All eyes will be on Hobart this Sunday

by ITU Admin on 14 Feb, 2006 12:00

All eyes will be on Hobart this Sunday as Australias best elite women put on a final show for the national selectors following Loretta Harrops withdrawal from the 2006 Commonwealth Games team.

Go to the Hobart event page for full event details and start lists.

Event Director Kerry Stubbs said that whilst Hobart will not be used as an official selection race for Harrops Commonwealth Games spot the event represents the only real chance for a number of athletes in contention for the vacancy to stake their claim

National High Performance director Bill Davoren will be in Hobart and the national selectors will meet shortly after the race to finalise the team. Athens Olympian Rina Hill, Felicity Abrams, Pip Taylor, Mirinda Carfrae and Leesa White are five Australians who will now be looking at the SMF Hobart Triathlon through different eyes.

On the same day as Harrops withdrawal from the Australian Commonwealth Games team was being announced Craig Walton who placed 6th in Hobart last year reluctantly withdrew from Hobart due to illness. Stubbs believed Waltons withdrawal could well open the mens race right up.

When fully fit he goes hard of the front sometimes taking a couple of athletes with him and eliminating the chances of others. We could well have many contenders going into the final few kilometers of the mens race this Sunday Stubbs said.

The run will be fast and suit athletes like world champion Peter Robertson, last years Hobart winner Simon Thompson, and Commonwealth Games representatives Brad Kahlefeldt and Greg Bennett. The New Zealanders particularly Bevan Docherty will also look forward to a fast finish.

The 2006 SMF Hobart Oceania Cup Triathlon will be held on Sunday February 19. The professional womens event commences at 1.00 pm followed by the men at 3.00 pm. Full event details can be accessed from the DTA events website

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Related Event: 2006 Hobart ITU Triathlon Oceania Cup
19 Feb, 2006 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Brad Kahlefeldt AUS 01:51:19
2. Courtney Atkinson AUS 01:51:32
3. Stuart Hayes GBR 01:52:15
4. Simon Thompson AUS 01:52:24
5. Peter Robertson AUS 01:52:51
6. Matt Hopper AUS 01:52:54
7. Leon Griffin AUS 01:53:19
8. David Dellow AUS 01:53:42
9. Dan Wilson AUS 01:53:50
10. Nathan Campbell AUS 01:54:12
Results: Elite Women
1. Emma Snowsill AUS 02:02:58
2. Debbie Tanner NZL 02:03:19
3. Annabel Luxford AUS 02:04:11
4. Nicky Samuels NZL 02:04:36
5. Andrea Hewitt NZL 02:06:10
6. Lisa Norden SWE 02:06:16
7. Emma Moffatt AUS 02:06:32
8. Lauren Groves CAN 02:06:35
9. Alee Sharp AUS 02:07:16
10. Helen Jenkins GBR 02:07:57
Results: Junior Men
1. Adam Carlton AUS 00:58:37
2. Joshua Amberger AUS 00:58:50
3. Patrick Baldacchino AUS 00:58:58
4. Jesse Featonby AUS 00:59:05
5. Joshua Maeder AUS 00:59:11
6. Drew Box AUS 00:59:42
7. Brett Cooper AUS 00:59:46
8. Jack Moxey AUS 00:59:46
9. Tim George AUS 00:59:57
10. Josh Mchugh AUS 01:00:05
Results: Junior Women
1. Lynne Duthie AUS 01:04:41
2. Samantha Beenie AUS 01:05:23
3. Kristin Watt AUS 01:05:30
4. Skye Nicholas AUS 01:06:41
5. Jessica Large AUS 01:06:44
6. Cassandra Turner AUS 01:07:16
7. Carlee Taylor AUS 01:07:44
8. Rebecca Moxey AUS 01:08:55
9. Ami Hancock AUS 01:09:54
10. Jacinta Aitken AUS 01:10:14
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