Brits aim to conquer Yokohama and Caorle

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This weekend sees British athletes racing in the World Triathlon Para Series, World Triathlon Championship Series and Europe Triathlon Cup.

The highest level of paratriathlon and triathlon racing kicks off in Japan on Saturday, with British athletes looking to shine in the first races of the World Triathlon Para Series and World Triathlon Championship Series.

Flying the flag for Britain in the paratriathlon racing are Michael Taylor (PTS4) and George Peasgood (PTS5). The racing in Yokohama will see both swim 750m, cycle 20km and run 5km.

Taylor and Peasgood both competed at the SLT Arena Games London Powered by Zwift, with Taylor also racing at the parallel event in Rotterdam having finished fourth at the last Para Series race before the pandemic in Devonport, Australia.

Non Stanford, Sophie Coldwell and Beth Potter will don the GB trisuit in the women’s World Triathlon Championship Series race in Yokohama and will find themselves up against reigning race champion from the USA, Katie Zaferes.

Competed across the standard distance, the last time the event took place, in 2019, Stanford finished 8th with Coldwell securing a fourth-placed finish last time she raced in the city in 2017.

In the men’s race, Alex Yee, Jonny Brownlee and Tom Bishop will line up on the start line against 2020 world champion Vincent Luis (FRA).

Yee was the highest placed British male at the World Championships in Hamburg last year where he crossed the line fifth over the sprint distance before claiming bronze in the mixed relay.

Yamashita Park will be the hub of the event activity, with the transition area and finish taking place in the park.

Catch the World Triathlon Championship Series racing on BBC Red button, iPlayer and BBC Sport website on Saturday morning at 02:00 BST (women’s race) and 04:50 BST (men’s race).

Action from both races is available on TriathlonLIVE, with the World Triathlon Para Series starting at 22:50 BST on Friday night and the World Triathlon Championship Series on Saturday morning at 02:00 BST (women’s race) and 04:50 BST (men’s race).

You can view the full start lists and find out more about the racing in Yokohama on the buttons below.

Para Series Start List Championship Series Start List 

Event Website TRIATHLONLIVE

Europe Triathlon Cup action returns this weekend as well in the town of Caorle in the Veneto region of Italy on the Adriatic Coast.

The sprint distance event on Saturday will see Sian Rainsley, Grant Sheldon, Jack Willis and Christopher Perham representing Great Britain over a 750m sea swim, 19km bike and 5km run through the streets of the northern Italian town.

Coming out of transition on the beach front, the athletes will cycle six laps of the bike course to the west of transition, before the two-lap run around Porto Santa Margherita and onto the finish.

Coverage of both the women’s and men’s races in Caorle will be on TriathlonLIVE. Saturday 3pm BST for the women’s race and 5pm BST for the men’s.

You can view the start lists to see who the Brits will be racing on the button below.

START LISTS EVENT WEBSITE TRIATHLONLIVE

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