In the men's field, the battle between Javier Gomez (ESP) and Alistair Brownlee (GBR) that almost materialised in Sydney is surely set to happen here, as series leader Gomez aims for his first Dextro Energy Triathlon Series win in Spain while Brownlee targets his third consecutive Madrid title.
In the women's field, series leader Paula Findlay (CAN) will wear the number one for the first time, and deservedly so after winning three of her last four Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series races she's contested. But there are a number of contenders who could knock either Gomez or Findlay off the top of the podium in Madrid.
About the race:
Madrid has an impressive triathlon history, hosting regular World Cups from 2003 to 2009 - when it then became one of the host cities for the first Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series.
The course winds its way through the Casa De Campo park in central Madrid, offering a quick sightseeing tour around one of Europe's most dynamic cities. The challenging bike course, with a 12 per cent climb on each lap, always offers opportunities for breakaways. Madrid, with a population of over 3.2-million is the largest city in Spain and the third largest city in Europe.
Elite men start - Saturday 4 June - 10:00
Elite women start - Sunday 5 June - 14:30