expression on Georgia Taylor-BrownAt the end of the 2022 Finals, her face revealed the pressure she had endured during a long season in which she gave it her all, only to be overwhelmed by one of the greatest players the game has ever seen. beyond.
At noon on Friday, the WTCS Abu Dhabi will return to its familiar place on the schedule as a Hot and tough season starter.and Flora Duffy Postponing her own start to 23, Taylor-Brown will be a favorite for gold when she returns to the short-distance F1 circuit, but the medal fight will be fierce.
It’s the 750m swim at Yas Marina that kicks off the action, transitions to a 5 x 4km single-lap cycling course with technical turns and rolling hills, and then two laps to the first medal in 2023.As always, you can watch the full match live from 2pm local time Triathlon Live.tv.
Can’t Stop Tyler Brown
Admitting to being heartbroken at the moment of defeat, the British No. 1 knew she couldn’t push harder for the title in November. Now, Taylor-Brown is back in Abu Dhabi to start a new journey and chase the perfect momentum creator in the new season.
The 28-year-old has not stood out in the series since 2019, with three golds and three silvers last year securing the title in any other season. Duffy’s absence in Abu Dhabi may take some external pressure off Taylor-Brown, but deep down she’ll know that a first gold medal here is just what she needs.
wearing size two is Taylor Spivey, the American has no apparent weaknesses in three disciplines, but has battled ailments in his quest for peak form. With just one podium position three times in 2022, Spivey has experience and cold blood at key moments but is still looking for a debut WTCS victory and like Berger she can see her kicking Come up with something more special.
french star shoots for paris
Cassandra Bergrand is one of three French stars hoping to find the big one-day format that will take them to the top in Paris. Three top-10 finishes and a title win at Leeds last year suggest the 25-year-old has the potential to shine again and without a fully fit Duffy, Maya Kimma or taylor nib Pushing their bike power to the front, the Beaugrand run could unlock a third series gold.
as for teammates Leonie Perriot and emma lombardiboth finished on the podium in the series and both finished 2022 in fine form, with their prowess in swimming, cycling and running making them France’s top picks for the crucial Olympic Games over the next 18 months. An outstanding candidate for further success.
british duo Sophie Caldwell and beth potter World Nos. 6 and 7 respectively in 2022, it was in late 2021 that Coldwell won his second of three bronze medals in the series so far. Porter has been one of the fastest runners on the track, and her growing swimming and cycling prowess make her a major medal threat again this year.
Zaferes returns with one point
Team USA 2019 World Champions Katie Zafres Her first WTCS competition as a mother will be a fascinating analysis of her size and fitness 18 months off the blue carpet. The double Olympic medalist, who won the title here in 2019, will find herself in the unfamiliar position of being the last person on the pontoon as she looks to rebuild her rankings and secure some Paris qualifying first credit.
Lena Meissner Impressed with a scintillating bronze-medal-winning performance in the championship final and joins a growing list of German players who regularly finish in the top 10 and around and are poised to break through.
Like Meissner, lisa techie on the podium in 2022, and like Marlene Gomez-Gogle, Anna Belle Knoll and Nina Em With perfect playing conditions in Abu Dhabi, all eyes will be on a solid season starter.
Women’s U23 World Champion Kate WaughJapan’s Yuko TakahashiBelgian Claire Michael and Spanish Miriam Casillas-Garcia All together at the training base in Portugal preparing for the new season and heading into 2023 with new goals, jenny le hare Will will be keen to get her first full season of competition in Luxembourg off to a good start.
Women’s WTCS Abu Dhabi
March 3 at noon local time