Hills & heat await in Huatulco

by Erin Greene on 13 Jun, 2014 09:38 • Español

Ahead of the hot and hilly course awaiting the elite athletes on Sunday morning, competitors took time out of their training schedules to share their thoughts on the Huatulco World Cup.

Crisanto Grajales (MEX)
“This is a very tough event but we love it, for the people, the place. I like competing here because it’s a challenge; the early start, the bike race. We’re all after points to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and to improve our ranking and there are some very strong triathletes, in both the men’s and women’s races. We’re going to give it our best.”

Tyler Butterfield (BER)
“We all love Huatulco, this is one of the nicest places on the circuit and it’s great this event is now in its seventh year. This is my third time here. I hope we all have a great race.”

Ai Ueda (JPN)
“I’m very happy to be back, having won here twice before. Huatulco is one of my favourite places. I like the course, the climb on the bike and the descent, and I like humid weather. I’d like to win here again.”

Michelle Flipo (MEX)
“It’s my third time here and it’s one of my favourite places; the people, their friendliness, and which is a real plus. I always come here to do my best but also to enjoy it and to try to represent Mexico the best I can.”

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Related Event: 2014 Huatulco ITU Triathlon World Cup
15 Jun, 2014 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Luciano Taccone ARG 02:01:58
2. Davide Uccellari ITA 02:02:08
3. Aurélien Lescure FRA 02:02:09
4. Etienne Diemunsch FRA 02:02:39
5. Diogo Sclebin BRA 02:02:49
Results: Elite Women
1. Ai Ueda JPN 02:14:52
2. Claudia Rivas MEX 02:15:19
3. Mateja Šimic SLO 02:16:48
4. Anastasia Abrosimova RUS 02:17:52
5. Mari Rabie RSA 02:18:20
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