Last weekend saw the second European WCS Triathlon in the alpine Austrian town of Kitzbuhel. A strong New Zealand team including Olympic medalist Bevan Docherty battled the cold and wet conditions. Overall results were pleasing, despite the athletes struggling to brake into the top ten. In the elite mens race Alistair Brownlee from the UK once again destroyed the field to win. Bevan Docherty finished a solid 10th and Clark Ellice 18th. The women's race was won by race favorite Paula Findlay from Canada, with Nicky Samuels finishing 10th, Andrea Hewitt 11th, Kate McIlroy 12th and Debbie Tanner a respectable 22nd.
The team now splits, with half the group heading to a Germany based training camp and the other half going back to France for altitude training at the Font Romeu training center located in the Pyrenees, 1600m above sea level.