SLT Arena Games
Rotterdam 2021

18 Apr 21
18 Apr 21

The SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift are back and returning to Rotterdam. After a stunning debut in the Netherlands in 2020, Rotterdam will once again play host to the best athletes in the world doing battle in Super League’s unique mix of real life and virtual racing with the Zwemcentrum playing host on April 18, 2021.

Athletes complete three rounds of fast and furious action. The swim takes place in an Olympic sized pool and the bike and run legs on static equipment with the racing realised in the virtual world of Zwift, the world’s leading online training and racing platform, providing detailed data insights and up close and personal emotions of the competitors.

The SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift took the triathlon world by storm on its debut in Rotterdam last year, drawing a huge audience thanks to its innovative and exciting indoor race concept, and leading to the 2021 events securing global broadcast deals that cover more than 100 territories.

The athletes face three stages of swim, bike and run, with the order of the legs shuffled every round. Each swim is 200m, bike 3km and run 1km, guaranteeing maximum excitement and maximum suffering for the best of the best.

Watch Live

SLT TV

Women's Race
2021-04-18 12:00:00
2021-04-18 12:00:00 UTC
Sun, 18.04.21 12:00
Men's Race
2021-04-18 13:00:00
2021-04-18 13:00:00 UTC
Sun, 18.04.21 13:00

Watch Highlights

Course Records

Rotterdam 2020

Justus Nieschlag 00:02:06
Jonny Brownlee 00:05:11
Javier Gomez 00:02:45
Justus Nieschlag SBR x 3 00:34:10
Jessica Learmonth 00:02:12
Jessica Learmonth 00:05:36
Jessica Learmonth 00:03:18
Jessica Learmonth SBR x 3 00:37:37

Race Maps

Bike 2 laps | 3.8km & 16m elevation | Downtown Dolphin © ZwiftHacks

Run 1 lap | 912m | Bell Lap © ZwiftHacks

Men

Marten Van Riel

Marten Van Riel

Points 30

Belgium
BEL

Marten Van Riel’s story has taken him from a small town in Belgium to the top step of the podium on the world triathlon stage. Van Riel grew up in Loenhout as part of a sporting family and was a keen swimmer as a youngster.

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Age 28

Weight 65kg

Height 1.83m

Alex Yee

Points 23

United Kingdom
GBR

Alex Yee could have pursued a career as an international track runner but instead has let his love for triathlon win the day. Born in Lewisham, London, Alex has always had a huge natural talent for running right from his school days at Kingsdale Foundation School in Dulwich.

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Age 23

Weight 55kg

Height 1.80m

Aurélien Raphaël

Points 22

France
FRA

At 31-years-old, Raphael will be one of the older men on the startline for Super League this season but is aiming to show that experience can count for a lot. The Frenchman has been a professional triathlete for 13 years and so knows the ins and outs of the sport as well as anybody.

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Age 23

Weight 72kg

Height 1.84m

Jonas Schomburg

Points 21

Germany
DEU

Jonas Schomburg has one of Super League Triathlon’s most unique stories. The German turned up at Super League Triathlon Jersey accompanied by his dad and attempted to persuade SLT founder and four-time world champion Chris McCormack, to let him race with the pros.

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Age 27

Weight 69kg

Height 1.90m

Anthony Pujades

Points 20

France
FRA

A member of France’s hugely successful Poissy Triathlon, Anthony will be making his debut in the Super League Championship Series. While he may well be a newbie when it comes to the race formats, he has impressive results to his name over sprint distance races, which suggests the style will suit him.

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Age 29

Weight 72kg

Height 1.81m

Vasco Vilaca

Points 15

Portugal
PRT

Vasco Vilaca has exploded onto the professional triathlon scene after seizing his chance in Super League to put himself among the very best in the world. The Portuguese youngster got into triathlon from an early age thanks to his parents and their desire to learn how to swim.

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Age 21

Weight 65kg

Height 1.70m

Felix Duchampt

Felix Duchampt

Points 10

Romania
ROU
Felix is aiming for the Tokyo Olympics after switching nationality from France to Romania in 2018. The Queen's University graduate is a four time World Cup medallist and six time Continental Cup winner in triathlon. His last victory came in February last year when he took the honours at the Pan American Cup in Havana. While studying at Queen’s Felix was also crowned World University Champion.

Age 31

Weight 61kg

Height 1.75m

Marco Stel

Marco van der Stel

Points 9

Netherlands
NLD
A real local hero, Rotterdam born Marco is racing in familiar surroundings having competed in his hometown event last year. A competitive swimmer growing up, Marco made the switch to triathlon aged 18. He has grown into racing in the colours of the Netherlands in World Series races, World Championships and World Cups and has extensive experience over sprint distances. With a killer swim he will be one the others will have to mark in the water.

Age 30

Weight 68kg

Height 1.76m

Alois Knabl

Points 9

Austria
AUT
Alois has become a rising star of the ITU circuit with a number of impressive top ten finishes over the past few years pushing him towards the world’s top 20 and earning him the title of Austria’s triathlete of the year in 2019. He started life competing in Winter Triathlon and took the Junior European Championship crown in 2008. His tenth place in the World Series Grand Final in 2019 helped him get selected for the Austrian team for this summer’s Olympic Games.

Age 28

Weight 71kg

Height 1.81m

Daniel Baekkegard

Daniel Baekkegard

Points 6

Denmark
DNK
Daniel was a multiple title winning swimmer as junior, collecting a total of 20 National Championship medals in his native Denmark. He moved to triathlon in 2015 and transferred quickly into long course racing. It didn’t take too long for Daniel to make his mark in dramatic fashion with two major victories in the space of just nine days. First up he produced a 1:13 half marathon to take the win at 70.3 Finland Lahti before backing that up over the full distance at Ironman Austria with a 2:53 marathon doing the damage.

Age 28

Weight 74kg

Height 1.90m

Women

Sophie Coldwell

Points 29

United Kingdom
GBR

Sophie Coldwell is a force to reckon with over sprint distances and secured one of her greatest victories when she was crowned SLT Arena Games Rotterdam champion in 2021. Born in Kent but growing up in Nottingham, Sophie was introduced to triathlon by her mum, racing a local event in Clifton when she was just […]

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Age 26

Weight 58kg

Height 1.67m

Beth Potter

Beth Potter

Points 28

United Kingdom
GBR
A former track runner, Beth reached the heights of representing Team GB at the Olympic Games in 2016 over 10,000m. Spurred on by the Brownlee brothers, She then decided to take a leap into the unknown and switch to triathlon. Her rise has been rapid, and a first major title in the ITU World Cup event in Valencia last year underlined the threat she possesses, especially with such an explosive run. View Profile »

Age 29

Weight 51kg

Height 1.70m

Anna Godoy

Anna Godoy

Points 21

Spain
ESP
A star of the Spanish team, Anna has an eye on the Tokyo Olympics, and has medal aspirations in the mixed relay where her nation has a formidable squad to choose from. Anna comes from a triathlon background with her father and brother both having been international athletes and comes into the SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift ready to prove her sprint pedigree.

Age 28

Weight 56kg

Height 1.62m

Lisa Tertsch

Lisa Tertsch

Points 19

Germany
DEU
One of the rising stars of German triathlon, Lisa took three years off from triathlon to study at the prestigious Harvard University, but has given herself a one year pause to concentrate on the sport full-time again ahead of the Olympics. Lisa has underlined her potential by becoming Under-23 European champion as well as finishing third at the Under-23 World Championships. From a swimming and running background, she also scooped bronze as an elite at the World Cup race in Valencia last year.

Age 22

Weight 54kg

Height 1.68m

Maya Kingma

Points 17

Netherlands
NLD
A multiple national swimming champion as a youngster both in the pool and open water, Maya was spotted by the Dutch Triathlon Federation and encouraged into the sport. That big swim is her major weapon and has aided Maya’s transition from the junior ranks into the elites where she has put running injuries behind her. Maya was the first across the line in the Super League Triathlon esports Cycling Series in 2020 which underlines her threat on the Zwift platform.

Age 26

Weight 58kg

Height 1.70m

Kate Waugh

Points 14

United Kingdom
GBR

Kate Waugh is a fast emerging talent on the triathlon scene. She has been a consistent performer at the Under-23 level and is now stepping up to challenge the elites.

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Age 22

Weight 57kg

Height 1.72m

Ilaria Zane

Ilaria Zane

Points 11

Italy
ITA

Many top triathletes come from a swimming background – but Ilaria Zane may be the only one who has graduated from synchronised swimming. In her childhood in Mestre, Italy, Ilaria was focused on gymnastics before she found synchronised swimming.

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Age 29

Weight 48kg

Height 1.57m

Alice Betto

Points 9

Italy
ITA

The 31-year-old Italian is a former under-23 and Elite National champion and a seasoned competitor on the world stage. Alice Betto came second in the Tokyo test event and fourth in the WTS Grand Final to show she continues to be a player in the sport’s biggest races.

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Age 33

Weight 56kg

Height 1.70m

Rachel Klamer

Points 9

Netherlands
NLD

Rachel Klamer has spent the last decade as one of the most consistent performers on the world stage. Despite not even starting triathlon until she was 17-years-old, the Dutch star has more than made up for lost time with a reputation as an ultra-reliable athlete with multiple podiums to her name, including five in seven […]

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Age 30

Weight 50kg

Height 1.66m

Rani Skrabanja

Points 8

Netherlands
NLD
One of the most intriguing stories of the SLT Arena Games in Rotterdam, Rani makes the step up from winning the women’s invitational race in 2020 to the elite field for 2021. Rani is a rising star in the Netherlands and is hoping her swim background helps keep pace. Rani has raced for the Ferro Mosae team from Maastricht and been crowned national champion under their banner three times. She begun racing in ITU World Cup events in 2019.

Age 22

Weight 66kg

Height 1.80m

Course Records

Rotterdam 2020

Justus Nieschlag 00:02:06
Jonny Brownlee 00:05:11
Javier Gomez 00:02:45
Justus Nieschlag SBR x 3 00:34:10
Jessica Learmonth 00:02:12
Jessica Learmonth 00:05:36
Jessica Learmonth 00:03:18
Jessica Learmonth SBR x 3 00:37:37

Group 1

Joshua Landmann (M)

Classification PTWC

United Kingdom
GBR

Brendan Bischoff (M)

Classification PTWC

Netherlands
NLD

Jetze Plat (M)

Classification PTWC

Netherlands
NLD

Geert Schipper (M)

Classification PTWC

Netherlands
NLD

Louis Noel (M)

Classification PTWC

France
FRA

Hector Catala (M)

Classification PTVI

Spain
ESP

Nicolas Dewalque (M)

Classification PTVI

Belgium
BEL

Nico Van Der Burgt (M)

Classification PTS3

Netherlands
NLD

Joe Kurt (M)

Classification PTS4

Luxembourg
LUX

Michael Taylor (M)

Classification PTS4

United Kingdom
GBR

Alejandro Sanchez Palomero (M)

Classification PTS4

United Kingdom
GBR

Antoine Besse (M)

Classification PTS5

France
FRA

Tom Meixelsberger (M)

Classification PTS5

Germany
DEU

Jairo Ruiz Lopez (M)

Classification PTS5

Spain
ESP

Martin Schulz (M)

Classification PTS5

Germany
DEU

Group 2

Margret Ijdema (F)

Classification PTWC

Netherlands
NLD

Petra Levay (F)

Classification PTS5

Hungary
HUN

Elke Van Engelen (F)

Classification PTS4

Germany
DEU

Coline Grabinski (F)

Classification PTS3

France
FRA
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ParaTriathlon

SLT Arena Games

What is the SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift?

The SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift is an innovative concept that blends in real life and virtual racing to deliver a new level of immersive viewing experience. It took the triathlon world by storm in its debut in Rotterdam and is back in two epic locations for 2021. With further innovations and more live data and in your face cameras the events will get closer to the athletes than ever before.

When are the races?

London plays host to the first 2021 edition of the SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift on Saturday March 27. It takes place at the London Aquatic Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Rotterdam will host for the second time on April 18, with the Zwemcentrum taking centre stage for all the thrilling action.

How does it work?

The SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift is an amalgamation of in real life and virtual racing and provides an immersive viewing experience that allows fans to get up close and personal with the best triathletes in the world and enjoy live data.

The swim leg takes place in an Olympic sized pool while the bike and run disciplines are completed on Tacx Neo2T smart trainers and self-powered curved treadmills with the power and speed of the athletes turned into a visual race via Zwift’s online platform.

The TV broadcast brings together the best of all these elements to produce a captivating event, with in your face cameras of athletes in an enclosed environment showing their effort and raw suffering like never before.

What format will the athletes race?

The Pros will be racing Super League’s unique Triple Mix format.

That means three short, sharp and unpredictable stages that all feature swim, bike and run and offer no respite to the athletes with the added challenge that the order of the disciplines is shuffled each time.
There is a very short break of around a couple of minutes between the three stages, with each starting at a set time. That will reward those that finish quickest by giving them a longer rest period.

The results of the three individual stages will combine to determine the overall winner.

What order will the races be in?

  1. The first stage will be swim-run-bike
  2. The second stage will be run-bike-swim
  3. The final stage will be bike-swim-run

What distances will the athletes race?

In London the swim legs are 200m, the bike 4km and the run 1km.

For Rotterdam the swim legs are 200m, the bike 3km and the run 1km.

How will the point scoring work?

For each of the three individual stages in the Triple Mix format all ten athletes will be awarded points. It is as simple as 10 points for first place down to one point for 10th.

The cumulative totals at the end of the Triple Mix will confirm the winners.

What if there is a tie?

In the event of a tie the athlete with the best result in the final stage of the Triple Mix will be placed higher in the rankings.

Which Zwift course is being used?

The athletes will bike and run on Zwift’s Crit City course

Are there any changes between the event in London and Rotterdam?

Yes. The first of the changes come on the bike legs. The length of the bike legs has been reduced from 4km to 3km. There is also an alteration to the course as well. Rather than finishing on flat, the athletes will now face a 200m cobbled, uphill race for the line with a 4% grade to really test out how strong they are when up against it and add an additional tactical element.

In addition, both the bike and run will now begin with gun starts, meaning athletes cannot get up to speed before the stage begins.

Who is racing?

You can view the athlete start lists to by clicking on the Athletes tab above.

Is there prize money?

Yes, the Pros will be racing for cash to add extra incentive to race at full throttle throughout.

Is the event COVID secure?

Yes. As elite sports events the SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift fully comply with all applicable local and national regulations. It is also designed with social distancing in mind with athletes swimming in their own lanes and bike and run stations more than 2m apart.

Where to watch

How can I watch?

The SLT Arena Games Powered by Zwift has secured global broadcast deals.

You can see the confirmed broadcaster in your region in the Race section. We will publish full details shortly.

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