World Cup Ishigaki – Preview on triathlon.org

Watch out for Andi on Sunday… Exerpt from the full article on triathlon.org website.

“Elite Men Preview
The men’s field will be very close with a group of emerging talents to line up along with 2002 ITU World Champion Ivan Rana (ESP).  Expected to be a major contender this weekend is Ivan Vasiliev (RUS), who led the Sydney race after the swim and finished 23rd overall.  His teammate Vladimir Turbaevskiy (RUS) is another to watch, finishing 20th at the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Grand Final Budapest last year.

Others to keep an eye on include James Seear (AUS), who was third in the 2010 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup and 6th in the 2010 Holten ITU Triathlon World Cup.  Also, 3-time Olympian Hunter Kemper (USA) and Andreas Giglmayr (AUT), who came in 30th in Sydney last week should not be discounted.  A group of Japanese athletes are vying for the podium in the close competition, spearheaded by the Asian Games champion Yuichi Hosoda.  His teammate Ryosuke Yamamoto is the 2010 national champion and the Asian Games silver medallist.  Hirokatsu Tayama is a previous World Cup winner and is now in a good shape, after struggling with injury last year.

Click here for the men’s start list

The elite women’s race will start at 1:10 p.m. (UTC/GMT +9), while the elite men are set to start at 3:45 p.m. (UTC/GMT +9).  Results will be available on http://www.triathlon.org.  Follow live text updates on Twitter at twitter.com/triathlonlive.”

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