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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 of the TOP10 of last year's Ranking compete.

Abu Dhabi will be in charge one more year of giving the starting gun to the 2018 World Triathlon Series, where in the 3 editions that only Spanish have won, 2015 and 2016 Mario Mola and last year Javier Gómez Noya.

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

Men will be the first to compete and the Triarmada will be represented by Mario Mola, reigning world champion, Fernando Alarza, 5th at WTS 2017, Vicente Hernandez 13th last year on the WTS and Uxío Abuin 24th 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 is not participating due to injury.

Those who will be in addition to the Spanish 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 capable of beating Noya in Olympic distance and medium 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 be even more level, since 9 of the 10 best in the Ranking in 2017 will take the start, where the Spanish Carolina Routier It will be the only Spanish

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

Female start list

The tests will be disputed under the sprint distance, 750m of swimming, 20km of cycling, divided into 5 laps of 4km by the Yas Marina F1 circuit and 5km of walking, two 2,5km laps.

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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