The ITU World Cup Series moves to Chengdu, the capital of China’s southwest province of Sichuan. Chengdu hosts a World Cup race for the second time this weekend and with Olympic ranking points up for grabs has attracted large international fields for racing on Saturday before age group events take place on Sunday.
Athletes face a largely flat course at Jin Tang, with a two lap swim in the man-made lake before a six lap ride on a largely flat but in places technical course before a four lap run brings the competitors home to the finish line. Incredibly the park surroundings and infrastructure have been purpose built with this event in mind.
Aussies to watch - Elite Male
11am AEST Saturday 9th May 2015
- Jesse Featonby
- Peter Kerr
- Kenji Nener
- Ryan Fisher
- Matthew Baker
AUSSIES TO WATCH - ELITE FEMALE
1:45pm AEST Saturday 9th May 2015
- Felicity Sheedy-Ryan
- Jaz Hedgeland
- Ellie Salthouse
- Grace Musgrove
- Kelly-Ann Perkins
Gillian Backhouse holding hands_ITU World Cup Chengdu_ITU Delly Carr
$60,000 USD (equal for men & women)
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Swim - 1500m - Athletes will dive in for a two-lap swim in an inner-city man made lake.
Bike - 40km - The bike course consists of six technical laps with slight inclines and rolling hills throughout the city.
Run - 10km - The run is four flat loops around the city and into a lush park.
PAST CHENGDU WINNERS
2014 ITU Chengdu World Cup
Gillian Backhouse (AUS) Wian Sullwald (RSA)