Klamer in but Gentle out of WTS Bermuda
The world’s top professional triathletes who will race in Bermuda this month have been announced. The starting line up includes the world’s best in the sport, Flora Duffy, from Bermuda, and Spain’s Mario Mola, the female and male reigning world champions in the ITU World Triathlon Series.
Other top athletes racing in Bermuda’s MS Amlin World Triathlon on Saturday, April 28th include Olympic medallist Vicky Holland from Great Britain and current World Triathlon Series leader Rachel Klamer, from the Netherlands, who also won the first race of this year’s series in Abu Dhabi.
Other recognisable names are Americans Katie Zaferes, Kirsten Kasper and Summer Cook along with Britain’s Jodie Stimpson and Melanie Santos, of Portugal.
However, one notable absentee is Ashleigh Gentle, the Australian who became the only woman to beat Duffy in more than 18 months, when she defeated the Bermudian in Montreal last year.
Among the male elite starters are Olympic medallists Jonathon Brownlee, of Britain, and Henri Schoeman of South Africa, who is also the current World Triathlon Series Leader.
Phil Schmidt, the chairman of World Triathlon Bermuda said: “I’m pleased to see that already 54 male and 32 female professional athletes have registered from 29 different countries. They will travel to Bermuda from all around the world including Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Germany, Israel, Slovakia, and Barbados.”
In addition to the elite line-up, amateur competitors will participate in the Age Group race on the Saturday morning. Locals who are keen to take up the challenge are
encouraged to register online. The Age Group race covers part of the same course that Duffy and the elites will race in the afternoon, which includes the signature bike course of riding up Corkscrew Hill.
Local participants can enter either as individuals or in a Team Relay. Online registration (www.tribermuda.com/enter_now) closes this Saturday April 7th. The shorter, Sprint
Distance team relay is open to ages 14+ and consists of two or three people racing a 750m swim, 20km bike and a 5km run course.
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