This weekend, Pontevedra will be the scene of the excitinge Grand Final of the World Triathlon Series.
The eyes of the world will be on Alex Yee y Hayden Wilde, the two best triathletes in the world ranking, who will face each other in a competition that promises to be very exciting.
This test will put an end to the 2023 Triathlon World Championship, and we will know who takes over from Leo Bergére and Flora Duffy as current world champions.
The swim will take place in 2 laps between the Ponte de los Tirantes and the pedestrian walkway. The 40 km cycling segment where they will have to do 8 laps along a non-technical and mostly quite flat route.
To finish the 10 km running segment, it will be 4 laps through the historic center of Pontevedra.
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The tension is in the air, since both Alex Yee as Hayden Wilde They have to go out to win; If one of the two wins the test, he is proclaimed world champion regardless of the other's result.
Yee comes with high morale after his victory in the test event in Paris, while Wilde won the last confrontation between the two at WTS Hamburg.
Yee leads the overall standings with just over 50 points ahead of Wilde, which could be crucial if neither of them wins the race.
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Basque Vilaca is another name to take into account. Although it is unlikely, his options are on the table, especially if we remember that Leo Bergére took the world title last year in a similar situation.
Apart from the big favorites, there are other athletes with enormous potential to get on the podium.
The key for all of them will be speed. The French Pierre Le Corre y Dorian Coninx, as well as the Australian Matthew Hauser, who earned their first World Series podium this year with a gold in Montreal, are ready to give it their all.
Kristian Blummenfelt has the strategy of wearing down as many athletes as possible in the cycling stage and then testing their condition in the 10 km, competing against the fastest on the circuit such as Jelle Geens (BEL), Manoel Messias (BRA) and Spanish Roberto Sánchez Mantecón.
We cannot forget the experience of athletes like Jonathan Brownlee, Henri Schoeman y Richard Murraynor the ambition of young people Csongor Lehmann, Miguel Hidalgo y Tim hellwig.
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Among the Spanish, Roberto Sánchez Mantecón He is the one most likely to end the WTS season as the best Spaniard of the year.
They will also participate Antonio Serrat, David Castro, Sergio Baxtery Genis Grau.
Schedules and Where to See It
The men's competition will take place on Saturday the 23rd, with the U23s at 14:20 p.m. and the elite at 17:20 p.m.
On Sunday the 24th it will be the turn of the women, with the U23 start at 14:16 p.m. and the elite women at 45:XNUMX p.m.