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Triarmada gets under way in the Abu Dhabi Triathlon World Series

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It will be one of the best races of the season, where almost all the TOP10 of last year's Ranking compete.

Abu Dhabi will be charged one more year to give the kick-off to the 2018 Triathlon World Series, where in the 3 editions that only Spaniards have won, 2015 and 2016 Mario Mola and last year Javier Gómez Noya.

8 of the TOP10 ITU Ranking will take the start in the men's event

The men will be the first to compete and the Triarmada will be represented by Mario Mola, current world champion, Fernando Alarza, 5º in WTS 2017, Vicente Hernández 13º last year in the WTS and Uxío Abuín 24º in the ITU world ranking.

The departure list of the test has a lot of level, since it has 8 of the Top10 of the World Ranking last year. Unfortunately they will not be Javier Gómez Noya, focused on medium distance tests, and Alistair Brownlee, who announced that he does not participate because of an injury.

Those who will be in addition to the Spaniards mentioned above, Jonathan Brownlee, double Olympic medalist and sixth in the ranking in 2017, Vicent Luis, Dmnitri Polianski, Richard Murray, Henry Shoeman and Kristian Blummenfelt, great revelation of 2017 and the only triathlete able to beat Noya in Olympic distance and middle distance in the same season.

Male start list

9 of the TOP 10 on the start list of the women's event

In the women's event, there will still be more level, since 9 of the best 10 Rankings in 2017 will take the start, where the Spanish Carolina Routier will be the only Spanish

Flora Duffy, double world champion, is the big favorite, although she will have to deal with the current silver medal, the New Zealand Andrea Hewitt, in addition to the American block with Katie Zaferes y Summer Cook and the British bloc with Learmonth, The Netherlands y Standford.

Female start list

The tests will be held under the sprint distance, 750m of swimming, 20km of cycling, divided in 5 turns of 4km by the circuit of F1 of Yas Marina and 5km of race on foot, two round of 2,5km.

Schedule

Male test

  • Local Time: 13: 36
  • Spanish time 10: 36

Female test

  • Local Time: 15: 36
  • Spanish time 12: 36

Where to see it live?

RTVE: http://www.rtve.es/deportes/mas-tdp/directo/

AND YOU: http://www.triathlon.org/live

Photo @triatlonSP

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