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 - 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