Next March 31 will be held in New Zealand, the New Plymouth Triathlon World Cup where Javier Gómez Noya will be at the starting line
It will be his first real test in the year of his return to the World Series, where he aims to achieve the Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020. Noya has already competed twice this year, with victory, in the IRONMAN Geelong and a sprin triathlont where he resides, in New Zealand.
Noya, return to the sprint distance, since it does not compete at a high level since Edmonton 2017, where he was sixth and Mario Mola first.
The New Plymouth World Cup, which is held under sprint distance, will be his first real test to see his performance at this distance, to make the jump to the Olympic distance in the WTS of Bermuda the 27 of the next month.
As for the participants in the test, Noya attracts all eyes, but triathletes will be found as Richard Varga, usual in the World Series Tyler Mislawchuk winner at the Mooloodaba World Cup, Sam Ward, silver last year in this test or specialists in this distance like Brandon Copeland, Matthew McElroy o Eli Hemming among others.
In the test you will not be alone as several Spanish accompany you, Antonio Serrat, Miriam Casillas, Marta Sánchez y Carolina Routier
Noya commented to the ITU in a Games statement.
«I'm excited to do an ITU race again, it's been a while! New Plymouth is a race that I have always loved and I have fond memories of 2008 and 2014, when I ran there.
For me, it is a preparation race for the World Triathlon Series in Bermuda"
As for the women's event, where we will have 3 Spanish triathletes, Miriam Casillas, Marta Sánchez y Carolina Routier the favorites are Emma Jeffcoat Charlotte McShan Renee Tomlin, Juri Ide or Nicole Van Der Kay among others
The test will begin at 13:15 local time (01:15 Spanish time) and can be followed live through triathlonlive.tv