Reigning world champion Vicky Holland will lead Huge Britain’s challenge at the hole World Triathlon Sequence event of 2019 in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Holland, Jess Learmonth, India Lee, Non Stanford and Georgia Taylor-Brown are in the girls’s event. Tom Bishop and Alex Yee compete in the boys’s event.
“I if truth be told wished to head to this first flee because the defending world champion – carrying the quantity one,” acknowledged Holland.
Olympic qualification for Tokyo will also be at stake this season.
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“My targets are around your total series and also qualification, which comes later in the one year,” acknowledged Holland.
“I started practicing in November – I judge a longer damage became indispensable. I’ve real performed masses of the stuff that worked closing season. We’re also attempting to provide my swimming as robust as imaginable.”
Jonny Brownlee, now wait on to beefy health and a winner at the closing Natty League event in Singapore, is rarely any longer racing in Abu Dhabi as he prioritises Olympic qualification, while elder brother Alistair is gentle brooding about whether to target the 2019 World Ironman title or protect his Olympic triathlon title in 2020.
Yee, who trains with the Brownlee brothers in Leeds, obtained the British 10,000m title closing one year and lately claimed his first World Cup triathlon victory in Cape Town.
The 21-one year-previous makes his debut in the elite series on Friday, and Jonny Brownlee is overjoyed about his doable.
“He may perhaps well seemingly no longer be as consistent as we now maintain viewed from Alistair, real thanks to the vogue he races,” acknowledged Jonny. “Nevertheless if it goes the actual method I judge he’s going to maintain some very, very correct races.
“He is the quickest runner triathlon’s ever viewed. We can maintain to be very thankful he’s British.”
Natty League series winner Katie Zaferes of the US will seemingly be competing in Abu Dhabi, the first of seven occasions sooner than the massive closing in Lausanne in August, but 2016 and 2017 world champion Plants Duffy of Bermuda has pulled out thanks to harm.
On the boys’s side, world champion Mario Mola of Spain takes on France’s Vincent Luis, the winner of each the 2017 and 2018 huge finals, and Commonwealth champion Henri Schoeman of South Africa.
Leeds will again host the British leg of the series, in early June.
There are also locations in the original combined relay Olympic event to be obtained this season. There will seemingly be extra races below the structure in Nottingham, Hamburg and Edmonton this season.