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Mario Mola looks for in the World Series of Yokohama to consolidate his leadership in the world

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Start the road to the Tokyo Olympics with seven Spaniards in the WTS of Yokohama

This weekend the WTS of Yokohama are disputed with the presence of seven Spanish triathletes: Mario Mola, Fernando Alarza, Antonio Serrat, Anna Godoy, Camila Alonso, Inés Santiago y Cecilia Santamaría

The WTS de Yokohama they give the kick-off to the Tokyo Olympics, will be the first test that awards points in the Olympic ranking for the appointment of 2020.

In the starting line there will be seven Spaniards, Mario Mola double world champion and world leader, Fernando Alarza, sixth in the WTS ranking, Antonio Serrat leader of the European ranking, Anna Godoy 6ª at the Quarteira European Cup, Camila Alonso Winner of the Melina European Cup and debuting on a WTS, Agnes Santiago 8ª at the Quarteira European Cup and Cecilia Santa Maria second of the European ranking.

For both Cecilia and Ines, will be his Olympic distance debut in a WTS. I was also pre-registered Vicente Hernandez, but finally he has been dismissed due to an injury, we take the opportunity to send him a lot of encouragement and wish him a speedy recovery.

The Yokohama event is held under Olympic distance as has been usual in recent seasons, it is also the test of the WTS with better results of the Spanish triathletes, in the last 5 years there has always been a Spanish on the podium, also in three top8 and two doublets Noya-Mola y Mola-Alarza in 2014 and 2017 respectively.

In the male category Mario Mola part with the number 1 leader of the world. An open race is foreseen, without a clear favorite seeing the two previous WTS where nobody has repeated podium.

As the main candidates for victory and the podium along with Mario Mola y Fernando Alarza is the South African Henry Shoeman winner in the WTS of Abu Dhabi, the Norwegians Kristian Blummenfelt y Gustav Iden 2º and 3º WTS of Bermuda, in addition to the French Vicent Luis, Pierre Le Corre and the Portuguese Joao Silva For its part Antonio Serrat will try to maintain his great start of the season in European cups and add his first WTS points of the year.

Men's starting list WTS Yokohama 2018

As far as women's competition is concerned, Flora Duffy is the main favorite to repeat the triumph achieved at home a few weeks ago. It also highlights the presence of the Americans Kirsten Kasper y Katie Zaferes, the Dutch winner at the WTS in Abu Dhabi Rachel Klamer, the Japanese Yuka Sato y Yuko Takahashi and the German ones Laura Lindemann.

On the Spanish side Anna Godoy she is the only one who knows what it is to run a WTS in Olympic distance and will try to add the maximum points. For its part Camila, Cecilia e Agnes They will try to continue growing internationally and try to score points this competition.

Women's start list WTS Yokohama 2018

Date:

  • Saturday 12 May 2018

Schedule

Male test

  • Local Time: 10: 06
  • Spanish time 13: 06

Female test

  • 13 Local Time: 06
  • Spanish time 06: 06

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