Katie Hursey triumphs in Tiszaujvaros World Cup

by David Peddie (ETU) on 11 Aug, 2013 03:44 • Español

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Katie Hursey (USA) made it back to back World Cup wins with another controlled performance at the ITU World Cup in Tiszaujvaros.

Katie Hursey (USA) made it back to back World Cup wins with another controlled performance at the ITU World Cup in Tiszaujvaros. Hursey, a winner in Palamos last month, ran a brilliantly tactical race – keeping herself in the chase group before exploding on the run to take victory.

Aileen Reid (IRL) finished second and Sara Vilic, the Croatian racing for Team ITU, completed the podium.

Hursey said: “I’m elated, to win World Cup is pretty cool but to win two…I’m so happy right now.

“Once I got on the right bike path I was quite confident. We had enough of a gap yesterday to take it easy so I always felt confident. I just picked one person off at a time and was able to hold it and stay controlled and it worked out.”

Out on the course, Lucy Hall (GBR) felt no effects from her semifinal efforts yesterday as she powered through the swim once again to exit the water in first place, ably supported by Natalie Milne (GBR). The two had a gap of sixteen seconds and made a speedy get away on the bike to take advantage.

They worked well together for the first two laps – creating a gap of thirty seconds over a chase group of eight, which included, Natalie Van Coevorden (AUS), Anne Tabarant (FRA), Erin Jones (USA), Hursey and Reid amongst the chasers, who themselves were 20 seconds ahead of the third group.

Hall and Milne were setting a scintillating pace, relentless in their pursuit of a sizeable gap given their concerns about their running power. But after five laps the gap stopped increasing and the chase group were able to maintain their own pace and match the leaders.

Behind them the remaining field merged together but they just couldn’t cut into the leaders gap and entered T2 almost two minutes behind Hall and Milne. Hall and Milne had entered T2 with a 35 second lead over the immediate chasers. By the end of the first run lap Hall was still in front, but Milne was being hunted down by a rampant Reid, Hursey and Vilic.

With Hall and Milne tiring, the trio kept their focus and passed the British duo by the end of the second lap. Behind them the charge on the run was still coming from the likes of Van Coevorden and Tabarant, but Hursey kept her rhythm and crossed the line for victory.

The American said: “Tiszy is an amazing place, the atmosphere and the support from all the people. It’s nice to have that that support when you’re doing triathlon in a place where the crowds are full.”


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Related Event: 2013 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup
10 - 11 Aug, 2013 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Florin Salvisberg SUI 00:53:46
2. Francesc Godoy Contreras ESP 00:53:54
3. Frederic Belaubre FRA 00:53:58
4. Declan Wilson AUS 00:54:00
5. Grégory Rouault USA 00:54:03
6. Alexander Bryukhankov RUS 00:54:07
7. Andrea Salvisberg SUI 00:54:08
8. Wian Sullwald RSA 00:54:10
9. Stefan Zachäus LUX 00:54:14
10. Rostislav Pevtsov AZE 00:54:21
Results: Elite Women
1. Katie Zaferes USA 01:00:25
2. Aileen Reid IRL 01:00:52
3. Sara Vilic AUT 01:00:58
4. Anne Tabarant FRA 01:01:08
5. Natalie Van Coevorden AUS 01:01:14
6. Natalie Milne GBR 01:01:19
7. Lucy Hall GBR 01:01:26
8. Erin Storie USA 01:01:34
9. Katie Hewison GBR 01:01:39
10. Ai Ueda JPN 01:01:41
Results: Semifinal 1 Elite Men
1. Stefan Zachäus LUX 00:54:18
2. Alexander Bryukhankov RUS 00:54:31
3. Tommy Zaferes USA 00:54:32
4. Florin Salvisberg SUI 00:54:36
5. Frederic Belaubre FRA 00:54:59
6. Ben Kanute USA 00:55:12
7. Justus Nieschlag GER 00:55:25
8. Gábor Faldum HUN 00:55:42
9. Martin Van Barneveld NZL 00:55:45
10. Brice Daubord FRA 00:56:09
Results: Semifinal 2 Elite Men
1. Yegor Martynenko UKR 00:55:30
2. Luciano Taccone ARG 00:55:39
3. Rodrigo Gonzalez MEX 00:55:39
4. Sean Jefferson USA 00:55:41
5. Aaron Harris GBR 00:55:44
6. Marcel Walkington AUS 00:55:45
7. Peter Kerr AUS 00:55:46
8. William Huffman USA 00:55:57
9. Miguel Arraiolos POR 00:56:05
10. Valentin Mechsheryakov KAZ 00:56:12
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