TriStar Monaco 2012

Georg Hochegger from Star Events at the TriStar Monaco 2012

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TriStar sets Monaco to Pole Position of Triathlon

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Press Conference of the TriStar Monaco 2012The thrilling third edition of TriStar Monaco takes place tomorrow in the heart of the Principality of Monaco. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, Prince of Monaco is going to give start of TriStar111 Monaco tomorrow at the Larvotto Beach. Around 800 athletes are racing this fun format of the triathlon, TriStar111 (1km swimming, 100km cycling and 10km running) in the breath-taking hinterland of the Côte d'Azur region and the world-famous Formula 1 Circuit passing through Monaco.

Celebrities, VIPs, Professional Triathletes and Age Groupers got their personal Pole Position in the TriStar111 Monaco, either as individual starters or as members of a Relay Team. A strong PRO field guarantees a great show. Reigning champion Johannes Moldan from Germany comes back to Monte Carlo to defend his title. But French François Chabaud, Italian Alberto Casadei (winner of TriStar Salzkammergut), Olivier Marceau (winner in Monaco two years ago) or Rodolphe Von Berg Jr (second in 2011) will try to take the victory. There will be also many other top contenders fighting for the triumph in the Formula 1 of Triathlon: Austrian Andi Fuchs, Italian Domenico Passuello, or French triathletes Romain Cadiere and Nicolas Lebrun. There will be a nice female race as well with triathletes such as Adeline Rausis, Lisa Hütthaler and Tine Holst.

Some famous sportsmen from other disciplines and celebrities will have a go tomorrow: drivers Lucas Di Grassi, Maro Engel or Gilles Panizzi, cyclists Christophe Agnolutto and Geoffroy Lequatre, former French rugby players Sébastian Viars and Stéphane Ougier and celebrities such as Paul Belmondo or Marc Toesca.

QUOTATIONS FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE
Georg Hochegger (Star Events Chairman and CEO): “It’s the third edition of the TriStar111 Monaco and we are very proud of the development of this event, the most important TriStar race of the international series. It is going to be a very nice day in a perfect destination. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II and Marisol Casado, president of the ITU will be tomorrow with us enjoying this great event. After the success of the Olympics we can say proudly that Triathlon is already a major sport, and TriStar is attracting to it a wide range of people.”

Press Conference of the TriStar Monaco 2012Olivier Marceau (SUI): “This is my fourth TriStar race this year. I began in Nevis under the sun and I expected to finish under the sun in Monaco as well… I will do the best I can for sure tomorrow, but first at all I will enjoy the race. TriStar means wonderfull spots –Nevis, Cannes, Lyon, Monaco… Here we swim in the Mediterranean, cycling around these wonderful landscapes and of course run on the mythical GP Monaco circuit. I have been improving minute by minute along the year, so if it is sunny tomorrow I hope to performance a great race.”

Alberto Casadei (ITA): “This is my second TriStar race and I really love this unique format. I will try to win as I did in Salzkammergut, but will be so difficult. The starting list is full of top level athletes and the tough bike course will select the winner at the Casino. I feel tired after some hard competitions, but I really look forward to racing fast tomorrow.”

Nicolas Lebrun (FRA): “I’ve come from Duathlon some years ago, so the TriStar cycling-focused format suits perfect for me because I’m not so a strong swimmer. I know pretty well that my rivals are also committed to take the victory, but I need to do my best on the demanding bike course. I'm ready!”

Adeline Rausis (SUI): “I arrive to Monaco in very good shape so why not finally get the first place tomorrow? I will fight for the podium, I know that there are some other strong women racing too, so I will have to try my best!”

Paul Belmondo: “I’m aimming to enjoy the race and to try to improve my last year result here. I love triathlon and I’m really having fun racing TriStar events. It’s going to be again a great experience, looking forward to performance a nice bike ride and to push hard my pace in the streets of Monaco. TriStar takes care of everything and sets up high quality events, thus we only need to focus on the competition."

Marc Toesca: “Triathlon for me it’s a real challenge. Tomorrow will be my first full TriStar111 –I did it last year as a member of a Team Relay and also completed TriStar55.5 Cannes. I have been one of the pioneer of the Triathlon in France, I raced one of the first races ever in France in 1983 in Nice. So when I saw that there was a Triathlon passing under my balcony I realized that it was a matter of time for me to compete again!”.

The 1km swim takes place in the Larvotto Bay, just off the Larvotto Beach in the Southeast of the Principality. The 100km bike leg will take athletes out of Monaco heading to Roquebrune and up the steep mountains of the hinterland. Breath-taking views and picturesque villages of the bike ride have always been the centrepiece of the triathlon in Monaco, and TriStar111 Monaco will take athletes to the most stunning places. The 10km run will be accomplished in two and a half loops on the world famous Formula 1 circuit featuring the Tunnel, the Port, the Gardens of the Casino and the hairpin bend.

Please visit www.tristar111monaco.com for more information and www.tristarlive.com for live coverage.

Zoot Ulta Kiawe, the perfect weapon to run the 10km of TriStar Monaco

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On Sunday...

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On Sunday...

The races will start from 8h00 (individuals)... and 8h15 for Team Relay. And we'll cover the race online. There will be:

  • Live RANKINGS and LEADERBOARDS straight from our TIMING
  • TWEETS from the spotters with info on leaders
  • PHOTOS from our official photographer and from our mobile phones ;)
  • Some short video clips of some of the day's highlights.

Click here for the entire schedule of events at TriStar Monaco

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