WTS Cape Town: Who’s competing

WTS Gold Coast victor and current leader of the WTS rankings, Britain’s Helen Jenkins, won’t be competing but her Rio team mates Non Stanford and Vicky Holland will be there, along with Jodie Stimpson, whose disappointing run in Australia ruled her out of a place on the British team. Holland won her first WTS race in Cape Town last year, and Stanford has a proven winning record at the sprint distance.


Last year Holland finished ahead of Katie Zaferes (USA) and Olympic Champion, Nicola Spirig (SUI) in a thrilling tight finish exactly a year ago.

She said: “This was the race that gave me the confidence to believe I could aim for the top of the podium, it was quite a break through last year, so it’s great to be back. This year it’s a sprint rather than Olympic distance, and my first race of the season, so it’s quite different, but I’m looking forward to getting out there.”