New semi-finals format debuts at Tiszaujavros ITU World Cup

Hungary event celebrates its 16th birthday with sprint semis and final structure

Tiszaujvaros is the second longest event on the ITU calendar and this year it celebrates its 16th birthday with an innovative new twist.

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The iconic triathlon stop in Hungary becomes the first ITU World Cup to be decided over an exciting two-day sprint semifinals and sprint finals structure. 

A number of London-bound athletes will be on the startline, including Annamaria Mazzetti (ITA), Helle Frederiksen (DEN), Alexandra Razarenova (RUS), Maaike Caelers (NED), Davide Uccellari (ITA), Gonzalo Tellechea (ARG) and Gavin Noble (IRL). 

But they will be challenged by rising stars aiming to make a splash including reigning Junior World Champions Lukas Verzbicas (USA) and Mikayla Neilsen (NZL), Youth Olympic Games medallists Alois Knabl (AUT) and Kelly Whitley (USA) and Ashleigh Gentle (AUS), who is quickly climbing the elite ranks. Read the full race preview here

ABOUT THE RACE: 

Tiszaujvaros is just two hours from Budapest and thanks to its status as the second longest running ITU event, is known as the triathlon capital of Hungary. The World Cup has one of the best atmospheres of any on the ITU calendar and is a summer tradition in Tiszaujvaros, as the event has a festival like atmosphere. ITU legends like Emma Carney, Hamish Carter, Loretta Harrop and Javier Gomez have all topped the podium at the event affectionately known as "Tiszy".

SCHEDULE:

Elite Women 

Semi-finals – Saturday 14 July – from 13:30 (UTC/GMT +2)  Click here for time in your area

Final – Sunday 15 July – 15:30 Click here for time in your area

Elite Men 

Semi-finals – Saturday 14 July from 16:20 (UTC/GMT +2) Click here for time in your area

Final – Sunday 15 July – 16:50 Click here for time in your area

WEBSITES:

triathlon.org

tvkmalitriatlon.hu  

  

START LISTS:

Click here for women's semifinal 1 start list

Click here for women's semifinal 2 start list

Click here for men's semifinal 1 start list

Click here for men's semifinal 2 start list

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Click here for men's semifinal 3 start list