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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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The road to the Tokyo Olympics begins with seven Spaniards at the WTS in 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 OlympicsIt will be the first event to award points in the Olympic ranking for the 2020 event.

At 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 6th in the European Cup in Quarteira, Camila Alonso Winner of the Melina European Cup and debuting on a WTS, Agnes Santiago 8th in the European Cup in Quarteira and Cecilia Santa Maria second of the European ranking.

For both Cecilia and Inés, it will be their debut in Olympic distance in a WTS. I was also pre-registered Vicente Hernández, but finally he has caused a loss due to injury, we took the opportunity to send him lots of encouragement and wish him a speedy recovery.

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

In the male category Mario Mola starts with the number 1 of the world leader. An open race is expected, without a clear favorite watching the previous two WTS where no one has repeated podium.

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

Men's starting list WTS Yokohama 2018

Regarding the female competition, Flora Duffy She 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 score the maximum points. For his part Camila, Cecilia e Agnes They will try to continue growing internationally and try to score points in 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

Where to see it live?

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Photo: ITU Media / Wagner Araujo :: 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam

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