Although this year’s Omegawave ITU World Triathlon Series race in San Diego will not carry the same weight of importance as last year—the 2012 event had Olympic qualification consequences for several countries, including the U.S.—it will feature a few exciting story lines.
Brownlee vs. Gomez
Perhaps the most anticipated showdown of the San Diego weekend will be between 2012 Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee and silver medalist Javier Gomez. The duo has not faced off in a draft-legal race since that London competition. While Gomez has already shown tremendous early-season form at Escape From Alcatraz (a non-drafting event), the ITU Mooloolaba World Cup and the first ITU WTS race of the year in Auckland, Brownlee has yet to compete in 2013. Will it be Brownlee and Gomez taking the top two spots, or will we see a surprise victor on Saturday?