The preview of the World Super Sprint in Hamburg.

Schedules and where to watch it live

For the first time, the German city will be the scene of the SuperSprint test of the Triathlon World Series (WTCS) where the Supersprint World Championships and of mixed relays.

This new format promises an exciting and challenging competition, which will attract the best triathletes in the world.

A unique competition format

La super sprint test of the WTCS presents a unique competition format.

The athletes will face each other in two qualifying rounds on Friday morning, with the top 10 from each round advancing directly to the final.

The next twenty will compete in one of the two play-offs in the afternoon, with the top 5 from each also moving on to the final.

The competition course is demanding and compact. It starts with a 300m swim that includes a 40m dark section in a tunnel, followed by three 2.5km laps through the streets of the city centre, and ends with a 1.75km run.

This format will be repeated three times in the finals, eliminating the last ten in each round until only ten men remain for the gold medal.

athletes to follow

Among the most outstanding athletes who will participate in the test, we find Basque Vilaça, the Portuguese talent who leads the Series rankings.

Despite his youth, Vilaça has proven to be a fast and fearless competitor, qualities that make him perfect for the SuperSprint format.

Another name to keep in mind is Alex Yee, who has not competed in Hamburg since 2020.

That year, Yee finished in fifth place thanks to a time of 14m24s over the 5km, the fastest of the day. His notorious pace could take him back to the top of the podium.

The German Jonas Schomburg will have the support of the local public in his search for the first WTCS podium.

For his part, the Brazilian Manoel Messias He has shown his ability to compete at the highest level, scoring his first Series podiums this season.

Among the favorites for Hamburg, several high-level athletes stand out.

In the first qualifying round, the current world number one, Taylor Spivey, will look for another podium in the Series.

This format suits him well, as he demonstrated in 2021 when he took bronze in Montreal. However, the competition will be tough, with athletes like the British Beth Potter, the only one with two victories in the Series in 2023, and the German Lisa Tertsch, who scored his first podium finish in Hamburg last year.

In the second qualifying round, the American Summer Rappaport will be looking to repeat his brilliant performance at WTCS Montreal, where he scored his first Series podium since the 2021 WTCS Hamburg sprint.

Other athletes to watch out for are Jeanne Lehair from Luxembourg, in the best shape of her life after two top 5 finishes in the Series and recently crowned European champion in Madrid, and Cassandre Beaugrand from France, an excellent super-sprinter who won her first gold in the Series in Hamburg.

See departure list

4 Spaniards in Hamburg

The Spanish Triarmada will have 4 representatives in the test.

David Castro y Antonio Serrat will compete in the first semifinal, while Sanchez Mantecon y Genis Grau They will participate in the second.

In the female category we do not have any Spanish triathlete.


The competition will begin on Friday morning with the qualifying rounds. In Spain, viewers will be able to follow the action starting at 10:00 AM (Hamburg local time, which is the same as in Spain).

The repechages will take place in the afternoon, starting at 18:00 PM.

On Saturday the finals will be played from 16:20 PM. The mixed relay test will be held on Sunday from 14:15 p.m.

Where to see it live?

For fans who want to follow the competition live, they can do so through the platform Triathlon

This platform offers complete coverage of the World Triathlon Championship Series, allowing viewers around the world to follow the races in real time.

In Spain it can be followed live through RTVE Play

Hamburg, a charming city

Hamburg is a vibrant and lively city, known for its rich history and vibrant cultural scene.

Visitors can enjoy a variety of attractions, from the historic harbor and the impressive Elbphilharmonie to the lively Reeperbahn area, famous for its nightlife.

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