Mooloolaba ITU World Cup.

Photos by Satoshi Takasaki.

 

 

 

 

This page starts with coverage of the womans race and is followed by the mens event.

 

 
 

 

Vanessa Fernandes with the right leg number.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bid for history was again derailed by three-time world champion Emma Snowsill who today won the BG Triathlon World Cup season opener in Mooloolaba. In the first head-to-head battle between Snowsill and rival Vanessa Fernandes, it was the home favorite who triumphed.

Fernandes settled for silver, approximately 39 seconds behind.

Last year's under23 world champion Lisa Norden of Sweden had an incredible run to take the bronze, becoming the first Swede to ever podium at a world cup in ITU history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Emma Snowsill taking Mooloolaba out for 2 years in a row.

 

 

 

 

Race Results.

Women - Finish

 

1 E. SNOWSILL (AUS) 2:00:44
2 V. FERNANDES (POR) + 0:39
3 L. NORDEN (SWE) + 1:24
4 L. BENNETT (USA) + 1:54
5 A. WHITCOMBE (GBR) + 2:02
6 O. ZAUSAYLOVA (RUS) + 2:07
7 A. SHARP (AUS) + 2:09
8 J. IDE (JPN) + 2:29
9 E. MOFFATT (AUS) + 2:33
10 A. DITTMER (GER) + 2:50
11 D. RYF (SUI) + 3:08
12 F. ABRAM (AUS) + 3:22
13 H. TUCKER (GBR) + 3:24
14 A. HEWITT (NZL) + 3:36
15 E. DAVIS (IRL) + 3:44
16 L. HÜTTHALER (AUT) + 3:56
17 L. BLATCHFORD (GBR) + 4:09
18 K. LANG (GBR) + 4:24
19 L. MENSINK (NED) + 4:30
20 N. SAMUELS (NZL) + 4:43

Men - Finish

 

1 J. GOMEZ (ESP) 1:49:50
2 B. KAHLEFELDT (AUS) + 0:24
3 T. DON (GBR) + 0:34
4 B. DOCHERTY (NZL) + 0:37
5 G. BENNETT (AUS) + 0:39
6 O. FREEMAN (GBR) + 0:44
7 P. TICHELAAR (CAN) + 0:48
8 B. SEXTON (AUS) + 0:55
9 S. THOMPSON (AUS) + 1:03
10 K. JONES (CAN) + 1:08
11 M. PETZOLD (GER) + 1:18
12 S. HAYES (GBR) + 1:24
13 T. MOULAI (FRA) + 1:32
14 T. BOZZONE (NZL) + 1:33
15 B. PAIS (POR) + 1:34
16 H. DE VILLIERS (RSA) + 1:34
17 M. FRETTA (USA) + 1:41
18 O. MARCEAU (SUI) + 1:42
19 D. GAAG (KAZ) + 1:43
20 M. HUERTA (USA) + 1:46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a series of images of the mens race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spain's Javier Gomez opened his 2008 world cup season with a satisfying victory in Mooloolaba today, finishing well ahead of last year's winner Brad Kahlefeldt. The 2006 world champion Tim Don made it back to the world cup podium, edging out Kiwi Bevan Docherty for the bronze.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How does he keep doing it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a fond farewell to Craig Walton who annouced his retirement at the time of this race. A race on his home turf that he has taken out in previous years.

He always raced hard and led off the front of the in the swim and bike.

At least he won't be too far away with his partner Emma Snowsill who he also coaches performing at the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mens and Womans tri-suits are available for purchase on this site by clicking on the images below.