The longest-running World Triathlon Series event returns to the calendar as this weekend the Elites head to Germany to compete at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg.
As one of the busiest races of the season, the crowds come in the thousands to line the streets and shut down the city in order to cheer for the world’s best triathletes.
This year the Elites welcome back the familiar sprint distance course as the WTS begins the second half of the season.
The Women’s Individual race is billed as the FLORA DUFFY vs. ANDREA HEWITT battle.
Once again, to get to the top means having to go through the reigning World Champ, Duffy. She has been unstoppable this season, winning the last two races in Yokohama and Leeds. Her quest to reclaim her world title has been evident in her racing as her performances are stronger than ever.
But of the four races so far this season, two of them have been claimed by Kiwi Hewitt. She started off the year with a bang and crushed it in Abu Dhabi and Gold Coast, but then has slowed down and did not race in Leeds. However, Andrea is high up in the Series rankings, so final results in Hamburg this Saturday could give a better look at potential World Champions for 2017.