The British colony emerges with 24 triathletes at the start, followed by Spain with 14 and Germany with 11. Then Switzerland, Holland, Russia, Cyprus and the United States, as well as many from North and Eastern Europe.
What will kick off at the Challenge Roma will be a high level parterre. Attracted by the charm of the Capital and by the calendar that places the race as the first test of the 2018 season in Europe, lots of PROs are keen to join Challenge Rome second edition and the fair weather of roman spring.
Among others, the Slovenian Jaroslav Kovacic, 34, the British Will Clarke, 33, the German Andreas Dreitz, 34 years winner of Cervia (Italy) full distance.
But they will not be the only ones. In addition, the Germans Alexander Schilling, 30, and Michael Goehner, 38, the Spaniards Inaki Baldellou, 29 ann, and Pablo Dapena Gonzalez, 30, the Russian Georgii Kaurov, 25, and the young British George Goodwin, 22 years.
Among the women, all eyes will be on the Italian medium-distance champion Marta Bernardi, 28 years old and the new name of the international triathlon. Two skilled athletes will challenge her: the Dutch Yvonne Van Vlerken, 39, the British Caroline Livesey, 38 years old.
In addition to them also the Hungarian Gabriella Zelinka, 27, the young Russian Mariia Bibicheva, just 21 years old, the Czech Simona Krivankova, 35, the two Belgian Sofie Goos and Karen Steurs, respectively 37 and 38 years, and the Croatian Sonja Skevin, 23 years old.