The 2015 World Triathlon Series starts in Abu Dhabi this Saturday over sprint distance (750m swim/20km bike/5km run), with Jonathan Brownlee and Jodie Stimpson the biggest British names on the start pontoon.


Jonathan’s older brother Alistair has been forced to pull out with an ankle injury, while top British women Non Stanford (2013 world champion) and Helen Jenkins (2011 world champ) will give Abu Dhabi and the next two rounds in Auckland and Australia’s Gold Coast a miss in order to continue their winter training, according to British Triathlon.

The men’s race will include reigning WTS champ Javier Gomez and his Spanish compatriot Mario Mola, while other British men on the start line include Adam Bowden, Mark Buckingham and Gordon Benson. Other podium threats include Richard Murray (RSA), João Pereira (POR) and Sven Riederer (SUI). Start list here.