Spanish stars headline home Paratriathlon World Cup

by Olalla Cernuda on 05 Sep, 2019 09:47 • Español
Spanish stars headline home Paratriathlon World Cup

After three gold medals at last week’s Paratriathlon World Championships, Spain’s athletes are aiming to continue their success on home soil at the Banyoles Paratriathlon World Cup on Sunday. Dani Molina and Hector Catala Laparra were both victorious at last weekend’s Worlds, and the Spanish pair are back in action a week later at the fifth World Cup of 2019.

Catala Laparra will start as the one to beat in the men’s PTVI after securing victory at the Worlds for the first time – his second win of 2019 following gold at the Milan World Paratriathlon Series in April. Ukraine’s Vasyl Zakrevskyi and France’s Arnaud Grandjean are likely to be Catala Laparra’s closest challengers.

Spanish success is guaranteed in the men’s PTS3 with world champion Molina going head-to-head with his compatriot Joaquin Carrasco, a week after claiming back-to-back world titles.

Phenomenal Parker

The Spanish pair are among six World Championship medallists set to start, including two in the women’s PTWC – newly-crowned world champion Lauren Parker of Australia and Germany’s bronze medallist Christiane Reppe.

Parker – who claimed her first world title in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sunday – has the chance of adding another gold medal to her rapidly increasing international medal haul. But she will face competition from Reppe, who finished third at her debut Worlds.

Reppe has already won a World Cup event this year with victory in Magog, Canada, in July, while double world champion Emily Tapp of Australia will be hoping to better her sixth-place finish in Lausanne.

Italy’s Alexandre Paviza is the highest ranked triathlete competing in the men’s PTWC; an event which also features Australia’s Nic Beveridge, who won at the season opening World Cup in Devonport, Australia.

More home favourites

Spain’s Lionel Morales (PTS2), Alejandro Sanchez Palomero (PTS4) and Jairo Ruiz Lopez (PTS5) will all be targeting home success in their respective events, with Sanchez Palomero and Ruiz Lopez finishing third and fourth at Lausanne 2019, respectively.

Italy’s Veronica Yoko Plebani has finished fourth in the last two events she has entered. But the Italian will be hopeful for a medal in the women’s PTS2, as will Japan’s Yukako Hata and the USA’s Melissa Stockwell.

In the women’s PTS4, a first win of 2019 is the target for Japan’s Mami Tani after Worlds disqualification. Australia’s Sally Pilbeam goes for a second World Cup win of 2019 in the same classification after success at the opening event in Devonport.

The US pair of Elizabeth Baker and Amy Dixon are likely to be the ones-to-watch in the women’s PTVI, while Ukraine’s Alisa Kolpakchy is the highest ranked triathlete in the women’s PTS5.

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Related Event: 2019 Banyoles ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
08 Sep, 2019 • event pageall results
Results: PTWC Men
1. Alexandre Paviza H1 FRA 01:01:49
2. Jumpei Kimura H1 JPN 01:02:30
3. Nic Beveridge H1 AUS 01:03:38
4. Antonio Daniel Muller H1 GER 01:07:08
5. Fernando Aranha H2 BRA 01:07:42
Results: PTWC Women
1. Lauren Parker H1 AUS 01:08:12
2. Emily Tapp H1 AUS 01:08:50
3. Eva María Moral Pedrero H1 ESP 01:11:58
4. Jessica Ferreira H1 BRA 01:13:00
5. Rita Cuccuru H1 ITA 01:15:57
Results: PTS2 Men
1. Vasilii Egorov AIN 01:07:34
2. Lionel Morales ESP 01:09:25
3. Maurits Morsink NED 01:11:21
4. Geoffrey Wersy FRA 01:15:22
5. Gianluca Valori ITA 01:19:38
Results: PTS2 Women
1. Melissa Stockwell USA 01:21:26
2. Yukako Hata JPN 01:22:14
3. Veronica Yoko Plebani ITA 01:24:20
4. Cécile Saboureau FRA 01:28:02
Results: PTS3 Men
1. Daniel Molina ESP 01:07:30
2. Kini Carrasco ESP 01:21:12
Results: PTS4 Men
1. Alejandro Sánchez Palomero ESP 01:02:32
2. Jorge Luis Fonseca BRA 01:03:57
3. Hideki Uda JPN 01:04:08
4. Oliver Dreier AUT 01:04:37
5. Clint Pickin AUS 01:05:37
Results: PTS4 Women
1. Mami Tani JPN 01:14:08
2. Sally Pilbeam AUS 01:21:30
3. Marta Francés Gómez ESP 01:31:45
Results: PTS5 Men
1. Jairo Ruiz Lopez ESP 00:59:17
2. Carlos Rafael Viana BRA 00:59:33
3. José Abraham Estrada Sierra MEX 01:00:14
4. Keiichi Sato JPN 01:01:47
5. Aleksandr Konyshev AIN 01:02:17
Results: PTS5 Women
1. Kate Næss AUS 01:09:48
2. Alisa Kolpakchy UKR 01:11:45
3. Kerry Large GBR 01:13:36
4. Petra Lévay HUN 01:16:39
5. Irina Grazhdanova RUS 01:17:18
Results: PTVI Men
1. Héctor Catalá Laparra B2 ESP 00:59:51
2. Arnaud Grandjean B3 FRA 01:00:02
3. Brad Snyder B1 USA 01:00:18
4. Thibaut Rigaudeau B3 FRA 01:01:37
5. Vasyl Zakrevskyi B1 UKR 01:03:13
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