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.

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Race Format

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Athletes complete 3 rounds of short and sharp swim, bike and run, with the order of the legs, shuffled every time. The 200m swim legs will take place in the Olympic pool while the 4km bike and 1km run disciplines are completed on smart trainers and self-powered curved treadmills with the power and speed of the athletes turned into a virtual race via Zwift’s online platform.

Race Maps

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

Run 1 lap | 912m | Bell Lap © ZwiftHacks

Men

Marten Vanriel 21

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. View Profile »

Age 28

Weight 65kg

Height 1.83m

Slt Athletes S19

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 – and with two Olympic medals to his name already it’s just as well. Born in Lewisham, London, Alex has always had a huge natural talent for running right from his school […] View Profile »

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. View Profile »

Age 23

Weight 72kg

Height 1.84m

Slt Athletes S19

Jonas Schomburg

Points 21

Germany
GER
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. View Profile »

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. View Profile »

Age 30

Weight 72kg

Height 1.81m

Vasco Vilaca

Vasco Vilaca

Points 15

Portugal
POR
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. View Profile »

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
NED
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
DEN
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

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 […] View Profile »

Age 26

Weight 58kg

Height 1.67m

Beth Potter 21

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 Contreras

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. View Profile »

Age 29

Weight 56kg

Height 1.62m

Lisa Tertsch

Lisa Tertsch

Points 19

Germany
GER
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

Maya Kingma

Points 17

Netherlands
NED
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. View Profile »

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. View Profile »

Age 22

Weight 57kg

Height 1.72m

Ilaria Zane 21

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. View Profile »

Age 29

Weight 48kg

Height 1.57m

Slt Athletes S19

Alice Betto

Points 9

Italy
ITA
Alice 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 on 2019 to show she continues to be a player in the sport’s biggest races. View Profile »

Age 33

Weight 56kg

Height 1.70m

Rachel Klamer

Rachel Klamer

Points 9

Netherlands
NED
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 […] View Profile »

Age 31

Weight 50kg

Height 1.66m

Rani Skrabanja

Points 8

Netherlands
NED
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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