The Male “Elites to Watch” are here!
It’s now closer to the start of the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships than ever, and the Snowy Mountains are filled with Triathletes.
The male elite competitors to watch at this year’s ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships are:
Spain’s Ruben Ruzafa came first at the 2015 Sardegna ITU Cross World Championships and is currently the reigning Cross Triathlon World Champion Ruben. Ruben won the 2014 Zittau ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, and has therefore held his World Champion title since 2014.
Ben Allen from Australia came in fifth place at the 2015 Sardegna ITU Cross World Championships, Allen also came in second at the 2015 Snowy Mountains OUT Cross Triathlon Oceania Championships.
USA’s own Josiah Middaugh came second at the 2014 Zittau ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, he also finished second at the 2012 Shelby County ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships and XTERRA Southeast Championship.
Emil Stoynev from Bulgaria won second place for the Under 23’s at the 2015 Sardegna ITU Cross World Championships, Stoynev also finished in fourth place at the 2014 Kitzbuhel ETU Triathlon European Championships.
The Official starting list for the Elite men is:
- Ruben Ruzafa (ESP)
- Ben Allen (AUS)
- Sam Osborne (NZL)
- Braden Currie (NZL)
- Josiah Middaugh (USA)
- Courtney Atkinson (AUS)
- Jan Pyott (SUI)
- Olly Shaw (NZL)
- Mattia de Paoli (ITA)
- Branden Rakita (USA)
- Jeremy Obozil (FRA)
- Brodie Gardner (AUS)
- Will Kelsay (USA)
- Emil Stoynev (BUL)
- Robert Skillman (AUS)
- Jeffrey Neethling (RSA)
- Charlie Epperson (USA)
- Brice Daubord (FRA)
- Barret Fishner (USA)
- Tomas Kubek (SVK)
- Anthony Flinois (FRA)
- Jan Kubicek (CZE)
- Rom Akerson (CRC)
- Brian Smith (USA)
- Jens Roth (GER)
- Branden Rikita (USA)
The ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships and MultiSport Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW and sanctioned by the International Triathlon Union the sole worldwide governing body of the sport of triathlon.
For more information and full event details go to TreXTriathlon.com.au
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UPCOMING EVENTS (2016):
- ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships: Snowy Mountains, NSW |18-20 November, 2016
- Snowies MTB Festival: Snowy Mountains, NSW | 25-27 November, 2016
- TreX X-Tri 2017 QLD Championships & Multisport Festival: Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD |11-12 February 2017
- Australian Cross Triathlon Champs, NSW Aquathlon Champs & Snowies Ultra Trail Run: Snowy Mountains, NSW | 18-19 March 2017
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