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Triathlon: Following the Olympics, the French group continues in Montreal

Triathlon: Following the Olympics, the French group continues in Montreal

Start of the men's race in Yokohama 2021 - photo credit © World Triathlon
Begin of the lads’s race in Yokohama 2021 – picture credit score © World Triathlon

The WTCS stage in Montreal shall be a possibility to to show that you are qualified to do something. a current and extra spectacular racing format.

The occasion will seize space in an uncommon -Eliminator– format: Tremendous Dash (300m swimming; 6km biking; 1.5km working) with heats and playoffs this Friday.

The finals are scheduled for Saturday in a triple Tremendous Dash with part out.

Day 1

The registered athletes (43 girls; 38 males) are divided into two collection. The highest 10 of every collection qualify instantly for the ultimate the next day. The unclassified are in a repechage spherical on the finish of which the highest 10 qualify for the ultimate. Due to this fact; a whole of 30 athletes advance to the ultimate.

Day 2

Due to this fact; the ultimate takes space in a triple tremendous dash -Eliminator–:

  • On the finish of the primary race; the final  ten are eradicated. So there are 20 athletes left.
  • On the finish of the second race; the final  ten are additionally eradicated.
  • The third and ultimate occasion will deliver collectively the highest 10 athletes.

30 athletes (15 girls and 15 males) who participated within the particular person races of the Tokyo Olympics are in the beginning of this unprecedented occasion..

8 of them obtained medals; both in particular person or blended relays (gold for Flora Duffy in particular person; silver in blended relays and bronze in particular person for Katie zaferes; blended aid cash for Taylor knibb; bronze in blended relays for Leonie periault; single bronze for Hayden wilde; blended aid cash for Kevin McDowell and bronze in blended relays for Dorian Coninx Y Vicente Luis).

Due to this fact; the principle absentees would be the British silver medalist Georgia Taylor-Brown and the primary two of the lads’s race; the Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt and the British Alex Yee. On the French facet; Cassandre Beaugrand additionally most popular to disregard this truth.

The forces gift in every of the collection:

In girls

Collection 1

This collection is the spicier of the 2 with Bermuda. Flora Duffy Olympic and American Champion Katie zaferes; particular person bronze medalist on the Tokyo Olympics.

Winner of WTCS Yokohama in the beginning of the season; the American Taylor knibb if she additionally qualifies with out an excessive amount of concern for the ultimate. The equivalent goes for the British Not Stanford (Seventh in Yokohama); the Italian Verena steinhauser (18 in Yokohama); and the Australian Natalie Van Coeverden (sixteenth in Leeds and thirteenth within the final  World Cups).

Sensible fifth on the Tokyo Olympics and bronze medalist within the blended relay; Leonie periault He intends to trip this euphoric wave to succeed in the ultimate with out expending an excessive amount of power.

Collection 2

In actuality; no clear favorites emerge on this collection. Not competent for the Olympics; Sophie Coldwell and Taylor Spivey You’ll gain the benefit of getting into this race a lot cooler than a few of your rivals.

third of the final  worlds; Laura lindemann performed the main roles in Tokyo; notably showing on the breakout within the singles occasion; however finally solely completed eighth. The German has proven a number of instances within the former (3 podiums in WTCS) that she canjournaltimepete with the most effective.

Among the many different contenders for the ultimate; the Italian Alice betto Ninth of the Video games and the American Karsten kasper who signed two High 15 on the circuit this yr

Sensible for the reason that begin of the season on the continental degree and within the World Cups (European Duathlon champion and 4th within the Arzachena World Cup); Audrey merle has a worthy card to play.

It’ll even be a marvelous problem for Jeanne Lehair; who will produce her baptism of fireside on the WTCS circuit; she who received a spherical of the European Cup in Poland final  Could. Nevertheless; thisjournaltimepetition format; which requires being properly positioned and environment friendly in transitions; fits you.

In males

Collection 1

3 triathletes are favorites: Marten Van Riel ( pleasant); Kevin McDowell (USA) AND Vincent Luis.

Fourth within the Olympics; the Belgian confirmed his glorious begin to the season with this rating; punctuated by a 3rd space in Leeds and a seventh space in Yokohama. Within the absence of Yee and Blummenfelt; he has the accurate to goal for win on this WTS.

Surprisingly sixth in Tokyo; Kevin McDowell will little question desire to show; throughout this race; that this efficiency was not unintended.

As for Vincent Luis; upset by his thirteenth space in Japan however who had returned to smile with the bronze medal within the blended relay; he’ll desire to substantiate his momentum; who had approached the Olympics a puny wanting situation by a Injured calf contracted throughout preparation.

Different anticipated direct ultimate contenders are Spanish Antonio Serrat Seoane (Eighth at Leeds); Current Zealander Tayler reid (18 of the Tokyo Olympics) and Switzerland Sylvain Fridelance (15e à Leeds).

Bronze medalist on the Kitzbühel European Championship; Tom richard He may also carry out properly in a reasonably comparable race format that lastly smiled at him in Austria.

Collection 2

third on the Tokyo Olympics and fifth at Leeds; Hayden wilde it can most likely be the favourite of this second collection.

One other 4 triathletes must also be within the ultimate:

To start with; the worthy unlucky of the Tokyo Olympics; Jelle geens (2nd in Leeds) who had not been qualified to take part within the particular person race as a result of a optimistic take a look at for Covid-19.

Léo Bergère and Dorian Coninx They too shall be fervent for revenge following Olympic performances wanting their particular person profession ambitions (21 and 17 respectively).

Third in final  worlds and editor of two High 8s on the WTCS circuit this yr; Léo Bergère has the weapons to shine in Montreal.

The equivalent goes for Dorian Coninx (sixth within the 2020 World Cup) much more motivated by his Olympic bronze medal within the blended relay.

sixteenth on the Olympics; the Australian Jacob Birtwhistle It must also attain the ultimate with out an excessive amount of wretchedness.


Friday August 13

11:30 am (5:30 pm French time): Girls’s Collection 1
12:00 pm (6.30 pm French time): Girls’s Collection 2
1:00 p. M. (7:00 p.m.; French time): Collection 1 males
1:30 pm (7:30 pm French time): Males’s Collection 2
2:30 pm (8:30 pm French time): Girls’s playoff
3:00 pm (9:30 pm French time): Males’s Repechage

Saturday August 14

1:36 pm (7:36 pm French time): Last 1 girls (30 athletes)
2:16 pm (8:16 pm French time): Last 2 girls (20 athletes)
2:56 pm (8:56 pm French time): Last 3 girls (10 athletes)
4:06 pm (10:06 pm French time): Males’s Last 1 (30 athletes)
4:46 pm (10:46 pm French time): Last 2 males (20 athletes)
5:26 pm (11:26 pm French time): Last 3 males (10 athletes)

Sunday August 15

3:06 pm (9:06 pm French time): blended relay

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