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Sascha Bondarenko - Race Report
CBD Cycles - 12/03/2013
A quick update on my past two races.

My second ever Elite race was the Devonport Continental Cup, which was held on the 23rd of February in Tasmania. The race had some extremely windy conditions, which provided a very choppy swim course and a greatly unpredictable swim leg, which lead to a very exciting race. I came out in the third group for the bike and rode strong pushing our group up to only 5 seconds behind the next bunch. My run leg then saw that I was able push through many of the next group and in to a decent 15th overall and 8th U23.

Two weeks later in Wellington New Zealand, I prepared for another first experience, my very first Olympic Distance triathlon. As this was my third Elite race and a much longer distance I was satisfied with a 6th placing in Elite U23. The conditions were great and the bike course gave me a good opportunity to show my strength on the bike with a very steep hill on each on the 6 laps of the bike leg. I came out about 45 seconds down on the next bunch, and riding along side one other competitor I was able to bridge in only the first 8kms of the bike. My run again saw me running through many to another satisfying run time.

Thanks for all your current support. I am really looking forward to being on the new bike for this coming season.