Rotterdam To Set The Stage To Crown Under 23 World Champions
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Sept. 14, 2017, 12:10 a.m.
Before the world watches as the elite world champions are crowned in Rotterdam, the Under 23 field will toe the line to battle it out for World Championship honours at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam. On the men’s side, Jorik Van Egdom (NED) returns as the reigning 2016 U23 World Championship to reclaim his title, while on the women’s side the gold is up for grabs for anyone’s taking.
Competing on the same course that the elites will see, the U23 rosters will see a two lap 1500-metre swim, 8 lap 40-kilometre bike and four lap 10-kilometre run Olympic distance course. The men will kick start the racing first as they are set to toe the line on Friday, September 15 with a 17:00 start time. The women will follow the next day on Saturday, September 16 with a 10:00am local start time. A live finish-line broadcast will be available to watch on triathlonlive.tv and on the World Triathlon Facebook page, along with following along with play-by-play updates on Twitter @triathlonlive.
The men’s field is going to be a strong showcase of talent, due to the list ...