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  • World Triathlon Championship Series Cagliari: 5 things we learned

    Round three of the 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series had sub-plots aplenty as the action returned to the Italian island of Sardinia for the second time on 27 May and WTCS Cagliari delivered another brilliant day of Olympic-distance racing.

    Signalling the start of the second Paris 2024 qualification period, USA’s own Olympic legends Gwen Jorgensen and Katie Zaferes shared a Series start line for the first time since Cozumel 2016, while prime title contenders Hayden Wilde and Alex Yee did so for the first time this season.

    The beach start caused a few headaches, including for...

  • Yee rises in style to claim gold in Cagliari

    Sometimes a rough start doesn’t mean that things can not turn out brightly at the end. You can ask Great Britain’s Alex Yee about this. The current Olympic’s silver medallists fell to his knees right at the start of the World Triathlon Championship Series Cagliari race but managed to overcome the disappointment and claim an epic victory with the fastest 10k run on the recent WTCS history. The silver medal was for New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde, who stayed shoulder to shoulder with Yee until the last 400 meters of the run, while Frenchman Leo Bergere claimed the...

  • Georgia Taylor-Brown runs to glory in Cagliari

    World Triathlon Championship Series Cagliari must be a lucky one for British silver Olympic medallist Georgia Taylor-Brown. After not being able to finish on the top positions in the first events of the season, the Brit claimed the victory in Cagliari in style, making it two out of two for her in the Italian beach town. Along with her on the podium was Frenchwoman Emma Lombardi, also second in Cagliari in 2022, while the bronze medal was for USA’s Taylor Spivey, who claimed the Series leadership with her performance this Saturday.

    The swim in Cagliari is always...

  • Olympic medallists Jorgensen and Zaferes ready to heat up the action in Cagliari

    With the second period of the Olympic qualification starting this weekend, it was clear that the field for the 2023 WTCS Cagliari women’s race will be stacked. What not so many could have guessed is that the pristine beach of Poetto, in Sardinia, will see the 2016 Rio Olympic champion Gwen Jorgensen lining up against the best of the best triathletes of the world for the first time in over six years on what promises to be an epic battle this Saturday.

    Fifty women will line up this Saturday ready for a 1500 swim in two laps, followed by a...

  • Yee and Wilde ready for a running battle at WTCS Cagliari

    The World Triathlon Championship circuit returns this weekend to Italy, where reigning world and Olympic champions will be competing for the first points of the second period of Olympic Qualification in the picturesque location of Cagliari’s Poetto beach. A full start list of 55 men are ready to rock at the WTCS Cagliari, with stacked start lists that include a battle for the records amongst some of the new stars of the circuit and a handful of old time classics.

    Cagliari offers a beach start, and usually a wavy one, so get ready for some dolphin dives to start the...

  • Barbados hosts development projects around 2023 World Triathlon Development Regional Cup Bridgetown

    From 2-6 May 2023, the Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes hosted the 2023 Bridgetown Americas Triathlon World Triathlon Development Camp, followed by a Technical Officials’ Level One Seminar, as the sport’s growth in the Caribbean took centre stage this month.

    The seminar covered a range of TO operational topics, from athlete conduct to appeals, start procedures and doping control, and was wrapped up with an open book exam for the participants.

    Development Camp facilitator Jonah Camps (TTO) summarised that the event had been “a segment on what ‘good’ looks like”, and Seminar Facilitator Leslie Poujol Brown (HON) reflected that the...

  • Podcast #75 - Men’s World Triathlon Championship Series number one Vasco Vilaça

    The name Vasco Vilaça has been on everyone’s lips over the opening stages of the 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series. Currently riding high as world number one heading in to Cagliari for the third stop of the year, a gritty silver in the heat of Abu Dhabi to get his campaign underway in March was followed by Yokohama bronze after a thrilling blue carpet battle with Matt Hauser.

    With the mists of disappointment around not being selected to represent Portugal at Tokyo 2020 finally clearing, Vilaça has bounced back, helped by an irrepressible optimism, determination and love of the grind....