The Winter Triathlon World Championships are set to take place in Italy, as Lee & Yee begin their seasons in Cape Town.
The South African capital hosts the opening ITU World cup on the 2019 calendar with India Lee and Alex Yee both on the startlist for Great Britain. Both athletes have been training in South Africa throughout January on camp with the wider UK Sport Lottery Funded World Class Performance Programme.
Cape Town has held a sprint distance triathlon event on the ITU calendar for a number of years and the native Richard Murray and Henri Schoeman will no doubt be seen as pre-event favourites to repeat their one - two performance from 2018.
Taking place in North Eastern Italy, the Winter Triathlon World Championships will see a 17 strong Great Britain Age Group team compete over the run, mountain bike, cross country ski multisport format. Alex Rhodes is Britains sole elite representative having previously taken the M30-34 Age-Group world title at the 2018 Cheile Gradistei event.
- Elite Standard Distance - 8km (run), 12km (mountain bike), 10.5km (cross country ski)
- Age-Group Sprint Distance - 4km (run), 7km (mountain bike), 7km (cross country ski)
Asiago ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships Great Britain Age-Group Team:
Angus Young (M20-24), Oliver Gerard-Pearse (M25-29), Christopher Gouldsmith (M30-34), Simon Hedley (M35-39), Jacquie Barlow (F40-44), Kerry Mcgawley (F40-44), Kelley Haniver (F40-44), Joanne Pitten (F40-44), Nicola Don-Wider (F45-59), Simon Ward (M45-49), Keith Jenns (M50-54), Ian Anderson (M55-59), David Stockwell (M55-59), Frances Hooper (F60-64), Nicholas Farnell (M60-64), Ian Howard (M60-64), William Hammerton (M70-74)