The 2013 World Cup season continues in Alicante this weekend, with big fields turning out for the second event in Spain this year. It’s the first World Cup event in the coastal city and the course will take in a two-lap 1.5km swim in the Port of Alicante, followed by a hilly and technical six-lap 43km bike course and finishes with a four-lap flat 10km run.
The start list in Elite Women includes the Netherlands Rachel Klamer, Italy’s Alice Betto, the Czech Republic’s Vendula Frintova, Great Britain’s Katie Hewison, Austria’s Lisa Perterer, Australia’s Felicity Sheedy-Ryan, South Africa’s Gillian Sanders, Belgium’s Katrien Verstuyft and Germany’s Rebecca Robisch. Frintova is already a World Cup winner, while Klamer picked up the elite women’s 2013 European Championship title.
In Elite Men line up includes World Cup winners Mark Buckingham (GBR), Brendan Sexton (AUS) and Simon De Cuyper (BEL), as well as Italy’s Davide Uccellari, Germany’s Gregor Bucholz, Russia’s Igor Polyanksiy and Andrey Bryukhankov. There is also a big team flying the flag at home in Spain, including Francesc Godoy and Jesus Gomar.