Bratislava hosts ETU Sprint European Cup

By David Peddie | 16 May, 2014

The historic City of Bratislava hosts the first ETU Sprint European Cup of the season this weekend.

It is the first of three sprint competitions scheduled for 2014 and over 130 athletes will line up on the start list.

In the Elite Women’s competition, Ivana Kuriackova (SVK) will find a lot of support from the home crowd. She has already found her way onto the podium on multiple occasions throughout her glittering young career, but a sprint title eludes her thus far.

She will be up against a tough field, full of winners, who know what it takes to make the podium.

Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) opened the season with victory in Quarteira and will hope to continue her good form. Zsanett Horvath (HUN), Ditte Kristensen (DEN), Kaidi Kivioja (EST) and Marlene Gomez-Islinger (GER) have all tasted European glory over the last year and their development continues here in Bratislava.

In the Elite Men’s race, Richard Varga (SVK) will receive the backing of the home crowd. The renowned swimmer will surely exit the water amongst the leaders and he will be determined to press home any advantage across the shorter sprint distance.

Luca Facchinetti (ITA) finished 3rd at the Cremona Sprint Cup in 2012 but the likes of Jelle Geens (BEL), Matthias Steinwandter (ITA) and Justus Nieschlag (GER), who are making the transition from Junior competition to regular Elite events, have a chance to challenge here and really make an impression.


Sunday, May 18th 2014

Elite Women Start List (Race: 1130 CEST)

Elite Men Start List (Race: 1530 CEST)

Related Event: 2014 Bratislava ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup
18 May, 2014 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Justus Nieschlag GER 00:56:38
2. Richard Varga SVK 00:56:43
3. Matthias Steinwandter ITA 00:56:51
4. Jorik Van Egdom NED 00:56:55
5. Jelle Geens BEL 00:57:14
6. Gábor Faldum HUN 00:57:18
7. Andreas Schilling DEN 00:57:21
8. Peter Denteneer BEL 00:57:24
9. Simon Viain FRA 00:57:28
10. Adrien Briffod SUI 00:57:32
Results: Elite Women
1. Sophia Saller GER 01:03:51
2. Cassandre Beaugrand FRA 01:03:57
3. Gaia Peron TUR 01:04:54
4. Daria Pletikapa CRO 01:05:07
5. Ditte Kristensen DEN 01:05:23
6. Hannah Drewett GBR 01:05:32
7. Petra Kurikova CZE 01:05:47
8. Agnieszka Cieslak POL 01:05:50
9. Julia Hauser AUT 01:05:54
10. Magdalena Mielnik POL 01:06:01