This year marked a significant milestone for the Europe Triathlon Junior Cup series, with the introduction of the Rising Stars initiative. This initiative aimed to spotlight the emerging talents in our sport and share the inspiring stories of these young athletes who could potentially become the next Olympic Champions. Our commitment is to support junior athletes across the continent as they strive to achieve their dreams, whether it’s securing a podium at one of our European Cup events or aiming for victory in the world junior championships. The Rising Stars initiative is an ongoing project, and we are excited to unveil more very soon. Check out this year’s content on our Instagram, YouTube, and risingstarstri.com
Now, let’s take a look back at the highlights of the 2023 season and applaud the achievements of our top performers in the year-long rankings for both male and female athletes, as well as recognizing the nation that excelled the most.
Female Top 3:
Our 2023 Europe Triathlon Junior Rankings Women’s winner is Margareta Vrablova from Slovakia. We had the privilege of creating a short documentary highlighting her journey, including insights from her coach and father. You can watch the documentary here: https://youtu.be/bqJ0n4VWr68?si=KUSb3yQg7aXLIm9i
In second place, we have Romina Nadas from Hungary and securing the third spot is Alejandra Seguí Soria from Spain.
Male Top 3:
The 2023 Europe Triathlon Junior Rankings Men’s winner is Zalan Hobor from Hungary. We eagerly anticipate the development of his career and the heights his performance will reach. In second place, we have Gregor Rasva from Estonia and taking the third spot is Gabriel Barac from Croatia.
Nations Top 3:
The best performing nation of 2023 was Hungary with some incredible performances and consistency across the whole year of racing. In second place with a strong performance was Spain and in third with some of the top athletes in the World of 2023, was France. What a year for all of these nations who have so much to look forward to in the coming years with so many Rising Stars of our sport.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our 2024 calendar for all the key dates and events. The upcoming year promises to be incredible for all juniors on our circuit as we continue to enhance and expand the events and coverage (Rising Stars races to be announced soon).
Europe Triathlon Championships:
14th to 23rd June: Europe Triathlon Multisport Championships - Coimbra, POR
1st - 4th of August: Europe Triathlon Youth Championships Festival - Panevėžys, LTU
9th -11th of August: Europe Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships - Balikesir, TUR
8th of September: Europe Triathlon Mixed Relay Club Championships - Banyoles, ESP
21st to 22nd September: Europe Triathlon Championships - Vichy, FRA
Europe Triathlon Junior Cups:
24 March: Quarteira, POR - Sprint
14 April: Melilla, ESP - Sprint
20 April: Yenisehir, TUR - Sprint
10-12 May: Caorle, ITA - Super-sprint semi-final and final format Mixed team relay
25 May: Olsztyn, POL - Sprint
31 May-2 June: Silver Lake, SRB - Super-sprint semi-final and final format Mixed team relay
15-16 June: Izvorani, ROU - Super-sprint semi-final and final format Mixed team relay
23 June: Wels, AUT - Sprint
29 June: Holten, NED - Sprint
6-7 July: Tiszaujvaros, HUN - Super-sprint semi-final and final format
13 July: Cork, IRL - Sprint
20-21 July: Chisinau, MDA - Super-sprint Mixed team relay
28 July: Tabor, CZE - Sprint
18 August: Moss, NOR - Sprint
24 August: Riga, LAT - Sprint
7 September: Bled, SLO - Super-sprint
15 September: Zagreb, CRO - Sprint
28-29 September: Salini, MLT - Super-sprint Mixed team relay
We look forward to welcoming you all on the race course in the upcoming season and sharing more stories of our Rising Stars!