The next March 31 will be held in New Zealand, the New Plymouth Triathlon World Cup where Javier Gómez Noya will be on 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 this year twice, with victory, in the IRONMAN Geelong and a triathlon sprint 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 takes place under sprint distance, will be his first real test to see his performance in this distance, to make the leap 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 you will find triathletes like 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 as Brandon Copeland, Matthew McElroy o Eli Hemming among others.
In the test you will not be alone as you are accompanied by several Spaniards, Antonio Serrat, Miriam Casillas, Marta Sanchez y Carolina Routier
Noya commented to the ITU in a Games statement.
«I'm excited to make an ITU race again, it's been a while! New Plymouth is a race that I have always liked and I have good memories of 2008 and 2014, when I ran there.
For me, it's a race to prepare for the World Triathlon Series in Bermuda"
As for the women's event, where we will have 3 Spanish triathletes, Miriam Casillas, Marta Sanchez y Carolina Routier the favorites are Emma Jeffcoat Charlotte McShan Renee Tomlin, Juri Ide or Nicole Van Der Kay among others
The test will start at 13: 15 local time (01: 15 Spanish time) and can be followed live through triathlonlive.tv
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