It’s not just the medals ...

By Paul Groves | 20 Feb, 2016

2016 will be an Olympic year for the lucky ones but for all those athletes who support our races and who travel the circuit from city to city, they are not forgotten by ETU.

The ETU Executive Board has agreed to increase the prize-money that will be paid out at the Rankings Cup Final event in Alanya in October.

A massive €40,000 is up for grabs.

ETU President, Renato Bertrandi, “We acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all athletes who race in Europe but we also wish to recognise and reward those athletes who are not going this year to Rio. Our European Cup schedule offers top quality racing opportunities and we have noticed that many athletes from other regions have chosen to race here. By increasing the prize-money that can be won in Alanya we are offering a small token of recognition to those athletes who so regularly support events in Europe that form our European Cup Series.”

Last year’s winners, Ukraine’s Yuliya Yelistratova and Spain’s Uxío Abuín Ares took the title and the biggest pay-cheque in 2015. 

Both are familiar with Alanya, although Abuín will be hoping for a better race in 2016.

Alanya has long been an end of season favourite. Not only is the event a tried and tested one but the water is still warm, the sun still shines and for those who want a nice long, relaxing sea swim, there is the 5k swim a couple of days after the triathlon.

To ensure that everyone understands the process ETU HQ has released the Ranking Criteria. Click here to download the document.

Related Event: 2016 Alanya ETU Final Triathlon European Cup
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Results: Elite Men
1. Vladimir Turbayevskiy RUS 01:47:30
2. Rostislav Pevtsov AZE 01:47:45
3. Igor Polyanskiy RUS 01:48:46
4. Dmitry Polyanskiy RUS 01:48:51
5. Andrey Bryukhankov RUS 01:48:53
6. Erwin Vanderplancke BEL 01:48:58
7. Justus Nieschlag GER 01:49:02
8. James Teagle GBR 01:49:41
9. Francesc Godoy Contreras ESP 01:50:21
10. Filipe Azevedo POR 01:50:32
Results: Elite Women
1. Lucy Hall GBR 02:00:55
2. Yuliya Yelistratova UKR 02:02:15
3. Sophie Coldwell GBR 02:02:33
4. Elena Danilova RUS 02:03:27
5. Valentina Zapatrina RUS 02:06:51
6. Kseniia Levkovska AZE 02:07:19
7. Esra Nur Gokcek TUR 02:08:38
LAP. Ece Bakici TUR LAP
LAP. Ipek Oztosun TUR LAP
LAP. Liliana Alexandre POR LAP