Alanya 2016 It’s not just the medals ...


It’s not just the medals ...


By Paul Groves on 20/02/16 at 10:47 am

2016 will be an Olympic year for the lucky ones but for all those athletes who support our races and who travel the circuit from city to city, they are not forgotten by ETU.

The ETU Executive Board has agreed to increase the prize-money that will be paid out at the Rankings Cup Final event in Alanya in October.

A massive €40,000 is up for grabs.

ETU President, Renato Bertrandi“We acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all athletes who race in Europe but we also wish to recognise and reward those athletes who are not going this year to Rio. Our European Cup schedule offers top quality racing opportunities and we have noticed that many athletes from other regions have chosen to race here. By increasing the prize-money that can be won in Alanya we are offering a small token of recognition to those athletes who so regularly support events in Europe that form our European Cup Series.”

Last year’s winners, Ukraine’s Yuliya Yelistratova and Spain’s Uxío Abuín Ares took the title and the biggest pay-cheque in 2015. 

Both are familiar with Alanya, although Abuín will be hoping for a better race in 2016.

Alanya has long been an end of season favourite. Not only is the event a tried and tested one but the water is still warm, the sun still shines and for those who want a nice long, relaxing sea swim, there is the 5k swim a couple of days after the triathlon.