Australia’s Emmas Are Ready For Hamburg

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Australian ITU stars trying to break out of slump at World Championships Series stop on Saturday.

Leading stars Emma Snowsill and Emma Moffatt are hoping training together will prove a hit going into this weekend’s next leg of the triathlon world championship series in Hamburg.

The Australian pair spent 10 days working alongside each other following the last round of the series in Kitzbuhel, Austria last month.

Australia’s head coach Shaun Stephens said Olympic champion Snowsill had particularly benefitted from the link-up with Moffatt.

“Snowy has continued to train well at her training base in Germany,” Stephens said.

“Post Kitzbuhel, I took Emma Moffatt to train with her for 10 days and both girls benefited both physically and mentally from training together.

“I am convinced Snowy is in excellent condition and it won’t be long before we see her at her best again.”

Moffatt, who finished fourth in Kitzbuhel, goes into Sunday’s race sixth on the overall standings and in need of results to close the gap on current leader Paula Findlay from Canada.

Stephens said the reigning women’s world champion is poised to regain her dominant form from last year.

“Moffy has trained extremely well and is showing good form in both training and racing,” he said.

“Her fourth place in Kitzbuhel was a positive sign that she was in great condition four weeks ago and will definitely be looking to improve upon that in Hamburg this weekend after a very good training block.”

The Hamburg race is the first in the Australian Olympic triathlon team selection process ahead of next year’s Games in London.

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