Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures

09 January, 2018

It may be a new year, but since the new 2018 World Triathlon Series doesn't start until March we get to celebrate the memorable 2017 WTS season for a little longer! So here we have a gallery that highlights the year through pictures and gives you a snapshot of the epic performances, moments and finishes that all ended with crowning two World Champions. 

Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
A sprint finish between Kiwi Andrea Hewitt and Jodie Stimpson (GBR) ignited the 2017 season, where Hewitt edged out Stimpson by a nose and brought her WTS gold for the first time in years. Her Abu Dhabi win was an emotional one as it was in the place where her late fiance Laurent Vidal was honoured just the year before.
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
Triathlon fans across the globe were disappointed when Spaniard Javier Gomez had to pull out of the 2016 Rio Olympics due to a training injury. But he returned in Abu Dhabi and jumped right back to where the world knows him - on the top of the podium.
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
The start of the season was owned by Andrea Hewitt as she went two-for-two and claimed WTS Gold Coast. She had a solid three discipline race where this time, her win was earned with a lead that didn't result in a nail-biting sprint finish!
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
While in Abu Dhabi, Mario Mola finished 8th, the returning World Champion regained his stride in the Gold Coast and earned his first gold of the season in also the first sprint race of the year. He was joined on the podium by Richard Murray and Fernando Alarza.
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
Yokohama was a rainy one, bringing quite different race conditions than the previous two events. But the rain didn't stop Flora Duffy from returning to the Series and earning her first win of the year. Americans Katie Zaferes and Kirsten Kasper earned the silver and bronze.
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
His first win was a sprint, but Mola shined in the standard distance as well. He overcame the wet conditions and scored a second-straight win. It was in Yokohama where Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) claimed the bronze in a dominating run performance.
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
Leeds returned to host a WTS race for only the second year, but this year it was Duffy who claimed the throne. Alice Betto and Taylor Spivey claimed second and third and stepped onto their first WTS podium ever.
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
Hometown heroes once again! Racing in his only WTS event of the year, Alistair Brownlee reclaimed his Leeds title, with younger brother Jonny Brownlee finishing right behind him.
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
Flora Duffy had proved over and over again that she is skilled at winning the standard distance, but it wasn't until her performance in Hamburg where she proved she also kills it at the sprint!
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
Third win of the season came for Mola in Hamburg, but the sprint was lucky also for Jake Birtwhistle and Ryan Sissons, who collected his first-career WTS medal with the bronze.
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
The WTS tour then headed over to North America to Canada to host a race in Edmonton. Collecting medal after medal, Duffy once again grabbed the gold, making her season undefeated at this point. The silver then went to USA's Taylor Knibb, who grabbed her first-ever WTS medal after she rode strong along with Duffy on the bike.
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
The men's race in Edmonton was a battle of the best of the best. Mola, Murray, Brownlee, Gomez and Birtwhistle all found themselves neck and neck! But it was Mola who had the extra effort to steal the gold. But do you also remember when Birtwhistle miscounted the final lap and had to jump the hurdle to get back int he race?
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
Montreal joined the WTS family in 2017 and it started with another first-timer. Ashleigh Gentle earned her first-ever WTS gold by a HUGE run performance that finally ended Duffy's winning streak.
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
Javi Gomez wasn't going to let Abu Dhabi be his only win of the year, he crossed that finish line first and became the first men's Montreal Champion!
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
Duffy's win in Stockholm was extra special since it was in Stockholm in 2016 where she won her very first WTS race!
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
Stockholm has always been a happy hunting ground for the Brownlee Brothers and this year it was Jonny's turn. He finally earned himself a 2017 WTS win and got back to his old self with the victory.
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
Rotterdam could not have been a more perfect race for Duffy, she exited the swim in a good position, got away in a small bike pack to lead the race and then had a swift and comfortable lead in the run to earn herself her second straight World Title!
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
While the men's race came down to a sprint finish that saw Vincent Luis take gold and Kristian Blummenfelt take silver, the bronze went to Mola, which was all he needed to take his second World Crown!
Looking Back on the 2017 WTS Season Through Pictures
The World Champions!