Can Zaferes and Luis hold on for one more battle to be crowned SLT Champions, or will there be a major upset in Singapore?
With the final Super League Championship event of the season in Singapore just a day away, the stakes have never been higher for our group of world-class athletes.
The double points scoring system for this final racing weekend means that current SLT leaders Katie Zaferes (USA) and Vincent Luis (FRA) will still need to continue their dominant performances in the island city-state in order to secure their Championship titles.
Full Super League Singapore assets – including imagery, videos, Pro/Junior/Elite/Corporate racing itineraries and course maps – can be accessed and downloaded via the media kit here.
The Top 10 pro athlete line-up for Singapore is as follows:
Women’s Line-Up (with current SLT rankings):
1. Katie Zaferes (USA) 71 pts
2. Rachel Klamer (NED) 40 pts
3. Taylor Spivey (USA) 38 pts
4. Summer Rappaport (USA) 30 pts
5. Yuko Takahashi (JAP) 19 pts
6. Charlotte McShane (AUS) 15 pts
7. Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) 15 pts
8. Emma Jeffcoat (AUS) 14 pts
9. Danielle De Francesco (AUS) 6 pts
10. Ashleigh Gentle (AUS) 6 pts
Men’s Line-Up (with current SLT rankings):
1. Vincent Luis (FRA) 75 pts
2. Henri Schoeman (RSA) 63 pts
3. Richard Murray (RSA) 48 pts
4. Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) 46 pts
5. Hayden Wilde (NZL) 34 pts
6. Léo Bergere (FRA) 32 pts
7. Ben Kanute (USA) 22 pts
8. Tyler Mislawchuk (CAN) 21 pts
9. Andreas Schilling (DEN) 10 pts
10. Igor Polyanskiy (RUS) 8 pts
Two notable athletes have had to pull out ahead of the racing in Singapore: Belgium’s Marten Van Riel and the USA’s Kirsten Kasper. Van Riel has been struggling with an upper leg injury for some weeks now and was hoping to have recovered in time, and Kasper has had to miss out on her shot at the title due to an adductor strain.
Macca’s predictions for Top 3 season finishes
With so many talented athletes pushing themselves to their limits over the course of the SLT season, SLT’s co-founder Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack gives his predictions on who he thinks will finish on the podium after the racing in Singapore, and who we should keep an eye on for dramatic contention:
Women’s podium prediction:
1. Katie Zaferes
2. Cassandre Beaugrand
3. Ashleigh Gentle
Ones to watch:
– Taylor Spivey
– Rachel Klamer
– Yuko Takahashi
Men’s podium prediction:
1. Vincent Luis
2. Henry Schoeman
3. Jonny Brownlee
Ones to watch:
– Richard Murray
– Tyler Mislawchuk
– Hayden Wilde
How can I watch the showdown?
Visit superleaguetriathlon.com to watch all the LIVE action in Singapore on 23-24 February, and catch the races and highlights on our Facebook page @SuperLeagueTri. You can also check out your local broadcast providers for local TV and radio coverage.
In the lead-up to the weekend’s racing, the athletes will be engaging with the local communities in Singapore and getting stuck into local activations. Stay tuned for further information, videos and images of your local athletes this week.