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Olympic favourites Beth Potter And Cassandre Beaugrand Go Head-To-Head At supertri E World Triathlon Championship

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Beth Potter (Foto credit: supertri/supertri.com)

LONDON, UK – The world’s number one and two ranked women will go head-to-head for the first time in the biggest year of their careers as Beth Potter and Cassandre Beaugrand face off at supertri E World Triathlon Championship powered by Zwift on Saturday (April 13).

 

Britain’s World Champion Potter, ranked second in the world, and her French rival Beaugrand, who sits at number one, are favourites to battle it out for Olympic gold in Paris in the summer and take on each other for the first time in more than six months as they both seek an edge over their opponent. Potter has three wins over the supertri E format – including in London last year where she defeated Beaugrand – and three second places in six appearances. Beaugrand won this event in 2022.

 

Also racing are first-time mums and Olympic medallists Vicky Holland and Katie Zaferes, both aiming to secure valuable ranking points and momentum for a remarkable comeback push towards Paris. Hungary’s Fanni Szalai, who burst onto the world scene in supertri E aged just 15, is also back a year later to underline her stellar progress, while Olivia Mathias is also one of the stars on show.

 

In the men’s ranks all eyes will be on Britain’s Hugo Milner. The 25-year-old only took up the sport two years ago, but a remarkable run of form including a stunning win in Portugal last month has thrust him into the spotlight and talk of a potential Olympic call-up has started to grow.

 

supertri E World Triathlon Championship powered by Zwift is one of sport’s most innovative and award winning formats. It blends real life and virtual racing and featured at the IOC’s Olympic Esports Week. Athletes race in packed arenas with their efforts on the bike and run realised in a virtual race environment with a compelling broadcast product delivering a new generation of Esports fans and pure in your face intensity.

 

The 2024 edition will up the pressure for the pros even further with 60 athletes competing in a dramatic one-day World Championship event in partnership with World Triathlon on April 13 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, tickets available now.

 

There will be no margin for error as a series of heats in the morning will see only 10 men and 10 women make it through to the final in the evening and a chance to lift the supertri E World Triathlon Championship powered by Zwift titles in front of a packed crowd at the iconic venue.

 

The heats will consist of two stages of swim, bike, run with a short break between them and a pursuit start for stage 2. The finals will be the full supertri E World Triathlon Championship format (Swim – Bike – Run // Run – Bike – Swim // Swim – Bike – Run) with a pursuit start in stage 3.

 

As well as World Championship titles, the event also contributes points to the World Triathlon rankings. Previous winners include Great Britain’s Alex Yee and Beth Potter with Australia’s Sophie Linn and South Africa’s Henri Schoeman the 2023 victors.

 

For further information visit the supertri website supertri.com. Last remaining tickets are available now www.tickettailor.com/events/supertri/1129483?dm_i=7KNA,3116,1T7BE,C80I,1