It's a great morning here in Madrid after a quiet night - athletes have gotten up earlier than usual. Well, not as early as in other races most probably, that's thanks to shorter distances in TriStar! :-)

The bike park opens in 15 minutes for the 111 athletes, and they will pump their tyres, prepare the bikes and get ready for the race while wishing each other a good day.

We're looking forward to an exciting race with 200 athletes, and it will certainly be an exciting day, also here on TriStarLive.com. Thanks for being here!