Tamsyn Moana-Veale’s triathlon world ranking rises

A CONSISTENT season of racing is paying off for Bathurst’s Tamsyn Moana-Veale as she now ranks in the world’s top 50 female triathletes.

GOOD SEASON: Bathurst's Tamsyn Moana-Veale holds a women's world ranking of 46 on the back of a solid string of results in 2018.

GOOD SEASON: Bathurst's Tamsyn Moana-Veale holds a women's world ranking of 46 on the back of a solid string of results in 2018.

Since turning professional in 2011, Moana-Veale has had her share of injury setbacks, but being fit and healthy this year has led to good results.

Over the weekend in the Tiszaujvarous, Hungry, round of the International Triathlon Union’s World Cup, Moana-Veale made it through to the elite women’s final and placed sixth.

​”Another race, another sprint finish – sixth at Tiszy World Cup, my highest World Cup finish this year,” she said. “Happy with that and got some things to work on.”

The format of the World Cup round saw the elite women’s field split into three groups for the semi-final with the top nine in each plus additional three fastest to move on to the decider.

Moana-Veale placed fifth in her semi-final on Saturday, clocking a time of 59 minutes, 41 seconds for the 750 metres swim, 20km cycle leg and 5km run.

She made a good start to the race, being sixth out of the water, and was solid through the eight laps which made up the bike course.

But it was on the run she really excelled, her split of 17:16 the quickest of anyone in her semi-final.

The final the following day was over the same distance against an even tougher field. Once again Moana-Veale was solid in the swim and was part of a lead group of 15 on the cycle.

In the end Britain’s Sophie Coldwell pulled away to win in 59.07, Moana-Veale clocking a 59.42.