WTS Yokohama: 10 things we learnt

1. Yokohama not so hot as an Olympic dry run: The Japanese city lies less than a 40km bike leg from Tokyo and its course profileessentially pan-flat resembles what triathletes can expect at next year’s Olympics. Acclimatising to the time and cultural differences will provide valuable experience, but one factor that Yokohama could not recreate were the expected conditions come August 2020 likely to be so oppressive the racing has been moved to early morning starts. History tells us that turning up the heat leads to unexpected outcomes in triathlon, so don’t read too many omens into this one.