Super League: ‘Bigger and better’ for 2018

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SUPER League Triathlon officials are set to return to Jersey in October as they consider their options for 2018.

Thousands of Islanders descended on the Waterfront on Saturday and Sunday for Super League Jersey Picture: TONY PIKE (19396648)

Co-founders Leonid Boguslavsky, Michael D’Hulst and Chris McCormack have heaped praise on the Waterfront as a venue, after watching the world’s top triathletes clash in the new global series.

Contracts beyond the 2017/18 season have yet to be signed, but former ITU world champion McCormack has suggested a number of boxes were ticked on Saturday and Sunday as Kristian Blummenfelt and Katie Zaferes were crowned Super League Jersey champions.

‘We’re sitting down with some key decision makers this afternoon for a debrief and we’ll be back as a team in a month’s time,’ said McCormack yesterday.

‘From our end we would love nothing more than to come back, and we hope to have an answer to that in the next four weeks.

‘The racing was spectacular, the conditions were beautiful on Saturday and it was fantastic to get rain on Sunday because it made for great TV. And the athletes thought the course was honest, incredible and tough – everything they’re looking for.

‘We had 5,000-6,000 spectators who came down to the course, and everyone we’ve spoken to on the Island hopes to make it a permanent fixture.'

Discussing what changes would be made, if a return is confirmed, McCormack added: 'We want to do everything bigger and better.’

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