Athletes’ chatter ahead of Nur-Sultan World Cup

14 June, 2019 | español

Athletes’ chatter ahead of Nur-Sultan World Cup

The Kazakhstan capital Nur-Sultan – formerly Astana – will host the eighth stop on the 2019 World Cup circuit this weekend, with the women underway at 9am and the men at 11.30am on Saturday 15 June. A global selection of prime podium potential gathered on a sunny Thursday afternoon for the official press conference, but with the weather set to take a turn for the worse, here’s what they had to say…


Tamsyn Moana-Velale (AUS) 

“I was here for a two-week period before the race last year and got to know the place a bit and I’ve been able to keep up with some of the kids that we worked with last year. It’s going to be chilly but I don’t mind the cold, I’m quite happy when it is like this, but I know it’s going to be a tough race.”

Lukas Hollaus (AUT)
“This all brings back memories from last year, but I know the city better this time, I know where to go for a run or ride, and my preparations have been good. The course is relatively straightforward but we will see how it all develops on the day of the race. In Cagliari I was working hard but just off the bike pack and knew I could go really deep on the run… the whole season is going well so far and I want to be just as fast here as I was in Cagliari.”

Ai Ueda (JPN)

“I’ve been on a road to recovery since my crash in the Abu Dhabi Mixed Relay where I had some bad injuries, but I’ve been getting better and improving with each race so I would love to get a podium here and come to the end of what has been a difficult few months.”

Brandon Copeland (AUS)
“A lot goes into having a good race, there are always a million things that can go wrong and that also need to go right if you’re going to win at this level. If I can get a good swim in and be in amongst the pack then I’ll be in good shape to challenge for my first World Cup gold.”

You can watch both races only on TriathlonLIVE.tv - women from 9am local time (3am GMT), men from 11.30am (5.30GMT)

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2019 Nur-Sultan ITU Triathlon World Cup
Results: 2019 Nur-Sultan ITU Triathlon World Cup : Elite Men
Pos First Name Last Name Country Time
1 Matthew Hauser {athlete_nat} AUS 01:43:51
2 Wian Sullwald {athlete_nat} RSA 01:44:05
3 Matthew McElroy {athlete_nat} USA 01:44:09
4 Lukas Hollaus {athlete_nat} AUT 01:44:23
5 Lasse Lührs {athlete_nat} GER 01:44:32
6 Raphael Montoya {athlete_nat} FRA 01:44:40
7 Maxime Hueber-Moosbrugger {athlete_nat} FRA 01:44:48
8 Morgan Davies {athlete_nat} GBR 01:44:49
9 Brandon Copeland {athlete_nat} AUS 01:44:53
10 Max Neumann {athlete_nat} AUS 01:45:04
Results: 2019 Nur-Sultan ITU Triathlon World Cup : Elite Women
Pos First Name Last Name Country Time
1 Ai Ueda {athlete_nat} JPN 01:56:38
2 Carolyn Hayes {athlete_nat} IRL 01:56:55
3 Kate Waugh {athlete_nat} GBR 01:57:28
4 Elena Danilova {athlete_nat} RUS 01:57:35
5 Nina Eim {athlete_nat} GER 01:57:38
6 Jaz Hedgeland {athlete_nat} AUS 01:57:42
7 Lisa Perterer {athlete_nat} AUT 01:57:48
8 Yuliya Yelistratova {athlete_nat} UKR 01:58:14
9 Tamsyn Moana-Veale {athlete_nat} AUS 01:58:21
10 Romina Biagioli {athlete_nat} ARG 01:58:24