Aptos resident Tommy Zaferes placed fifth in the Cremona ITU Sprint Triathlon European Cup in Italy on Sunday.

Zaferes finished the race in 55 minutes, 47 seconds, coming in 50 seconds behind winner Thomas Bishop of Great Britain [54:57]. Russia’s Igor Polyanskiy was second [55:26], Switzerland’s Florin Salvisberg was third [55:32] and Australia’s Ryan Fisher was fourth [55:40].

“Racing a sprint triathlon on legs that aren’t fully rested is a challenge, so I’m very happy with that result and being able to see first-hand the benefits of getting back into my own personal training groove,” Zaferes wrote in the race recap on his blog.

Zaferes, who is training in Europe this summer, completed the 750-meter swim in 9:01, the 20-kilometer run in 29:42 and the 8k run in 16:29.

Zaferes will next compete in the French Grand Prix in Toulouse this Saturday, according to the schedule on his website, before he does double duty with a World Cup race in Spain on Sunday.

The results in this report are from the International Triathlon Union website.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets