World Championships, the 25 km in open water, now has its winners. After 4 hours, 47 minutes and 27 seconds swimming in the waters of Port Vell in Barcelona, an extraordinary feat in this water marathon, the German Thomas Lurz has been the first to stop the clock […]

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FINA Swimming World Championships : Lurz steers Germany to the gold for teams

The German team won the teams 5 km open water race this morning with undisputable superiority. Thomas Lurz, Christian Reichert and Isabelle Harle set a pace that was unreachable for Greece and Brazil, who finished second and third respectively. The team made up of Thomas Lurz, Christian Reichart and Isabelle Harle was proclaimed winner of […]

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Swimming World championships : Greek Gianniotis remains world champion (10Km)

Greek Spyridon Gianniotis remains men’s 10km open water world champion in Barcelona 2013 thanks to very good tactics and an impressive comeback in lap 3 of the race. Silver went to German Thomas Peter Lurz, whereas Tunisian Oussama Mellouli, who started as favorite, was third. 46th in the first lap, 23th in the second, 5th […]

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Triathlon World Championships : 4xMixed Relay

Triathlon World Championships : 4xMixed Relay

Germany won a thrilling race on home soil in Hamburg to become Mixed Relay world champions for the first time. The winning German team of Anja Knapp, Jan Frodeno, Anne Haug and Franz Loeschke came home in 1 hour, 17 minutes and 55 seconds. They were followed by New Zealand in 1:18:14, earning the Oceanic nation it’s highest finish in the […]

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EBU GENERAL ASSEMBLY CALLS FOR URGENCY IN RESTORING PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA IN GREECE

EBU Members currently gathered in Malta for the 70th EBU General Assembly today unanimously supported a Declaration expressing their grave concern with the continued “black screens” and silence of Greece’s public broadcaster. The text reads: After the Greek Government took ERT off air on 11 June, the country’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, […]

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Anne Haug wins in Hamburg.

Anna Haug (GER) gave her home crowd something to cheer about as she powered her way to victory in a thrilling World Tour Series race in Hamburg. With the win, Haug became the first woman since 2008 to win in Hamburg, with it retaining her top spot on the World Triathlon Series leaderboard a The […]

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Jonathan Brownlee wins in Hamburg

Jonthan Brownlee (GBR) produced a thrilling finish to pip brother Alistair Brownlee (GBR) to claim victory in the World Tour Series in Hamburg. I thought it was going to be Alistair’s day – I thought I’d never beat him. He’s gone into this pretty unprepared but I knew I had to give everything,” Jonny said. He was […]

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Oussama ‘Ous’ Mellouli

Open waters Olympic champion has again demonstrated in Barcelona 2013 that he is the best in the world. Last summer the Tunisian became the first swimmer ever to achieve medals both in the pool and in open waters: bronze in 1500m and gold in 10km at London 2012. The 1500m Olympic champion in Beijing 2008 […]

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Barcelona Swimming WCS-Open Water, Day 1: USA’s Haley Anderson wins women’s 5km

Haley Anderson of the USA won the women’s 5km race outsprinting Brazilian Poliana Okimoto Cintra in the final 100 metres. Anderson timed her stroke cycle perfectly and reached for the touchpad just ahead of the Brazilian who was leading the 42 swimmers for most of the final 1500m. The margin of victory between the swimmers […]

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Eleven Americans Set to Sprint at ITU World Triathlon Hamburg

Colorado Springs, Colo. — Eleven U.S. elite triathletes are set to demonstrate their swim, bike and run speed this weekend as the International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series circuit heads to Hamburg, Germany, for a rare sprint-distance showdown and the 2013 ITU Mixed Relay World Championships.   Elite action begins with the women at 9:50 […]

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FINA World Championships, Barcelona – Everything You Need to Know for the Aussies

Aussie Team MEN (21 pool, 3 open water) Matthew ABOOD (26) NSW,Ashley DELANEY (27) VIC, Tommaso D’ORSOGNA (22) WA, Thomas FRASER-HOLMES (21) QLD, Alexander GRAHAM (18) VIC, Jordan HARRISON (17) QLD, Simon HUITENGA (24) WA, Grant IRVINE (22) QLD, Jarrod KILLEY (22) NSW, Mitch LARKIN (19) QLD, Matson LAWSON (20) VIC, James MAGNUSSEN (22) NSW,  […]

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Α successful weekend for Australia’s triathletes in Europe.

A return to the winners list for London Olympian Brendan Sexton highlighted a successful weekend for Australia’s triathletes in Europe. Sexton broke through for his first victory in 18 months to win the British Triathlon Sprint Championship (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run) in Liverpool. And he had to run down training partner and “comeback kid”, Aaron […]

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US Cycling And Triathlon Athlete, Teeple, Accepts Sanction For Anti-Doping Rule Violation

USADA announced today that Sloan Teeple of Amarillo, Texas, an athlete in the sports of cycling and triathlon, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and has accepted an 18-month sanction for his violation. Teeple, 42, tested positive for synthetic testosterone as the result of an in-competition urine sample collected March 17, 2013 at the […]

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Garry Kasparov in Athens.

Kasparov Garry who is the Chairman, Kasparov Chess Foundation will give a keynote speeach at Stavros Niarchos Foundation  annual conference (15:00 – 16:00 at Divani Hotel in Vouliagmeni). Garry was Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 1963. Garry Kasparov became the under-18 chess champion of the USSR at the age of 12 and the world under-21 […]

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Virginia Berasategui confesses that was doped in Bilbao and apologizes to all.

(www.deia.com) Bilbaina triathlete Virginia Berasategui has confessed today that the dispute was doped to Bilbao Triathlon past May 18, she won, and that it was a mistake by apologizing everyone. BILBAO. In an appearance in Bilbao where he has been sheltered by his father, triathlete, between sobs continued, read a statement in which he stated that […]

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Rouault runs to first World Cup win in Edmonton

Gregory Rouault (FRA) ran to an emotional win at the Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup for his first-ever gold at a World Cup race in 57:39. “It’s amazing, my first World Cup win. For me, the condition to get onto the WTS was to win a World Cup, it’s so emotional,” Rouault said. “Everybody was cheering […]

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Canadian women sweep the podium in Edmonton

Canada scored a huge day in the women’s race, as Emelie Kretz, Ellen Pennock and Kirsten Sweetlandswept the podium for the host country at the 2013 Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup. “I’m really happy, especially with everything, the home crowd and on the next World Championship course,” said Kretz, who also secured her first Canadian Naitonal Championship title with […]

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Vladimir Isaychev wins Russian Championships in Samara

Vladimir Isaychev wins Russian Championships in Samara   WorldTour team Katusha reached a great result today in Samara at Russian National Championships. Katusha’s rider Vladimir Isaychev took a very beautiful victory in road race of Russian Champs and became new Russian Champion. The queen’s race of the Championships – road race of 196 km – […]

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Radioschack Leopard Trek : 3 road cycling national titles.

It was a day of victories and close calls on Sunday with team members bringing home three national titles to make RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK the most successful team in today’s championships.  Earning gold medals were Stijn Devolder for Belgium, Robert Kišerlovski  for Croatia and Bob Jungels for Luxembourg.   The wins make the ninth in eleven […]

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Renato Bertrandi was re-elected as the President of the European Triathlon Union

Before the athletes took centre stage at the European Championships in Alanya, Renato Bertrandi was re-elected as the President of the European Triathlon Union. The Italian has been interim President of the ETU since Eilat last year, but will now serve a full four year term until 2017. Dr Sarah Springman stepped down from the […]

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Road Cycling : Joaquim Rodriguez will lead Katusha Team at Tour de France

In the end of June, Saturday 29th, the historical 100th edition of “Tour de France” will start. Katusha Team will take part to the event with Joaquim Rodriguez as the leader, fighting for general classification after last year’s two podiums in “Giro d’Italia” and “Vuelta a Espana”. The complete roster will be as follows: Pavel […]

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Andy Schleck to lead RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK at 2013 Tour de France

RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK has finalized its team for the 100th Tour de France starting on June 29 in Corsica. Andy Schleck, 2010 champion, will lead the squad. Schleck will be supported by eight devoted and experienced riders. The team line-up for the Tour de France (June 29 – July 21) Riders: Jan Bakelants, Laurent Didier, […]

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Cycling : Get behind the champion’s wheel.

UCI travel has launched attractive package deals in 2013 to enable cycling fans to follow top riders in the World Championships in three disciplines: BMX (Auckland, New Zealand, in July), Mountain Bike and Trials (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, in August) and Road (Tuscany, Italy, in September). Keen followers of cycling will have a choice of tailor-made […]

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2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup: growth continues! Extensive television coverage

In cooperation with our partner Red Bull Media House, TV production continues to improve: the number of cameras keeps on growing, special cameras are being used and production techniques have become more sophisticated … These efforts to upgrade the production infrastructure are bearing fruit. That is confirmed by the growing interest shown by major TV channels, […]

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Road Cycling : Bob Jungels won his first elite Luxembourgish Time Trial

After winning two Junior and two U23 National Time Trial titles, on Thursday Bob Jungels won his first elite Luxembourgish Time Trial title by winning the 22K race in Dippach.  His winning time of 26.44 (48.909kph average) was ahead of RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK teammate Laurent Didier at 27.39 (47.296kph average) and Ag2R’s Ben Gastauer at […]

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Triathlon :Bishop and Pallant secure British Elite titles at Windsor.

Sunday’s Toshiba Windsor Triathlon, round two of the 2013 British Triathlon Super Series saw pre-race favourites Tom Bishop and Emma Pallant live up to that expectation to secure commanding victories and earn themselves British Elite Standard Distance Championship titles in the process. Having shown fine form when winning on his season debut a week previously […]

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Team Sky announces Tour de France Line up

TEAM SKY ANNOUNCES TOUR DE FRANCE LINE-UP     Team Sky has selected its line-up for the 100th edition of the Tour de France, which starts in Corsica on Saturday 29 June.   The team is drawn from five different nations and leader Chris Froome is one of four British riders in the line-up.   […]

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Road Cycling : Cancellara wins 8th national TT title.

Fabian Cancellara has won the National Time Trial Championships for the eighth time. On the 38,8 km course around Satigny (near Geneva) he bested Martin Elmiger and Reto Hollenstein (both IAM Cycling). Cancellara took a slow start, coming in 7 seconds slower than Martin Elmiger at the first split time in Dardagny. But then ‘Spartacus’ […]

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FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson passes away.

FIBA Europe and FIBA were shocked and saddened to learn on Wednesday evening of the unexpected passing away of FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson, age 50. Mr Rafnsson died during a visit to Geneva, where he had been attending Tuesday’s official opening of FIBA’s new headquarters. He was President of the National Olympic Association of […]

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Edmonton will welcome an ITU World Cup race to its city for the ninth time

This weekend, Edmonton will welcome an ITU World Cup race to its city for the ninth time. The familiar host city will break from the standard race format in favor of a super speedy sprint 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run course. The fast and furious race will see top athletes like Erin Densham and […]

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Public enemy number one

Public enemy number one Reproduced from Der Spiegel magazine (www.Spiegel.de) As the Greek Ioannis drugs investigators Psarellis was hindered in his work On the day of his greatest triumph Ioannis Psarellis seems strangely dissatisfied. He sits on the terrace of his apartment in the Athens suburb of Palio Faliro. It’s the Wednesday of last week, the day […]

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European Triathlon Championships or a Two Nations Cup?

Editorial.These were not really Age Group European Championships. It was a two nations cup (Turkey & Great Britain). Ir’s really very sad to look at the age group results and to notice that in most categories only athletes from GB and Turkey have competed. In 1990s the best European triathletes competed at Elite European Championships. […]

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El Mundo : Virginia Berasategui tested positive for doping in Bilbao Triathlon.

Bilbaina triathlete Virginia Berasategui tested positive for doping control conducted after winning the III Bilbao Triathlon, held on trial May 18. Berasategui received notification Friday morning and decided to ask the counteranalysis, for what you have three business days, as confirmed by his father in conversation with Javier ELMUNDO.es As reported by THE WORLD in its print […]

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Rachel Klamer earned her first European title in a down to the line sprint finish in Alanya, Turkey

Rachel Klamer (NED) earned her first European title in a down to the line sprint finish in Alanya, Turkey on Friday. In a five-way battle for three medals, Klamer was the one who bumped up her speed in the final metres to beat out Great Britain’s Vicky Holland by just two seconds. Holland took silver, while Vendula Frintova (CZE) scored […]

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Science & The Swimmer

Science & The Swimmer Univ. of Miami Computational Models Help McCardel on World-Record Attempt   MIAMI – Since 2004 scientists in the University of Miami (UM) Coastal & Shelf Modeling Group have been running high-resolution computational models of the Florida Straits.  These studies are informative in terms of the circulation and impact the Straits have […]

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Triathlon = Swim, bike & run. Or it’s just bike & run?

Editorial : Giannis Psarelis (Email :info@athensjournal.gr & info@triathlonworld.gr) ITU has to reconsider its’ rules & regulations. It’s crazy to be a World Champion in Triathlon without competing in one of three sports. It might be ok to cancel swimming -for security reasons/ weather conditions- in a international meeting but this cannot to be the case […]

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Tour de France :Sir Bradley Wiggins out of the Tour de France.

Team Sky today gave an update on Bradley Wiggins’ fitness and his prospects for the Tour de France.   Two weeks ago, a worsening chest infection caused his withdrawal from the Giro d’Italia and he returned home for treatment, rest, and further assessment of an ongoing knee condition.   During his period of treatment and […]

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Vincenzo Nibali wins the Giro d’Italia

Astana Pro Team rider Vincenzo Nibali is the winner of the 2013 Giro d’Italia. Nibali finished safely in the peloton on Sunday’s 197km day from Riese Pio X to Brescia, in the same time as stage winner Mark Cavendish of Great Britain. In the General Classification Nibali accumulated a total time over 20 full stages […]

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Anti – doping :WADA Statement on the prohibited substance IGF-1

WADA has carefully reviewed the issues surrounding the banned substance IGF-1 arising out of the Vijay Singh case and other inquiries. IGF-1 is a prohibited substance and has been included on the Prohibited List for years. On the other hand, very small quantities of IGF-1 can be found naturally in animal products (e.g. colostrums, deer […]

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Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Busselton 2013

After a week of terrible weather, race day put up a perfect day for racing and fast times to boot. Although the morning was fresh, the ocean was calm unlike the previous days where there were people surfing out there. With such a star-studded field in both the male and female pro fields, the race […]

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Triathlon Yokohama : Jonathan Brownlee triumphs in injury come back race

Jonathan Brownlee made a successful return to the ITU World Triathlon Series with gold in Yokohama. Jodie Stimpson earlier won her first ever World Series medal with bronze in the women’s race. Having been told earlier this year that injury may force him to miss the season, Brownlee dominated the 10km run section to establish […]

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Jorgensen Golden Again at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama

Back-to-back wins give Jorgensen lead in ITU World Triathlon Series standings   Yokohama, Japan — Just three weeks after a historic win in San Diego, Gwen Jorgensen raced her way to another gold medal Saturday at the International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Yokohama, earning the lead in the ITU World Triathlon Series standings. Jorgensen (St. […]

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Jonathan Brownlee back for ITU World Triathlon Yokohama.

Olympic bronze medallist, Jonathan Brownlee, starts his ITU World Triathlon Series campaign this Saturday in Japan. Jonathan missed the first two races of the Series with an ankle injury, but will line-up against Olympic silver medallist, Javier Gomez and current world number one, Joao Silva. Jodie Stimpson will also hope to make an impact on […]

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Triathlon : British juniors racing in Vierzon

British juniors will be in action this weekend as a squad of 13 athletes compete in the 2013 Vierzon ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup on Sunday 12 May. In the women’s race, Kate Curran, Megan McDonald and Florie McLeish will all be in action. Both Kate and Megan are part of the Sport England funded Triathlon England Talent Squad with […]

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Cycling Giro d’ Italia : Luca Paolini keeps the pink jersey after 6th stage

Today, 9th May, the 6th stage of Giro d’Italia was held. Riders passed 169 km from Mola di Bari to Margherita di Savoia. The stage finished with the bunch sprint, won by Mark Cavendish from Omega Pharma – Quick Step. Second place took Elia Viviani from Cannondale, while third was Matthew Goss from Orica-GreenEdge. Pavel […]

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Gwen Jorgensen Honored as USOC’s April Athlete of the Month

Gwen Jorgensen Honored as USOC’s April Athlete of the Month   Jorgensen made history at the 2013 Omegawave World Triathlon San Diego   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) honored triathlete Gwen Jorgensen as its female Athlete of the Month for April following a gold-medal performance at the 2013 Omegawave World Triathlon […]

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Giro d’Italia : Angel Vicioso is second, Luca Paolini holds the pink jersey

Today, the 5th stage of Giro d’Italia, 203 km fromCosenza toMatera, was held in the south ofItaly. Katusha Team during the whole stage tired to control the race and to protect the pink jersey of Luca Paolini. Russian team worked well and put a great effort to neutralize the daily breakaway of 5 riders, who […]

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Giro d’Italia : Katusha Team kept the pink jersey after a long rainy day

Katusha’s rider Luca Paolini was able to hold his pink jersey after today’s hard, long and rainy 4th stage of Giro d’Italia. The stage from Policastro to Serra San Bruno of 246 km was characterized by cold weather, rain and two climbs, the last one Croce Ferrata with just 7 km to the finish line. […]

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ITU World Triathlon Series moves to Yokohama.

Variety and depth have been the catch words of the ITU World Triathlon Series so far this season with five different athletes on the podium in just two events. You can expect a few more new faces to emerge as the eight-race series visits Yokohama in Japan this weekend. Joao Silva, who is the only […]

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