“Ironman is a very individual sport, but I never feel like that now, with the team behind me – even though I’m out there on my own. I love the fact that I can go and do that and then come back to help the team in a role I really love.” Cameron Wurf signed for another year with pro cycling team Ineos Grenadiers. He stated that his focus for 2022 will remain on Kona, though. Besides Wurf, four other men resigned with Ineos Grenadiers: Britain’s Ben Swift, Colombia’s Brandon Rivera, Italy’s Salvatore Puccio and Spain’s Jonathan Castroviejo.
Especially during the first year of the pandemic – 2020 – Wurf enjoyed pro cycling, because while most triathlons were cancelled, many cycling events were still on. In 2021 Wurf showed he’s still able to race a good triathlon too, as he took an impressive win during Ironman Copenhagen with a 2:49:36 hour marathon time.
Meanwhile, cycling keeps him motivated, he explains: “It’s so fulfilling to be able to play the role of domestique and help our guys win. It motivates me to go and win myself in Ironman and the guys really make me feel special. They seem to genuinely admire what I do, and that pushes me to do even more. It’s a great environment to be around, and I want to be here as long as I’m making a meaningful contribution. This year, I’ll hopefully take another step forward in my contribution to the team.”
It’s not only cycling and triathlon that Wurf enjoys, he started his sports career off with rowing, and lately he’s been spending time skiing on the slopes around Andorra, where he lives.