Great Britain Elite Squad named for ITU World Championships


British Triathlon has named a squad of 34 elite athletes for the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final on the Gold Coast next month. The squad includes senior, under 23, and junior athletes as well as paratriathletes. They return to the same course that hosted the Commonwealth Games at the start of the season in April.

Britain’s women are in the mix to challenge for world title honours, with Vicky Holland currently ranked second in the ITU World Series. Although not in line to win the world title, both Brownlee Brothers are included and will want to end the 2018 season in style.

Barclay Izzard and Alex Yee make their under 23 championship debuts after impressing at the European Championships. Izzard finished ninth in the senior triathlon and Yee was 14thin the ten kilometre track race. Kate Waugh contests her final championships as a junior after finishing second last year in Rotterdam.

The Paratriathlon squad includes defending world champions Andy Lewis and Dave Ellis, who will be guided in the visually impaired event by Mark Buckingham.

In addition to the elite athletes, 350 amateur athletes will compete for Great Britain having qualified in age-group categories from 16 to over 80. The team will include BBC Presenter, Louise Minchin.

Complete start lists HERE.

Great Britain Team; 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast; 12 - 16 September 2018

Men: Alistair Brownlee, Jonathan Brownlee, Tom Bishop
Women: Sophie ColdwellVicky Holland, Jess Learmonth, Non Stanford, Jodie Stimpson, Georgia Taylor-Brown

Men: Sam Dickinson, Barclay Izzard, Alex Yee
Women: Sophie Alden, Olivia Mathias, Sian Rainsley

Men: James Chantler-Mayne, Dan Slater, Matt Willis
Women: Iona Millar, Erin Wallace, Kate Waugh

PTWC: Joe Townsend
PTS 2: Andy Lewis, Fran Brown
PTS 3: Ryan Taylor
PTS 4: Steve Crowley*, Hannah Moore
PTS 5: George Peasgood, Claire Cashmore, Lauren Steadman
PTVI: Dave Ellis (guided by Mark Buckingham), Alison Patrick (guided by Hannah Drewett)

*withdrawn on medical grounds

Schedule (Gold Coast is 9 hours ahead of the UK)

Friday 14 September
10:00am: Under 23 Women (1am UK)
12:45pm: Under 23 Men (3:45am UK)

Saturday 15 September
6:45am: Paratriathlon, multiple start waves (from 9:45pm UK Friday 14 September)
11:30am: Junior Women (2:30am UK)
1:15pm: Junior Men (4:15am UK)
3:06pm: Elite Women (6:06am UK)

Sunday 16 September
1:00pm: Under 23/Junior - Mixed Relay (4:00am UK)
3:06pm: Elite Men (6:06am UK)




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