2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series resumes in Madrid this weekend

It’s not often they enter a Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series race and don’t make the podium but Beijing 2008 gold medallist Emma Snowsill and reigning ITU World Champion Emma Moffatt failed to reach it at home in Sydney. Snowsill had a rough swim leg and was out of contention from the start, while Moffatt faded to finish 13th. It’s the first time both are contesting the Madrid leg of the Dextro Energy Triathlon Series race, but if they are at their best, will be hard to beat. Also this weekend sees rising star Brendan Sexton race his second world championship race. With a win at Monterrey and a 4th in Sydney it will be great to see what he can do this weekend.

Five-time Tour de France champion Miguel Indurian Rides in Triathlon Relay in Madrid

Five-time Tour de France Champion Miguel Indurain competed in his first triathlon event on Saturday, racing in the cycling leg of a triathlon relay at the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Madrid. The legendary Spanish cyclist raced on a team alongside five-time Spanish Olympic swimmer Maria Pelaez and Spanish fashion designer Modesto Lomba.

Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig wins Madrid Round of Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series

Switzerland continues to roll through the 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series season, as veteran Nicola Spirig ran away with round three of the Series in Madrid today. Spirig pulled away from French youngster Emmie Charayron and Britain’s Helen Jenkins in the final 400 metres to win with a time of 2:06:00. Australia’s Felicity Sheedy-Ryan finished 36th in Madrid, while our other starter, Holly Aitken, did not finish.