Alex Yee and Maya Kingma lead Series heading into WTCS Montreal

by doug.gray@triathlon.org on 09 Aug, 2021 01:33 • Español
Alex Yee and Maya Kingma lead Series heading into WTCS Montreal

With just two races left to decide the 2021 World Champions, and current Maurice Lacroix Series Ranking leaders Maya Kingma (NED) and Alex Yee (GBR) not racing this weekend, the Groupe Copley World Triathlon Championships Series Montreal is set to see those positions shaken up and the chase blown apart over two days of red-hot super-sprint action on Friday and Saturday, ahead of this year’s Championship Finals in Edmonton.

Kingma scored a stunning gold at WTCS Leeds and bronze in Yokohama, her 11th place at the Olympic Games taking her onto 2315 points, 524 ahead of Tokyo 2020 champion Flora Duffy and nearly 1000 ahead of Sophie Coldwell in third. On the men’s side, Yee currently has a much narrower 39-point lead over new Olympic champion Kristian Blummenfelt and 443 to third-placed Marten Van Riel (BEL).

Both Duffy and Coldwell race in Montreal, as do the USA’s fourth, sixth and seventh-placed athletes Taylor Spivey, Katie Zaferes and Taylor Knibb. Germany’s Laura Lindemann and Italy’s Alice Betto are also set to race the two final events of the season and currently sit just over 1000 points off the top spot.

Montreal will award 1000 points to the winner, that number decreasing by 7.5% with each position. The Championship Finals award 1250 points to the winner with the same incremental decrease thereafter.

The challenge for Montreal is a brand new one for World Triathlon, however. A super-sprint format spread across two days, Friday sees two qualifiers and a repechage to decide who moves on to Saturday’s finals: an elimination event over three races with the starting field of 30 athletes cut to 20 after the first and then just 10 doing battle for gold. Check the full start lists here.

In the men’s race to become World Champion, Marten van Riel leads the charge to catch leader Yee and current number two Kristian Blummenfelt. The Belgian put together the second fastest leg in the Olympic Mixed Relay and he, along with Hayden Wilde (NZL), Leo Bergere (FRA), Kevin McDowell (USA) and defending world champion Vincent Luis (FRA) will certainly be looking to close the gap and make a push for the big prize across what will be two decisive races in Canada.

WTCS Montreal
13-14 August Individuals
15 August Mixed Relay
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Related Event: Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal
13 - 15 Aug, 2021 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Dorian Coninx FRA 00:22:08
2. Vincent Luis FRA 00:22:09
3. Léo Bergere FRA 00:22:11
4. Marten Van Riel BEL 00:22:16
5. Antonio Serrat Seoane ESP 00:22:18
Results: Elite Women
1. Flora Duffy BER 00:23:07
2. Taylor Knibb USA 00:23:14
3. Taylor Spivey USA 00:23:24
4. Katie Zaferes USA 00:23:33
5. Leonie Periault FRA 00:23:37
Results: Mixed Relay
1. Team I United States USA 01:25:27
2. Team I New Zealand NZL 01:25:32
3. Team I Italy ITA 01:25:46
4. Team I Germany GER 01:26:06
5. Team I Switzerland SUI 01:26:40
Results: Qualifier 1 Elite Men
1. Takumi Hojo JPN 00:21:28
2. Marten Van Riel BEL 00:21:28
3. Kevin McDowell USA 00:21:28
4. Vincent Luis FRA 00:21:29
5. Sylvain Fridelance SUI 00:21:29
Results: Qualifier 2 Elite Men
1. Jacob Birtwhistle AUS 00:21:47
2. Léo Bergere FRA 00:21:47
3. Dorian Coninx FRA 00:21:47
4. Jelle Geens BEL 00:21:47
5. Hayden Wilde NZL 00:21:48
Results: Qualifier 1 Elite Women
1. Taylor Knibb USA 00:23:19
2. Flora Duffy BER 00:23:26
3. Non Stanford GBR 00:23:33
4. Katie Zaferes USA 00:23:33
5. Leonie Periault FRA 00:23:45
Results: Qualifier 2 Elite Women
1. Laura Lindemann GER 00:24:06
2. Nina Eim GER 00:24:08
3. Angelica Olmo ITA 00:24:08
4. Taylor Spivey USA 00:24:10
5. Sophie Coldwell GBR 00:24:10
Results: Repechage 1 Elite Women
1. Kirsten Kasper USA 00:24:30
2. Audrey Merle FRA 00:24:30
3. Alissa Konig SUI 00:24:31
4. Marlene Gomez-Islinger GER 00:24:32
5. Jeanne Lehair FRA 00:24:32
Results: Repechage 1 Elite Men
1. Valentin Wernz GER 00:22:13
2. Gianluca Pozzatti ITA 00:22:13
3. Matthew Hauser AUS 00:22:14
4. Ren Sato JPN 00:22:14
5. Aaron Royle AUS 00:22:14
Results: Final Men. Stage 1
1. Hayden Wilde NZL 00:21:53
2. Antonio Serrat Seoane ESP 00:21:53
3. Matthew Hauser AUS 00:21:53
4. Dorian Coninx FRA 00:21:53
5. Jelle Geens BEL 00:21:53
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