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Dispatch: The Pros’ Vegas Picks

  • By Holly Bennett
  • Published Sep 5, 2013
  • Updated Sep 5, 2013 at 9:42 PM UTC
Photo: Xterra

Ben Hoffman (USA)

Men: This year Vegas will be more like an ITU race, and if you miss the swim it will be game over. I pick Jan Frodeno to be the one to stay hidden all day on the swim and bike and then unleash a very quick run to pull away. He should have won Wiesbaden after a T2 snafu held him to second–which may be a boon, keeping him hungry for the win. With little racing lately, he is physically and mentally ready.

Women: Mel Hauschildt. She has timed her year right, and has the hunger to regain her title after a miss last year. With dominating wins at Boulder and Timberman, the only question is if she used a little too much before the big dance. But I think she will find her way to the front on the bike, and we all know she can run with the best out there.

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