Super League moves on to Mallorca

Round three of Super League's Championship Series takes place this weekend in Mallorca, with series leaders Vincent Luis and Katie Zaferes set to build on their championship leads.

| November 2, 2018 | NEWS

Katie Zaferes (right) took the first two legs of this year\'s Super League Championship series in Jersey and Malta.

Katie Zaferes (right) took the first two legs of this year's Super League Championship series in Jersey and Malta.

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Continuing it's island tour, after the first two races held in Jersey and then Malta, the Super League Championship series moves to Mallorca this weekend. And, looking to make it three for three, the winners of the races in Jersey and Malta, France's Vincent Luis and American Katie Zaferes, highlight the fields. This weekend's racing takes place in the fishing village of Porto Cristo and will include two days of racing - Saturday's Triple Mix and Sunday's Sprint Enduro.

The Triple MIx format includes three races:

1) 300m swim - 4km bike - 2km run

2) 2km run  - 4km bike - 300m swim

3) 4km bike - 300m swim - 2km run

For the first two the athletes are sent off as a group, with the third race sent off in a time trial format based on the combined times from the first two races.

The Sprint Enduro is made up of two races - an initial sprint triathlon in which the field will be randomly split into two, with the top four from each heat automatically going to the next round, along with the next two fastest athletes from either heat. The 10 qualifiers then move to the Enduro final, which includes two rounds of swim, bike, run. For all of the races, athletes are pulled from the field if they fall more than 90 seconds behind the leader.

The overall winner is determined from the combined results from both race days. Prize money for both men and women For both men and women, the prize money for this weekend goes 15 deep, with the top three places earning  US$20,000, US$15,000 and US$10,000. The final event of the series takes place in Singapore in February, with a US$100,000 going to the overall champion and prize money going 10 deep.

Men's Super League Triathlon leader Luis will take on the two men closest to him in the standings, South Africans Henri Schoeman and Richard Murray this weekend. Zaferes will face fellow Americans Kirsten Kasper and Summer Cook, who sit second and third in the women's standings. It's not like there aren't other huge names in the fields looking to move up - fourth in the men's standings is Jonathan Brownlee, while Rachel Klamer (NED) and Jodie Stimpson (GBR) are the next two in the women's standings.

Pro Female Lineup:

Charlotte McShane (AUS) #24
Danielle De Francesco (AUS) #94
Desirae Ridenour (CAN) #17
Elena Danilova (RUS) #97
Emma Jeffcoat (AUS) #22
Erin Storie (USA) #78
Joanna Brown (CAN) #11
Jodie Stimpson (GBR) #08
Katie Zaferes (USA) #16
Kirsten Kasper (USA) #91
Klaudia Sebők (HUN) #23
Megan Foley (USA) #75
Rachel Klamer (NED) #07
Sarah Alexander (USA) #76
Summer Cook (USA) #99
Taylor Spivey (USA) #29
Yuko Takahashi (JAP) #27

Pro Male Lineup:

Andreas Schilling (DEN) #00
Ben Kanute (USA) #75
Hayden Wilde (NZL) #53
Henri Schoeman (RSA) #04
Igor Polyanskiy (RUS) #11
Jack Felix (USA) #78
Jayden Schofield (AUS) #95
João Pereira (POR) #99 
Jonas Schomburg (GER) #09
Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) #05
Léo Bergere (FRA) #52
Luke Schofield (AUS) #77
Marten Van Riel (BEL) #06
Matthew Sharpe (CAN) #91
Nathan Killam (CAN) #79
Oliver Turner (JER) #76
Richard Murray (RSA) #07
Tommy Zaferes (USA) #16
Tyler Mislawchuk (CAN) #65
Vincent Luis (FRA) #29