Last weekend I was in Tiszajuvaos – HUN for my 5th world cup of the season!
My race start number #6 what always help to get a nice position on the pontoon for the swimming start! Again I did a very nice 200m where I was placing myself between top 10 however I start to lose few positions just before the first boil what was very bad because I put myself in the “shit fight” where is impossible to swim properly it is just about to try to keep moving in the meddle of so much people! In the end of the swimming I was around 30 sec behind the leader,, it took me 12km to get in the main group what after few more kms it would become I very big peloton with around 50 athletes.
In the lap 5th I was little behind in the peloton and I saw I crash just beside me here many athletes got down, after that I just thought I would be so danger where I was , so I decide to seat in front of the group to keep myself out of problems. Last two laps on the bike I pretty much did all the job because nobody wants to ride any bit in front then I just keep I solid nice pacing until 2km to go when I started ride fast and make sure nobody would pass me before the T2. That really works because I was pretty much the first one to put my running shoes and start the 10km.
I was just trying to position myself between the leader for all the run and wishing the pacing could slow down a little bit after the first lap, but unfortunately it did not happen by the other hand in the lap # 2 all the favorites start to make their moves, I answered each attack how I could and in fact was not too bad because with 2km to go I was still just in the 3rd guy shoulder but after that I had nothing left in my legs , so, I just keep running as hard as I could until I cross the finish line in 5th place.
That was my third top 5 in world cup at this year, and for the first time I am in a position at the Olympic Ranking where gives me a slot for the Games in 2008.
Now I’ve just arrived in Born Sean – Thailand where I will be training for Singapore 70.3 and Beijing World Cup.