2018-05-06 08:04:16

It was the perfect finish for Azerbaijan’s Rostislav Pevtsov who, after claiming the silver medal three years in a row in the Chengdu ITU Triathlon World Cup, ran away with the gold medal in today’s men’s final. Taking out fifth place in the semi-final heat the day prior, Pevtsov mastered the super sprint format on day two of racing to earn the top spot on the podium, a race goal the Azerbaijan came here to conquer.

The super sprint race format comprises a 400-metre swim, 10-kilometre bike and finishes with a 2.5-kilometre run.

In the men’s race Olympian Pevtsov’s dream came true, after being second on the podium for three consecutive years he was finally able to step up on top of the podium and be awarded with the gold medal.

“I am so happy. I finally got first here and it was a perfect day for me. I came here to try and win and I did it. It’s the best moment for me,” said Pevtsov.

Frenchman Felix Duchampt claimed the honourable silver medal and Mexico’s Rodrigo Gonzalez produced a stellar race to cap the podium with a bronze medal.

The pace was established from the dive off the pontoon with Richard Varga (SVK) recording a slick 6minutes-4seconds swim across the super sprint distance.

Varga led the men out of the water and onto the bike course but it wasn’t long before the entire field merged to ride the distance together. The lead rider switched from Varga to Marcel Walkington (AUS) to Tony Smoragiewicz (USA) however no rider tried to separate the group and the men came into transition in a frenzy and onto the run.

Gonzalez made the move by attacking early for what was destined to be a furious running race. The field was split up everywhere with Gonzalez, Duchampt (FRA) and Pevtsov running together. Gonzalez took it up a notch and tried for a final attack but Pevtsov and Duchampt pounced and sprinted for the finish.

“It was in the last 400-metres of the run I decided to break away and go for it,” added Pevtsov.

The Frenchman, Duchampt, took second place in the men’s semi-final on Saturday and Gonzalez won his round proving that both men will be the ones to beat on the World Cup circuit and suited to this style of sprint racing.

“Before the race, there were no favourites. It can be anyones race. My swim wasn’t so good, there was a lot of fight. On the bike, it was one big group, I tried to save as much energy as I could. On the run, it was a lot of guys together and in the last few hundred metres Rodrigo Gonzalez made a move and it was only Pevtsov and I that could follow and then I knew it would be a podium. Rostislav Pevtsov was stronger today and credit goes to him. It’s my second podium at a World Cup and I am happy with second,” Frenchman Duchampt commented.

The energy inside the purpose built triathlon precinct in Chengdu was remarkable and excitement levels were high as the crowd cheered on the world class athletes across a furious super sprint format.


“It’s a really interesting format. For the fans if they’re not used to triathlon they can be really excited about seeing the race and for the triathletes we are constantly alert and if you get distracted for asecond you can lose the race. It’s exciting. It was a good race and I am also happy for Rostislav (Pevtsov) who after three years of getting second he finally got the win and to be sharing the podium with Felix,” Gonzalez said.

2017-11-24 08:04:00

Azerbaijani athlete Rostislav Pevtsov has become the winner of the 2017 Hong Kong ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup.He secured the gold medal after timing 56.39 seconds.


Azerbaijani female triathlete Kseniia Levkovska ranked fourth at the tournament.

2017-04-18 09:07:52

Azerbaijan`s Rostislav Pevtsov has won a gold medal at the 2017 Rabat ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup in Morocco.


The Azerbaijani triathlete secured the medal after timing 57.28 among 44 athletes.

2017-02-28 15:42:39

Azerbaijan triathlon Federation (ATF) opened new chapter in history. 21 young sportsman’s and coaching staff of national team received first certificates from International Triathlon Union (ITU).

In last December Baku held ETU-ITU Development camp. 21 young triathletes and coaches join to that camp and experienced diverse training sessions and tests under the guidance of Miloš Petelin, ITU Development. At the beginning of a new Olympic cycle, the ITU and ATF are on the lookout for young athletes who have potentials to be future Olympian. They had many

theoretical and practical sessions. And after few months triathletes received official documents about successfully attending the ETU-ITU Development Camp.

President of Azerbaijan triathlon Federation Azer Maharramov said that the young athletes had great motivation and were eager to learn and improve their performance. «Development Camp was a massive success as all the athletes and coaches bonded really well and went on to learn from each other and share ideas and exchange information», - said A.Maharramov.


The International Triathlon Union is committed to supporting the development of the sport worldwide. The ITU seeks to support these goals through strong relationships with continental and national federation constituents, working with its partners to offer a balanced sport development programme from grass roots to a high performance level.

ITU has been able to establish a number of sport development initiatives that address the needs of young and elite athletes, particularly focusing on those from emerging and developing federations.

These initiatives form the foundations upon which National Federations, particularly developing and emerging federations, can build an athlete development pipeline - a key element of any long term performance sports strategy. Such a pipeline is important as federations, athletes and their coaches strive for sustained competitive excellence at all levels of the sport.



2016-10-17 14:08:52

Triathlete of Azerbaijan team Rostyslav Pevtsov took silver medal on European Cup in Alanya. Also he won ETU Ranking Series.

2016-05-17 11:45:20

Azerbaijani triathlete Rostislav Pevtsov has qualified for the Rio-2016 Summer Olympic Games as the International Triathlon Union (ITU) sent a letter of confirmation to Azerbaijan Triathlon Federation.


Pevtsov ensured 48th berth for Azerbaijan.

2016-04-20 06:47:56

Triathlete of Azerbaijan team Rostyslav Pevtsov won silver on World Cup in Chengdu.

Pevtsov was delighted at another podium, backing up his fourth in Mooloolaba and bronze in New Plymouth World Cups already this year and repeating his silver medal performance in Chengdu last year.


“I am very happy today, another strong race and not the win, but I am happy again to be on the podium and my form continues to be good, I felt strong today and enjoy Chengdu, my favourite race now.”

2016-01-22 10:11:53

The Presidents and representatives from 33 European National Federations, along with 15 Local Organising Committees, who will play a vital role in this years’ sporting calendar, recently attended a Gala organized by the European Triathlon Union (ETU) in Paris, in which Nicola Spirig and Javier Gomez Noya were named the best European Athletes of the Year.

Marisol Casado, President of ITU and IOC Member, spoke to the delegates, explaining how thrilled she was that Europe was such a triathlon success and “top of the top” in terms of events and athletes. She thanked the numerous “unsung heroes” that make up the various committees and who, despite having full-time jobs, are still able to dedicate many hours of their own time to making sure that our sport is run so successfully. She gave notice that she wishes to continue in her present role as President and hoped that Europe can continue to give her such solid support.

The conference was hosted by the Fédération Française de Triathlon, and was opened by FFTRI President, Philippe Lescure who spoke about the positive developments of events in his country but also about the sad loss of their great sportsman, Laurent Vidal, and the recent tragedies in France.

During the gala, ETU President Renato Bertrandi identified some of the great successes of 2015. Looking forward to 2016, he shared with the conference the fact that so many significant events were due to take place in Europe, in this 2016 Olympic year: the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships in Austria, the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Rotterdam and the ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships in Zofingen, as well as three World Triathlon Series races and three World Cups.

After seminars and presentations, it was time for the Gala dinner and the Best of 2015 Awards.

The Female Athlete of the Year was awarded to Nicola Spirig. The reigning Olympic gold medallist and Swiss triathlete won this year’s European Championship, as well as the Baku European Games, in addition to securing third at World Triathlon Cape Town.

The Male Award was given, without any hesitation, to Spaniard Javier Gomez, who became the only athlete to win five ITU World Championships at the standard distance. He also won the Rio Test Event in 2015 to secure his spot at the 2016 Olympics.

The winner of Developing National Federation category was awarded to Croatia, a federation that had ensured it fully embraced the work done by the ETU Development Camps, whose athletes had performed well at ETU events around the region and who had actively supported its newly-trained coaches and technical officials.

Great Britain was presented with the National Federation of the Year award, especially noted for the Federation’s highly successful Age Group athletes, as well as incredible success on the elite level.

The winner of the Technical Official of the year was given to Dr. Bela Varga and Jorge García for their hard work in challenging circumstances and for working with such a diverse team at the Baku 2015 European Games.

The ETU European Championship held in Geneva was awarded with the Best Event of the Year for a truly stunning event that set incredibly high standards.


2015-09-03 09:55:54

Triathlete of Azerbaijan team Daryna Moskalenko won bronze medal on Junior European Cup in Tulcea.


“From the start in the swim I got a good place with the top four girls. I came out of the water 3rd but made up some distance on the run to T1. It was a long run. I had a problem with my helmet in transition and that lost me some time but I still managed to get up to the leaders and then we were out on the bike. It was pretty tough and 5 laps. After 2 laps we were joined by one more athlete and so we were five together. There were some attempts to break away but at the end of the bike we all entered T2 together. That went well for me and I pushed the first 300m to catch up with the German and Hungarian girls. We were at an easy pace but then the Hungarian girl accelerated and then the German did too and at that point I struggled. But, I came third and this is my first international award, so I am very happy. But there is still a lot of work! And about the future of the country - from next season I will race for Azerbaijan. This season is all prepared on the basis of Baku, under the guidance of my coach Medvedev Lev Nikolaevich, with the full support of the Federation of Azerbaijan”, - said after finish Moskalenko.

2015-05-09 11:02:03


The third World Cup of the season proved to be a test of surviving the masses and Ryan Fisher (AUS) showcased that he was the elite man to do it. The 2015 Chengdu ITU World Cup saw three disciplines of athletes banning together and forming gigantic packs that carried almost throughout the entire race.



2015-05-04 06:19:06

The Bilgah Beach competition venue is located off the Zagulba Highway, north of Amburan Beach Club, approximately a 30-minute drive from Baku.  

2015-03-15 12:55:25

Azerbaijan team of triathlon opened the scoring to win a medal in the international arena in this year. 

2014-12-29 07:32:59

ETU recently sent a call out inviting National Federations to submit nominations for the positions of Technical Officials at the Inaugural European games in Baku.  

2014-12-01 08:44:36

European Triathlon Union (ETU) has published an article regarding the visit of the head of the organization Renato Bertrand in Baku.  

2014-11-15 16:11:21


Baku hosts technical seminar of the International Triathlon Union, which takes place at the Operating Committee of European Games-2015.



2014-11-13 07:49:48


Triathlete of Azerbaijan team Rostyslav Pevtsov settled on the twenty-eighth place in the Olympic rankings of the International Union of Triathlon.



2014-10-21 10:22:27

The International Triathlon Union has published a new world ranking.  

2014-10-21 09:38:59

Triathletes оf Azerbaijan youth team prepare for the final international competition of this year.  

2014-07-24 14:52:12

Azerbaijan triathlon team determined plans for August.

2014-07-16 16:05:48

Summer season becomes quite saturated on the Azerbaijan team of triathlon. Competitions follow each other, and athletes are fighting not only for the prize, but also the ranking points for the right to get to the Olympics in Rio. 



2014-07-13 23:17:31

Triathlete of Azerbaijan team Kseniya Levkovskaya took sixteenth place on the stage of the European Cup in Tartu.



2014-07-12 22:36:34

Triathlete of Azerbaijan team Rostyslav Pevtsov took nineteenth place on the stage of the World Series in Hamburg.



2014-07-08 12:21:06

Triatlet of Azerbaijan team Rostyslav Pevtsov will participate on the World Series tournament in Hamburg. 

2014-07-03 18:27:14

Triathletes of Azerbaijan team won three medals on international arena in the first half of season.



2014-06-28 21:58:49

Triathlete of Azerbaijan Orkhan Heydarli took seventh place at the European Championships among youth in Penza. 



2014-06-26 14:21:59

This weekend promise to be very hot for Azerbaijan team. Our athletes will participate on three important competitions. 

2014-06-21 14:43:45

Triatlet оf Azerbaijan team Ksenia Levkovskaya was the winner Asia Cup, which was held in Burabai (Kazakhstan). 



2014-06-20 16:10:02

Azerbaijan team of triathlon beginning train in Penza, where will be held June 28-29 European Championship among youth.



2014-06-16 18:17:13


Triathlete of Azerbaijan team Rostyslav Pevtsov will participate in the World Series stage, which will be held May 28-29 in Chicago.



2014-06-05 15:53:27

Azerbaijan Triathlon Federation presenting official form of the national team. Team will perform on this form in all international competitions.



2014-05-31 20:19:16


Triathlete of Azerbaijan team Rostyslav Pevtsov took eleventh place on the fourth stage of the World Series in London.



2014-05-20 15:14:47

Triathlete of Azerbaijan team Rostyslav Pevtsov will participate in the World Series stage, which will be held May 31 - June 1 in London. 



2014-05-15 17:58:58

Following the recent approval by the IOC Executive Board, ITU released the qualification system for the 2016 Olympic Games.  

2014-05-04 01:06:30

Azerbaijan youth team of triathlon quite successfully participated in his first international tournament, which was held in Antalya.



2014-05-01 23:05:54


Azerbaijan youth team of triathlon arrived in Antalya, which will be held May 3 friendly tournament of between Azerbaijan and Turkey teams. 



2014-04-30 10:12:15

Triathlete of Azerbaijan team Alexander Yatsenko took fourteenth place at the Asian Cup, which held in the Philippines.



2014-04-26 13:50:27

Triathlete of Azerbaijan team Rostyslav Pevtsov won silver on Asian Cup in China.



2014-04-23 19:08:48

Azerbaijan youth team of triathlon on May 1 will go to Antalya. 



2014-04-16 09:55:58

Azerbaijan youth team of triathlon will begin the first away training camp on this week. 



2014-04-14 09:42:16

Azerbaijan team of triathlon started training sessions in Cyprus. 



2014-04-08 18:05:52

A short interview with the sportsman of Azerbaijan team Rostislav Pevtsov, who won a silver medal at the Pan American Cup in La Paz (Mexico).



2014-04-08 09:40:07

Short interview with sportsman of Azerbaijan team Xenia Levkovskaya.



2014-04-07 09:00:53


Rostislav Pevtsov included to top-hundred strong triathletes of the world. 



2014-04-01 13:19:15

Azerbaijan team of triathlon plans to hold training camp in Cyprus.



2014-03-31 11:01:45

Azerbaijan youth team of triathlon continues to prepare for the season. 



2014-03-28 08:59:43

ITU announced the prize purses for the 2014 World Triathlon Series and World Cup events.  

2014-03-23 01:43:11

Azerbaijan team of triathlon opened the scoring to win a medal in the international arena.  

2014-03-18 17:17:56

Azerbaijan youth team of triathlon is preparing for the European Championships, which will be held June 28-29 in Penza (Russia). 



2014-03-17 22:03:38

Azerbaijan team of triathlon completes training camp in the USA. 



2014-03-13 11:37:57

Published Regulations of the Pan American Cup in La Paz (Mexico), which will be held March 22 with the participation of the Azerbaijan team triathletes Rostislav Pevtsov,  Xenia Levkovskaya and Alexander Yatsenko. 



2014-03-12 10:04:22


Azerbaijan youth team of triathlon will hold the first exit fees in April. 



2014-03-07 16:39:01


Azerbaijan team of triathlon continues training camp in the USA. 



2014-03-06 10:54:55

Executive director of Triathlon Federation Azer Maharramov held an informal meeting with the youth national team and coaching staff.



2014-03-04 09:45:39

Triathlon team of Azerbaijan plans to participate at the Pan American Cup, which will be held March 22 in Mexico. 



2014-03-03 10:08:23

Triathlete of Azerbaijan team Rostyslav Pevtsov shared his impressions of performances at the Pan American Cup in Clermont (USA), where he finished seventh.



2014-03-01 23:21:28


Triathlete of Azerbaijan team Rostyslav Pevtsov took seventh place on Pan American Cup in Clermont (United States). 



2014-02-27 10:24:22

Jorge Garcia from Spain and Hungarian Bela Varga became the technical delegates of European Games 2015 in Baku in the program for a triathlon. 



2014-02-23 23:51:17

Legend of world sport, four-time Olympic champion and nine-time world champion in athletics Michael Johnson will visit to Baku in for a special coaching course.  

2014-02-19 08:54:56

Following the recent approval by the IOC Executive Board, ITU released the qualification system for the 2016 Olympic Games. 

2014-02-13 16:11:13

Azerbaijan Triathlon Federation presenting new version of official form of the national team.  

2014-02-08 10:19:11


Triathlete of Azerbaijan team Alexander Yatsenko will participate in the competition, which will be held February 9 in Laguna Niguel, (California, USA).



2014-02-06 09:18:21


Azerbaijan youth team of triathlon preparing for the new season in the Olympic complex in Shagan. The nearest international team will start for Caucasus Cup, which will be held in early May in Antalya. 



2014-02-04 10:27:46


Azerbaijan Triathlon Federation (ATF) has received the award «Zəfər», established by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the «Sportsman» magazine. 



2014-02-02 14:37:20

Azerbaijan Triathlon Federation presenting official form of the national team.  

2014-02-02 14:11:23

Azerbaijan Triathlon Federation issued an order to purchase a bike world-famous company «Airstreeem». 

2014-01-16 11:48:01

Azerbaijan team of triathlon begins preparation for the season, which promises to be remarkable in every sense. Because right now the team is formed with an eye not only on the European Games 2015 in Baku, but also the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Team will increase by three experienced athletes.

2014-01-16 11:45:53

Head coach of Azerbaijan team of triathlon Sergey Yatsenko told about training priorities for the coming years.

2014-01-16 11:41:31

ITU announced a revamp of the World Triathlon Series for the 2014 season. In addition to the WTS ranking system change, ITU also revealed qualification procedures for the 2014 Mixed Relay World Championships.


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