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Super League Triathlon: Coldwell, Jonathan Brownlee top picks in SLT Teams Draft

It's a new era for Super League Triathlon (SLT) as the draft for the inaugural SLT Teams Championship Series took place on Thursday Evening.

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It’s a new era for Super League Triathlon (SLT) as the draft for the inaugural SLT Teams Championship Series took place on Thursday Evening.

The series, which will run alongside the individual SLT Championship Series consists of five teams – SLT Cheetahs, SLT Rhinos, SLT Eagles, SLT Sharks and SLT Scorpions.

SLT Cheetahs selected Great Britain’s Sophie Coldwell first overall on the women’s side of the draw, followed by USA’s Katie Zafares (Rhinos), fellow Brits Jessica Learmonth (Eagles) and Beth Potter (Sharks), with France’s Cassandra Beaugrand rounding off the top five.

Other notable selections on the women’s side included Great Britain’s double Olympic medallist Georgia Taylor-Brown being picked up by the SLT Scorpions and 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Vicky Holland to SLT Eagles.

On the men’s side the Cheetahs selected Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee first overall, with Belgium’s Marten van Riel (Rhinos), Alex Yee (Eagles), New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde (Sharks) and France’s Vincent Luis (Scorpions) selected in the first round.

The likes of Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk (Rhinos) and Spain’s Mario Mola (Scorpions) were notable names picked later in the draft process.

The Teams will compete at the Championship Series events in London (September 5), Munich (September 12), Jersey (September 18) and Malibu, USA (September 25) – with the individual points of the top three men and top three women in each team being added to the team’s score.

Further points are available to the first five triathletes in the men’s and women’s races who exit T1, T2 and cross the finish line – the first athlete earning five points, the second four and so on.

SLT Cheetahs SLT Rhinos SLT Eagles SLT Sharks SLT Scorpions 
Sophie Coldwell (GBR) Katie Zafares (USA) Jessica Learmonth (GBR) Beth Potter (GBR) Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) 
Maya Kingma (NED) Rachel Klamer (NED) Taylor Spivey (USA) Non Standford (GBR) Georgia Taylor-Brown (GBR) 
Leonie Periault (FRA) Yuko Takahashi (JPN) Vicky Holland (GBR) Carolina Routier (ESP) Ilaria Zane (ITA) 
Anna Godoy Contreras (ESP) Valerie Barthelemy (BEL) Vittoria Lopes (BRA) Simone Ackermann (RSA) Emilie Morier (FRA) 
Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) Marten van Riel (BEL) Alex Yee (GBR) Hayden Wilde (NZL) Vnicent Luis (FRA) 
Tyler Mislawchuk (CAN) Jake Birtwhistle (AUS) Jelle Geens (BEL) Jonas Schomburg (GER) Matthew Hauser (AUS) 
Tamás Tóth (HUN) Jannik Schaufler (GER) Max Studer (SUI) Vasco Vilaça (POR) Mario Mola (ESP) 
Aaron Royle (AUS) Kenji Nener (JPN) Marten van der Stel (NED)Tayler Reid (NZL) Shachar Sagiv (ISR) 
The rosters for the 2021 Super League Triathlon Teams Championship Series
SLT Teams / Super League Triathlon
Stuart Dick
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Stuart Dick
Stuart is a graduate of the University of Sunderland with a masters' degree in Sports Journalism. He spends a lot of his time running and cycling around West Yorkshire, England.
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