Big names make 2016 debut in New Plymouth
Round two of the 2016 ITU World Cup calendar begins this weekend with the elites taking on another sprint-distance race in New Plymouth. A collection of athletes are set to make their 2016 World Cup debuts by racing in their first World Cup competition of the season. This year marks the sixth time that New Plymouth has hosted a Word Cup, as the athletes take on the one-lap swim, four-lap bike and three-lap run course on Sunday.
Two-time World Champion Gwen Jorgensen (USA) will kick start her season by headlining the women’s start list in New Plymouth. After historically dominating the World Triathlon Series calendar last year with a streak of six-straight WTS wins, she lines up for her first World Cup since 2014 when she won in Mooloolaba. With her Olympic position already secured, every World Cup and WTS race this year is a chance for Jorgensen to hone her speed and sharpen her skills.