Triathlon, the Italian stage of the World Series in Cagliari: five Azzurri at the start
CAGLIARI. The giants of swimming, cycling and running in Cagliari. Al Poetto, with the Sella del Diavolo and the Golfo degli Angeli as an extraordinary environmental setting. For the second time a stage of the World triathlon championship series arrives in Italy. The suggestive location of the metropolitan beach extending for about ten kilometers, from this Friday hosts the greats of the specialty in search of points for the Paris 2024 Olympics. In fact, the best triathletes of the world circuit are expected to take part. Among these, also five blues: Gianluca Pozzatti, Michael Sarzilla (seventh and eighth last year), Nicholas Street, Verena Steinhauser And Ilaria Zane. With foreign passports, the British stand out among the favourites Alex Yee And Jonathan Brownleesecond in 2022. In the 55 men in the race, the Brazilian must be followed Manoel Messias, third last year. While in the women's field, watch out for the British Georgia Taylor-Brownwinner a year ago, and in the French style Emma Lombardi. Good chances also for the American Taylor Knibb, on the podium last year. In short, fruitful wishes in the land of the sun and the sea.
Triathlon, the third stage of the 2023 World Series in Cagliari
The island has hosted four editions of the World Cup, in Cagliari in 2016 and in Arzachena, on the Costa Smeralda, since 2020. The World triathlon championship series, home to the most important world championship circuit, lands in the regional capital for an event that promises to be worn out. This of the Poetto seafront will be the third stage of the Wtcs season. The championship kicked off in Abu Dhabi, and continued in Yokohama: arms in the sky for New Zealander Hayden Wilde. Currently the Portuguese are at the top of the charts Vasco Villaca with the French Dorian Coninx and the reigning world champion, Léo Bergère. In the women's field, the British lead Sophie Coldwellfollowed by Taylor Spivey and from Mexican Rosa Maria Tapia Vidal. After Italy, the triathletes will compete in Montreal, Hamburg, Sunderland and Pontevedra, venue of the finals. "The appointment in Cagliari - said the president of the Italian triathlon federation, Riccardo Giubilei - has already reached the hearts of those who love our wonderful sport all over the world. Teamwork and daily commitment are the basis of the event's success. For this I thank the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Sardinia Region, the Municipality of Cagliari, Suzuki Italia, the local staff and the offices of the Federation who have worked tirelessly to offer the world of triathlon a step of the highest level".
Triathlon, two days of sport and entertainment in Sardinia
Everything is ready in the city. The mayor Paolo Truzzu and the regional councilor for tourism said they were pleased "for the umpteenth example of a major international sporting event that generates prestigious competitive and technical results. But also a strong induced for local economies with enormous media visibility" . Tomorrow at 11, green light for women. At 15.15 the men leave. In addition to live TV on Rai Sport, the Wtcs stage in Cagliari is broadcast in a hundred countries. A two-day event that opens today with the performance of Fiorella Mannoia, at 8.30 pm, and by the Spanish dancer Sergio Bernal. The evening at the Bastion of Saint Remy, in the heart of the city, is led by Clare Francini, actress also appreciated at the Sanremo festival. The lineup foresees the involvement of the painter-sculptor Enrico Manera, of the dancers of the Daniele Cipriani Company who, on the notes of some excerpts from the rock opera "Shine-Pink Floyd Moon" by Micha Van Hoecke, interpret a kaleidoscope of video projections signed by Umberto Saracens. The opening ceremony is broadcast in prime time on the Explorer HD Channel and is available in streaming on www.explorertv.it, Sky channel 176, and on the free platforms (Italy) Samsung TV Plus on channel 4417 and Rakuten TV.