In the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series season opener in Abu Dhabi, Spaniard Javier Gomez returned to competition with his 13th career WTS win after almost a year break from the Series.
The third stop of the World Triathlon Series is here as the elite men leave Oceania and head to Africa for the 2016 Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town with a loaded start list.
2015 was a blow up year for Vincent Luis, which is why he is on our "Best of 2015" list!
Javier Gomez became the most successful man in ITU World Championship history when he completed a drive for five world titles as the overall winner of the World Triathlon Series with a second-place finish at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago.
The race for the men's elite World Championship title is one of the closest to be contested since the start of the ITU World Triathlon Series, with only 530 points separating the top four men in the Columbia Threadneedle Rankings.
The World Triathlon Series heads to Edmonton, Canada as the ninth and penultimate stop on the 2015 WTS calendar.