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Cape Town ready to raise the curtain on brand-new ITU World Cup season

Lucy Hall beats Jessica Learmonth (both from Great Britain) to the finish line in a closely fought womens race during the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town 2017. Image by Greg Beadle

For the second time, the city of Cape Town will have the prestige of hosting the first race of a new ITU World Cup season this coming weekend, on 11 February, with all of the athletes looking to make the strongest possible start to this year’s 17-stop worldwide tour.

The city made its debut on the World Cup circuit last year in grand style; the iconic Table Mountain lending a dramatic backdrop to some fast & furious sprint racing that saw the crowds cheer on their local heroes to success. On Sunday afternoon, the athletes will come together for 2018’s eagerly awaited sprint opener.

Elite Women – Sunday 11 February, 14:15 local time
EliteMen – Sunday 11 February, 16:15 local time

Prize money: US$60,000 (equal for men & women)

Swim – The swim comprises of one lap of 750m, beginning and ending in Quay 6 in the V&A Waterfront
Bike – The cycle comprises of one lap of 4.8km followed by four laps of 3.8km
Run – The run comprises of two laps of 2.5km ending on the Stadium Forecourt



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